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JOIN IN THE HOLIDAY FUN & HELP TURN CARTERET BLUE!

The Carteret County Democratic Women are hosting a fundraiser on December 15th

From 5:30 to 7:30 pm, Carteret County Democratic Women will be hosting their annual 2017 Holiday Party at Morehead City Train Depot, 1001 Arendell Street. The event will combine forces with Carteret County Democratic Party's monthly social to celebrate all things democratic and progressive while raising money for this important election year ahead. Tickets at the door are $25 and include heavy hors d'oeuvres with beer, wine, and make-your-own cocktails! A silent auction will be held as well as a raffle for a basket of holiday cheer. Contact Susie Cuthrell (252-504-2256) for items to donate to the silent auction. Suzan Teel (252-732-6225) or Doris Hayes (252-777-0222) for pre-event ticket sales.


PRECINCT NEWS!!

Precinct meetings will take place between 5 and 19 February 2018. Precinct Chairs will schedule their meeting by 15 December 2017 so that the focus of effort can be on getting as many people as possible to their meeting. Consider your precinct meeting PHASE I of the get out the vote (GOTV) for the November 2018 election. Precincts are our grassroots and are the key to Progressives winning!

Contact your precinct officer (click on "County/Precinct Officers" on the menu) to find out when your meeting will take place.

WANTED: THREE MORE ORGANIZED PRECINCTS!

Carteret County has 28 precincts--25 are currently organized. Our mandate is to organize all 28! If you live in one of these three precincts and would like to organize, please contact Renee Hawthorne (jreneehawthorne@earthlink.net, 910-526-3574). It is not hard--only five registered Democrats need to attend your precinct meeting and elect officers! Please help us cover the entire county! The three precincts needing to be organized are:

  • Cedar Island
  • Mill Creek
  • Stella
  • AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (ACA)

    2018 Enrollment Period Only Runs from Nov. 1 through Dec. 15, 2017

    The ACA is still the law, subsidies that help pay premiums will go up as premiums rise and cost sharing reductions which reduce out-of-pocket costs will still be available. In 2017, 5,102 Carteret County residents enrolled in ACA coverage. 94% of them received financial help to cover monthly premiums, and 70% qualified for cost sharing reductions which lowered their deductible and co-pays/coinsurance.

    Options for enrolling and/or getting more information:

  • Two enrollment events will be held at Carteret Community College for Nov. 9 and Dec. 7 from 4-8 p.m.
  • The Bridge Down East will hold an enrollment event on Dec. 9 from noon to 4 p.m.
  • To schedule an appointment and/or get more details, call one the numbers listed below or go online to www.gcaconnector.org.
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    Celebrating Our Veterans

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    Morehead City Veterans Day Parade - Carteret Democratic Party showing its support for veterans at the annual parade.

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    Open Events Calendar

    Meetings

  • Monday, December 4th at 6:00 to 7:00 pm, Our Revolution meets at the Webb Library, Morehead City.Our Revolution Carteret is a formal chapter of the national Our Revolution organization and is composed of progressives who believe the best way to make change is to work within the Democratic Party. All are invited regardless of voter affiliation.
  • Wednesday, December 5th at 5:15 pm, Democractic Women LTE Meets at the Webb Library, Morehead City.This is a monthly meeting of individuals who want to express Democratic opinions in the local and state newspapers.
  • Monday, December 18th at 6:00 pm, Board of Commissioners meeting at Courthouse in Beaufort. Agenda, Minutes, Video.
  • Tuesday, December 19th at 6:00 pm, NAACP meeting at Morehead Parks and Rec.
  • Events

  • Saturdays, December 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th at 9 am, Precinct Training at Golden Corral, Morehead City.
  • Friday, December 15th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, Carteret County Democratic Women are hosting their 2017 Holiday Party at Morehead City Train Depot, 1001 Arendell Street. Event will combine forces with CCDP's monthly social to celebrate all thing democratic and progressive. Tickets at the door are $25 and include heavy hors d'oeuvres and festive adult beverages! A silent auction will be held as well as a raffle for a basket of holiday cheer. Contact Susie Cuthrell (252-504-2256) for items to donate to the silent auction. Suzan Teel (252-732-6225) or Doris Hayes (252-777-0222) for pre-event ticket sales.
  • Friday, December 15th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, Carteret Democratic Party Monthly Social will be a joint venture with Carteret Democratic Women's Annual Holiday Party at MHC Train Depot, 1001 Arendell, Morehead City. Tickets $25 at the door. NEXT social will take place on Jan 11th at Circa 81.
  • Saturday, January 13th at 8:30 am, Carteret Democratic Party Monthly Breakfast at Golden Corral, Morehead City.
  • Monday, January 15th, 11am. MLK Birthday Celebration at the Crystal Coast Civic Center. Come honor the memory and achievements of this great and good man!
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    Building the Bench ... of Democratic Candidates

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    What's the Pipeline Project?

    The Pipeline Project is the North Carolina Democratic Party’s new program to recruit, train, and support candidates running for local office in the 2017 Special Election. Representative Graig Meyer (NC House District 50) has launched a Facebook Live series called “Our Shot” focused on building North Carolina’s bench, recruiting candidates, and organizing for the 2017 Special Election.  More Info

    Wellstone - DNC's Flagship Training Program

    Camp Wellstone is the DNC's flagship training program. Started in early 2003, Camp Wellstone (CW) is open to anyone interested in gaining practical skills in progressive political action. We train candidates, campaign workers, and organizers how to win progressive change. More Info

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    Run for Something will recruit and support talented, passionate young people who will advocate for progressive values now and for the next 30 years, with the ultimate goal of building a progressive bench.

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    Recent News & Events

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    Beaufort 4th of July Parade - Carteret Democratic Party and Carteret Democratic Women mixing it up at the annual parade.

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    Merrimon Community Picnic - More precinct action when 35 Merrimon Precinct Democrats  met at South River Park for a picnic on July 8th.

    April 22nd March for Science in Beaufort

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    March for Science - Carteret For Science, a local advocacy group concerned with recent governmental budget cuts to scientific agencies and institutes, sponsored the event enabling Carteret County to join the nation in celebrating science with a march on April 22nd in downtown Beaufort.

    March 11 Citizens Moral March held in Beaufort

    CitzensMarch.jpegApproximately 300 people gathered for a peaceful, non-partisan Citizens Moral March for Carteret County on Saturday, March 11, 2017 in Beaufort, NC.

    The march emphasized common issues affecting our county, state, and country including social and economic justice, equality,  and environmental issues. Speakers addressed jobs, voting rights, education, health care, homelessness, mental health, substance abuse treatment, and protecting our Crystal Coast.

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    Wanted

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    Social media & Web Volunteers:

    We are looking for volunteers who can help with computer-based public outreach, including social media, e-mail, and simple website updates! Knowledge of html and/or wordpress is a plus, but not required - we will train!

    Please contact Renee Hawthorne jreneehawthorne@earthlink.net, 910-526-3574, for more information

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