Early Voting for the June Special Primary
May 26th to June 4th
The June Primary is very important. Republicans and Democrats will pick their candidates to be on the November ballot for the Congressional race and for the NC Supreme Court. While some Congressional districts have only one candidate for US House of Representatives, everyone will be voting for the Supreme Court seat where there are 4 candidates running. The NC Supreme Court decides important issues that impact you!
Click here to view your ballot.
Click the links below to view the bios of the candidates that will be on your ballot!
Now is the time to make sure your community knows about the upcoming election! There is a new handout that features information about the special June 7th primary, with photos of the 4 candidates running for the NC Supreme Court and with descriptions of Congressional primary contests. You can help spread the word by passing out the Special Election Handout in your workplace, faith center, organizational meeting or community event. Email it to your friends and family. We can't sit any election out! Here in NC we know that courts matter, especially when we are facing the avalanche of unconstitutional laws passed by extremists in the NC General Assembly.
Click here to download the Special Election Handout
We encourage you to download the handout and make copies. However, if you or your organization has the capacity to distribute 200 or more in the next few weeks, send your name, email, phone, mailing address, quantity desired, and name(s) of congregation, community center, or places where you’d distribute the handout to email@example.com and Democracy NC will send you a packet.
The District lines for who represents you in the U.S. House of Representatives recently changed because the US Supreme Court found that two of the previous districts were racially gerrymandered.
Click here to read the NC NAACP statement on the Supreme Court decision.
Schedule of the day:
9:30 a.m. News conference and petition delivery at the State Capitol, 1 E Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27601 with TurnOUT!NC.
10:30 a.m. Direct action training (email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info)
11:30 a.m. Speak-out at the State Capitol
2:00 p.m. Direct action training (email email@example.com for more info)
3:00 p.m. Moral Monday 3rd Anniversary rally at Bicentennial Mall, 16 W. Jones St. in front of the NC General Assembly
4:00 p.m. Mass sit-in to protest HB 2
7:00 p.m. We encourage you to stick around for the Southerners on New Ground event in the evening at the NC General Assembly.
If you are interested in becoming a marshal and helping provide support and direction during the event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
The NC NAACP and Forward Together Moral Movement will continue exposing what extremist legislators have politically promoted as the "gay and transsexual restroom bill" - also known as House Bill 2.
The legislation has very little to do with restrooms and much to do with our need to prevent this immoral attempt to legislate a wide array of unconstitutional discrimination and hatred which we find when we read the fine print beneath these homophobic scare tactics.
The NC NAACP and the Forward Together Moral Movement stands in solidarity with civil rights leaders, labor leaders and hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians who are organizing and taking action in various areas of the state against House Bill 2. We refer to it more appropriately as "Hate Bill 2."
It is sad that certain so called Christian leaders are supporting this bill and participating in this political ploy. Jesus made his primary focus caring for the poor, the sick and least of these. Where are these leaders when health care, living wages, and voting rights are being denied and public education is being undercut? They are strangely silent.Read more
The NC NAACP is a state, regional, and national leader in the fast-breaking southern civil rights and anti-racism Movement. Our State office is in Durham, NC, and under the leadership of Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, we work to "speak truth to power" through protests in the streets, the courthouses, the statehouses and through actively engaging the media. Our objective is to give voice to the voiceless, and to strengthen movements that expand opportunity for all.
We seek a creative, energetic, and committed Movement person, who is a good writer and can serve as our Communications Coordinator. The position is based in Durham.
Under the supervision of the Communications Chair and the NC President, and the indirect supervision of other experienced administrative staff, the Communication Coordinator will perform the following duties:
- Draft Op-eds, News Releases, and other media material.
- Logistical support of media events
- Work with graphic design of collateral materials
- Develop press lists and clip files
- Prepare press kits
- Prepare talking points and briefing materials
- Outreach and relationship development with media
- Research and development of fact sheets
- Develop effective pitches for media
- Assist with production and editing of organizational reports
- Update social media accounts and website to assist organizing campaigns
- Perform other related duties as assigned
Click the link below to find out qualifications and how to apply.Read more