On Thursday, November 3, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton visited Greenville for an early voting rally. She was accompanied and introduced by local U.S. representative G.K. Butterfield, Washington DC representative Eleanor Holmes Norton, and Mae Brown Wiggins, a retired nurse who fought back against Donald Trump in the 1970s after Trump’s company denied her an apartment due to the color of her skin.

U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield and Mae Brown Wiggins, who fought Donald Trump's racist housing discrimination in the 1970s.
U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield and Mae Brown Wiggins, who fought Donald Trump’s racist housing discrimination in the 1970s.

Sec. Clinton spoke passionately about the danger of a Trump presidency, highlighting Trump’s offensive attitudes toward women, people of color, and the disabled and his uncontrolled temperament. But as she pointed out, we don’t just have someone to vote against in Trump… we have someone to vote for in her. We need Hillary Clinton in the White House bringing the American people together to fight climate change, reform criminal justice, make college more affordable, build America’s green-energy infrastructure, and preserve the gains we’ve made during President Obama’s tenure.

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Craven County’s Democrats were well-represented at the event. Several of our members participated in media interviews with The Daily Show, the Associated Press, and numerous other domestic and foreign press organizations.

This is the most important election in decades, and perhaps in the history of the country. If you haven’t voted yet, you still can! You can register and vote early with one stop on Friday or Saturday, or vote on Election Day.