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Welcome to Carteret County Democratic Party site. We are your neighbors and have the same concerns as you do: a quality education for our young people, affordable healthcare for everyone, jobs with a living wage, and keeping our coast healthy, beautiful, and free from drilling. We work to ensure that all our voices are heard locally as well as at the state and national level. As Democrats, we are traditionally the ‘big tent’ party that welcomes everyone regardless of who you are. All North Carolinians should have a fair shot at a good life, regardless of their background, where they came from, how much money they have, or who they love. This is something we believe in and need to continually reaffirm in practice. You can read our platform here and download our 2019 Strategic Plan here.

This is Us

Join us as a volunteer (on your own terms). We are a fun group. Click here to let us know your interests so we can get to know you better (even if you are already a volunteer it will help us ensure you are doing what you want to do).  Also, check out our new standing committees. Standing committees are self directed and report to the Executive Board. It is a chance to be creative and exercise your talents.

NC Policy Watch news changes daily so check out on a regular basis. It is a great source for keeping tabs on the GA. Daily Clips is a round up of NC political news from the NCDP that is disseminated M-F. Takeaways are typically disseminated from NCDP on Fridays summarizing the week’s news. We currently aren’t getting Daily Clips in the lull after the election. Other guidance and ‘immediate releases’ come from NCDP as events occur.

Mark Your Calendars!

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Meetings

Meets at Courthouse in Beaufort. Agenda, Minutes, Video.

CALL TO ACTION

The Waterkeeper’s Alliance, CPAC, and the Sierra Club will be speaking out against seismic blasting and offshore drilling at the next Commissioner meeting, January 14th, at 6 pm.  Please consider attending in a blue shirt to show your support for these organizations and to show solidarity against drilling and blasting off our coast.  Larry Baldwin, Penny Hooper and others will be speaking during public comment.  If you would like to speak out against this as well, please be there a little earlier to get signed in for the comment period.  Remember that you have 3 minutes to speak.  It is time for the Carteret County Board of Commissioners to tell us, the residents of Carteret County, why they refuse to come out against blasting and drilling.  There is strength in numbers.

NAACP Meeting

When: Tue, January 15, 2019, 6pm – 7pm
Where: Morehead Parks and Recreation Center (map)
Description: NAACP Branch meeting goes the third Tuesday of each month.

Carteret County Democratic Women Meeting

When: Tue, January 22, 2019, 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Where: No Name Pizza, 5218 Hwy 70 W, Morehead City, NC 28557, United States (map)
Description; Each month there is a special guest speaker. Dutch treat social at 5:30pm, meeting begins at 6pm.

Democractic Women LTE Meets

When: Thu, February 7, 2019, 5pm – 6pm
Where: Webb Library Morehead City (map)
DescriptionThis is a monthly meeting of individuals who want to express Democratic opinions in the local and state newspapers.

Monthly Officer’s Meeting

When: Sat, February 16, 12pm
Where: Chamber of Commerce

Meets at Courthouse in Beaufort. Agenda, Minutes, Video.

CALL TO ACTION

The Waterkeeper’s Alliance, CPAC, and the Sierra Club will be speaking out against seismic blasting and offshore drilling at the next Commissioner meeting, January 14th, at 6 pm.  Please consider attending in a blue shirt to show your support for these organizations and to show solidarity against drilling and blasting off our coast.  Larry Baldwin, Penny Hooper and others will be speaking during public comment.  If you would like to speak out against this as well, please be there a little earlier to get signed in for the comment period.  Remember that you have 3 minutes to speak.  It is time for the Carteret County Board of Commissioners to tell us, the residents of Carteret County, why they refuse to come out against blasting and drilling.  There is strength in numbers.

Events

Red Wine and Brew

When: Saturday, February 9, 2019, 6pm – 8pm
Where: Train Depot

Start the year out right. Join us at the Train Depot on February 9th at 6 pm to enjoy a little red, a little white and/or a little brew. 

