Commentary: Let’s invest in a future that works for us all

Commentary: Let’s invest in a future that works for us all
October 25
03:30 2018

By Terri LeGrand 

I’ve spent my life trying to lift up others, focusing on issues that are essential to healthy, thriving communities –improving local schools, increasing access to higher education, protecting our environment and building a hopeful, positive future for everyone.

After attending Wake Forest Law, I made Winston-Salem my home, where I took on two important roles –community activist and mom — that have given my life meaning and joy. I believe education is the great equalizer and I work every day in the Financial Aid Department at Wake Forest University so that kids from low and middle-income families can attend a great school.

As both a lawyer and administrator, I have advocated for families. I’ve witnessed the struggles of people trying hard but falling short. I believe we can and must do better for our children, families and communities.

Through all my roles, I’ve come to believe that everyone should have the same opportunities I’ve had. We all deserve to earn an education without accumulating crushing debt, to pursue a vocation that challenges and inspires us, and to be financially secure.

Let’s invest in a future that works for us all.

Terri LeGrand is a Democratic candidate for the N.C. House of Representatives District 74 seat.

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