Roy Cooper was born and raised in North Carolina. During his first term as Governor, he had a track record of passing legislation that put working families first. He shares the values and grit that so many UAW members bring to the job each day.
WHY VOTE COOPER FOR GOVERNOR?
ROY WILL EXPAND ACCESS TO MEDICAID
Roy has advocated to close the health care coverage gap. He is leading the fight to expand access to Medicaid, working to provide health care coverage to more than 500,000 North Carolinians, creating 40,000 new jobs and bringing $4 billion into North Carolina’s economy.
During his first term as Governor, Roy passed the NC Job Ready initiative designed to help North Carolinans get good-paying, quality jobs. This initiative created a system to connect workers with job training programs, in turn building a skilled workforce for employers around the state.
ROY INVESTED IN NORTH CAROLINA’S TEACHERS
Roy understood that strengthening our education system meant supporting our teachers. He included a 9.1% increase to teacher pay over the next two years in his budget, ensuring every teacher in North Carolina received at least a 3% raise per year.
Roy has committed his career to public service, ensuring working families are supported. He will continue to stand in our corner to make change that benefits hardworking North Carolinians. That’s why the UAW endorses Roy Cooper for Governor of North Carolina.
NEED MORE REASONS TO VOTE COOPER?
HERE ARE THREE MORE:
ROY EXPANDED FUNDING TO ADDRESS FAILING INFRASTRUCTURE
Roy understood that fixing failing infrastructure was a key component to ensuring North Carolina’s economy continued to grow. During his first term as Governor, he passed the Build NC Bond Act, a bi-partisan effort to push forward critical highway improvements that impacted the daily lives of North Carolinians.
ROY INCREASED HIGHER EDUCATION ACCESS FOR NORTH CAROLINIANS
With a goal of ensuring 2 million North Carolinians have a degree or credential beyond a high school diploma by 2030, Roy passed the My Future NC, and NC GROW (Getting Ready for Opportunities in the Workforce) initiatives. These initiatives created a financial aid and scholarship program giving more North Carolinians the access and ability to pursue a community college degree or skilled trade program than ever before.
ROY FOUGHT TO REVITALIZE RURAL COMMUNITIES
North Carolina has 80 counties that are considered rural, making up a big portion of the state. Roy proposed creating the Rural Investments Strengthening Economies (RISE) Program, which incentivized companies to locate or expand their businesses to these rural areas, boosting the economy and revitalizing these communities.
SO, NOW WHEN SOMEONE ASKS, “WHY SUPPORT ROY COOPER?”
YOU KNOW 6 REASONS TO SUPPORT ROY COOPER!
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