We work to elect those whose ideas, policies and mission are to create good jobs and an economy that works for everyone, to provide a quality education from pre-k through college, to protect the civil rights of all people, and to build strong communities across our state where people have access to affordable healthcare and clean air and drinking water. Simply put - we believe in equality, opportunity, and prosperity for all.
December 29, 2017
Save Jan. 27 for OCDP Fundraiser with NC Supreme Court Candidate Anita Earls
Anita Earls has worked passionately for 30 years protecting civil rights, fighting for communities, and advocating fair political processes. Earls founded and is currently the Executive Director of the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, a North Carolina based civil rights nonprofit that partners with communities of color and economically disadvantaged communities in the south to defend and advance their political, social and economic rights.
Anita Earls has also served on the Equal Access to Justice Commission and the North Carolina Board of Elections. She has taught at Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the University of Maryland. She litigated North Carolina’s landmark case against racial gerrymandering in legislative districts, Covington v. N.C., was lead counsel for the League of Women Voters against the partisan gerrymandering of North Carolina’s congressional districts, and led the challenge in state court to uphold the right to vote in North Carolina’s constitution even for people without a photo ID.
December 19, 2017
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December 11, 2017
He said they were:
-3 people of color
"All deeply love their community and are ready to serve their neighbors."
The candidates announced Dec. 11 are:
- HD 2 – Darryl Moss, Creedmoor mayor with more than three decades experience serving his community. mossfornc.com
- HD 15 – Dan Whitten, an addiction prevention advocate who’s earned a Congressional commendation from Republican Congressman Walter B. Jones, Jr. danfornc.com
- HD 26 – Linda Bennett, rural small business owner who wants to bring her “can-do attitude” to Raleigh. Bennettfornchouse.com
- HD 37 – Sydney Batch, child welfare advocate running on the “common values that bind us,” like leaving North Carolina a better place for the next generation. sydneybatch.com
- HD 62 – Martha Shafer, a health care executive and community leader running to be a part of the “new wave of smart, caring leaders.” Marthafornchouse.com
- HD 68 – Dr. Rick Foulke, veteran, army physician, and oncologist running because too often his patients had to choose between paying their chemotherapy bill or their electricity bill. rickfoulke.net
- HD 75 – Terri LeGrand, former social worker now working in higher education who has seen firsthand how Republican priorities have left working families behind. Terrilegrand.org
- HD 82 – Aimy Steele, a higher education administrator who’s fighting for policies that give them a chance to succeed, not wasting time on partisan games. steeleforNC.com
- HD 83 – Gail Young, who’s running because she’s compelled to advocate for everyday citizens whose voices have been ignored. gailyoungfornchouse.com
In addition, those who were already runniing were: John Johnson (HD 16), Marcia Morgan (HD 19), Ashton Clemmons (HD 57), Matt Calabria and Jen Ferrell (HD 36), Terence Everitt and Adam Wright (HD 35), Aaron Cave (HD 73), Jerry Langley and Bryson Jones (HD 79), Ray Russell (HD 93), Sam Edney (HD 113), Rhonda Schandevel (HD 118), and Joe Sam Queen (HD 119).
December 09, 2017
From Chapelboro.com Dec. 7, 2017
The Orange County Board of Commissioners met Monday night and voted unanimously on a resolution to support putting the option to expand Medicaid in North Carolina to low-income residents before voters across the state.
The support follows a referendum that the state of Maine put on their ballot that successfully passed.
According to the resolution, putting Medicaid expansion on the ballot would allow North Carolina voters to decide whether to expand health care coverage to residents who are in a coverage gap and otherwise do not qualify for the Affordable Care Act subsidies or Medicaid.
The resolution states that the majority of the North Carolinians in the coverage gap are from working poor families, meaning either they or a family member are employed but are still living below the poverty line.