200+ People Join Sen. Jeff Jackson at Durham Town Hall
Crowd defied weather to hear from Jackson, many stayed after event to chat personally
Durham – Over 200 people braved wind and rain to hear from Jeff Jackson in Durham on Saturday afternoon. The town hall was Jackson’s 77th on his 100 county tour of the state in 100 days. As the rain came down on CCB Plaza in downtown Durham, Sen. Jackson answered questions from attendees about gun violence, support for people with disabilities, and women’s reproductive freedoms. When the town hall concluded, Jackson stayed well after the event ended to take selfies and chat personally with voters and take their questions.
“At the very end of the line there was a woman in an orange dress. Her high heels were stuck in the mud. And she was waiting in a downpour to ask me a question. That’s something I’m going to remember for a long time,” said Sen. Jackson. “If you’re willing to stand in the rain to ask a question, your U.S. Senator should be willing to stand in the rain to answer it.”
The town hall continued Jackson’s “wholly different kind of campaign.” Jackson has the largest grassroots fundraising support of any candidate in the race and has continued to run the most transparent and substantive campaign possible.
Jackson’s weekend continues with town halls in Nash and Franklin counties on Monday. Future tour dates for Sen Jackson’s 100 in 100 effort can be found at jeffjacksonnc.com/100townhalls100days.
Jackson greets attendee in the rain after town hall
Jackson takes questions from attendees in the rain at CCB Plaza in Durham