Rep Vernetta Alston

Durham legislators Vernetta Alston, Marcia Morey, Mike Woodard and Zach Hawkins

Durham Democrats say budget impasse harms teachers, students

BY: - August 14, 2023

State Republicans’ failure to reach agreement on the budget is “inexcusable” and “irresponsible” and will negatively impact North Carolina’s school children and educators, a group of Durham Democratic lawmakers said on Monday. Durham’s legislative delegation took part in a series of statewide press conferences held to highlight the state of public schools as most students […]

Democratic lawmakers file raft of LGBTQ equality bills

BY: - March 30, 2021

Democratic lawmakers in the state House and Senate filed four bills Tuesday that would provide protections and equality for LGBTQ North Carolinians. “It’s no secret that North Carolina has a difficult history when it comes to LBTQ+ rights,” said Rep. Vernetta Alston (D-Durham), at a virtual press conference Tuesday. “But we’re here to change that.” […]