State of North Carolina Archives: on Civil Rights


Eliot Glassheim: Empower women with equal pay for equal work

Eliot believes that when women are empowered, our state and nation are empowered. As U.S. Senator, he will champion equal pay for equal work. North Dakota has the nation's fifth-worst wage gap between women and men, with women being paid 71 cents for every dollar earned by men for the same work. As a result, North Dakotan women lose out on $581,000 over the course of their careers. Eliot's opponent, incumbent Senator John Hoeven, has voted against equal pay for women 5 times in 3 years.
Source: 2016 N.C. Senate campaign website Eliot4ND.com Aug 31, 2016

Paul Wright: Supreme Court allowing gay marriage causes cultural damage

The ruling on marriage by the Supreme Court this summer is causing nothing less than cultural Damage in many ways. A few years ago in North Carolina homosexual activity was a felony and before that a capital offense. Yet today same-sex marriage is pushed by our Federal courts. Our young people are increasingly confused.
Source: 2016 Campaign website for N.C. Senate, WrightForUSSenate.com Nov 11, 2015

Alma Adams: Do more to ensure women receive equal pay for equal work

Our country still pays women only 77 cents for every dollar a man makes. While Congress took an important step in passing the Lilly Ledbetter Act, there is much more we need to do to ensure women receive equal pay for equal work. In Congress, Alma will fight to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act to make it easier for women to know when they are being discriminated against and to prevent big corporations from retaliating against women who ask questions.
Source: 2014 N.C. House campaign website, AlmaAdamsForCongress.com Aug 31, 2014

Alma Adams: Do more for civil rights including the LGBT community

We must do more for civil rights pertaining to all minorities, women, and the LGBT community.
Source: 2014 N.C. House campaign website, AlmaAdamsForCongress.com Aug 31, 2014

Thom Tillis: NC's "traditional population" stable while minorities grow

Tillis said that the "traditional" voting bloc of his home state wasn't growing as fast as the minority populations, in an interview he did in 2012 with the Carolina Business Review. Tillis was asked what he thought of Hispanics not supporting Republicans. In response, Tillis said that the answer had more to do with "demographics of the country":

"If you take a look, you mentioned the Hispanic population--the African American population, there's a number of things that our party stands for that they embrace," Tillis said. He went on to say that Republican need to do a better job reaching out to minority voters. Tillis then said that unlike the Hispanic or black populations, which have been growing, the "traditional population of North Carolina and the United States is more or less stable."

Tillis was referring to North Carolinians who have been in the state for a few generations, according to the state lawmaker's campaign.

Source: TalkingPointsMemo.com on 2014 N.C. Senate race Jun 17, 2014

Elizabeth Dole: Discontinue affirmative action programs

Source: N.C. Congressional Election 2008 Political Courage Test Jun 18, 2008

Robert Pittenger: No affirmative action in state hiring decisions

Source: 2004 N.C. Congressional National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2004

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