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Senator Tillis Votes For Unqualified Judge Who Wants to Gut Health Care for North Carolinians

Updated: Jun 15, 2020

Senator Tillis Votes For Unqualified Judge Who Wants to Gut Health Care for North Carolinians

RALEIGH, N.C. —  Senator Thom Tillis today voted along party lines to send Judge Justin Walker to the Senate floor for a confirmation vote. Walker was deemed unqualified for his current position as district court judge by the American Bar Association and has repeatedly shown hostility towards the Affordable Care Act, which at least 500,000 North Carolinians rely on for their health care.

“Thom Tillis has repeatedly voted to increase the cost of health care for North Carolinians and refuses to oppose the lawsuit that would dismantle it; now, he’s voted for a judge who is openly hostile to the ACA. Tillis is showing us that he’s not on the side of North Carolina families and their health care,” said Casey Wilkinson, Executive Director of Piedmont Rising. “More than 1.4 million people are out of work in our state, Black people are dying at the hands of the police, and we are fighting a global pandemic, and what is Senator Tillis spending his time on? Judges that want to rip people’s health care away. North Carolina deserves better.”


About Piedmont Rising

Piedmont Rising is a 501 (c)4 issue advocacy organization built by and for North Carolinians to advocate for lower insurance premiums and prescription drug costs and to ensure that more people have access to safe and affordable health care. Through grassroots organizing, education, and engagement, we are amplifying our health care stories and holding our elected officials accountable to the people, and issues they were elected to represent.

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