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 Party Update
For those of you who were elected as a delegate to the County Convention, please ensure you put the date of the convention on your calendar: March 24, 10am, Carteret County Courthouse in Beaufort. The purpose of the meeting is to adopt resolutions that have been submitted (due to Katie Tomberlin no later than March 17th) and to elect delegates to the District Convention, who will then adopt resolutions, and elect delegates to the State Convention. From there, our Party Platform will be published.
From March 8th through the 10th, the Democratic National Committee will hold the 2018 Winter Meeting at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington D.C. Along with our North Carolina Delegation, I will also be attending. In the spirit of transparency and “need to know,” please see below information concerning the meeting.
- The tentative schedule for the National Committee meeting here.
- Agendas for the caucuses and councils here.
Standing Committee Vacancy
One item of business before the full membership will be the approval of an appointment to fill a standing committee vacancy. Chairman Tom Perez has nominated Judy Mount, State Committeewoman from Florida, to fill the vacancy on the Rules and Bylaws Committee.
Please see the list of resolutions submitted here.
Previously Noticed Charter Amendments
There are three proposed amendments to the DNC’s Charter and Bylaws to be considered by the full DNC body. Per the process the DNC Rules & Bylaws Committee, at its meeting in Washington, D.C. on January 19th, considered and unanimously approved all three proposed amendments. You can find them here.
Unity Reform Commission
“Created during the 2016 Democratic National Convention, the commission will recommend improvements to ensure the presidential nomination process is accessible, transparent, and inclusive. The commission is made up of 21 members selected by Sec. Hillary Clinton, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and DNC Chair Tom Perez.”
Please find here the final report of the DNC’s Unity Reform Commission (URC).
You can also find an executive summary of the recommendations here.
Some of the proposed URC reforms include:
- Reducing the number of unpledged superdelegates by 60 percent
- The creation of an Ombudsmen Council to address complaints and recommend improvements
- Budget transparency with regular reporting of expenditures
- A competitive contract bid process and greater vendor diversity
- Primaries and Caucuses with same-day registration, same-day party affiliation switching, and absentee voting
As of now, the URC recommendations are being considered by the Rules & Bylaws committee which will meet again over the weekend. Not sure if an agreement will be made in time for a full vote at the Winter Meeting.
As always, if you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me or the other members of the North Carolina DNC delegation.
Democratic National Committee
It’s been an exciting week at the DNC as we launched IWillVote – an unprecedented new campaign with four initiatives: Commit to Vote; Voter Registration; Voter Education and Protection; and Get-Out-The-Vote. Under the IWillVote program, the DNC, in partnership with state parties and organizations, aims to engage, educate, and mobilize 50 million voters from now until November to elect Democrats up and down the ticket. Millennial and college-aged voters are a crucial part of this effort. In recent days, we have seen the enormous power this generation can wield, and we are excited to translate this power into electoral victories across the country.
In addition to launching the IWillVote Program, we also announced our upcoming IWillVote Gala, which will feature Senators Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, Cory Booker, and Doug Jones.
I couldn’t be more excited about these efforts. Over the past year, we’ve seen what a difference Democratic voter turnout can make. In Virginia, we elected a Democratic governor, lieutenant governor, and attorney general, and flipped 15 seats in the House of Delegates from red to blue. In Alabama, we elected the state’s first Democratic senator in decades. And since Donald Trump was elected, Democrats have flipped 39 state legislative seats, including some in districts that Trump won by double digits. When we organize early and everywhere, we win up and down the ballot.
There’s no time to lose. We saw historically low turnout in the last midterm elections — the lowest since World War II, and Republicans are working every day to erect barriers to the ballot and disenfranchise voters, particularly minority and youth voters. But while Trump and his rubber-stamp Republicans push to roll back the landmark Voting Rights Act or enact voter ID laws, Democrats are fighting for voters and their right to cast a ballot, because we believe every voice deserves to be heard and counted.
2018 is a crucial year and the momentum is on our side. This week, we flipped another two legislative seats from red to blue in New Hampshire and Connecticut. The victories of our Democratic candidates in these red districts tonight are further proof that when Democrats lead with our values and organize early, we can win anywhere. The DNC is proud to stand with Philip Spagnuolo and Phil Young, and we look forward to continuing our work with the New Hampshire Democratic Party and the Connecticut Democratic Party to elect Democrats up and down the ticket in 2018, 2020, and beyond.
Finally, I want to wish you all a happy Women’s History Month. This month is an opportunity to celebrate women of every color, class, creed, and sexual orientation who have made invaluable contributions to this country since its inception. But as we’ve seen over the last year of the Trump administration, women’s fight for true equality is far from over. While President Obama’s administration made great strides, Donald Trump and Republicans across the country are blocking progress on critical issues like equal pay and affordable child care and have ratcheted up their attacks on women’s reproductive rights.
Women are leading the resistance, and the Democratic Party will continue to stand in solidarity with women around the world marching for the equality they deserve. Democrats believe in equal pay and paid family leave. We believe in more affordable health care and child care, and better educational opportunities for young girls and women in America and around the world. We believe in ending violence and sexual harassment against women wherever it occurs so that no woman has to say ‘Me too.’ And we believe in electing women up and down the ballot so that our leaders actually represent the diversity of our people.
Not Off Our Coast!
Proposed Oil and Gas Leasing Areas and Sale Years
Candidates Speak Out at Big Blue Wave Rally
Mark Your Calendars!
Meets at Morehead Parks and Recreation.
Meets at Carteret County Chamber of Commerce, Morehead City meeting at Morehead Parks and Recreation.
Meets at Unitarian Coastal Fellowship, Morehead City. Facebook for more info.
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.
Meet 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.
Meets at Courthouse in Beaufort. Agenda, Minutes, Video.
Gather at No Name Pizza, Morehead City.
Details to follow
Gather at Golden Corral for breakfast and speaker.
In Raleigh. High profile speakers (last year it was Eric Holder). More details to follow.
Gather at No Name Pizza, Morehead City.
Details to follow.
Facilitating Spring Unity Dinner
Saturday, May 5 from 6-9 pm at The Country Club of the Crystal Coast
152 Oakleaf Drive Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512
Speaker: NC Supreme Court Justice Mike Morgan
Click on Tickets to purchase your tickets with a credit card or your PayPal account. You will be asked to select your menu options along with purchasing your ticket(s).
Alternately, you may mail a check to:
CCDP, PO Box 708, Morehead City, NC 28557. Check must be received by April 27th. Include names of attendees with their menu choice. Click on Tickets above to see the menu.
Gathers at Mckinnon Center Raleigh. Sanford-Hunt Breakfast will be that morning also at the McKinnon Center.