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

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

Click here 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.


The North Carolina legislature is attacking judges who rule against it
ABA Journal // Billy Corriher // March, 22, 2018
Summary: North Carolina legislators have passed an unprecedented number of laws changing judicial selection in recent years. Constitutional challenges to many of these power grabs are still pending, and rulings that fail to give legislators unlimited power will likely prompt more threats or retaliation. These kinds of responses from legislators, the statements and the alleged retaliation against judges, are an attack on the independence of North Carolina courts. In the last couple of years, the legislature’s veto-proof Republican majority has repeatedly changed how the state’s judges are chosen in ways that would get their preferred judges on state courts.

North Carolina Employees Crazy To File SEC Whistleblower Complaint About State Pension?
Bloomeberg // Edward Siedle // March 22, 2018 //
Summary: The State Employees Association of North Carolina hired a consultant to conduct a forensic investigation of the $90 billion Teachers’ and State Employees’ Retirement System of the State of North Carolina. The investigator discovered $30 Billion in Secret Accounts that keep secret from all stakeholders, including the North Carolina General Assembly, where 35% of pension assets were invested. The investigator also found that treasurer reports violate state law: North Carolina law mandates full disclosure of all direct and indirect investment management and placement agent fees in the Treasurer’s Government Operations reports to the General Assembly. The Treasurer had failed to make these disclosures.

6 shot dead in 2 weeks, city asks North Carolina for help
News Tribune // AP // March 22, 2018
Summary: Officials in a North Carolina town are appealing to the state for additional resources after six people were shot to death in less than two weeks. Henderson Mayor Eddie Ellington told WRAL-TV “We were asking for reinforcement, task force and whatever we can to help our officers because we’re really short-staffed right now,” Ellington said. “We are 13 officers down, out of 59 and they got over 30,000 calls last year and it’s hard to be proactive when you’re receiving all of these calls. It really puts a strain.”


Governor’s office responds to city’s plea for help
Henderson Daily Dispatch // Ryan Hedrick // March 22, 2018
Henderson officials received word from Gov. Roy Cooper’s office on Thursday morning in response to the city’s request for assistance in combating a recent string of shootings in the city, the most recent of which occurred Wednesday evening.

Greensboro Housing Hub aspires to be ‘one-stop shop’ for people needing affordable housing
Winston Salem Journal // Nancy McLaughlin // March 22, 2018
Summary: N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday morning anointed the city’s latest affordable housing effort “an innovation solution” that he said could be replicated elsewhere in building stronger communities. Cooper was speaking to a crowd in front of the Greensboro Housing Hub, which was officially opening and brings together advocates and community groups to serve as a “one-stop shop” for people looking for affordable housing. The hub’s goal is to increase the reach to low-income people who need affordable housing in Greensboro.

School safety petition drive slated for Saturday
Jacksonville Daily News // Mike McHugh // March 23, 2018
Organizers from “Safety for our Schools” will set up at the Swansboro Food Lion parking lot from 10 a.m. to noon then from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Carteret Crossing parking lot near the grocery store in Cape Carteret off W.B. McLean Boulevard. At each venue, people will have an opportunity to sign petitions from a selection of eight expressing their choice of actions to ensure students are provided a safe school environment in which to learn. Options range from banning assault-style weapons to raising the age requirement to purchase guns to adding metal detectors in schools, according to organizer Ann vonHoorn. “I’m doing this to give a voice to the people,” vonHoorn said. “We will send a copy to Governor Roy Cooper, Representative Walter B. Jones, Senator Norm Sanderson and Representative Pat McElraft.”


Bill Brawley

Stop social engineering, let towns control their schools
Charlotte Observer // LTE // March 22, 2018
Summary: In response to “Matthews school idea: Town pride or prejudice?” (March 22): Thank goodness for concerned representation like N.C. Rep. Bill Brawley’s. Charter schools for Matthews and Mint Hill are a wonderful idea for allowing our towns to have local control over the education of local children. Enough already. Stop all the demographic studies and constant reassignment.

