NC lawmakers want 6 constitutional amendments. Here’s the cliff notes.

What’s_On_The_Ballot__(2018).   Below are 3 recent articles on the ballot measures.

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https://longleafpolitics.com/nc-constitutional-amendments-2018/

https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article213786724.html

http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2018/07/03/could-slate-of-constitutional-amendments-backfire-on-the-right/

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Happy Birthday Governor Cooper

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Governor Roy Cooper turns 61 today! Join us in wishing him a happy birthday.
Sign his card → http://action.ncdp.org/page/s/sign-the-card,
then share this with your friends so they can sign, too!

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Dems endorse Appellate Judges

NCDP Announces Judicial Endorsements After Republican Changes to Judicial Elections

Raleigh – Today, the North Carolina Democratic Party announced its full slate of statewide judicial endorsements at a press conference at the NCDP headquarters. The endorsements were voted on by the NCDP State Executive Committee following the state convention this past weekend.

“I am honored to announce our party’s endorsement of our statewide nominees for the judiciary,” NCDP Chairman Wayne Goodwin said. “Each of our endorsed nominees has the intellect, integrity and strong moral compass necessary to rule without fear or favor from the bench.”

At the top of the ticket, North Carolina Democrats endorsed Supreme Court nominee Anita Earls. Anita is one of the nation’s leading civil rights attorneys who has dedicated 30 years to fighting for social and economy equality.

“I am enormously grateful for the endorsement of the North Carolina Democratic Party,” Supreme Court nominee and civil rights attorney Anita Earls said. “I have been talking with voters across the state about our shared commitment to the rule of law and to having a Supreme Court that is fair and impartial.  We will stand up and send a strong message this November that all North Carolinians deserve an independent court where the rules are the same for everyone, not just those with great wealth or power.”

NCDP also endorsed three nominees for the state Court of Appeals. Judge John Arrowood was appointed by Governor Roy Cooper to fill a vacancy on the North Carolina Court of Appeals in spring 2017, and previously served on the Court from 2007-2008.

“I’m honored to have the support of Democrats from across the state and promise to continue to administer justice equally, fairly, and without favoritism for as long as I serve,” said Judge John Arrowood.

Campbell Law School Professor Allegra Collins is an appellate attorney and founder of Allegra Collins Law, a law practice focused on appellate litigation in the NC Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. She previously has served as a law clerk on the Court of Appeals.

“It’s an honor to have the party’s support,” said Allegra Collins. “I’m running to be an independent thinker on an independent court where all North Carolinians can get equal justice under the law.”

Toby Hampson a partner at the Raleigh firm of Wyrick, Robbins, Yates & Ponton where he leads the firm’s Appellate Practice group. Previously, he served as law clerk on the North Carolina Court of Appeals under several judges.

“My life’s work has prepared me to serve honestly and with integrity from the bench, and I’m grateful to Democrats from across the state to receive their support,” said Toby Hampson.

NCDP took the unusual move of endorsing statewide judicial candidates after the Republican General Assembly injected partisanship into the judiciary and canceled judicial primaries statewide. NCDP has taken Republican leaders to court to protest the General Assembly’s attacks on our independent judiciary; a ruling is pending.

Among other issues, the changes have opened the door for candidates to change their affiliation right before filing and run as a Democrat to split the Democratic vote. This weekend, a week before filing, a Franklin County attorney who switched his party affiliation to Democrat announced he is running for a Superior Court judicial position as a Democrat. The move underscores the damage to Democratic candidates and the confusion at the ballot box resulting from the General Assembly’s attacks on our judiciary.

“Republicans have steadily undermined our independent judiciary, even canceling an election that would have allowed the voters – not political party officials – to choose who they prefer on the ballot this November,” NCDP Chairman Wayne Goodwin said. “Democrats will continue to fight for a free and independent judiciary no matter how brazen Republicans’ attacks on our courts grow.”

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Vice President Pence is 59 years old today.

 

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In his honor, you should donate $59 to NCDP in order to Break the Majority (click here) or to the Democratic Candidate of your choice.

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NC Dems make Our Carolina Promise

North Carolina Democrats – the Senate and House Democratic Caucuses and NCDP – are proud to launch a new positive agenda and priorities, “Our Carolina Promise.” The agenda is a promise to our shared values as Democrats and a vision for voters of what’s possible with more Democrats in office.

Read the full platform at www.ourcarolinapromise.com.

“Our Carolina Promise” is built on four core issues: a Promise to Our Jobs; to Our Schools; to Our Health; and to Our People. Over six events held across the state, from the mountains to the coast, Democrats announced this promise to North Carolina to kick off the 2018 General Election season.

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Hyde County Dems reorganized.

Following several years on inactivity, Democrats in Hyde County met on April 19th to reorganize.  With 60% of the precincts having met recently and organized formally; all were in attendance at the new county meeting/convention.  This included Ocracoke Precinct that had to travel by ferry to attend the Convention and had over 20 Democrats attend the organizing precinct meeting.  The Convention Delegates attended to traditional business including electing a slate of officers (including new Chairman Wallace Gibbs), delegates to the District and State Conventions, selection of legislative executive committee members and even proposed, from the floor, and adopted 3 resolutions.  There were several candidates present and the presiding officer (District Chair Chris Hardee) reminded the assembled Democrats of the focus to Break the Majority in Raleigh by electing Cole Phelps and Tess Judge to the State Senate and House.  This effort would not be possible without the strong push from several local Democrats and coordinating by 3rd District Vice Chair Jen Alexander.  Thanks to all.Hyde OfficersNew Hyde County Officers:  Romonia Bryant; Treasurer, Elsa Schmitt; 1VC, Wallace GIbbs; Chair, Cheryl Weston; 3VC, Mike Adams; 2VC, and Roger Garrish; Secretary

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Join Hyde County Dems 4/19 at 6:30 pm

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NCDP concludes his Rural Listening Tour in the East

Again, thank you Chairman Goodwin for coming to Eastern North Carolina to hear
from Rural Democrats as we begin to Break the Majority in Raleigh.

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NCDP Chairman Goodwin’s THIRD visit in the East

3rd Congressional District April Events

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NCDP Chairman Goodwin continues his visits the East

3rd Congressional District March Events

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