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 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


Thank You Democrats! 



Thank you for supporting Carteret Democrats in their work to get every Carteret Democrat to the polls in 2020. We have successfully established a beautiful headquarters and it is growing our presence in Carteret! Thank you for helping your party keep moving forward.  Let’s TURN NORTH CAROLINA BLUE IN 2020.


Veteran’s Day Parade

Looking for volunteers to participate in the Veteran’s Day Parade which is Saturday, November 9, 2019. Parade assembly at 9:30AM with “Kick Off” at 11:00 AM. The parade assembly area has yet to be determined.

While “Democratic Party” signs are permitted, there cannot be any POLITICAL ISSUES or CANDIDATE ENDORSEMENT signs.The Veteran Services office informed us that the parade is to HONOR VETERANS not for political candidates or issues.

We will have small American flags and candy to give out. Please buy extra candy when on sale after Halloween.  We always seem to run out before the end of the parade.

PARTICIPANTS: Any and all veterans please wear a tee shirt designating your branch of military. Other men and women wear red/white/blue, or ladies wear CCDW T shirts.  Comfortable walking shoes, hats and sunscreen if high UV index, water/drinks as required.

PLEASE let us know if you will WALK the parade route or if you need to RIDE.  Respond back to email jsewellmck@aol.com or call 440-221-6715 – with your name and email address or phone number and either WALK or RIDE by October 23, 2019.

  • 2 pickup trucks are needed.
  • Military flags to be carried by designated veterans (TBD). Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast guard colors.

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?


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! Stop by and sign up – September has lots of slots. Check out the open slots here:

HQ Staffing Calendar

Meet at the HQ ...

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


       What the Dems are Reading ...

  1. The New Breed, Second Edition: Understanding the 21st Century Volunteer by Jonathan McKee
  2. The all new Don’t Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate by George Lakoff
  3. The Little Blue Book: The Essential Guide to Thinking and Talking Like a Democrat by George Lakoff
  4. Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America by Alissa Quart
  5. Your Brain’s Politics: How the Science of Mind Explains the Political Divide by George Lakoff
  6. Volunteer Engagement 2.0 Ideas and insights changing the world edited by Robert J. Rosenthal

Another Dem Book Club

An opportunity to meet and discuss books of interest to us as Democrats, progressives, human beings …

First Book(s) up for discussion:

Don’t Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate by George Lakoff and The Little Blue Book: The Essential Guide to Thinking and Talking Like a Democrat by George Lakoff (Read both or one – they complement each other). Books can be looked at at HQ’s book corner.

First meeting: Tuesday, November 5 at 7:30 pm at HQ. 

Meetings will be held first Tuesday every month at this time and place. Contact Sue Schurer for more information.

Katie Tomberlin, Catherine Elkins, First Lady Kristin Cooper, Caroline Hoss, Don Hoss, Dennis Litalien at Crystal Coast Waterkeeper’s roundtable at Bridge Downeast with commercial fishermen on September 21st

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.  NCDP Takeaways summarize the week’s news and are disseminated on Fridays . Message Guidance and NCDP Takeaways typically change weekly. Other  guidance and ‘immediate releases’ come from NCDP as events occur. 

NCDP Statement in Support of LGBTQ Workers

 Raleigh – NCDP Chairman Wayne Goodwin and President of the LGBT Democrats of North Carolina Ginger Walker released the following statement in response to today’s opening arguments on three cases before the U.S. Supreme Court that address LGBTQ+ discrimination in the workplace:
“No one should face discrimination or unemployment because of who they are or who they love. North Carolina Democrats stand with our LGTBQ+ friends and allies today as they continue to fight for the legal rights and protections they deserve.”

Mark Your Calendars!

march calendar

CCDP Breakfast meeting at the Golden Corral. 

4060 Arendell St, Morehead City


Tom Kies, Chamber of Commerce

NAACP Meeting

When: Tue, October 15, 6pm – 7pm
Where: Morehead Parks and Recreation Center (map)
Description; NAACP Branch meeting goes the third Tuesday of each month.

Carteret County Democratic Women Meeting

When: Tue, October 22, 2019, 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Where: Sanitary Restaurant, Morehead City
Description; Each month there is a special guest speaker. Dutch treat social at 5:30pm, meeting begins at 6pm.

When: October 24, 6 pm

Where: MHC Train Depot

Officers meet at the HQ monthly. Open to Democrats.

Tue, November 5, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Where: St Andrews Episcopal Church, 2005 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557, USA

Democratic Women LTE Meets

When: First Thursday of every month, 5pm – 6pm
Where: Carteret County Democratic Headquarters, 700 Arendell St, Suite 1, Morehead City
Description: This is a monthly meeting of individuals who want to express Democratic opinions in the local and state newspapers.

CCDP Breakfast meeting at the Golden Corral. 

4060 Arendell St, Morehead City

Speaker Nida Allam, NCDP 3rd Vice Chair

When: Sat, October 19, 6:30pm – 9pm
Where: Backstreet Pub
Description: Party and Reverse Drawing. The last ticket drawn wins $5,000. Only 200 hundred tickets to be sold. Help turn Carteret Blue And have a 1 in 200 chance of winning $5000. You must have a ticket to attend. A ticket buys entrance for ticket holder and one guest.
To buy tickets: call Cindy 
Wear at 252-732-0284 or buy online.

When: October 24 at 6 pm

Where: MHC Train Depot

Crystal Coast Waterkeepers and The Climate Reality Project are hosting a gathering highlighting some or local large and small businesses who have initiated eco-friendly business practices.

When: October 26, 4-7 pm

Where: Pogie’s, Swansboro

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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