Deborah Ross, who is running for the U.S. Senate seat in North Carolina against Republican Richard Burr, understands all too well that the best way to create new jobs for working families is by rebuilding the state’s crumbling bridges and roads, especially after the havoc wreaked by Hurricane Matthew.
As a former state representative in the North Carolina state House, she led the efforts for investing in public transportation and the state’s roads, schools, and water and sewer systems. She also pushed to attract companies to North Carolina, to keep high-paying jobs in the state and to raise the minimum wage. She wants to continue these efforts by representing North Carolinians in the U.S. Senate.
Ross is a strong advocate for North Carolina's working families and will continue to be one as a U.S. senator in Washington, D.C. Here are reasons why working people support Ross:
|Deborah Ross: Putting Working Families First||Richard Burr: Putting Corporations and CEOs First|
|She supports raising wages. Ross supports raising the minimum wage to $12 per hour so working people can earn enough to better support themselves and their families.||Raises His Own Wages, Not Yours: Burr repeatedly voted to raise his own pay, but opposed raising wages for other North Carolinians. (H.R. 3082, Vote 289, 12/21/10; H.R. 1105, Vote 96, 3/10/09; H.R. 488, Vote 322, 7/18/02; H.R. 560, Vote 419, 7/20/00)|
|She has fought for equal pay for equal work. Ross has proposed legislation that would ensure women get paid the same as men for the same work.||Opposes Equal Pay. Burr repeatedly voted against legislation that would ensure women get equitable pay. (S. Amdt., 362 to S. Con. Res. Vote 83, 3/24/15; S. 2189, Vote 262, 9/15/14)|
|She opposes bad trade deals. Ross will fight against deals such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership that jeopardize America's jobs but benefit corporate CEOs.||Supports bad trade deals. Burr supported “Fast Tracking” the TPP agreement through Congress and supported NAFTA and other bad deals with Chile, Colombia and Panama. (The Associated Press, 4/30/04; H.R. 2146, Vote 219, 6/24/15)|