Democratic Candidates will begin filing to take back our State House and Senate and to keep the Governor’s office in less than 14 months. At stake is a better education for our children, a fairer society and a better quality of life for all of our citizens, not just a select few. We must take back the Legislature and keep a Democratic Governor in November of 2012. Failure would have devastating effects on our State for decades to come.
Today I announced that I am running for North Carolina Democratic Party Chair because now is not the time to sit on the sidelines. The stakes are too high for any of us to sit back and allow the Republicans to destroy the progress we have made.
If elected, I will focus on increased communication between the State Party and local activists, a reorganized approach to elections, a laser beam focus on redistricting, and a commitment to recruit and train quality candidates at every level in all 100 counties.
Over the coming weeks I will be reaching out to SEC members and Progressive activists from across the state. As part of that effort my campaign team has already asked for a live blog here on BlueNC and at Pam’s House Blend. I have begun laying out some of my ideas about the qualities the next party chair needs to have, but I want to begin this campaign by asking you some questions.
What role should the State Party play in the coming fight?
What does the State Party need to do to support your county party?
What resources are your County Party missing that can be provided through the State Party?
What did we do right and what did we do wrong in 2010?
Thank you for being involved. Now is the time to get off the sidelines and get to work. I look forward to getting to know you.