On January 26 we will hold a training on precinct organization at 5:30 in the large conference room at Democratic headquarters at 5041 New Center Dr. The training has been postponed because Susanne Werner has a cold and laryngitis. Because of the laryngitis, if you need to reach her email or text messages are better than phone calls right now. You can email her here.
This training is designed for precinct officers and anyone interested in precinct leadership and work. The precinct is the basic building block of the Democratic Party and decisions on party leadership flow from the precincts up. To find out who your precinct leaders are click here. If you are uncertain which precinct you live in, click here to look it up.
January Meeting and SEC Election To Be Held On January 23
Because Martin Luther King day falls on the third Monday of January, our monthly meeting will be held on January 23, 2017, the fourth Monday of the month. This meeting will include an election to fill our empty SEC seat. The new SEC member will vote in the election for NCDP officers at the SEC meeting in Rolesville NC on February 11. The newly elected member will only attend one SEC meeting - a new set of SEC members will be elected on April 1 at the county convention.
Seventh District Dinner January 28
On January 28th the Seventh District Dinner will happen at the Mad Boar Restaurant in Wallace NC. This event is an opportunity to get together with Democrats from the other counties in the Seventh Congressional District, and to honor some special contributions. Keynote speakers will be our own Supreme Court Justice Mike Morgan and workers-rights champion MaryBe McMillan, Secretary/Treasurer of the NC AFL-CIO. This event is just a few weeks before the election of state party officers on February 11 and several of the candidates will be there. Please sign up now so we can make sure there will be tables for New Hanover Democrats.
NCDP Chair Candidate Forum February 4
The North Carolina Democratic Party will elect new officers and a new Chair at the SEC Meeting on February 11. Here is an opportunity to meet the candidates and talk to them about the future of our party. Click here for details. We will have an opportunity to meet with the candidates at 2-4 pm on February 4 at New Hanover County Democratic HQ in the large conference room off of the lobby. The candidates for chair who are coming (listed alphabetically) are:
Marshall Adame- Marine Corps veteran, Hispanic Caucus Chair, and former candidate for 3rd Congressional District.
Janice Covington- Military veteran, Democratic transgender activist.
Wayne Goodwin- Former Commissioner of Insurance, House of Representatives, Chair of multiple SEC Committees, and President of NC Young Democrats
SEC Meeting February 11
On February 11th the State Executive Committee of the North Carolina Democratic Party will elect new NCDP Officers at the SEC Meeting at Rolesville High School in Raleigh. The new officers will serve from February 2017 through February 2019.
Precinct Organization Meetings February 22 to March 8
From February 22 through March 8 we will hold precinct organization meetings to elect precinct officers and appoint delegates to the county convention. If you care about the future of the Democratic Party, you should attend your precinct meeting. To find out who your precinct leaders are now, click here. If you are uncertain which precinct you live in, click here to look it up. If you live in a precinct that is presently unorganized, we need your help to change that. If your precinct is unorganized call Susanne Werner at (910) 409-5509 to connect with other Democrats in your precinct.
Call For Officers for 2017 to 2019
We will elect officers for the New Hanover County Democratic Party on April 1. We need a diverse set of leaders with a variety of skill sets who are willing to work hard to elect candidates who share our values. The present Officers of the NHCDP are planning to break with recent practice, and do not intend to appoint a nominating committee. This year there is no shortage of capable candidates for NHCDP officers. We encourage all who want to serve as officers to contact one of the present officers to discuss requirements of the jobs by March 1, and we will publish information about the candidates in our emails before the April 1 meeting.
New Hanover County Convention April 1
This will be a very important meeting that will determine the leadership of our County Party. All are encouraged to attend. April 1st to elect new NHCDP Officers. We will also consider resolutions and elect delegates to the 7th District Convention which will occur on May 20th.
Important Dates In 2017
February 22 to March 8- Please Note that the two week window for precinct organizing has been moved up a week to February 22nd to Mar 8th.
March 15th: On this date, the General Assembly was required to announce new districts for NC House and Senate. Please note however that the decision requiring the General Assembly to draw new districts was recently stayed by the US Supreme Court. We do not presently know whether this stay is temporary or whether it will prevent elections to the North Carolina legislature this year. We will provide more information in future emails.
May 20th: Elect Officers for 7th District Democratic Party organization at 7th District Convention.
August 12th: State Executive Committee Meeting, Rolesville HS, Rolesville NC.
November 7th: Election for City Council and (possibly) State House and Senate
Early Voting / One Stop Voting in progress now
When: Monday through Friday from 8:00 - 5:00
Saturday November 2nd from 8:00 - 1:00
Where: New Hanover County Government Center
What: Municipal Elections for:
- City of Wilmington
- Wrightsville Beach
- Carolina Beach
- Kure Beach
- See more at: http://www.newhanovergop.com/#sthash.amge61jU.dpuf