Friday, June 29, 2007

Notes 6-29-07

The Senate and the House honored members of the North Carolina Guard for their services and sacrifices at home and in wars overseas. The resolution, House Bill 1720, honored the 11 National Guard members who died in the line of duty and six who were killed in action since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Nearly 11,000 members of the guard have been deployed overseas since that time and 135 have been wounded in action. Members and leaders of the North Carolina National Guard, dressed in their green, gray, and tan uniforms, listened from the galleries as the names of their slain or wounded comrades were read aloud.

Infant mortality rates in North Carolina have remained steady since 2000, but remain relatively high compared to the national rates. Public health officials said this week that while the state has made much progress in women’s access to prenatal care and care for premature babies, chronic issues such as obesity, hypertension, and diabetes may be the cause of the high infant mortality rate.

Please continue to express to me your concerns and support for the legislation that is being considered in the General Assembly. By working together we can improve the quality of life for citizens in Greensboro, Guilford County and the entire state.

Have a safe and happy Fourth of July, there will be no newsletter next week due to the holiday.


No comments: