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It feels important to me that I sit and write about why I am running on today of all days. I am writing this on January 15th, 2018, the day we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His words had a significant impact on me and as he so wisely said, "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of convenience and comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." While I have been increasingly active in politics over the past decade, I had not envisioned until recently that I may one day seek the honor of becoming a public servant myself. However, with recent events, that vision has changed. I feel compelled to take a larger part in creating the type of community and world that I want for my children.

It seems that we are at a crossroads in our society where the direction we take will have massive implications for our future and the futures of our children, grandchildren and many generations to come. It is time for us to decide who we truly want to be and what our values really are. I have decided to run because I would like to see us take the road that will make the future better for every single one of us.

I look into the eyes of my two beautiful biracial children every day and I want to be able to tell them that they have the whole world and every opportunity within their reach. Where we are at today, I cannot honestly do that. That starts with great school systems where every child has equal opportunities and receives a quality education from supported and well-paid teachers. That means community and economic development and improved infrastructure that is responsible, sustainable and protects our natural resources. That means everyone having access to healthcare, addiction services, medications and patient education. That means a living wage, jobs, and growth that allow for upward mobility and for all to prosper rather than just scrape by. That means equality, justice, a voice and a vote for every single citizen regardless of their skin, gender, sexual orientation, political affiliation, age, economic status, disability, religion or origin. Above all, that means that I can look at my children every day and speak of America’s greatness, about liberty, opportunity, equality, justice, inclusion, dignity and rights while knowing that those words that I speak are the truth.

I love my community, my state, and my country. I will fight every day for each of those values and for every citizen within my district. I am running because I want to strengthen my community and my state for all who reside within it.

Following the last election, I was saddened by the message that I felt we were sending. It seemed as though so much more had lost. It was no longer just about a party or a candidate. It was about our integrity and humanity. I took my daughter to Washington D.C. that Christmas and we visited the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. As I walked along the large stone wall there that is engraved with his inspirational words I found myself feeling more uplifted with each step and each profound statement. By the time I reached the end of the wall I had found hope again. And not just hope, I was filled with a new purpose and desire to stand up for what each of those statements represented. "Make a career of humanity. Commit yourself to the noble struggle for equal rights. You will make a better person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in." Martin Luther King, Jr., March for Integrated Schools, April 18, 1959.


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February 20, 2018

I've been named Champion!

Friends, 

I’m excited to share some big news. I’ve been named a 2018 Champion by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, which honors candidates across the country who are fighting for progressive priorities and looking out for the needs of everyday families. 

Our campaign has real momentum, and we’re being recognized for our commitment to running a grassroots, people-powered campaign — and one with a bold progressive vision.

Can you help keep the momentum by giving between now and Election Day?

Volunteer: http://www.carolinewalkerfornc... Yes, I can volunteer at least once! 

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But before we can change anything, I need to get elected. For a campaign like mine, money isn’t what wins elections (although it certainly doesn’t hurt!) It’s the personal connections at the door or on the phone that will bring voters out on Election Day.

http://www.carolinewalkerfornc... Can you contribute or volunteer once before the election to help me get my message out to voters? Click here to sign up!

 — Caroline

 

www.CarolineWalkerforNC.com

Caroline@CarolineWalkerforNC.com

 

February 7, 2018

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