Sen. Sydney Batch


Societal change can be hard, but it goes better when approached with love and an open mind

BY: - June 27, 2023

If you ever doubted just how coarse and willfully cruel some politicians of the modern political right have become, check out what happened last week when the North Carolina Senate Judiciary Committee debated a bill that would ban gender-affirming care for young people – even those with parental approval and a physician recommendation. When State […]

Sen. Sydney Batch says bill banning gender-affirming care will lead to deaths if passed

BY: - June 22, 2023

“Children will die,” if the state’s Republican-led General Assembly passes into law a bill making it illegal for medical professionals to provide gender-affirming care for children, warns Sen. Sydney Batch, a Wake County Democrat. Batch’s comment was made in reference to House Bill 808, which was debated in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. The bill […]

Senator Sydney Batch speaks at a press conference

Going to work sick and losing income while caring for a newborn. NC workers talk about benefits and the minimum wage.

BY: - April 26, 2023

Blanca Borceguin became a mother of two daughters while working at jobs where she did not have paid maternity leave.  While taking unpaid leave after her eldest daughter’s birth, she still had to pay $553 a month to keep her health insurance, she said. And after her daughter was born, Borceguin said her bosses didn’t […]

School buses

Senate Bill 483 would increase school workers’ minimum pay to $17 an hour

BY: - April 3, 2023

Classified school workers — teacher’s assistants, bus drivers, custodians and cafeteria workers — would be paid a minimum of $17 an hour under a bill filed Monday by a trio of Senate Democrats. The workers’ current minimum pay is at least $15 an hour. Senate Bill 483 would appropriate $144.7 million in recurring funds to pay […]