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Nathan Launches Campaign for Congress!

Updated: Nov 29, 2021

Air Force Veteran / Small Business Owner Nathan Click Launches Campaign for Congress in Durham to Reclaim Our Voice and Reclaim our Democracy

The father of four is running for the Democratic nomination in the newly formed 6th Congressional district that covers Durham, Orange and western Wake Counties. In his first remarks as a Congressional candidate, Click stressed the need for criminal justice reform and the need to defend American democracy which is at a critical inflection point.

Monday, Nov. 15, 2021
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DURHAM - Air Force veteran and small business owner Nathan Click launched his Congressional campaign on Monday for the Democratic Party’s nomination for U.S. House Representative in the newly formed 6th Congressional District of North Carolina. The new district includes Durham, Orange, and portions of western Wake Counties. Click, who spent nine years in the U.S. Air Force, stressed the need for criminal justice reform and the need to defend American democracy in a speech just outside the campus of North Carolina Central University in Durham.

“I belong to a group of people that is over three times more likely to be shot by police than my white friends,” said Click. “I belong to a group of people that has a one in four chance of being incarcerated. If I were Latinx, it would be one in six. For the majority it’s one in 23. Lawmakers have known about these racial disparities for decades, and they have ignored them. People should not have to die on YouTube for these issues to be addressed. Congress can fix this, but they haven’t.”

Nathan also released a new video today: "I'm Nathan Click. This is my story."

Click expressed the need for Congress to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, which has passed in the U.S. House of Representatives but has stalled in the Senate because of filibuster rules requiring 60 votes among 100 Senators to move legislation to a final vote. Since the death of George Floyd on May 25th, 2020, Congress has not passed meaningful legislation to reform local police departments.

In his remarks, Click also warned that American democracy is under attack from forces within our own borders.

“Our country is at a crucial inflection point,” said Click. “People are openly wondering if our democracy can survive if one political party openly embraces conspiracy theories, bald faced lies, and even encourages mob violence.

“If we do not reclaim our democracy, we will never realize the priorities of working families, struggling students, the elderly, disabled, and disadvantaged. We must make democracy work for all people.”

Click has called for Congress to strengthen of the Voting Rights Act and end gerrymandering, the process by which sitting politicians draw their own legislative districts to make it easier for them to win re-election and for their own political party to maintain control.

North Carolina’s Congressional primary election is scheduled for March 8, 2022.


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