With industries, good-paying jobs, and necessary services leaving, Cheri believes that there has never been a more important time to invest in improving the quality of life, educational opportunities and economic stability of our rural communities. Our rural communities and small towns are cornerstones of our state, but too often the hard-working North Carolinians who live there don’t get the resources, respect and support they need.
Cheri will fight for investments that support small businesses, entrepreneurs and agricultural producers and bring jobs back to North Carolina’s small towns. That includes investing in transportation, affordable broadband, clean drinking water and waste infrastructure. We also must invest in schools, health care, access to early childhood education and expand opportunities for higher education and readiness.
Agriculture is North Carolina’s largest industry and a vital part of our nation’s economy.
As Senator, Cheri will work to strengthen and grow opportunities for North Carolina farmers by supporting policies that address the challenges and uncertainty they face. She’ll support common sense policies on trade and tariffs that protect North Carolina jobs and products, help keep family farms strong and expand markets for our farmers.
Cheri also believes we must expand equitable access to capital in our small towns and rural areas and end discriminatory policies that have historically had a disproportionate impact on Black and Brown farmers.
Expanding Access to Quality, Affordable Health Care
Cheri believes that whether you live in Chapel Hill or Cherokee every North Carolinian must have access to quality affordable health care.
Strengthening Our Children’s Future
Cheri believes that our classrooms should be places of opportunity for all children to realize their abilities, pursue their dreams and gain the skills they need for 21st century jobs.
Creating Jobs and Growing Economic Opportunity for All of North Carolina
Cheri believes we must make targeted investments in creating and growing good paying jobs, workforce development and expanding economic opportunity for all North Carolinians.
Standing Up for Women’s Rights
As a working mother, Cheri knows firsthand the challenges women can face in the workplace. As Chief Justice, she took action to establish a family leave policy for court employees to ensure people could take care of their families and be successful in their jobs.
Taking On the Climate Crisis and Protecting Our Environment
Cheri believes that tackling the climate crisis is imperative to our health, economy, and security, and the consequences of inaction are already hurting the people of our state.
Protecting Our Fundamental Right to Vote & Strengthening Our Democracy
Cheri believes that the right to vote is among the most sacred rights in our democracy, and every eligible voter should be able to register, cast a ballot, and have that vote counted.
Honoring Our Veterans, Servicemembers and Military Families
Cheri believes that we have a sacred duty to the men and women who serve in our armed forces as well as their families and the communities who support them.
Keeping North Carolina Communities Safe
Cheri believes that everyone deserves to feel safe in their homes, communities, houses of worship, schools, and workplaces.
Reforming our Criminal Justice System
Cheri believes that we must take action to reform our criminal justice system, ensure equal protection under the law, protect civil liberties, and strengthen public safety.
Improving Housing Affordability
Cheri believes that home ownership and high-quality affordable rental housing are critical to families’ and individuals’ economic security and well-being.
Fixing our Immigration System
Cheri believes that America’s broken immigration system has been ignored for too long. Instead of playing politics, our leaders must focus on solutions that will fix the system and reflect our American values.