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
HQ is open from 9-12 pm daily due to Florence. Please check here for updates on status.
- U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Report: Voters of Color Are Being Shut Out
- VICTORY! North Carolina Election Officials Will Fight ICE Efforts to Target Voters
- Immigration Enforcement, DOJ Target 44 NC Counties for Massive Voter Information Grab
- Fast Facts/Talking About Proposed 2018 Constitutional Amendments
Please see below for links to NCDP latest messaging guidance.
If you have any questions or if you need further guidance, please email RobertHoward@ncdemocraticparty.org.
September 18, 2018
September 12, 2018
I. Hurricane Florence **new**
II. Campaign Season Momentum **new**
III. Congressional Redistricting **updated**
IV. Constitutional Amendments **updated**
V. Trump/ICE Voter Suppression Effort **new**
VI. Kavanaugh Hearing **new**
VII. Hurricane Relief **new**
Click on a date or the associated NCDP Takeaway to see the news for that date.
NCDP TAKEAWAY – A LOOK TOWARD NOVEMBER – NO NEW MAPS – CONGRESSIONAL RACES HEAT UP – BUDD TRIES TO WASH RECORD CLEAN – TRUMP, ICE SUBPOENA VOTER RECORDS – CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
NCDP TAKEAWAY – NEW CONGRESSIONAL MAPS – ONE LAST SPECIAL SESSION? – GOP EARMARKING FUNDS – TRUMP’S IN TOWN – IS BERGER GIVING UP ON TARTE? – SHAM HURRICANE HEARING – NEW TV ADS – NC DEMS HOLD WEEKEND OF ACTION
NCDP TAKEAWAY – SPECIAL SESSION RETURNS, VULNERABLE REPUBLICANS HELD ACCOUNTABLE – GOP ADMITS AMENDMENTS MEANT TO BYPASS COURTS – FORMER JUSTICES OPPOSE GOP AMENDMENTS – TARTE’S TOLLS – BTM LAUNCHES CHARLOTTE FIELD OFFICE
Fellow Democrats –
Earlier this week, news broke that the Trump Administration, through Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), issued an unprecedented subpoena of voting records in North Carolina, including previously cast ballots and sensitive voter information. The broad scope of the subpoena and its proximity to Election Day has sparked concern across our state.
While the Trump administration has backtracked when the state must comply with the order to January 2019, make no mistake: this is an attempt to intimidate voters, in particular voters of color.
The North Carolina Democratic Party and our attorneys are monitoring the situation closely and are assessing what role we can play in combating this attempted act of widespread voter suppression. The N.C. Democratic Delegation as well as Ranking Democrats on numerous Congressional committees have launched formal inquiries, and the party has secured a voter protection hotline number: 1(252) 297-VOTE (1-252-297-8683). Please use this number to share any concerns and to report any information.
We strongly support the right to vote and wish to reassure all of North Carolina’s communities that we stand beside you in protecting your access to the ballot box. Talking points are provided below if you would like to help spread our message.
As always, thank you for everything that you do to elect Democrats. The Party will continue to monitor the situation and keep you informed of any developments.
Chair, NC Democratic Party
September 6, 2018
Contact: Robert Howard, RobertHoward@ncdemocraticparty.org
“Fishing expedition” serves “no useful purpose” besides “breaching secrecy”
Raleigh – The Trump Administration, including the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), recently filed a subpoena for “massive” troves of voter data, including previously cast ballots, opening a new front in Republicans efforts to suppress voters for this fall’s elections.
The subpoenas cover the 44 counties that make up eastern North Carolina, and asked for “poll books, e-poll books, voting records, and/or voter authorization documents, and executed official ballots (including absentee official ballots).” Meanwhile, a separate DOJ subpoena covers more than 8 years of voting records for the entire state – all 100 counties.
The message is clear: the Trump administration and ICE is trying to intimidate voters, especially minority voters, ahead of this year’s election.
The subpoenas’ scope is unprecedented – the State Board of Elections called the subpoenas “the most exhaustive on record,” while Wake County Board of Elections Chairman Greg Flynn called it a “fishing expedition” that “serves no useful purpose” other than “breaching secrecy.”
Meanwhile, the state is sixty days out from the midterm elections where young people, people of color, and Democratic-leaning voters are expected to show up at a higher rate than normal. Turnout among these voters have fueled Democratic victories in special elections and primaries across the country since 2016. Now these very same people are being intimidated by a Trump administration that has repeatedly shown its hostility to voting rights and minority voters.
“The Trump administration and national Republicans appear to be launching a massive, unprecedented voter suppression effort in North Carolina just sixty days until the midterm elections,” NCDP Executive Director Kimberly Reynolds said. “Repeated phishing attempts by the Trump administration to find widespread voter fraud have failed, and now they’re turning to blatant scare tactics to keep Democratic-leaning voters from the polls.”
Click on NCDP Clips date you are interested in. Daily Clips provide news articles from across the state that are of interest.
- 09/21/2018 – NCDP Clips 9/21/18
- 09/20/2018 – NCDP Clips 9/20/18
- 09/19/2018 – NCDP Clips 9/19/18
- 09/18/2018 – NCDP Clips 9/18/18
- 09/17/2018 – NCDP Clips 9/17/18
- 09/12/2018 – NCDP Clips 9/12/18
- 09/11/2018 – NCDP Clips 9/11/18
- 09/10/2018 – NCDP Clips 9/10/18
- 09/07/2018 – NCDP Clips 9/7/18
- 09/06/2018 – NCDP Clips 9/6/18
- 09/05/2018 – NCDP Clips 9/5/18
- 09/04/2018 – NCDP Clips 9/4/18
- 08/31/2018 – NCDP Clips 8/31/18
- 08/30/2018 – NCDP Clips 8/30/18
- 08/29/2018 – NCDP Clips 8/29/18
- 08/28/2018 – NCDP Clips 8/28/18
- 08/27/2018 – NCDP Clips 8/27/18
- 08/24/2018 – NCDP Clips 8/24/18
- 08/23/2018 – NCDP Clips 8/23/18
- 08/22/2018 – NCDP Clips 8/22/18
- 08/21/2018 – NCDP Clips 8/21/18
Mark Your Calendars!
Meets at Carteret County Chamber of Commerce, Morehead City meeting at Morehead Parks and Recreation.
Meets at Webb Library (piano room), Morehead City. Join us. Signs go out September 20th. We will be handing out signs to be placed in public areas as well as canvassing lists. We need a great turnout for this last push. Bring your fired up friends!
September 16 – Begin deploying signs
October 1 – November 2 – Canvassing
October 12 – Voter Registration Ends
October 17 – November 2 – Early Voting
November 6 – Election day
Meets at Courthouse in Beaufort. Agenda, Minutes, Video.
Democractic Women LTE Meets
Meets at Courthouse in Beaufort. Agenda, Minutes, Video.
Meets at Morehead Parks and Recreation.
Where: 4911 Bridges Street Ext, Morehead City, NC 28557, USA (map)
Will be rescheduled due to hurricane.
Justice for All Dinner with Anita Earls, NC Supreme Court Candidate
LWV Board of Education Candidate Forum
LWV Board of Education Candidate Forum
Carteret County Democratic Party Bulletin Board
Click Here to See Pictures from Past Events
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
Follow the fight on amendments and other actions for democracy at Democracy North Carolina