Stamp NC Blue PAC has kicked off a special, one-time, round of postcards to registered NC voters encouraging them to vote for Anita Earls for NC Supreme Court in November. Find out more, donate, and volunteer for this new effort and share the link!
We're going to revisit "our" five districts to remind ourselves of the importance of what we're doing and who we're encouraging to vote. The districts we selected are competitive and have areas that are difficult to reach for in-person, door-to-door canvassing due to their rural geography or other factors. Remember that the voter turnout among our postcard recipients in these districts DOUBLED compared to the 2014 mid-term primary. Maybe our postcards will help make even more of a difference in the November 6 election!
Thomas Mills posted this in Politics NC: In North Carolina in both 2010 and 2014, around 51% of registered Republicans voted. In contrast, only 44% of Democrats voted in 2010 and 46% voted in 2014. Unaffiliated voters showed up a rate of 33% in 2010 and 35% in 2014... If the Republican analyst’s prediction holds for NC, then Republicans can expect a 51% turnout again, but Democrats will likely show up at 55% or more. With an eight point advantage in registration, Democrats would enter the election with a substantial advantage.
The five NC House districts we're reaching out to include:
HD-1, including parts of Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Pasquotank, Perquimans, & Tyrrell Counties
HD-35, including Wake Forest and part of Wake County
HD-63, including Burlington and part of Alamance County
HD-93, including Boone and parts of Ashe and Watauga Counties
HD-119, including Cherokee and parts of Haywood, Jackson, & Swain Counties
In the coming days, we'll focus on a district a day, briefly introducing the candidates and providing some background about the area. We'll provide links to other info we've found, including campaign websites when available, so we can begin to learn about the issues that are most important in these areas and how each candidate proposes to address them. Stamp NC Blue enthusiastically supports the progressive values of the Democratic candidates in each district; we are not affiliated with, authorized by, or financed by any candidate or campaign.
We hope you'll join us each day for our trip across NC, from the northern Outer Banks to the far western mountains!
Find the entire list of NC candidates who have filed for state and national offices and the party leaning of the districts here.