“By moving away from partisan politics, I think we are better able to go into communities and raise them up. We are better able to serve the needs of our state without being concerned about partisan rhetoric,” Wadsworth said. “I try to put people and policies before partisan politics.”
--Appeared in the News & Observer in "Jenna Wadsworth hopes to keep serving on Wake's Soil & Water board" by Samantha Gilman. Published 06/10/2014.
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Since 2010, I have been beyond grateful to serve as a Wake County Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor, and I am thankful for your help in making this possible. I was elected Vice-Chair of the Board in 2015 and vigorously took on a greater scope of responsibilities as a member of the District's leadership. I have been working with our Chair, fellow Supervisors, and staff to enhance engagement of landowners and farmers in our conservation programs, to raise awareness of our environmental education work in our schools, and to increase the effectiveness of our working relationships with other local Districts and state-level staff in order to better serve agricultural and water quality needs here at home.
We've done so much, but conservation needs a champion throughout our great state. That's why I'm excited to take the next step to serve ALL of our communities from Murphy to Manteo by running to be your next Commissioner of Agriculture.
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And, I'd be remiss if I didn't take some time to address what is happening all around us right now. Here it goes:
The world is changing. It's time for our state to change with it.
This election is so much bigger than just you or I can fully comprehend in this moment. We all know that 2020 is the perfect storm of misguided leadership on both the state and federal level, combined with a global pandemic, record unemployment, massive social justice movements like Black Lives Matter, the deterioration of human and immigrant rights, the eroding away at our civil rights on the Federal level, the galvanizing point for fighting for climate change, a resurgence in organizing for the passage of the ERA, the Times Up and other movements organized around women's rights and the violence against our gender, legislative fights surrounding LGBTQ+ rights, and so much more.
Social, economic, and environmental justice are absolutely on the ballot this fall. We must vote our values. We must support candidates who are unapologetic in their advocacy and efforts towards creating a more equal, equitable, peaceful, and just society. We must support candidates who are not just performative allies, but who have actually been there standing on the picket lines or marching beside us. Never before have we been so desperate and starved for authentic leaders who can act decisively and in a way that is supportive of our diverse communities and inclusive values.
This is OUR moment.
That's why I'm asking you to join me. I've been talking about these issues since day 1. I need your support and your strength. It's going to take all of us, working together, to bring lasting change to the state we call home.
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