Commentary: ‘I remain your representative and your strong voice in Congress’

Commentary: ‘I remain your representative and your strong voice in Congress’
September 01
07:40 2016

Rep. Alma Adams

Guest Columnist

A federal court struck down North Carolina’s 1st and 12th Congressional Districts in February.  The Courts determined that both districts were racially gerrymandered.

That decision mandated that the North Carolina legislature draw new Congressional Districts in accordance with the federal law.  These newly drawn Congressional Districts, which take effect January 2017, dramatically restructure the 12th Congressional District and remove all parts of Guilford, Forsyth, Davidson and Cabarrus Counties.

However, the new Congressional District that we voted on in the June primaries of this year was to choose a party representative who will run in the Nov. 8 election. The new district will not take effect until January 2017, thus I remain your representative and your strong voice in Congress.  You can continue to count on me to provide top-notch constituent services for you and your family.

As your representative, you can count on me to fight for jobs and for greater economic opportunities throughout our district. I am making strides to bridge the skills gap between job seekers and employers and to create more opportunities for hard-working Americans.

In addition to job creation and growth, access to quality and affordable healthcare continues to be part of the American dream.  Drastic cuts to Medicare and Medicaid are threats to that dream.  I will continue to fight for access to healthcare, especially for our seniors.

Since taking office in 2014 in order to better serve you, I have opened District Offices in Greensboro and Charlotte. We host community office hours, which are announced weekly. My staff throughout the 12th District is ready to answer your call and is here to serve you. If you wish to host community office hours in your neighborhood, do not hesitate to contact my office in Charlotte at 704 344-9950 or in Greensboro at: 336-275-9950 or email us:

I also have six standing satellite offices throughout the 12th District located in East Spencer, Salisbury, Lexington, Thomasville, High Point and Winston-Salem.  My satellite office hours will be available to you in these six locations until January 2017.

For additional information, I encourage you to visit Thank you for allowing me to serve you.

Our Standing Satellite Office Hours are available at the following locations:

*East Spencer, Town of East Spencer Municipal Building, 105 S. Long St., East Spencer, NC 28039,1st and 3rd Thursdays, 9 a.m. to noon

*Salisbury, Salisbury City Hall, 132 Main St., Salisbury, NC 28144, 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

*Lexington, City Hall of Lexington, 28 West Center St., Lexington, NC 27292, 2nd Tuesdays 9a. m. to 11 a.m.

*Thomasville, City Hall of Thomasville, 10 Salem St., Thomasville, NC 27360, 2nd Tuesdays 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

*High Point, City Hall of High Point, 211 S. Hamilton St., High Point, NC 27261, 2nd Tuesdays, 2 to 4 p.m.

*Winston-Salem, Black Phillips Smith Neighborhood Government Services Center,

2301 N. Patterson Ave., Winston-Salem, NC 27105, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Our weekly Community Office Hours take place:

*Tuesday Morning Breakfast Forum, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m, Belmont Center, 700 Parkwood Ave., Charlotte, NC

*Charlotte District Office, 321 West 11th St., Suites 100 & 200, Charlotte, NC 28202, 704-344-9950

*Greensboro District Office, 1600 E. Wendover Ave., Suite I, Greensboro, NC 27405, 336-275-9950

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