PDNC Statewide Annual Meeting Jan. 5

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Progressive Democrats of North Carolina

Annual Meeting – Saturday, January 5, 2013

Forsyth County Democratic Headquarters
1128 Burke Street (next to Burke Street Pizza)
Winston-Salem, NC 27101


Mayor Randy Voller leads workshop at PDNC State Convention


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


Live blogging with Progressive Dems

A quick report from the PDNC meeting in Orange County, mostly without commentary:

Gene Nichol started off the day with an inspiring call for action by progressives to represent the heart and soul of the Democratic Party.

Chris Fitzsimon up next, taking both Art Pope and North Carolina newspapers to task for collusion in fostering the right wing agenda. A remarkably non-partisan presentation of the political landscape.

What's likely to happen?

  • Three constitutional amendments: eminent domain, gay marriage, taxpayer bill of rights
  • Voter ID law
  • Measure to crack down on illegal immigrants
  • They'll balance the $4 billion with cuts
  • Schools closing

Perdue will likely produce a budget in February that doesn't raise new taxes, in hopes of getting re-elected. (Note from me to Bev: you'll fail on both fronts if you try this.)

What to do?

  • Stay on their asses every minute of every day in Raleigh, and report on it everywhere you can. They have no idea what they're doing and are going to be spectacularly incompetent.
  • Fight, even if you lose. Hang the consequences of their failures clearly around their necks.

Questions? Post 'em and I'll ask them for you.


A Public Forum on Citizens United

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Public Forum on Citizens United SCOTUS decision

The Orange-Chatham Progressive Democrats and the Progressive Democrats of NC will sponsor a public forum on the Citizens United decision on April 11th, from 4-5:30 pm at the Carrboro Century Center in Carrboro. Gene Nichol of UNC Law School will be the primary speaker.

Considering unaffiliating myself from NC Democratic Party

It's been more than a week since the Progressive Democrats of North Carolina issued a statement and a letter to NCDP Chairman David Young asking him to champion a very reasonable request to clean up North Carolina fund raising.

Here's an audio clip of his response:


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PDNC has released a statement today that calls for the North Carolina Democratic Party to lead the fight against political corruption. We have invited Party Chair David Young (see letter here) to join us in making sure that the necessary reforms are put into place. We need to make sure that the scandals that have discredited our party in recent years--with the revelations that have surfaced in the Easley hearings being just the latest outrage in a string of far too many-will not continue to damage the Democratic Party or the democratic process.

PDNC Convention Highlights

Saturday was amazing! Sec. Elaine MarshallWe were treated first to Sec. Elaine Marshall’s sharp-witted down home talk, “I understand the people of North Carolina” she said and then told a story of when she was first elected to office.

4 US Senate candidates at PDNC Convention

We are honored to announce that we will have four probable Democratic US Senate candidates for Senator Richard Burr's seat to speak at the Progressive Democrats of North Carolina's 6th Annual Convention this Saturday.

Elaine Marshall will address the convention during the opening remarks portion, and the other three candidates (Cal Cunningham, Kenneth Lewis, Mayor Kevin Foy) will address the convention at 3:45pm to 4:30pm.

Register here:

Progressive Democrats of NC 6th Annual Convention Sept 19th Raleigh


Progressive Democrats of North Carolina
6th Annual Convention Saturday, September 19th, 2009
The McKimmon Center, NC State University
Raleigh, NC, 9am-6pm

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