Roe v. Wade is under attack in North Carolina

In the wake of the leaked draft decision purporting to overturn Roe v. Wade, it is, first, important to remember that this is only a draft decision and that abortion remains legal in this country. Second, this draft decision is not a huge surprise. It follows a clear and consistent Republican effort to end the right…

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Julie Files for Re-election + Maps

It’s official! Today, I filed to run for a second term so that I can continue to represent you as your Senator from District 49. I love working for you in Raleigh, and I hope you will send me back. Now that the fight over the maps is settled, we know that the primary will…

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I love working for you. I’m running for re-election.

I am so excited to announce that I am running again to represent you in the North Carolina Senate. I am grateful that you gave me this opportunity, and I have loved serving as your state senator.  Since you’ve supported me before, I ask you to show that support again by making a donation. Your…

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We did it

I want to give a huge thank you to the voters of Buncombe County for showing up for me on Election Day and to my supporters and volunteers for all the hours you dedicated to promoting my candidacy and encouraging people to vote. Though I won my race to represent you as the next Senator…

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No One Is Free Until We Are All Free

Quite a lot has happened in the world and in our community since we won the primary on March 3 – a global pandemic, civil unrest over yet another murder of an unarmed black man by police, two fantastic U.S. Supreme Court decisions banning discrimination in the workplace based on sexual orientation and gender identity…

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Early Voting Information

If you’re interested in voting early, you can find all the information you need here. Early voting begins February 13th and runs until the March 3rd primary. You can download the Early Voting Schedule here.  If you need to check your voter registration status or see a sample ballot, you can do that here. There’s…

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Together We Can Tackle Our Affordability Crisis

Today, I’ve posted a new video called “The Cost of Getting By” in which I discuss my plans for tackling our affordability crisis. Housing prices and rents have outpaced paychecks, and working class people are being left behind and pushed out of our region. That’s why as a member of Asheville City Council, I’ve worked…

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The 49th Senate district has been redrawn

This past summer, a court identified Senate Districts 48 and 49 as having been unconstitutionally gerrymandered to benefit Republicans. The court ordered our local State Senate Districts be redrawn, along with dozens of other districts across the state.  The legislature approved its new maps in September and the court-approved them on October 28. District 49…

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Julie Mayfield Endorsed by Lillian’s List

This week, I was endorsed by Lillian’s List — an organization that works to elect women who will champion reproductive freedom and equity for women. I am humbled and honored to have received their endorsement. I seek to join a long line of progressive women who have represented Buncombe County, starting with Lillian Exum Clement…

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