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Vernetta Alston: What’s on the Line in North Carolina

On this episode, Nancy speaks with Vernetta Alston, a state legislator in North Carolina. In 2017, Vernetta pivoted from a career as a criminal defense attorney to run for public office on the Durham city council. She was then appointed to fill an empty seat in the North Carolina General Assembly last spring and now she is in the enviable position of being an unopposed incumbent in her race. Vernetta and Nancy talk about the state of the state in North Carolina, home of the Bathroom Bill and extreme partisan gerrymandering. Vernetta explains what’s at stake if Republicans keep their…
September 23, 2020