Decision Maker Response

Deb McManus’s response

Deb McManus
Chair, School Board

Mar 14, 2013 — I agree with you and I both spoke against and voted against the bill to reduce unemployment benefits. It as a terrible bill for our citizens and for the state of North Carolina. The federal money that we turned down would helped the many unemployed North Carolinians and it would have gone back in to our state economy. My own daugher was unemployed for over a year; she was fortunate enough to be able to move home. Most people don't have that option. My heart breaks for the families that will be impacted by this bill.

As frustating as this was, I know we much continue to fight for what we believe is right for the people of our state. I will continue to fight and you need to continue to speak out on these important issues.

Deb McManus