> Being a teacher, obviously education is an issue at the forefront for me. I am worried about the state that we are in and the cuts that continue. Locally, I worry that the recycling rate is at only 5%. I would like to see the community become aware and concerned about the environment. Then we won’t have to worry about landfill expansion. I am concerned about voting rights issues in North Carolina. I am aware that, as a woman, my right to vote came much later than others. Although I do not forsee having any difficulty voting in 2016, I feel obligated to fight for the rights of those who will. Apathy will get us nowhere.