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Equality and Justice

I have spent my career fighting for equality, justice, and progress. I came to North Carolina to attend law school, later becoming an attorney, civil rights advocate, and state legislator. As a pragmatic leader in Raleigh, I worked to pass the South’s first anti-racial profiling bill, fought to reform juvenile justice programs, passed laws to expand voting rights, and opposed laws that would take our state backward, including Amendment One. In Congress, I will continue to fight for justice and the rights of all people.

I’m honored to serve on the House Judiciary Committee. On the Committee, I’ll be serving on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Subcommittee and the Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet Subcommittee. As a member of these committees, I will be able to advance critical voting and civil rights legislation, including the For the People Act, to reform our election system and increase voter access, and the Equality Act, to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation. I also look forward to working to advance justice in policing during this Congress.