"I have been approached with a question that I don’t think a male candidate would be asked. I asked someone to vote for me, a Democrat, and he said “I’m not sure I can vote for you because I’m worried about your kids not having a mom at home.” I was shocked! We face so many preconceptions from men and women. Some of my own family members are asking me that question too. As a woman having to answer a question a male candidate wouldn’t face feels wrong. I want policy questions. My husband and I have worked out how to balance our family and it’s our business.
One area in which our state legislature has failed, failed, and failed again is in their duty to protect and educate our children. That failure shows up in every area: teacher retention, teacher pay, test performance, crowded classrooms, text books and supplies, school safety, and more. The reason? We have a bunch of old white men who know nothing about education making public policy.
One thing I'm excited about this fall is the number of Democratic women, including women of color, who are running to take back the NC House. One of them is Kimberly Hardy, from Fayetteville. Here's a highlight from her website.