Submitted by Martha Brock on Sat, 07/27/2013 - 6:20pm
Just had a brief chat on FB with Randy Voller and Yevonne Brannon. Voller's message to Democrats was posted earlier today (see 'Extreme GOP Pandemic'...). Randy is speaking truth to power in many venues including the mainstream media, but perhaps more importantly, to the people themselves in events across the state.
Randy responded to the Guv and his campaign promises of jobs for the people of NC in a ABC interview. As Randy puts it, "The GOP seems to think JOBS is a four letter word," now that they control the government of NC.
Submitted by Martha Brock on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 6:19am
From Under the Dome:
North Carolina Democratic Party is advertising for a new executive director.
State Democratic chairman Randy Voller said the party has received about 30 applications from around the country to fill the post held by Tammy Brunner, who was not asked to stay. Monday was the last day for applications.
Brunner was brought on as interim party executive director last June when Jay Parmley resigned amid allegations from a fellow staffer that he had engaged in sexual harassment – allegations that he denied.
Submitted by Martha Brock on Thu, 02/07/2013 - 3:54pm
Great media one-liner from Chairman Randy Voller from WRAL.com:
"We are the party of the New Deal," he said of Democrats. "They are the party of the raw deal."
"In his first news conference as North Carolina Democratic Party chairman, Randy Voller vowed Thursday to fight the Republican majority in the General Assembly and enlisted state residents to join in the battle.:
"We cannot just lie down and let this train run over us," Voller said in fiery remarks to reporters...
Submitted by Martha Brock on Sat, 02/02/2013 - 2:37pm
Three articles from WRAL.com:
NC Dems tap Pittsboro mayor for state party chair
By GARY D. ROBERTSON, Associated Press
DURHAM, N.C. — Still reeling from 2012 defeats at the ballot box, North Carolina Democratic activists narrowly elected a small-town mayor as their next leader Saturday after an 11th-hour draft of former U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge fell short by a few votes.
Meeting in Durham, the state Democratic Party's executive committee elected Pittsboro Mayor Randy Voller by a vote of 309-298 over Etheridge, who wasn't in attendance when his name was placed in nomination. Voller, a favorite of local party activists, vowed during his two-year term to fight to reverse Republican electoral gains and policies.
We are here to win the battle of ideas in our communities, and we're here to win elections," the 44-year-old Voller told committee members...
Submitted by WakeVerifiedVoting on Sat, 01/19/2013 - 7:46am
Greetings Fellow Democrats:
The announcement of Organizing for Action disturbs me. Many of you know how I have objected to the way that OFA (whether Obama For America or Organizing For America) interfered with what we do as officers or delegates of the Democratic Party. It seemed as though OFA was trying to set itself up as a structure that was parallel to and yet separate from the Democratic Party almost as though they wanted to usurp the traditional role of the Democratic Party and possible supersede it.
If you ever doubted it - here is the proof and others are noticing it too:
If it is able to sustain the passion that propelled Obama twice into the White House, the pro-Obama group may outstrip the role played by traditional interest groups, from organized labor to the environmental movement, and could form an independent power base outside the White House and the Democratic Party.
Somewhere along the way, I started receiving press releases by email from the North Carolina Democratic Party. Some of them are routine housekeeping stuff, but often there's great material that should be widely distributed. Today's release covered growing concerns about Governor Pope's emerging culture of corruption.
After getting the email, I wrote to ask Clay Pittman, the party's press secretary, why he didn't just create a BlueNC account and get someone to post the releases directly, thereby avoiding the logistical burden of me having to re-post and front-page what they send. As a person with a real day job, I don't have time to cover half the political stuff that comes to my mail box, so I'm always asking others to help.
I got a quick response from Clay thanking me for the offer, but declining, without explanation.
Submitted by WakeVerifiedVoting on Thu, 12/13/2012 - 6:46am
Well it's official - David Parker is not going to run for re-election as NCDP Chair. I sincerely had hoped he'd run for re-election because, without a DNC Convention to make folks lose their minds (and perspective) he might have actually had a chance to do some serious party-building from the grassroots up.
So now the next question is - who will run for the office of NCDP Chair? Folks have floated several names around for the last few weeks since the November general election:
Submitted by Martha Brock on Tue, 07/31/2012 - 12:19pm
Organizing for America North Carolina for a grassroots event in Greensboro with First Lady Michelle Obama: Tickets are free and are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so make sure you stop by an OFA-NC office and get your ticket ASAP
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