Our Carolina Promise
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.
Carteret County Democratic Election Central (CCDP Headquarters)
4911 C, Bridges Street, Morehead City.
Hours: 10-6 M-F, 10-4 on Saturdays
Call 252-654-2792 first to confirm volunteers are on site
Be a Poll Greeter
Sign up for as many shifts as you can to be a Poll Greeter during Early Vote! Poll Greeters will bring in the last few votes for our candidates to win. Use this link to FILL THE SHIFTS!! Sign Up Here to Be A Poll Greeter
New Suite of Digital Voting Tools
Before North Carolina voters head to the polls, North Carolina Democrats are proactively arming them with a package of tools aimed to ensure voters are prepared, informed, and protected. The list of new tools includes:
- WhosRunning.org: WhosRunning.org gives an at-a-glance overview of the Democratic candidates running to represent North Carolinians this year, and helps voters sort by key filters to see, for example, our first-time candidates or candidates of color. From Congress to the statewide judicial races to the legislature, WhosRunning.org helps voters support and get involved with their local candidates up-and-down the ballot and highlights the diversity of our slate.
- Voter Guide: When users enter their address, the NCDP Voter Guide generates their 2018 Democratic slate of candidates and provides information on the six constitutional amendments. Once users have viewed their candidates, they’re prompted to Make a Plan to Vote.
- Make a Plan to Vote: Using this tool, users select the date, time and location they will vote. They can then sign-up to receive a reminder about their voting plan by email or text message to ensure they follow through.
- Constitutional Amendment Toolkit: At ncdp.org/vote-against, voters can access the NC Democratic Party’s Constitutional Amendment Toolkit which includes one-pagers on the six constitutional amendments as well as social media guidance to help encourage voters to vote against the amendments this fall.
Mark Your Calendars!
Meets at Courthouse in Beaufort. Agenda, Minutes, Video.
Meets at Morehead Parks and Recreation.
October 25th 6-8 pm
Joslyn Hall on the campus of Carteret Community College
All Democratic candidates will be there to answer your political questions.
Come and meet your Board of Education Candidates
October 27th 1-4pm
Randolph Johnson Park – on Pine Street, 1 block behind the Beaufort Fire Dept.
Bring a Chair!
All are invited! Free Food! Face Painting! and more …
Tuesday, October 30, 7-9 pm NC State Senate 2nd District Meet Candidates
Where: Carolina Colours Pavillion Ballroom
3300 Waterscape Way, New Bern, NC
pre-registration is required by:
email firstname.lastname@example.org or
call or text: 252-515-7988
Carteret County Democratic Party Bulletin Board
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Our Children Our Future - Fight for Public Education
Carteret County teachers, administrators, and staff share a deep commitment to the success of our students. They work hard giving their best every day to our children. However, the challenges our teachers and administrators face require that our county government shares a similar commitment to excellence in our public schools. This means backing our Public Schools with the level of financial support needed to make excellence happen. This includes paying teachers a competitive wage and providing the schools with the resources they need to educate our children.
- Local spending on public schools in North Carolina is 40th in the nation**
- Teacher pay is 39th in the nation*
- Investment per student is 41st in the nation**
- Carteret County has 18 schools – they face huge challenges
- Almost 50% of our students not prepared in English and Math for college or ready for a career*
- Economically disadvantaged students*
- 11 schools have more than 50% economically disadvantaged students
- 3 schools have more 62% economically disadvantaged students
- 5 schools have more than 30% and less than 50% economically disadvantaged students
- 2 schools have less than 30% economically disadvantaged students
- Academic Readiness*
- 47-63% of our students moving up from middle to high school are not ready
- 32-56% of our students moving up from elementary to middle school are not ready
- Academic Success*
- 3 of 4 middle schools received an NC rating of C
- 1 high school and 1 elementary school received an NC rating of A
- SAT Score Rankings***
- 30% of students took the SATs
- Average SAT score was 1182
- Of 113 NC School Systems, Carteret ranks 88th in percentage of students who took the SATs but ranks second in average score
Lucy Bond, running for the school board, had this to say about the Longleaf article (note she also provided a link for more information on vouchers):
“I am not on the same wavelength with Longleaf Politics when it comes to teacher salaries. I also think that per-pupil expenditure is a problem for NC. We are not keeping up with how fast NC is growing or the cost of living increases when it comes to teachers. I totally disagree with their view on the voucher program. I see that as a slippery slope. I included a link to a report from the LWV (nonpartisan) about the increase in money spent for many (though not all) private schools that do not adhere to the Standard course of study. Certain religious schools use the Abeka curriculum which gives a biblical world view not rooted in research or science or even history. These schools are growing and there is little oversight. I believe the GOP wants to get away from public schools and let private schools and private charter schools education on for-profit bases. Their teachers do not have to have the same educational standards as PS. Those schools also tend to be more segregated. Vouchers are not a problem in Carteret County but because we do get a lot of money from the state, we will have less in the future and so will our teachers.” Voucher Report
Follow the fight on amendments and other actions for democracy at Democracy North Carolina
Listen to a conversation on Voter ID and other amendments here.
A new Elon University Poll found that support for two constitutional amendments to appear on the ballot this fall shifted when voters received additional explanation of what the amendments entail. Read about it here.
Get your Amendment tool kit here: Amendment ToolKit