Over 15,000 people in NC were raped, had the courage to step forward, report the assault, and undergo evidence collection, only to have their rape kit sit on a shelf, untested, while their rapist roams free. The Attorney General requested funds to test these kits and move forward on finding and prosecuting the criminals, but the Republicans refused to invest money in Justice. They think giving tax cuts to the wealthy is more important than getting violent criminals in court and off the streets. Time for that to CHANGE!
We have over 15,000 rape kits that are waiting to be tested. That means we have thousands of women who are being denied justice. Through this budget that Chuck Edwards approved, we have been told that justice for women isn’t as important as giving tax cuts to the wealthy and big corporate interests. We can do something about that. Justice delayed is Justice denied and we have to fix that in North Carolina.
State budgets are a way to understand people. People spend money on what they think is important. Our state budget right now was put together behind closed doors without the input of any Democrats and they have made a lot of decisions in those rooms that have had a dramatic impact on our state.
We have a State General Assembly today that doesn’t seem to care very much about the needs of ordinary people. Tax-wise, budget-wise, wealthy people are being cared for, they’re being watched out for, on the theory that if they have a lot of money that will trickle down to the rest of us.
Chuck Edwards supported corporate tax breaks while cutting funding for our schools.
Chuck Edwards voted for billions in tax giveaways for millionaires and out of state corporations and our schools, and our kids are paying the price. As a result, North Carolina now ranks 39th in the nation in education funding. I stand with the families of North Carolina, and I will always put our kids first. If you care share this post.
Posted by Norm Bossert on Thursday, October 11, 2018
I’ve been in North Carolina for 22 years, since 1996. I came here for a job. I was working overseas at the time, in Belgium at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe as a teacher for our military dependents. Being there was very special. We were there when the first Gulf War happened and I got to see the military do what the military does. They are people we can be proud of as Americans.
My 44 year career in education really started overseas, teaching the children of our military. My experiences gave me a great appreciation for the men and women that serve our military. I support legislation that supports them. If you care share this post.
Posted by Norm Bossert on Wednesday, October 10, 2018
There aren’t enough people to build houses, to put roofs on houses, to install plumbing in houses. They can be trained in our high schools and community colleges to do jobs that are really needed. I don’t see that going away any time soon. That is a tremendous need and our high schools can meet that need. For young adults who decide not to go to college, job training programs are critical to their success in the workforce. I’ll support apprenticeships and vocational education programs.
We have a State General Assembly today that doesn’t seem to care very much about the needs of ordinary people. Chuck Edwards supported corporate tax breaks while cutting funding for our schools.
Healthcare premiums are so high in NC that too many people in the middle class can’t afford them. As a school principal, Norm saw that every day. He saw families that were struggling constantly with just how to get by. Healthcare is something that every human being deserves. Everybody is entitled to healthcare… and needs to be… and has a right to be.
Chuck Edwards is not on our side — he supports insurance companies that put your health care at risk. He supports legislation that would make it easier for insurance companies to deny your claims. I will fight to protect coverage for everyone and bring premiums down.
Posted by Norm Bossert on Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Here in NC we haven’t expanded Medicaid. That has been a tremendous mistake. The Budget and Tax Center teaches us that if we expanded Medicaid in NC, between 380,000 and 500,000 of our citizens would have healthcare.
Are you paying too much for health care? Did you know that health care costs in North Carolina are now among the highest in the country – and claims are still getting denied? I will fight to get health care costs – and coverage – under control.
Posted by Norm Bossert on Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Here’s detailed info on the upcoming Unite for Education event. Click link to open for a bigger image. Hope you can come.
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FROM THE NCAE:
NCAE Endorses Norm Bossert for N.C. Senate District 48 Seat
RALEIGH, N.C. – The North Carolina Association of Educators has endorsed Norm Bossert for the Senate District 48 seat in the General Assembly. Bossert would represent Buncombe, Henderson, and Transylvania counties.
A career educator, Bossert’s tenure in the profession spanned 44 years. He was a teacher as well as an administrator. He knows firsthand the struggles those in the profession have faced and has pledged to return the respect he feels is lacking. As part of his education platform, he has also committed to: restoring career status, restoring increased pay for advanced degrees, ending vouchers, increasing the number of social workers and counselors in schools, and increasing the per-pupil expenditure.
He is also determined to make sure citizens are paid a living wage, that health care is a fundamental right, that Medicaid is expanded, and that the environment is protected.
“Candidate Norm Bossert is a well-respected retired administrator and educator in the Buncombe County Schools who every day proves that he is qualified and committed to the mission of our profession,” said Paula Dinga, president of the Buncombe County Association of Educators. “He has a solid command of the issues that concern public education and our profession because he has experienced it firsthand. His passion is clear to the families our schools serve, and he can articulate with undeniable credibility how to pave a clear path toward success.”
NCAE’s focus is to support candidates who can help fully restore education funding to North Carolina’s public schools and move the state forward. The Association’s 2018 Legislative Agenda puts priorities on retaining and recruiting quality educators, increasing per-pupil expenditures (39th in the nation) and funding for textbooks, restoring teacher assistant positions, eliminating additional funding for private school vouchers, and providing professional compensation for all educators (37th in the nation).
NCAE is the state’s largest education advocacy organization for public school employees, and represents active, retired, and student members.