On the Issues

Courage and Justice

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!

Untested Rape Kits

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.

Rape Kits

In North Carolina there are 15,000 untested rape kits. I'll fight to test these rape kits from victims, and create safer communities. If you care, share this post.

Posted by Norm Bossert on Tuesday, October 23, 2018

What Teachers Need – Not Just More Pay

When I talk to teachers, it’s not that they DON’T want better pay, but what they really want are the tools they need to do their best jobs the best way they can. Those teachers are far more concerned with having enough materials, having enough counselors, social workers, and support services in the school.  That’s what teachers want.

Teacher Pay

Teachers in North Carolina are paid below the national average — in fact, our state ranks 37th. Our teachers and students deserve more. I'll fight to increase teacher pay and keep our best educators in North Carolina. If you care, share this post.

Posted by Norm Bossert on Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Budgets Show Your Values

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.

 

People spend money on what they think is important.

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

Appreciation of our Military

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.

Appreciation for our Military

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

Job Training

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.

Job Training

For young adults who decide not to go to college, job training programs are critical to their success in the workforce. If elected, I'll support apprenticeships and vocational education programs. If you care share this post.

Posted by Norm Bossert on Monday, October 8, 2018

State Budgets

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.

State Budgets

We know what Chuck Edwards values when he voted for corporate tax breaks over funding our kids' schools. If elected, I will put our children's education first because that's what I value. If you care share this post.

Posted by Norm Bossert on Monday, October 8, 2018

Every Human Being Deserves Healthcare

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.

Health care is something every human being deserves

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

Expanding Medicaid

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.

Expanding Medicaid

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