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Letter: Voting for change in the 13th District

Kathy Manning is the product of public schools and the daughter of a man who worked for Ford Motor Co. for 40 years and a public school teacher. Her great grandparents came to this country hoping to build a better life for their children. She understands the challenges that middle class families face today.

Kathy as a first-term congressional District 13 representative will not be beholden to special interests or party leaders, as our current holder of that office is. She has taken no PAC money; he has taken PAC money. She is free, therefore, to do what is right for North Carolina while serving in Congress in 2019. The only people Kathy will answer to are the people of North Carolina.

Our current congressman’s biggest donors from Wall Street and the financial industry are the reason he voted to allow internet providers to sell private, personal data about their customers to other companies. He has led the fight to allow banks to charge unlimited fees every time you swipe a credit card, and has sponsored legislation to roll back protections for working families against payday lenders.

Kathy will fight to protect the Social Security and Medicare our senior citizens have earned. She will always oppose any plan that cuts Medicare or Social Security. Our current congressman is on record voting to cut $473 billion dollars from Medicare.

I am voting for a change in my representative in the 13th District. I am voting for Kathy Manning to represent voters on issues that are of most importance to North Carolina people. It is time for us to assist our current congressman and see that he comes home and does not get mired in the swamp he went to Washington to help drain. With Kathy as our representative, we all win.

— Loretta Martin

Davidson County

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