August Jobs & Justice Tour

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 6:00pm to Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 6:14pm


Congressman G. K. Butterfield is launching new stops on his 2017 Jobs & Justice Tour of North Carolina’s First Congressional District, holding a series of events to hear from constituents, elected officials, and community leaders on issues relating to healthcare, jobs, and education.

Today, too many families in America are stuggling to make ends meet.  Incomes and wages are not keeping up with the cost of living for many Americans.  Congressman Butterfield's mission is to help more working families get ahead by supporting the creation of new jobs to help more North Carolinians secure good-paying, full-time jobs with a promising future, and ensuring that workers have access to the tools they need to fill the jobs of the 21st century.  With the right priorities and the right vision, our region can have economic growth that produces jobs and a better future for more Americans.

Beginning with a discussion in Rocky Mount on jobs and transportation with North Carolina Secretary of Transportation James Trogdon, Butterfield will host the following public events across the Triangle and Eastern North Carolina during August:


August 4- Jobs First: Building for Our Future

Join Congressman G. K. Butterfield for his “Jobs First: Building for Our Future” discussion in Rocky Mount on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Transportation Secretary James Trogdon and local and state elected officials will join Rep. Butterfield to talk about the current state of transportation infrastructure in eastern North Carolina.

In addition to exploring the future of transportation in Rocky Mount and the eastern region over the next decade, speakers will highlight the significant role that the new Carolina Connector hub being built along CSX rail lines will play in the economy.

Participants include:

  • Congressman G. K. Butterfield, U.S. Representative (District 1)
  • Secretary James Trogdon, N.C. Department of Transportation
  • Senator Erica Smith-Ingram, N.C. State Senate (District 3)
  • Rocky Mount Mayor David Combs
  • Rocky Mount City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney

Rocky Mount Train Station (lobby)
101 Coastline Street
Rocky Mount, NC  27804

This event is free and open to the public.  Space will be very limited.  Please register below to attend.




August 8- Forward Together: Community Discussion

Congressman G. K. Butterfield invites residents to attend his community discussion on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 6:00p.m. at Bertie High School in Windsor, North Carolina. Residents will have an opportunity to hear a Washington update and ask questions directly to Congressman Butterfield.

The discussion will be moderated by author and community leader, Patricia Ferguson. In addition to the discussion, there will be free health screenings and representatives from local non-profits to share services offered to residents.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Doors open at 5:00 PM (meet community resource providers and receive your free health screening)
Program will begin at 6:00 PM

Bertie High School
716 U.S. Highway 13 North
Windsor, NC 27983

Space is limited. Register below to attend. This event is free and open to the public.