What then must we do?

The human-rights crisis taking place on the US-Mexico border has prompted many an American (and even a fair number of my Canadian friends) to ask “What can I do?” The answers offered by those who treat such questions as more than rhetorical run the usual gamut from “donate” to “call your senator and congressperson.” Such responses are useful, but only to a limited extent.

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NCDP endorses judicial candidates

                                                       On Tuesday June 12, the NCDP made the unusual move of endorsing candidates after the Republican controlled General Assembly injected partisanship into the judiciary and cancelled primaries statewide.  Now, Republicans are trying to split the democratic vote so that we'll lose.  Let's work to make sure that doesn't happen.  These are the judicial candidates you will want to vote for in November. 

 

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Polk County Teen Dems Sponsor a Meet the Candidates Bash

Polk County Teen Dems are holding a Meet the Democratic Candidates bash at party Headquarters Friday May 18  from 5 to 7 pm.  Come meet all your candidates, get involved and enjoy a pizza dinner. 

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Primary Election Winners

BJ Bayne won her primary to be the Democratic candidate for Polk County Sheriff and David Wheeler won his primary to be the Democratic candidate for the NC Senate.  Congratulations to both who worked hard for their victories. Thanks to all who turned out to vote.  Polk County had a 19.13% turnout rate.  Not great, but better than most mid-term elections.  Let's keep this trend going for the General Election so we can get ALL our candidates elected.

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County Convention 2018

The annual Convention held last Saturday was a big success with a packed room, inspiring speeches from our local candidates and our candidates for the US House, NC Senate and NC House. (For information on each, check out the Candidates button.)

We elected our 14 candidates to the 10th District Convention May 5 and left with our tummies full of a delicious breakfast thanks to the Women's Club and Johhny Metcalf on the grill.

Thanks to all who came.

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Primary Election Voting Schedule

All early voting takes place at the Board of Elections office in the Womack Building.  Early voting starts Thursday, April 19 and ends Saturday, May 5. 

Election Day is Tuesday, May 8 and on that day you must vote in your precinct. voting hours

Vote early if you can.  During early voting you can register or correct your voting address.  On May 8, it is too late to register or make any changes.

To cast an absentee vote you must request that an absentee ballot from the local Board of Elections be mailed to you.  It must be completed and returned to the BOE by mail, fax or email and received by them no later than May 1. You can print an Absentee Ballot Request Form here

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Judicial Elections

There will be no primary races for judges.  The NC Legislature cancelled primaries for judicial races and made them partisan.  Political affiliation of the candidates will be listed on the ballot. 

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Come to the County Convention

The annual County Convention is this Saturday, March 31 in the Steps to Hope meeting room across from the Post Office parking lot.  We kick it off with the Women's Club Country country breakfast at 9 am.  The meeting follows at 9:30 and features short speeches from all our great candidates - local, statewide and national.  For info on each of them, click on the Candidates button at the top.

Get fired up for the coming Blue Wave!

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The guts to do what's right

The Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United State of America is the third rail of politics. Touch it and your future as a candidate for public office is toast. So goes conventional wisdom. There's every reason to believe it's true. But that's the way every significant piece of progress starts: as a hopeless cause.

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The proverbial straw

Something snapped over the weekend while taking in Donald Trump's disparaging of the people of Puerto Rico. There's no particular reason, no readily discernible threshold beyond which Commander Marmalade hadn't previously ventured. It's not as this example of lack of human decency was any more notable than embracing white supremacy, dismissing a billion Muslims as terrorists, mocking the disabled or boasting of sexual assault. And given that we've had eight months of his special brand of idiocy, nothing he's done in recent days was even moderately suprising. No, I suppose it was just the proverbial straw that broke my cameloid back.

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