Why We Support Chaz Beasley

The People’s Alliance PAC supports Chaz Beasley for North Carolina Lieutenant Governor. We think it's a plus that Chaz has a Durham connection. He knows our city since he spent much of his youth East Durham. Currently, Chaz serves in the North Carolina House of Representatives, where he represents residents in part of Charlotte. He proved himself to be an able legislator during his first term in office by introducing and seeing passed into law a bill that modernized North Carolina's sexual assault laws. In addition to his role at the General Assembly, Chaz is an attorney working in the financial industry, where he helped reform lending practices. Through his work on complex financial transactions for businesses and banks, he is familiar with the investments needed to create and sustain jobs and how such transactions can be structured to protect the financial interests of working people. He recognizes the importance of building community through home ownership. Chaz also served on the staff of Senator Harry Reid former Senate majority leader in Washington focusing his legal research on issues relating to immigration and economic development.

His actions and values align with those of PA; he supports public education and higher teachers’ salaries. He will fight for a progressive tax system, to expand Medicaid, and will work to bridge the rural-urban divide to bring prosperity to all parts of our state. Chaz understands that current majority in the General Assembly has acted to undermine the right to vote, restrict women’s right to make their own health care decisions, and obstruct the rights of LGBTQ+ people in North Carolina, and he will continue to fight back when elected Lt. Governor.


Why We Support Nimasheena Burns

The People’s Alliance endorses Nimasheena Burns for the Durham Board of County Commissioners. Nimasheena is a North Carolina native with an experience working with local, state and the federal
government. With a strong background in cyber security and economics, Nimasheena currently manages an economic development partnership for the Department of Defense which helps small businesses diversify their
portfolios and contracts. The interview committee was impressed with Nimasheena’s experience with managing massive budgets and ability to work effectively with all levels of government. Throughout the
entirety of her professional career, Nimasheena has also advocated for Durham’s most vulnerable communities through several charitable organizations. Nimasheena’s record speaks for itself and she has proven that her
positions on education, criminal justice reform and fair housing align with those of the People’s Alliance. Although she has yet to have held public office in Durham, the interview committee firmly believes that
Nimasheena’s unique skillset, experience and passion will make her a fantastic member of the Board of County Commissioners.

Why We Support Nida Allam

The People’s Alliance endorses Nida Allam for the Durham Board of County Commissioners. Nida is a uniquely talented candidate that brings experience in budgeting, analytics, and strategic thinking – including
serving as a political director for Bernie Sanders’ 2016 campaign. More importantly, she shows a passion in using her talents to empower marginalized communities, and be inclusive when finding solutions. Nida is a
staunch advocate for universal pre-K, increasing access to affordable housing, and addressing poverty. Overall, the People’s Alliance believes that the parts of her platform that target the Durham’s systemic inequities
strongly align with the values that PA strives for.


Why We Support Wendy Jacobs

The People’s Alliance endorses Wendy Jacobs for the Durham Board of County Commissioners. Wendy is seeking her third term as County Commissioner and we believe she will continue to fight for progressive solutions to the issues that we face in Durham. Throughout her last two terms Wendy has made it clear that she is devoted to combating the structural racial and economic inequities in our community. We are convinced that Wendy’s hard work and leadership will continue help unify the elected boards in Durham to fight for the needs of vulnerable communities. In her first two terms Wendy has taken a leading role in establishing a plan for Durham’s aging population. Wendy has also proven herself as a fierce advocate for
Durham’s early childhood education programs and expanding solar energy in our schools. During her time as a County Commissioner Wendy has shown that she is able to give the time to offer leadership and her expertise
on the myriad of programs funded by our County. We believe she will continue to be a strong presence for another term.

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