From the 6th District Democratic Party Chair

A word from Jim Meredith, Chair of North Carolina’s 6th District Democratic Executive Committee:

The 6th District Congressional Campaign of 2018 campaign is over, and although we did not elect Ryan Watts to congress (this time), he and we ran a race to be proud of. In all 8 counties of the district, volunteers, many of them first timers, knocked thousands of doors and made thousands of calls. Ryan was everywhere and by the end of the campaign; we were all amazed by the stamina, character, positivity and leadership of our bright, young candidate. Mark Walker was only able to keep his seat, thanks to gerrymandering. We had an incredible campaign! And those gerrymandered district lines will soon be redrawn!

Ryan may not have won a seat in Congress, but he and we who supported him turned out over 120,000 votes. Those same 120,000-plus voters helped to break super-majorities in the NC House and the NC Senate. They helped elect Anita Earls to the NC Supreme Court and John Arrowood, Allegra Collins and Toby Hampson to the Court of Appeals.

They also were instrumental in rejecting two constitutional amendments that would have wrecked North Carolina’s system of constitutional checks and balances.

We can be proud of our candidate and what we of the 6th District accomplished together. And we know that when redistricting occurs, this team will prevail, because this group of energized and committed people can and will win in a fair election, and the next one will be.

Thank you all for what you have done in this campaign. Rest for a short while, but remain engaged and come back strong. If we stay committed, together, we are going to create a great future!

 

Midterm Elections – What You Need to Know

Election season is upon us. Candidates and volunteers are starting to canvass and phone bank heavily in our district. Your 6th District Democratic Party would like to remind you of some things to keep this election season running smoothly.

Early voting begins Wednesday October 17, 2018. If you do not know where your early voting sites are, contact your county’s Democratic Party and they will steer you in the right direction. Alternately, you may call your county’s Board of Elections. There is a list of addresses and phone numbers at this link.

If you would like campaign signs for your local, state, and federal candidates, or if you would like to help with the election by canvassing, phone banking, stuffing envelopes, writing postcards, or any of the numerous things your county party needs during this busy time, contact your local Democratic Party. They will provide you with signs, connect you with a group to canvass with or just put you to work. Volunteers are the lifeblood of every campaign, so please, give of your time if you are able.

PLEASE NOTE: According to NC elections laws, campaign signs may not be placed on public property or in the highway right-of-way until September 17, 2018 (30 days before early voting begins). Campaign signs may be placed on private property at any time. Please make sure that your signs are on private property, with permission from the owner of that property until September 17th. Please check with your local municipal government or your county’s Board of Elections for any other city-specific laws pertaining to the placement and size of campaign signs.

 

Last chance to register to vote in the May 8 primary!

Today is the last day to get registered to be eligible to vote in the May 8th primary. Go to your local Board of Elections and register before 5:00pm today. Local BoE addresses listed below.

Alamance County
115 S Maple St, Graham, NC 27253
Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 5PM
Phone: (336) 570-6755

Caswell County
140 Main Street
Yanceyville, NC 27379
Phone: 336-694-4010

Chatham County
984 Thompson Street, Suite D,
Pittsboro, NC
PHONE: 919-545-8500

Guilford County
GREENSBORO OFFICE:
301 West Market Street
Greensboro NC 27401
(336) 641-3836

HIGH POINT OFFICE:
325 East Russell Avenue
High Point NC 27260
(336) 641-7895

Lee County
225 South Steele Street
Sanford, NC 27330
Phone: 919-718-4646

Person County
331 S. Morgan St.
Roxboro, NC 27573
Phone: (336) 597-1727

Randolph County
158 Worth St,
Asheboro, NC 27203
Phone: (336) 819-3900

Rockingham County
240 Cherokee Camp Rd,
Reidsville, NC 27320
Phone: (336) 342-8107

NC Sixth District Convention Schedules

Here are the times and locations of all our 6th District County Conventions. Please take the time to attend your county convention and become a delegate for the District. We need your help in pushing back against gerrymandering, voter suppression and the Trump agenda.

This country is run by the people who show up. We’re asking you to be one of the people who shows up.

Alamance County Democratic Convention – Thursday, March 29, 2018, Paramount Theater of Burlington 128 E Front St, Burlington, North Carolina 27215,  6:00pm – 8:00pm

Caswell County Democratic Convention – March 24, 2018,  Caswell County Municipal Building 158 E. Church St. Yanceyville, NC 27379, 10:00am

Chatham County Democratic Convention – Saturday March 24, 2018, Horton Middle School 79 South Horton Street, Pittsboro, North Carolina 27312, 9:00am-1:00pm

Guilford County Democratic Convention – Saturday March 24, 2018, GTCC, Room 120
Percy H. Sears Applied Technology Building (AT Auditorium) 601 E Main St, Jamestown, NC 27282-9691, Registration begins at 9:00 AM, Meeting begins at 10:00 AM

Lee County Democratic Convention – Saturday March 24, 2018, Old Lee County Courthouse 1400 S Horner Blvd, Sanford NC, 9:30am

Person County Democratic Convention – Friday March 23, 2018, Person County Senior Center 87 Semora Rd., Roxboro, North Carolina 27573, 6:30pm-9:00pm

Randolph County Democratic Convention – Saturday March 24, 2018, Randolph County Courthouse 176 E Salisbury St, Asheboro, North Carolina 27203, Social Hour and registration 9:00am, Meeting 10:00am

Rockingham County Democratic Convention – Saturday, March 24, 2018, Rockingham High School, 180 High School Rd, Reidsville NC, 8:00am-12:00pm

NC 6th Congressional District Democratic Convention

When: May 5, 2018

Where: Chatham County Agricultural Center, 1192 US-64 BUS, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

Registration begins at 9 am and we will call to order at 10 am.

If you were selected to be a delegate to your district at your county convention, please make sure to attend this event if possible.

Thank you to the Chatham County Democratic Party for hosting this convention.

Win a Las Vegas Vacation

The NC 6th District Democrats Executive Committee is having its first fundraiser for the coming election season. We are offering the chance to win a 7-day vacation in Las Vegas! We have booked a one bedroom accommodation at the Tahiti Village Resort. Tickets are $20 each or 6 for $100. Contact your local Democratic Party HQ for tickets. Visit the following link for more information: https://nc6dems.com/lasvegas/