The General Assembly will reconvene under Republican rule for the first time in 100 years. No one alive– on either side of the aisle– has ever practiced politics in this environment before. We are in entirely uncharted waters.
They won’t waste the opportunity to push their radical agenda; Democrats shouldn’t waste the opportunity to push back In my second video, I’ve outlined how I’ll lead that effort as your Chair.
It really is remarkable to think that we are the Party that built the state that we live in today. I happen to believe that the future is our responsibility as well.
North Carolina won’t stop looking to us for leadership, especially as they realize what they’ve really gotten with a Republican legislature fully funded by Art Pope. Our role has never been clearer: we are here to defend education, health care and civil rights. As our core values are repeatedly threatened this session, let’s remind voters that the good guys may not be in the majority anymore, but we’re still the greatest force for right, justice and equality in North Carolina.
If we do so, I have faith that we’ll see early results– including wins in the 2011 municipal elections– that will be signs of a Democratic resurgence here in North Carolina.
If you agree with my video message, that we have to defend our principles in order to win back the legislature and school boards and county commissions all across the state, please consider joining my campaign as a public endorser. We’ve recently passed a milestone in public support– 100 committed SEC votes– but this campaign is just getting started.
I would be honored to serve as your Chair and I ask for your vote on January 29.