Project First Person
Do you have questions about the policy promises of our public officials and how they are really impacting everyday North Carolinians? How about some real answers from impacted people in their own words? Click on the short videos below to hear the personal stories of North Carolinians and their experiences with public education, health care, and struggles for clean water across our state.
Meet Emily, a North Carolina special ed teacher who works two jobs to make ends meet.
Meet Carrie, a restaurant worker with type 2 diabetes in Sylva, NC who has never been offered healthcare.
Meet Aron, a Graham Co. beekeeper who can't afford to provide health care to his employees.
Meet Dale, a Republican county commissioner in Graham Co. who sees the desperate need for Medicaid expansion in rural North Carolina.
Meet Shana, a North Carolina school counselor who supports over 400 students.
Meet Teresa, a veteran teacher assistant from Currituck County talking about the needs of her students.
Meet John, a cancer survivor who would not have made it without the ACA.
Meet Karen, a Guilford County music teacher who works two part-time jobs in addition to being a full-time teacher.
Meet Vickie and Richard. After raising 12 foster children, this Ashe County farming couple can't afford health care.
Meet Doctor Adams, a pediatrician who sees how expanding Medicaid would help all of North Carolina.
Meet Elyse, who is a teacher working a second job in order to make ends meet in North Carolina.
Meet Kirstie Fischer, who was already packed and ready to move after teaching in North Carolina for years without a raise.
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