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Duane’s #1 priority is to restore teaching positions and increase their pay.
As a member of the North Carolina Legislature he will also oppose the further expansion of charter programs that are starving our public schools. Instead of diverting our already scarce tax dollars to benefit the few, we should be concentrating on solutions to make ALL of our schools better!
Two of the most effective ways to achieve this long term goal is to restore funding for Smart Start and More at Four.
The best jobs program will always be to ensure we provide our children with a world class education. The Raleigh – Cary area has been on countless lists of the best places to work and do business in the nation.
The best way for us to make sure we remain among the most desirable places for businesses to relocate and to grow is to continue offering a well educated workforce, not by having a third world tax rate.
There is no doubt that North Carolina is facing serious budget difficulties. However, when hard choices have to be made, the absolute last thing we should be doing is to starve the very thing that made us great, education!
As a member of the North Carolina Legislature, Duane will fight to maintain a woman’s Constitutional right to choose.
The current legislature has been among the most aggressive in history in its attempt to intrude into the doctor patient relationship. Their legislation creates several new hurdles to overcome before the doctor can help. It requires every doctor to force a woman to sit where she can directly view an ultrasound of the fetus, while he describes it!
In addition to a new 24 hour waiting period, the law further forces this legislature’s right wing ideology on the woman by requiring the doctors to talk to the women about public assistance programs for the poor and to inform them that should she change her mind after all this pressure, the father will be responsible for child support.
And then, after forcing the woman to listen to government mandated speech, the law says she has to wait and think about what he told her for at least four more hours before the doctor can begin.
The new law is also intended to scare every doctor who provides abortions. If doctors don’t comply correctly, they can be sued by the woman seeking the abortion, the man who impregnated her, the woman’s other family members, or even other doctors!
Doctors already provide thorough informed consent based on their Hippocratic Oath. They should not be forced to become mouthpieces for politicians. Most importantly, we have to stop this legislature’s erosion of a woman’s right to choose!
The new Voter ID bill is a solution for a problem that does not exist. Incidents of voter fraud in North Carolina are extremely few and far between.
The result of requiring photo identification will be to prevent thousands of North Carolinians from exercising their Constitutional right to vote.
South Carolina’s Supreme Court has already struck down similar legislation based on studies that show it will result in a 20% reduction in minority voting.
Requiring photo identification will also drastically reduce the votes of the elderly, who are less likely to still possess drivers’ licenses.
This legislature has further attempted to disenfranchise voters by shrinking early voting periods and eliminating same day voting.
As a member of the North Carolina Legislature, Duane will work to ensure that more, not fewer citizens are afforded the ability to vote.
DNC blasted in legislative right-to-work debate / 5-1-13 /WRAL
High Point Enterprise Interview 2-12-13
Rep. Duane Hall named freshman minority leader
Updated: Newly elected state Rep. Duane Hall on Wednesday was named leader of the freshman Democratic caucus in the House. Hall represents Cary and western parts of Raleigh.
He received a standing ovation from members of both parties in the House chamber.
Hall released a statement afterward: “The position of freshman leader is not ideological. My job will be more organizational, and helping to assure that all 13 newly elected Democrats are prepared to contribute.”
January 27, 2013
Rep. Duane Hall
Democrat, Wake County
Representing Cary and western parts of Raleigh, Hall said he plans to focus on pushing for alternative transportation models now that he’s on the transportation committee. “There’s really no option except to find some rail options,” he said, noting projections showing Wake County will only continue to grow.
Hall, a 45-year-old attorney, also is taking strong stances on major issues. He vows to fight a plan from leading Republican lawmakers to eliminate income taxes.
And the Democratic caucus chairman has asked him to prepare a position paper on the voter ID issue to share with the caucus as it prepares to counter any GOP efforts to impose new voting restrictions. “It really upsets me,” he said. “I want as many people to vote as they can.”
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The Raleigh news & politics blog of the Independent Weekly - Thursday, February 2, 2012
My god, is it an earthquake? Or —
And the ground is still shaking in House District 11, where Duane Hall's groundswell of support (Chris Corchiani!) caused him to get in the race.
Raleigh lawyer Duane R. Hall II is running for state House District 11, an open seat created in the latest redistricting plan. The district covers west Raleigh and eastern Cary.
Hall, a Democrat, said he is running because he disagrees with the priorities of the Republican-led legislature.
"They ran on an agenda of jobs and education," he said. "Everything they do seems to be a social agenda."
The 44-year-old N.C. State grad has been active in politics for years. He ran in House primaries in 1994 and 1996.
A Wake County Democrat has been chosen as the leader of his party’s House freshman caucus.
Duane Hall is a real estate attorney who’s never held elected office before. His Cary-area district is officially new, but it’s made up of portions of the old districts of Democrat Jennifer Weiss and Republican Nelson Dollar.
WRAL-TV January 30, 2013
NC House District 11
Why I am running -
Broken Republican Promises:
The Republican Majority ran on promises of new jobs, but then they put thousands of teachers and state employees out of work. Instead of jobs they’ve focused on a fundamentalist social agenda, rolling back personal rights and civil liberties on reproductive choice, voting rights, even what defines a family.
Standing Up for Public Education:
The Republicans have starved our schools and universities, pleading poverty while cutting taxes for their campaign contributors. North Carolina is now 49th in the nation in per pupil spending! I’m running for the House to reverse the damaging Republican cuts to education that are foreclosing our future.
Restoring Our State’s Economic Leadership:
An educated work force and a culture of innovation, not third-world labor conditions, attract the higher salaried jobs that have made our community one of the best places to do business in America. We need to return to the vision of leaders like Terry Sanford and Jim Hunt rather than retreat from the investments that built our state.
I hope you’ll join me in my campaign for real economic growth, restoring public education, and protecting our individual rights and personal freedoms.
Elaine F. Marshall,
Secretary of State
"I am excited about Duane Hall's candidacy for the NC House District 11. He has deep roots in the District and is eager to be a progressive voice for the people of Raleigh and Cary".
- Representative Jennifer Weiss
“I’ve known Duane since he worked at the State Democratic Party in the 1980’s.
I’m supporting him because of his lifelong dedication and commitment to progressive causes.
As a member of The North Carolina Student Legislature, Duane co-sponsored a bill 25 years ago making it illegal for a man to rape his wife.
Today he’s committed to stopping the legislature’s vicious assault on a woman’s right to choose.
Duane will also fight to ensure the legislature doesn’t disenfranchise thousands of elderly and minority voters through their Voter ID legislation.
I hope you’ll join me, and support Duane Hall for the North Carolina House.”
“I’ve worked for several Representatives in the General Assembly, and have seen what it takes to be a successful member of the legislature.
I’ve worked with Duane both on campaigns and in the Wake Democratic Party.
I’m supporting him because I know he’ll be a strong advocate for women’s issues.
He’s made it a priority of his campaign to oppose the recent anti choice legislation that will place a heavy burden on women.
Duane will also work hard to reverse recent cuts to teaching positions; that will disproportionately affect North Carolina’s women.
I hope you’ll join me, and help elect Duane Hall to the North Carolina House of Representatives.”
Ruth Merkle, Cary, NC
-Vice chair Wake Democratic Men
-Vice Chair Cary Democrats