Michael is a journalist and attorney from the foothills of North Carolina. He is a co-director of New Leaders Council in the state. He recently served as a communications aide in state government and has contributed to The Week, The New Republic, U.S. News & World Report, and Talk Poverty. He was a reporter for Scalawag during the 2018 cycle.
The state’s Republican supermajority––which has wrought havoc on democracy, the environment, and civil rights––could come to an end. But these ballot initiatives could stand in the way of a progressive recovery.