Even though the biggest killer of American children is guns and our NCGA republicans can't be bothered to work on keeping kids safe, I thought you'd be interested in knowing that they did spend time this week making sure our schools had muscadine grape juice available.
North Carolina Democrats were optimistic about their chances in the midterm elections. But following disappointing results, party insiders are dwelling on missed opportunities, and a party shake-up is underway. Meredith Cuomo, who had served as the North Carolina Democratic Party’s executive director since 2019, said Saturday in an email to party officials that she had stepped down from the state party’s top staff position. She moved into an advisory role on Dec. 1.
Digital Director Lillian Taylor is serving as state party’s interim executive director while the party searches for a permanent director. The party also announced that it was laying off nine staff members due to financial constraints, a move that’s not uncommon in the wake of elections.
Does this mean the incessant fundraising e-mails might be approaching abatement? Just kidding. But seriously. As far as recruiting new candidates (if you have trouble taking a hint, that was me emphasizing what I view as the most critical reform we need), some good ideas are percolating:
Upset about test scores? Then fund kids. Fund education. Give them housing, food, clothes and resources. Start with diapers, start with their families and their health. Give them books to read, childcare, and early education with lots of play. #nced#ncpol
This, all day long. The roadmap has been in place for a long time, but Republicans refuse to take part. If they were just twiddling their thumbs, it would be bad enough. But they're shoveling tons of taxpayer dollars into private school vouchers, while lowballing public schools. Their legacy of bad behavior will haunt us for decades.
And there are considerably more early voting sites this year than the last mid-term election. But you should go early (early), because there will likely be long lines. Gerry has a link to all the locations right here:
The deadline to register for the 2022 Mid-Term Elections is this Friday. If you have moved (even just a block away) you need to update your registration. If you miss that deadline you can still same-day register & vote at early voting locations, but it's best to do it ahead of time.
They will not stop trying to disenfranchise voters in NC. We can be better than this. Check on your friends and neighbors…make sure they are registered and encourage every one of them to vote. #TurnNCBlue for a brighter future. #ncpolhttps://t.co/XmSuGmkBIi
Which is why I do my best to ignore polls, of any sort. Half of them are push-polls, nudging people to choose a particular opinion, and others give you a "middle of the road" option that is not present on the real ballot. And a false sense of security (or insecurity) does not help anyone.
Not only does @TedBuddNC still question the 2020 election, but he won't commit to accepting the results of this year's election. Like Trump, it'll only be legit if he wins. That's becoming a bigger and bigger "if." #ncpol#ncsenhttps://t.co/IKEa2AmbgL
This needs to be a question asked during their (probably only) debate. And he also needs to be asked why he voted to overturn the will of the people, after a mob of traitors invaded the Capitol Building.
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