A Message From Moe …
I have made the decision to put the health of voters in Western North Carolina first as the campaign works to flip this district blue in November. That puts me at a disadvantage against my opponent, Madison Cawthorn, who is holding public events with large gatherings, refusing to practice social distancing or even wear a mask. All are against state guidelines designed to protect the health of the people of North Carolina.
I won’t do that. I won’t risk endangering others.
So with Gov. Roy Cooper opting last week to stay in Phase 2 of the reopening plan, that will continue to limit my options for campaigning throughout the district.
I hope to be on the road and holding events as soon as I can. But for now, keep an eye on the campaign’s social media for virtual events including the twice-weekly Moe Talks, where I take questions from voters. You can “like“ @MoeDavisforCongress on Facebook and follow the campaign on Twitter at @ColMorrisDavis and @MoeNC11, and on Instagram at @MoeDavisforCongress. Share the social media posts with friends and family. Get a yard sign or bumper sticker. Or both. Spread the word about the campaign.
Most of all, stay safe. Stay home. Stay healthy.
I’ll see you soon.
Millions Losing Healthcare
This story ran in The New York Times last week: “Millions Have Lost Health Insurance in Pandemic-Driven Recession.”
That’s 5.4 million people who lost health insurance when they lost their jobs in the midst of a global pandemic that has already taken 140,000 lives and counting. The coronavirus pandemic has made clear that employer-based health insurance is inadequate. We need to expand Medicaid in North Carolina and create a public option so that everyone can be covered.
Healthcare is a fundamental need for everyone. Lack of access to healthcare is holding Western North Carolina’s people and economy back. We need leaders in Washington who will work to ensure that everyone has access to affordable healthcare.
Once and for all.
A Loss For Our Country
With the passing of Representative John Lewis, we lost one of the great Civil Rights icons of our time. Moe Davis issued this statement on Saturday:
Rising With Moe
Moe joined Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti on Rising on The Hill TV to talk about his experience, how a lack of broadband hurts Western North Carolina including veterans who can’t access telemedicine, and why we need to get dark money out of politics for the good of the people.
Moe On The Air
You can catch Moe’s radio interview with Mark Lieberman on WPVM 103.7 FM Asheville this Tuesday at 9 a.m. It will be streamed on wpvmfm.org at the same time and rebroadcast on Saturday at 10 a.m.
A video of the interview will be posted on WPVM’s Facebook page on Thursday.
Look for Moe to appear on The Matt Mittan Show on Biz Radio Asheville 1350 WZGM as well. The interview was recorded last week and is tentatively scheduled to stream at 3:30 p.m. Monday. Check our Facebook page for updates if it has been rescheduled.
The interview will be on an upcoming podcast as well, available on Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, TuneIn Radio and others.
Special Guest On Moe Talks
Major General Rick Devereaux (USAF, Ret.), former Air Force Director of Operational Planning, Policy and Strategy at the Pentagon, will join Moe Talks on Thursday at 7 p.m. to discuss national security and how policy impacts Western North Carolina. They will also talk about climate change, and the VA and veterans healthcare.
Don’t miss this special edition of Moe Talks!
You can catch Moe on today’s Moe Talks at 12:30 p.m., where he will answer your questions. Join us!
Can we pause the campaign just for a moment to give a shout-out to the Great Smoky Mountains Association? The Association, which supports the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, is now selling face masks to raise funds.
Their four featured masks all sold out in the last week. But they are on reorder!
Who wouldn’t want one of these? (Sold at JacksonDems.com)
Wear a mask. It’s the right thing to do.
If you want a yard sign or bumper sticker, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ve had so many requests, we had to place a new order. Signs will be in shortly and we will get them to you as soon as we can.
We ask every week for you to consider donating to our campaign. There’s a reason. We know big money is going to back our opponent and he will be thoroughly owned by those corporate interests by the time he gets to Washington. We can’t afford a Congressman who continues to vote against our country’s and Western North Carolina’s best interests.
We don’t accept corporate PAC money; Moe’s vote can’t be bought. So if you want a Congressman who answers to the people instead of corporations, you have to help Moe get there.
Please donate. Time is running out.