John Szoka

Our View: Slow internet service stalls rural economic growth
Fayetteville Observer // Editorial Board // March 22, 2018
Summary: The N.C. League of Municipalities released a report Wednesday that says more than 600,000 rural North Carolinians lack broadband-speed internet access in their communities. Actually, the number may be much greater. Szoka led the way in the creation of the BRIGHT Futures Act, a measure that would bring state assistance to rural areas for the extension of broadband. His bill wasn’t trying to displace private providers, but rather to help create the infrastructure that would allow them to operate in rural areas.

Beverly Boswell

Boswell deletes claims of being nurse; calls students ‘Tide Pod eaters’
The Outer Banks Voice // Sam Walker // March 21, 2018
Summary: Rep. Beverly Boswell of Kill Devil Hills dropped mention of being a registered nurse on her campaign website and Facebook page this week at the instruction of the N.C. Board of Nurses. This comes after Boswell asserted last week on the same Facebook page that a central North Carolina charter school forced students to participate in a classroom walkout to protest gun violence, calling the students “Tide Pod eaters.”

Ted Davis

DEQ secretary makes case for additional GenX funding
Star News // Adam Wagner // March 22, 2018
Summary: Sheila Holman, DEQ’s assistant secretary for the environment, also told the House’s Select Committee on N.C. River Quality that Chemours told DEQ it was installing a thermal oxidizer unit to capture and destroy GenX and other perfluorinated compounds in response to a Feb. 12 notice of violation. State Rep. Ted Davis, R-New Hanover, also said the tour — which passed through several labs — reinforced his belief that DEQ needs additional resources in order to address GenX and other compounds. At one point, Davis and Regan discussed how some higher-end North Carolina high schools have better facilities than the state government.

David Lewis

The North Carolina legislature is attacking judges who rule against it
ABA Journal // Billy Corriher // March, 22, 2018
Summary: Rep. David Lewis, a key figure in the redistricting saga, called a press conference recently to rail against a voting rights group that filed a lawsuit in state court, accusing it of partisan motivations. Rep. Lewis said: “Some would argue that we do have some activist judges, and the thought would be if you’re going to act like a legislator, perhaps you should run like one.” These kinds of responses from legislators, the statements and the alleged retaliation against judges, are an attack on the independence of North Carolina courts.

Holly Grange

State legislators toured NC environmental labs on Thursday
Star News // Adam Wagner // March 22, 2018
Summary: State Rep. Holly Grange, R-New Hanover, said during the tour that she was most taken aback by a peek into a records retention room where piles and piles of boxes contained five years of DEQ permit documents. Grange, one of the committee’s chairs, said it reinforced her belief that digitizing the permitting process is among the most important steps the state could take.


Wesley Meredith

Our View: Slow internet service stalls rural economic growth
Fayetteville Observer // Editorial Board // March 22, 2018
Summary: Sen. Wesley Meredith sponsored the BRIGHT Futures Act, a measure that would bring state assistance to rural areas for the extension of broadband. In the Senate, it ran into a wall of opposition from the more conservative ideologues that inhabit that chamber. It’s parked in the Senate Rules Committee, the graveyard of legislation good and bad that didn’t win Senate leadership’s favor. And that’s a shame, because it’s stalling economic development in many of this state’s rural areas, where poverty is far more prevalent than in the broadband-friendly cities.”

Jeff Tarte

Leaders say toll roads on Charlotte highways should ease congestion
WSOCTV // Greg Suskin // March 22, 2018
Summary: Local leaders got their first look Wednesday night at how the tolls would work on I-485 in south Charlotte and Independence Boulevard. Regardless of where the money goes, one outspoken critic, state Sen. Jeff Tarte doesn’t believe it will work. “The managed lanes is such a brain-dead project,” Tarte said. “How we structured it and we’re going to pay for it for years.” Tarte said an express lane benefits those who pay to drive on it, but not everyone else in the other lanes.


