After a long and challenging 2020, we anticipated positive change in 2021—for the global pandemic to ease and for democracy to be protected.  

Despite the challenges of the past several years, we want you to know everything you have contributed to making North Carolina a more equitable and prosperous state matters. You spoke out against oppression, you contacted lawmakers about important issues, and you showed up for your community by voting in important elections. Your incredible support is a crucial part of our continued fight against poverty.  This is tough work, but we know together we are capable of greatness and collaboration.

Throughout the year, you’ve worked with us to:

  • Advocate for those most harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic by continuing to fight for Medicaid expansion.
  • Stand up for improved wages, leave policies, and better unemployment insurance benefits for working North Carolinians.
  • Lobby for the eviction moratorium, for an expanded safety net, and for a pathway to citizenship for immigrants.  

And we’ve done all of this because of you. Your support has made it possible for our work to continue in this fragile but hopeful time.


Together we can continue the momentum for a better North Carolina!

In gratitude,
Kim-Marie McLellan & Nataly Del Riego