This is a fundraiser and a chance to talk amongst yourselves! You can buy tickets here or at the door  –  $25.00 

Carteret County Democratic Party Bulletin Board  

Click Here to See Pictures from Past Events

Our Coast

CALL TO ACTION

The Waterkeeper’s Alliance, CPAC, and the Sierra Club will be speaking out against seismic blasting and offshore drilling at the next Commissioner meeting, January 14th, at 6 pm.  Please consider attending in a blue shirt to show your support for these organizations and to show solidarity against drilling and blasting off our coast.  Larry Baldwin, Penny Hooper and others will be speaking during public comment.  If you would like to speak out against this as well, please be there a little earlier to get signed in for the comment period.  Remember that you have 3 minutes to speak.  It is time for the Carteret County Board of Commissioners to tell us, the residents of Carteret County, why they refuse to come out against blasting and drilling.  There is strength in numbers.

Grassroots Organizing

2019 Precinct Organizing

Precinct Chairs – Please schedule your annual precinct meeting. Meetings must occur during February 4 to February 18 timeframe and they must be scheduled and reported to Renee Hawthorne no later than December 30. This is the foundation of our grassroots effort. So grab at least 4 of your democratic neighbors with 3 of them willing to serve as a precinct officer and schedule the meeting. Make it as big a deal or little a deal as it takes to make this meeting happen so that your precinct is officially recognized as organized. That is the 10,000 foot level.

Please read the details here: Precinct Organizing to get all the information you need. Carteret Democrats put their time and passion into this last election. Let’s keep the momentum going. 

Downloads:

Precinct Packet

Delegates and Sustaining Funds

Strategic Plan

Standing Committee information*

Precinct Chairs: Please take a copy of the Standing Committee document with you for your precinct members. We need your help standing up these committees.

2019 Precinct Meeting Schedule

PRECINCT TIME DATE LOCATION
ATLANTIC/SEA LEVEL TBD   Call 910-526-3574
ATLANTIC BEACH 2pm Feb 4th  Atlantic Beach Town Hall
BEAUFORT #1 6pm Feb 5th Program Room, Beaufort Library
BEAUFORT #2 6pm Feb 5th Program Room, Beaufort Library
BOGUE 10:30am Feb 9th Western Park Library
BROAD CREEK 7pm Feb 5th Broad Creek Community Building
CAPE CARTERET/CEDAR POINT 7pm Feb 5th Western Park Community Center
CEDAR ISLAND TBD TBD Call 910-526-3574
DAVIS/WILLISTON/STACY 6pm Feb 5th Davis Fire Department
EMERALD ISLE 10:15am Feb 16th Emerald Isle Community Center
HARKERS ISLAND 7pm Feb 5th Harkers Island Fire and Rescue
INDIAN BEACH/SALTER PATH 6pm Feb 4th 115 Kiawa Drive, Indian Beach
MARSHALLBERG/SMYRNA 7pm Feb 7th Fire Station
MERRIMON 4pm Feb 9th South River Fire Hall
MILL CREEK TBD   Call 910-526-3574
MOREHEAD CITY #1 6:30pm Feb 4th Morehead Parks and Recreation Bldg
MOREHEAD CITY #2 6:30pm Feb 4th Morehead Parks and Recreation Bldg
MOREHEAD CITY #3 10am Feb 9th 3709 Oxford Court, Morehead City
MOREHEAD CITY #4 10:30am Feb 9th 5103 Holly Lane, Morehead City
NEWPORT #1 7pm Feb 15th St James United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
NEWPORT #2 10:30am Feb 16th

Holly Springs Free Will Baptist Church Baker Building

NORTH RIVER 7pm Feb 7th North River Fire House
OTWAY/STRAITS/BETTIE 10am Feb 9th Chadwick’s Marine
PELETIER 7pm Feb 11th Peletier Town Hall
PINE KNOLL SHORES 10am Feb 9th Public Safety Bldg meeting room
STELLA TBD   Call 910-526-3574
WILDWOOD 6:30pm Feb 4th Fort Benjamin Recreation Center
WIREGRASS/HARLOWE 6:30pm Feb 4th 113 Queen Anne’s Ln, Beaufort

Civil Rights

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