Democrats’ fuel for a House majority: Suburban discontent
WRAL // Bill Barrow // March 22, 2018
Summary: After Democratic victories in state legislative contests in Virginia and special elections across the country — even a stunning Senate election in Republican-dominated Alabama — Republicans have plenty of reason to worry that commuter country may be their undoing in the fight for control of the House in November’s midterm elections. “Across the board, every single indicator points to one thing: a Republican bloodbath,” said Republican strategist Terry Sullivan.


Thom Tillis
Thom Tillis, Patrick McHenry, North Carolina GOP used Cambridge Analytica in 2014
Asheville Citizen Times // Mark Barrett // March 22, 2018
Summary: Sen. Thom Tillis, Rep. Patrick McHenry and the North Carolina state Republican Party all spent money in 2014 with a company now being investigated for alleged inappropriate or illegal use of Facebook data. Tillis has denied any wrongdoing and Dallas Woodhouse, executive director of the state Republican Party, called Democratic Party criticism of use of the firm “outrageous conspiracy theories.”

Sen. Tillis tied to Facebook data scandal
WCNC // Rad Berky // March 22, 2018
Summary: NBC Charlotte has confirmed Republican Senator Thom Tillis paid a bonus to the data company, Cambridge Analytica that provided information to the Tillis campaign in 2014 when Tillis defeated incumbent Democrat Kay Hagan. In 2014 the campaign paid the company $30,000 for the data. A source who asked not to be identified because the person was not authorized to speak on behalf of the campaign, told NBC Charlotte reporter Rad Berky that the campaign then made four payments of $25,000 each to Cambridge Analytica in 2015 as a bonus for the Tillis victory.

Sen. Coons reiterates that special counsel Mueller needs protection
WHYY // March Eichmann // March 22, 2018
Summary: Since last August, U.S. Senator Chris Coons has been urging his colleagues in Congress to approve legislation to protect former FBI Director Robert Mueller as he investigates Russian interference in the 2016 election. Coons’ bill, co-sponsored by Sen. Thom Tillis, a Republican from North Carolina, would make it law that a special counsel could only be fired for misconduct, dereliction of duty, incapacity, conflict of interest, or other good cause, like a violation of departmental policies.

Ted Budd

Omnibus Spending Bill Amounts to a Bundle of Broken Promises
The Daily Signal // Ted Budd // March 22, 2018
Summary: Rep. Ted Budd wrote an oped lamenting on the passage of the omnibus budget bill.

  • Did not fund the border wall.
  • Funding for NY/NJ Hudson River project was included
  • Sanctuary cities remain funded
  • The process for passing the bill was terrible (not enough time)
  • Budget is $138 billion over last years omnibus

Robert Pittenger

PolitiFact: Pittenger, Harris sling accusations
ABC 11 // Politifact NC // March 22, 2018
Summary: If Rep. Robert Pittenger has his way, the primary election for his seat will become a contest over loyalty to President Donald Trump. Pittenger, a Republican from the Charlotte area, faces an opponent in Rev. Mark Harris, who came within 134 votes of beating him for the District 9 seat in June 2016. Pittenger recently released an ad that casts Harris as a critic of Trump, who carried the district with 54 percent of the vote in 2016.

Mark Meadows

Collins health proposal left out of $1.3 trillion budget deal
Bangor Daily News // Mike Debonis & Erica Werner // March 22, 2018
Summary: Congressional leaders reached a tentative $1.3 trillion spending deal Wednesday to keep government agencies operating through September, unveiling legislation that would make good on President Trump’s promises to increase military funding while blocking much of his immigration agenda. Rep. Mark Meadows, R-North Carolina, the chairman of the Freedom Caucus and a Trump ally, was described by a White House official as one of the key influencers of the president’s position. Meadows slammed the proposal during a Wednesday panel discussion on Capitol Hill, saying that “wins for conservatives will be few and far between.” “Are we going to continue to fund sanctuary cities? Are we going to continue to fund Planned Parenthood? Are we going to continue to raise the debt to levels that quite frankly are unsustainable and bankrupt our country?” he said. “There is really no wall funding. People will try to spin it as there is wall funding, but the [$1.6 billion] has been in there for some time

