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Jun 19, 2020 Press Release
Adams Is an Original Cosponsor of Rep. Jackson Lee's Bill

Washington, D.C. - Today, on the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) joined Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18) as an original cosponsor of the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, which would make Juneteenth a federal holiday. 

Jun 18, 2020 Press Release
Congresswoman Adams Calls on District 12 Students to Participate in 7th Annual Congressional App Challenge

Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12) is searching for the next student app developer in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.

Jun 17, 2020 Press Release
"It is crucial that we immediately extend P-EBT Benefits to help families that are struggling to put food on their tables during this pandemic."

Washington, D.C. - This week, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) led a letter calling on the leaders of the United States Senate to extend Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) benefits for school children. Adams is joined on the letter by Representatives G. K.

Jun 17, 2020 Press Release
Video highlights the Charleston Nine, Cynthia Graham Hurd

CHARLOTTE - Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) introduced a video commemorating the fifth anniversary of the Charleston shooting and celebrating the lives of the Charleston Nine this morning.

Jun 15, 2020 Press Release
Common-sense proposal would set a federal standard regarding the use of chemical agents, holding all police departments accountable for indiscriminate use against American citizens.
"Across our country, chemical agents are being used on protesters who are predominately peaceful. Entire groups of protesters are being made to choke on gas, as well as being subjected to pepper balls and pepper spray, for the actions of a few protesters," said Congresswoman Adams. "Over the past month, protesters were often the victims of indiscriminate force. On many occasions, they couldn’t breathe." "The Right to PROTEST Act makes such indiscriminate use of chemical agents a federal crime, holding all police departments nationwide accountable. We cannot lose the trust of the public by inflicting indiscriminate punishments without judge, jury, or trial," concluded Adams.
Jun 12, 2020 Press Release
"I stand with you and I promise to continue to fight for the rights of the LGBTQ community"

CHARLOTTE - Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released a video celebrating LGBTQ Pride Month, which is celebrated nationwide during the month of June.

Jun 8, 2020 Press Release
"the first-ever bold, comprehensive approach to hold police accountable, change the culture of law enforcement and build trust between law enforcement and our communities."

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) joined over 100 Members of Congress as a cosponsor of the Justice in Policing Act of 2020. The bill is led by Congressional Black Caucus Chair Karen Bass, Senator Cory A. Booker, Senator Kamala D. Harris Chair, and House Judiciary Chair Jerrold Nadler.

Jun 4, 2020 Press Release
"Black people are still being lynched in broad daylight,” said Congresswoman Adams

CHARLOTTE – Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12), writing in an op-ed exclusive to the Charlotte Observer and McClatchy, called for immediate, substantial reforms to police departments across the country:

Jun 3, 2020 Press Release
“The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department, as well as police departments across the country, should immediately and permanently end the use of tear gas. Weapons that are illegal in war should never be used on American soil, especially against our own people."



CHARLOTTE – Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement in response to recent incidents involving tear gas in Charlotte, Washington, D.C., and across the country: 

Jun 2, 2020 Press Release
“Deploying the military on American soil will needlessly escalate conflicts across our country, and it is an idea that betrays President Trump’s moral and political cowardice."
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement on President Trump's threat to invoke the Insurrection Act and deploy the armed forces on American soil: