Democrats

PR Latta (Wake Dem and retired Union leader) turns 93

Please join me and Progressive Dems in wishing P. R. a very happy birthday.

Progressive Democrats!

Wake County Progressive Democrat, P.R. Latta turns 93 this week. The Wake County Progressive Democrats and Nancy and John Brooks would like to invite you to celebrate with him.

Join PR for dinner Sunday, July 1st, 6pm at the Crystal Palace, 4011-161 Capital Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27604 (Corner Capital Blvd & New Hope Church Rd.)

Buffet:$10.49

Sincerely,
Tristy Evely
Wake County Progressive Democrats

Unofficial listing from NC Democratic Party of delegates to National Convention in Charlotte

2012 DNC Delegates

Congratulations to all those who were elected as delegates to the National Convention.

Click here to view the full list of DNC Delegates!

Ward Curtin
NCDP Staff
919.821.2777, ext. 305
ward@ncdp2012.org

A Message to the LGBT Community From an NC. Gay Man.

Somebody sound the alarm. It is time my LGBT Brothers and sisters awake from their slumber.

It has not been a pleasant couple weeks for our community since North Carolina in effect branded us second class citizens. In fact it left many of us depressed, wore out and in a shrug your shoulders, roll your eyes kind of mood. We spent countless hours fighting the inevitable tidal wave of bigotry that came our way and still feel the sting of defeat.

However something wonderful happened the day after the Republicans thumbed their collective noses at us (I say Republicans because although there were some from other political persuasions who voted for the Amendment, the Republican Party did so not only out of a warped religious conviction, but for political gain). I digress; now back to something wonderful happening on May 9th.

President Obama declared, “It is important for me personally to go ahead and affirm that same-sex couples should be able to get married.”

With friends like these

Have you heard Mitt Romney’s friends are in our state this weekend? They’re here for the North Carolina Republican Convention in Greensboro. Tim Pawlenty, Rick Perry and even the Donald (as in Trump) will be there to make their case for the Republican ticket.

And with friends like these, its no wonder Mitt’s not here too.

Welcome to Greensboro fellas ... and now a message from your leader.

Enjoy the show and don’t forget that Etch-A-Sketch.

Updated with embedded video by James.

Why I chose to become a county chair

I became the County chair in Gaston a little over a year ago. There was so much excitement in the air that you could feel it. People came out of the woodwork to vote and to be involved and the optimism of the local and state Democratic Party was beginning to emerge after a wake-up call in the 2010 elections.

Fast forward to Saturday, May 12th, and the scene was very different. The SEC Meeting which I attended did not demonstrate the reasons why I ran for and accepted the office of a County Chair.

Progressives: now is time to seize on political progress (as messy as it can be) and build a larger coalition

After President Obama's declaration of support for marriage equality for gay couples, we should pick up on this political progress and RUN with it. Don't let our disappointments hold us back, and don't let the election on Tuesday splinter our potentially larger coalitions--which would benefit all our causes including gay rights.

Interesting attempt to contact me ...

Got an interesting call yesterday. Some kid Field Organizer from Etheridge campaign called up and left a message on my phone. Told me to contact him (but did not leave a number), but left the number and name for a Field Director for the entire state. So I called him.

I told him that as a Precinct Chair in Wake County, I can't take sides and endorse one candidate over another. I told him that I was not so much concerned about the candidate's policies (assuming that they will follow the Democratic Party platform and work to turn it into public policy should Hell freeze over and we get a workable majority back).

The dead don't vote in Gaston County!

The following Guest Column published in the Gaston Gazette is a response to an earlier column published by Mr. Williams (a declared Republican candidate for County Commissioner) He attacked the local Democratic party and charged that we are in favor of voter fraud among other ludicrous statements.

On holding down the conversational fort, or, jobs, Republicans, and hooey

As the next Congressional fight over payroll tax extensions and unemployment benefits and pipelines gets set up in the next few weeks for either its final chapter or to be kicked down the road a bit farther, one or the other, you’re going to hear a lot from our Republican friends about how much they value work and workers; most especially, they’ll tell you, they value American jobs for American workers.

After all, they’ll say, creating American jobs is the most important thing of all.

But if we were to look back over just the last few months, some would tell us, we could quickly find examples of how Republicans promote ideas that don’t seem to value work or workers at all, much less American jobs.

Well as it turns out, “some” seem to be right; to illustrate one of those examples we’ll look back a month or two or three to a time some Republicans might wish was long, long, ago, in a galaxy far, far away.

Mayor Randy Voller leads workshop at PDNC State Convention

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Randy Voller, recently re-elected mayor of Pittsboro, Chair of the Chatham County Democratic Party, and the force behind Chatham County's electoral U-turn earlier this month, will lead the workshop on how to grow a new generation of elected officials who will represent the 99% by recruiting, supporting, and electing progressive candidates beginning at the local level.


Progressive Democrats of North Carolina

2011 Annual Meeting

Saturday, December 3, 2011

9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Orange County Campus (OOC)

Room 201

Durham Technical Community College
525 College Park Road

Hillsborough, NC 27278

919-536-7238

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