John Bolton
Trump Chooses Bolton for 3rd Security Adviser as Shake-Up Continues
WAPO // Mark Landler & Maggie Haberman // March 22, 2018
Summary: President Trump named John R. Bolton, a hard-line former American ambassador to the United Nations, as his third national security adviser on Thursday, continuing a shake-up that creates one of the most hawkish national security teams of any White House in recent history

John Bolton & Cambridge Analytica: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Heavy // Ellyn Santiago // March, 22, 2018
Summary: John Bolton, just named to be the new National Security Advisor replacing Gen. H. R. McMaster, is a well-known conservative foreign policy authority, was the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. under Pres. George W. Bush. And, Bolton, has ties to Cambridge Analytica, the embattled voter data firm at the center of international investigations.

March 23, 2018
Contact: Robert Howard,RobertHoward@ncdemocraticparty.org

Groups That Spent For Tillis Also Paid Cambridge Analytica

Super PAC led by John Bolton, Trump’s incoming National Security Advisor, supported Thom Tillis, paid Cambridge Analytica nearly $1.2M since 2014

RALEIGH – The Cambridge Analytica case study that touts their work for Thom Tillis in 2014 makes another claim. It says that, “CA Political worked successfully with various organizations key to the success of Thom Tillis’ campaign.”

According to FEC data, at least two other entities involved in the 2014 North Carolina U.S. Senate race made payments to Cambridge Analytica.

The NC GOP paid $215,000 to Cambridge Analytica, and the John Bolton Super PAC paid the firm $341,025 in 2014 while also spending a reported $1.5 million on Tillis’ behalf. According to the New York Times:
“Using the psychographic models, Cambridge helped design concepts for advertisements for candidates supported by Mr. Bolton’s PAC, including the 2014 campaign of Thom Tillis…”
Because much of the spending on Tillis’ behalf in 2014 was done by so-called “dark money groups” it is possible that even more money was spent for Tillis by groups that employed Cambridge Analytica. Reporting out of Colorado has uncovered how dark money groups paid Cambridge Analytica in the battle for control of their state legislature.

Given federal campaign laws, and an exposé that shows Cambridge Analytica was willing to skirt those laws, Thom Tillis and the NC GOP need to explain whether there was any illegal coordination with the John Bolton Super PAC or any other independent expenditure that was involved in the race.

“Federal campaigns have strict non-coordination laws, and it raises a lot of suspicion to know that the Tillis campaign and NC GOP were sharing a major consultant with at least one Super PAC advertising in that race, “ said NCDP spokesman Robert Howard. “After stealing personal data from 50 million Facebook users and admitting to a host of dirty and illegal tricks, Cambridge Analytica has shown they have no regard for the law, and it is possible their major clients in North Carolina were violating campaign finance laws as well.”

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.

Dear Democrat, 

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.

Meeting Schedule

  • 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.



From: Tom Perez

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. 



North Carolina Democratic National Committee Members
Wayne Goodwin Aisha Dew John Verdejo
Denise Adams Shelia Huggins Cliff Moone
Ray McKinnon Akilah Ensley J. David Cox

In March We Are Taking A Deeper Look Into Immigration

We wrote this month’s toolkit because we believe immigration is a fundamental part of who America is and how her identity is represented to the rest of the world. We believe immigration is important to talk about because at it’s core is the idea of sanctuary.


We have the power to make a difference on this important issue through the strength of our beliefs and actions. We urge you to keep your hearts and minds – and if you feel moved to do so – your homes – open. Read through our history, learn about our neighbors and be a safe place for each other. Do not succumb to fear and walls. We so desperately need all the sanctuary we can get.

This video documentary follows a couple and their two children fleeing Baghdad to live in Raleigh, from their arrival at RDU International Airport to the help they get from the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants to get settled in their new home. Watch for an excellent insight into the journey of local refugees.

Students Across North Carolina and the Nation Stand Up and Walk Out

See images and read stories about the 17 minute school walkout in cities across the country today.

