Deborah Ross

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Deborah Ross stood for US Senate (North Carolina) in 2016. She entered Congress from North Carolina's 2nd District in 2020.


Deborah Ross attended Brown University for her undergraduate degree and attended law school at the University of North Carolina in 1990. She is a former state representative of North Carolina who served in the state legislature from 2003-2013. There she had a successful tenure, serving as a Majority Whip, and at the time of her resignation in 2013, State House Deputy Minority Whip. She was the vice chairwoman on the ethics committee and sat on the education, elections, finance, and judiciary committees.

She is currently working as a legal counsel to GoTriangle, a transit organization in North Carolina. Ross She is a practicing attorney in North Carolina, a business ethics consultant, and a senior lecturing fellow at Duke University. She also served as the state director of the American Civil Liberties Union.

Resolution condemning socialism

Fedrary 2, 2023 House Republicans moved a Resolution condemning socialism and certain dictators.

The Resolution began:

Whereas socialist ideology necessitates a concentration of power that has time and time again collapsed into Communist regimes, totalitarian rule, and brutal dictatorships;
Whereas socialism has repeatedly led to famine and mass murders, and the killing of over 100,000,000 people worldwide;
Whereas many of the greatest crimes in history were committed by socialist ideologues, including Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, Fidel Castro, Pol Pot, Kim Jong Il, Kim Jong Un, Daniel Ortega, Hugo Chavez, and Nicolás Maduro;[1]

Eighty six Democrats voted no. Forteen voted "present" and six didn't vote.[2]

Representative Deborah Ross voted "Present".[3]

No to China committee

Sixty-five Democrats in the House of Representatives voted on Tuesday January 10, 2022, against creating a committee to investigate China and find ways to counter the communist country’s growing international influence.

The House overwhelmingly voted to create the Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party on a 365 to 65 margin, in one of the first votes since the Republicans took control of the chamber.

However, even though some members did not vote, all 65 lawmakers who voted against the committee’s creation were Democrats, including Deborah Ross.

Humanitarian Needs in Cuba letter

December 16 2021 , House Rules Committee Chair James McGovern (D-MA), House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Gregory Meeks (D-NY), House Appropriations subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations Chair Barbara Lee (D-CA), and House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Energy Chair Bobby Rush (D-IL) led 114 Members of Congress in a letter to President Biden asking him to prioritize the well-being of the Cuban people as they experience the worst economic and humanitarian crisis in recent history...

In the wake of this year’s protests, the members urged the administration to support the Cuban people by suspending U.S. regulations that prevent food, medicine, remittances, and other humanitarian assistance from reaching the Cuban people...

Signatories included Deborah Ross.[4]

Our Revolution endorsement

Deborah Ross was endorsed by Our Revolution, an organization run by former campaign workers and supporters of former socialist presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.[5]

PowerPAC+ 2016 Endorsements

PowerPAC+ 2016 endorsements;

Council for a Livable World 2016


Council for a Livable World Senate endorsed candidates in 2016 were Catherine Cortez Masto (Nev), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Russ Feingold (D-Wis.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Ariz.), Patrick Murphy (D-Fla.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Deborah Ross (D-N.C.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Joe Sestak (D-Pa.), Ted Strickland (D-Ohio).[6]

According to the Council;

Deborah has supported the Iran nuclear deal, saying she favors approaching threats in a multilateral way and foreign policy through diplomacy.
She has endorsed the Kissinger-Schulz-Nunn-Perry vision of moving responsibly toward a world free of nuclear weapons and further negotiations with Russia to reduce nuclear weapons.