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October 15: Orange Crush Day

The number of people who will have the option of mailing in their ballots is more than EIGHT times the number in 2016. That means several hundred thousand people will have the option of voting by mail if they want or need to. See the data below.

For what it's worth, I've requested my mail-in ballot and I will use it if necessary. Right now I'm thinking I'll vote early, in person, on October 15, the first day of early voting. I am more than happy to risk my life to vote against Donald Fucking Trump.

Day 144

I read this week on Thom Trump's "about" Facebook page that he's a husband, a father, and a grandfather. That blows me away. As all three of those things myself, I can't imagine embracing the kind of arrogant irresponsibility I see every day in Tillis. He supports policies that count on future generations being able to climb out of the holes he's digging today. Trillions in new debt. Reckless environmental policy. Privatization of public assets. Bald-faced corruption. A culture of lying.

Emily Nicholson for NC House

"I have been approached with a question that I don’t think a male candidate would be asked. I asked someone to vote for me, a Democrat, and he said “I’m not sure I can vote for you because I’m worried about your kids not having a mom at home.” I was shocked! We face so many preconceptions from men and women. Some of my own family members are asking me that question too. As a woman having to answer a question a male candidate wouldn’t face feels wrong. I want policy questions. My husband and I have worked out how to balance our family and it’s our business.

Aimy Steele for NC House

One area in which our state legislature has failed, failed, and failed again is in their duty to protect and educate our children. That failure shows up in every area: teacher retention, teacher pay, test performance, crowded classrooms, text books and supplies, school safety, and more. The reason? We have a bunch of old white men who know nothing about education making public policy.

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