Downeaster Details

The 2016 Downeaster will be held Saturday, April 2nd at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center. In addition to fundraiser events, there will be numerous free training sessions, a Silent Auction, Political Trade Show, and District Executive Meetings.

This event is being made possible through the cooperative efforts of the 1st, 3rd, and 7th Congressional Districts with special help from Carteret and Craven Counties.

Downeaster Schedule/Agenda
Saturday, April 2, 2016
All Saturday Events held at New Bern Riverfront Convention Center
203 South Front Street, New Bern NC
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Pender County Unity Gala Announced

ANNOUNCING the Pender County Democratic Unity Gala, Saturday, December 5 at Heritage Place in Burgaw. Continue reading

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Chowan County to host Dinner with Candidates

You are invited to Chowan County Democratic Party’s “Dinner With the Candidates.” We have invited all Democratic candidates- national, state and local. This event will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2016 and will be held at Leon Nixon’s Catering at 749 Virginia Road, Edenton, N.C. Continue reading

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District Executive Committee to meet October 24th

The District Executive Committee (composed of officers and 2 elected representatives from each county) will meet at 1pm on October 24th at Webb Library (168 South 9th St. Morehead City NC 28557) Continue reading

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NCDP to Offer Trainings in Greenville and Wilmington

Training focusing on precinct organizing and VoteBuilder skills will be held in two locations in the east as detailed below.  Please bring a laptop computer with wi-fi capability and a power cord to enable you to do hands on training for Votebuilder.  Please share the information below to officers and other active Democrats.

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Democratic Women Region 8 Meeting

Democratic Women of North Carolina Region 8 have a meeting which is scheduled for Saturday, May 30th in Rocky Mount starting at 10am. 
Region 8 consists of 9 counties:  Edgecombe, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Johnston, Lenoir, Nash, Pitt and Wilson. 

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Upcoming events of interest – Carteret County and Democratic Women

Democratic Women of NC, Region 10, will hold it’s annual luncheon on Saturday, May 30th 2015 at noon. Carteret County Democratic Women are the host group for this event this year and it will be held at the Sanitary Restaurant in Morehead City.  Lunch is dutch treat.  Elections will be held for regional officers during the business part of the luncheon. The guest speaker will be Kristi Hyman, Chief of Staff for Roy Cooper,  NC Attorney General.   Continue reading

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Report from Convention including new officers

At the 2015 District Convention, held May 16th at Newport Middle School in Carteret County, the following new District Officers were elected.

  • District Chair, Betsy Leech, Pitt County
  • 1st Vice Chair, David Hurst, Carteret County
  • 2nd Vice Chair, Carolyn Bryan, Onslow County
  • 3rd Vice Chair, Dusty Speedy, Greene County
  • Secretary, Rachel Parnell, Craven County
  • Treasurer, D. Cole Phelps, Washington County

For the position of Minority Affairs Director new District Chair Betsy Leech appointed Monica Gibbs, Pamlico County.

Outgoing Chair, Chris Hardee was honored with a resolution saluting his many years of service as District Chair. 12 of 13 other resolutions submitted from County Conventions were also approved.

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Final Convention Reminder & Documents

Final reminder of this Saturday’s convention being held at Newport Middle School. Registration starts at 10:30am and we will gavel to order at 11am.  Following in this post, you will find several Convention-related documents and reminders. Continue reading

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District Convention Lunch Details

As the District Convention will start at 11am, we will also have lunch available.  Plates of fried chicken and BBQ with potato salad, coleslaw, hush puppies and a drink will be available for a donation of $10.00 with checks made payable to NCDP 3rd Congressional District.  As these are donations, you will need to provide your name, address, and occupation for reporting purposes with the donation. Continue reading

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