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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 download our Strategic Plan here.

Calling all Volunteers Volunteer Wannabes! 

You are invited to The Volunteers Brunch (yum) 

Saturday, June 1, 10 am to 12 pm,

401 Sailview Ct, Beaufort

(Eastman Creek Clubhouse, Beaufort off of 101)

Please let us know you are coming. 

 

 Click Here to Add Your Name 

 

This is Us

CCDP Headquarters Update

The HQ is your place. HQ is open for scheduling meetings. Groups can meet in the front room and the middle room during regular hours or off hours. With a little planning, it is feasible to have two meetings at the same time. There is a projector, projection screen and wifi. You can patch in people via video conference if your whole group cannot assemble in person.

To schedule your meeting at HQ, Email: CCDP Headquarters

Check out the HQ Meetings Calendar for dates and times available (lots of them currently): HQ Meetings Calendar

 

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.

So you want to volunteer?

HEADQUARTERS NEEDS STAFF 

Email: CCDP Headquarters

Staff: M-F  10 am –   2 pm, 1 to 4 pm, Sat 12 to 4 pm – great place to hang out and Do Some Good!  If you would like to staff a slot, send an email to CCDP Headquarters.  Check out the open slots here:

HQ Staffing Calendar

The Brown Bag Book Club—Bring your Lunch!

Second Thursday of each Month, noon to 1:00 At the Headquarters

Our Next Books will be:

February 13th For African History Month, please read one or both of the following titles.

Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism. James W. Loewen . New Press, 2005. 436 pp. According to bestselling sociologist Loewen (Lies My Teacher Told Me), “something significant has been left out of the broad history of race in America as it is usually taught,” namely the establishment between 1890 and 1968 of thousands of “sundown towns” that systematically excluded African-Americans from living within their borders. Located mostly outside the traditional South, these towns employed legal formalities, race riots, policemen, bricks, fires and guns to produce homogeneously Caucasian communities—and some of them continue such unsavory practices to this day. Loewen’s eye-opening history traces the sundown town’s development and delineates the extent to which state governments and the federal government, “openly favor[ed] white supremacy” from the 1930s through the 1960s, “helped to create and maintain all-white communities” through their lending and insuring policies. Note: is available as an audio-book.

Between the world and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Spiegel and Grau, 2015. 176 pp. It is written as a letter to the author’s teenage son about the feelings, symbolism, and realities associated with being Black in the United States. Coates recapitulates American history and explains to his son the “racist violence that has been woven into American culture.” Coates draws from an abridged, autobiographical account of his youth in Baltimore, detailing the ways in which institutions like the school, the police, and even “the streets” discipline, endanger, and threaten to disembody Black men and women. The work takes structural and thematic inspiration from James Baldwin‘s 1963 epistolary book The Fire Next Time. Unlike Baldwin, Coates sees white supremacy as an indestructible force, one that Black Americans will never evade or erase, but will always struggle against.

March 12rd SAVING CAPITALISM For the Many, Not the Few. Robert B. Reich. Alfred A. Knopf, 2015. 279 pp. To understand “Saving Capitalism,” Robert Reich’s sweeping treatise on inequality in America, you must accept a central premise: The free market is fundamentally a human construct and so to debate the appropriateness of government in shaping it is beside the point. Someone is always writing the rules of the market. Reich’s concern is that over the last three decades, the lead authors have been Wall Street, big corporations and the wealthy elite. His fear is that “we are lurching toward a capitalism so top-heavy it cannot be sustained.” Note: you may also watch the documentary of the same title on Netflix!! 

April 9th  Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump. By Rick Reilly Hachette, 2019. 256 pages. Review by Susan Macura (LibraryThing):

The author poses a hypothesis that to truly understand Donald Trump one need only look at his history with his favorite pastime – golf. There are numerous funny stories of how Trump cheats and lies when playing, as well as influencing others to cheat for him! While these stories have a light side, when one considers his role in our nation, they take on an ominous note. As the author says, “If you’ll cheat to win at golf, is it that much further to cheat to win an election? To turn a Congressional vote? To stop an investigation? “If you’ll lie about every aspect of the game, is it that much further to lie about your taxes, your relationship with Russians, your groping of women? “If you’re adamant that that the poor don’t deserve golf, is it that much further to think they don’t deserve health care, clean air, safe schools?” Frightening thoughts indeed, but we need to really think about them. Loved this book for those reasons.    

The books may be purchased used on Amazon or at The Book Shop ($10 membership takes 25% off new books for a year Or at Beach Book Mart, Atlantic Station Shopping Center, 1010 Fort Macon Road, (252) 240-565

NC Policy Watch news changes daily so check out on a regular basis. Watch the dates to see the release date of the information. It is a great source for keeping tabs on the GA and the shenanigans of NC politics.  Letters from an American are daily posts written by an historian – sometimes she puts the daily events in the context of history and other times she demystifies the comings and goings on the national stage. Gov Cooper provides a somewhat weekly update of his activities and Weekend Wrap is chock full of information on politics and the economy – fascinating stuff – take a look.

Mark Your Calendars!

march calendar
Meetings

County Commissioner’s Meeting

When: Mon, January 27, 6pm – 8pm
Where: Board Room, 2nd Floor, Courthouse Administration Bldg. (map)
 

Floyd’s 1921 Restaurant, 400 Bridges St, Morehead City

5 pm for dinner service and 6 pm for meeting

Democratic Women LTE Meets

When: First Thursday of every month, 5pm – 6pm
Where: Webb Library Morehead City
Description: This is a monthly meeting of individuals who want to express Democratic opinions in the local and state newspapers.

When: 2nd Saturday of every month

Where: Golden Corral Buffet & Grill, 4060 Arendell St, Morehead City
Description: Dutch treat breakfast social at 8:30, meeting at 9:00, with special guest speaker, Libbie Griffin, candidate for NC Senate District 2.
Meets from 5:30 – 6:30pm
Monthly on the second Tuesday
 
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Description:CCDW Board meeting

The Brown Bag Book Club—Bring your Lunch!

Second Thursday of each Month, noon to 1:00 at the Headquarters

Voter Outreach and Communications Committee
2nd Friday at 10 am monthly at HQ 
Each year precincts must confirm their organization status with at least five registered Democrats from their precinct attending their precinct meeting. Because this is a Presidential year, ALL PRECINCTS MUST MEET ON THIS DAY! The make-up day is March 14th.
 

County Commissioner’s Meeting

When: Mon, February 17, 6pm – 8pm
Where: Board Room, 2nd Floor, Courthouse Administration Bldg. (map)
 

NAACP Meeting

When: Tue, February 18, 6pm – 7pm
Where: Morehead Parks and Recreation Center (map)
DescriptionL: NAACP Branch meeting goes the third Tuesday of each month.
Events

2020 Candidate Meet and Greet, 5-7pm CCDP Headquarters, 700 Arendell St, Morehead City

Food and drink provided by CCDW

February 11, 7-9 pm – CCDP Social – location to be announced

Volunteer Kickoff Social at HQ

Help build our democratic community. Stop in to visit with with your fellow Democrats.

Open to everyone. Third Friday of every month. Bring a snack or libation to share.

Game on – 2020

Help build our democratic community. Stop in to visit with with your fellow Democrats.

Open to everyone. Third Friday of every month. Bring a snack or libation to share.

#GameOn2020

Carteret County Democratic Party Bulletin Board  

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Civil Rights

1020 Active Hate Groups in the United States - Click on map to go the the Southern Poverty Law Center's interactive map to see hate groups in your state and around the nation

Environment Call To Action

Climate Change

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