The Women’s March Youth EMPOWER encouraged students across the country to walk out at 10 a.m. Wednesday for 17 minutes — one minute for each of the 17 people killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida on Feb. 14. Students at numerous public and private schools in Wake, Durham and Orange counties and Chapel Hill-Carrboro marched out in a show of solidarity.

If you are concerned about the level of vitriol shown on social media against these new student protests, gun safety awareness campaigns, or politics in general, remember that there is still a bot army working to stoke the fires against us. 

A reminder of the upcoming March For Our Lives in Raleigh:

The student led March For Our Lives in Raleigh on March 24 is looking for assistance. Ways you can help:

To donate to the March’s GoFundMe

For sponsors, speakers, and other business related inquiries email: march4rlivesnc@gmail.com

For volunteers, help, and questions email:

Sign up to volunteer:

Interest Group / Organization Sponsor Table Registration for the rally:

Friday, April 20th: student led #NationalSchoolWalkout
and on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/schoolwalkoutUS

Pennsylvania’s Special Election Portends Waves of Blue Sweeping the Nation 

Conor Lamb’s apparent win in the gerrymandered Pennsylvania 18th Congressional House District race on Tuesday is more than just a win for PA Democrats. It continues a winning streak of massive swings in districts that have been solidly red. 

Counting Tuesday’s result, Democratic candidates in federal special elections have now outperformed the normal partisan leans of their state or district by an average of 17 percentage points

Per @DLeonhardt of the NYT, here is a list of GOP House Districts less Republican than PA18:

AL2 AK AZ2 AZ5 AZ6 AR2 CA1 CA4 CA8 CA10 CA21 CA22 CA25 CA39 CA42 CA45 CA48 CA49 CA50 CO3 CO6 FL3 FL6 FL8 FL15 FL15 FL16 FL17 FL18 FL25 FL26 FL27 GA6 GA7 GA12 IL6 IL12 IL13 IL14 IN2 IN4 IN5 IN8 IN9 IA1 IA3 IA4 KS2 KS3 KY6 ME2 MI1 MI6 MI7 MI8 MI11 MN2 MN3 MS3 MO2 MT NV2 NJ2 NJ3 NJ4 NJ7 NJ11 NM2 NY1 NY2 NY11 NY19 NY22 NY23 NY24 NC2 NC5 NC6 NC7 NC8 NC9 NC10 NC11 NC13 OH1 OH2 OH7 OH10 OH12 OH14 OH15 OH16 OK5 PA1 PA5 PA6 PA7 PA9 PA10 PA11 PA13 PA16 PA17 SC1 SC2 SC5 SC8 SD TX2 TX3 TX6 TX7 TX10 TX14 TX21 TX22 TX23 TX24 TX25 TX27 TX31 UT4 VA1 VA2 VA5 VA6 VA7 VA10 WA3 WA5 WA8 WV2 WI1 WI6 WI7 WI8 Source: @benchmarkpol

That includes 9 out of our 13 House seats in NC! That does not mean it’s a done deal. These recent wins are also the result of significant GOTV campaigns and fundraising by Democratic candidates. There will be lots of opportunities to contribute before November!
Bonus Watch: 

The NC GOP has filed a federal complaint of extortion against Gov. Roy Cooper over negotiations with energy companies building the Atlantic Coast Pipeline for a mitigation fund. Hear state party leaders Dallas Woodhouse and Wayne Goodwin discuss the issue.

Important Upcoming Events

March is full of interesting events across the area. Check out our event calendar and find something of interest here!

Not Off Our Coast!

Proposed Oil and Gas Leasing Areas and Sale Years

Notice; request for comments.
BOEM is announcing the availability of, and requests comments on, the Draft Proposed Program (DPP) for the 2019-2024 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program (2019-2024 Program or Program). BOEM is also announcing its decision to prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the 2019-2024 Program (Programmatic EIS) and the initiation of the formal scoping process.

Candidates Speak Out at Big Blue Wave Rally

march calendar

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

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.