Down Home Alamance members are demanding accountability in the huge COVID outbreak in the Alamance County Jail.
In Jackson County, Down Home member Teri Cole sees issues that we organize around collide: Opioids, COVID19, Poverty and a lack of access to healthcare. But there is one solution that could help all of these crises: Medicaid Expansion.
A survey released May 7th, 2020 by ParentsTogether and Down Home North Carolina shows that, even after the CARES Act, NC families struggle to pay for necessities and with unemployment. However, most respondents do not support re-opening the economy now and would not resume normal activities if the economy were re-opened.
Rural North Carolina is bracing itself for the impacts of COVID-19. But for many local residents, like business owner Amanda, the impact is already here.