Each session, members of the General Assembly anxiously await something called "Crossover Week", the week when bills that have passed the House move over to the Senate, and vice versa. Crossover is only a few weeks away, and I'm going to need your input on a few Senate Bills before I cast my vote.

This week, I want to know what you think about Senate Bill 446 , which concerns electric and hybrid vehicle registration fees. This Charlotte Observer article explains a few key components, and reading it might help you grasp the full context of the bill.

Please read through this bill and let me know what you think about it by responding via email or through this poll.
I greatly appreciate all of your ideas and input, and I hope you continue to reach out to our office as crossover week approaches.


Representative Julie von Haefen
Legislative Updates
My Daughter Can't Afford to Wait
My middle school daughter has a bright future ahead of her. She is smart, curious about science and attends a wonderful public school where she is supported and encouraged to pursue any career she wants. But right now, no matter what field she decides to pursue, she will get paid less than the boy sitting next to her in class.

Why? Because she is a female.
Office Hours
Every First Friday & Third Thursday
Stop by my office hours to talk about your district needs.
There will be no set agenda. RSVPs are not required, but they do help me plan ahead.
Education Spotlight
Communities in Schools of Wake County
Communities in Schools (CIS) of Wake County hosted me at their Raleigh Location on April 5th. I had the chance to meet students, teachers and learn more about our work!

CIS offers one-on-one coaching and community support for students outside of the classroom.
Advocating for Our District
Campbell University Students
On April 10th, I had the joy of meeting several Campbell University students. I loved meeting students who are both the women leaders of today and the future!
The American Kennel Club
Thanks to the American Kennel Club   for bringing some cuties to the  NCGA on April 10th. Sometimes legislators need a friendly face during a long day in session! 

I had a great time watching these puppies run agility trials and meet and mingle with each other.
Think Babies: NC Early Education Coalition
On April 9th, I was h appy to welcome advocates from NC Early Education Coalition and Moms Rising who were at the NCGA that day!

I support the Think Babies Initiative to strengthen the Early Childhood workforce, close the healthcare coverage gap & expand North Carolina Smart Start to help our early learners!
Wake County
Smart Start Celebration
April 7th was a beautiful day to celebrate   Wake County Smart Start   at their Garden Party! Welcome to their new ED Gayle Headen!

To learn more about Smart Start and all they do for the youngest learners in our community...
American Airline Workers
Thanks to call center workers from the American Airline call center in District 36/Cary for stopping by on April 3rd to discuss HB419 .

I’m a cosponsor of this bill which would protect these important jobs for my constituents.
Cary Total Life Center
On April 4th, I had the pleasure of visiting the Cary Total Life Center and the Town of Cary Senior Center!

Thank you to Resources for Seniors for the tour and for all you do for our growing senior population in Wake County.
Western Wake Tech Campus
Did you know the Western Wake campus (at Ten-Ten and Kildaire Farm Roads) has a Library with computers and internet access available for public use? On April 1st, I toured their campus and learned about their public facilities and also that Wake Tech has a Small Business Center which provides free assistance to start or expand a small business.

Check out their services and calendar of programs at .  If you want to support small, unique businesses in our area, check out their Shop Small Guide: .
Did you Know?
Before Raleigh became the Capital of North Carolina, each new
session of the General Assembly moved from town to town. They met in
Halifax, Hillsborough, Fayetteville, New Bern, Smithfield, and Tarboro
between 1776 and 1794. They would meet in courthouses, schools, and
local residences or in any structure big enough to hold the legislators.
The Assembly of 1794-95 was the first to meet in Raleigh.