The COVID-19 pandemic has further exposed many societal issues in our country – inadequate healthcare, the ever-widening gap between the rich and the poor, racial injustice, a lack of funding for our educational institutions, extreme partisan bickering, etc. You might say there’s another kind of virus out there that we need to address.

In order to address the virus in the 11th Congressional District of Western North Carolina, a representative who knows how to get things done is needed. That man is Morris “Moe” Davis. A Shelby native who graduated from Appalachian State University and North Carolina Central Law School, Davis spent 25 years in the Air Force, rising to the rank of colonel. During his Air Force days, he worked as a chief prosecutor for terrorism trials at Guantanamo Bay and ended up resigning from his position rather than obtain evidence through torture. He’s stood up for the right to free speech and has also worked as a national security specialist for the Congressional Research Service, worked as a law professor and a judge, among other positions. Davis has the experience, leadership ability and know- how to get things done.

The many issues Davis wants to address include gradually implementing a public option healthcare plan that puts people above corporate profits, raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour, strengthening public schools and investing in infrastructure to bring more broadband access and jobs to Western North Carolina. You can learn more at moedavisforcongress.com.

As Moe would say, “It’s always the right time to do the right thing.”

Betty Dishman,

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