Voter Engagement

LaToya Cantrell becomes New Orleans’ 1st woman mayor

LaToya Cantrell, a City Council member who first gained a political following as she worked to help her hard-hit neighborhood recover from Hurricane Katrina, won a historic election Saturday that made her the first woman mayor of New Orleans.

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AUTOPSY: The Democratic Party in Crisis – Leadership Still Chasing Republican Voters

The party should avidly promote inspiring programs such as single-payer Medicare for all, free public college tuition, economic security, infrastructure and green jobs initiatives, and tackling the climate crisis.

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What Killed the Democratic Party? The Nation

The Democratic Party lost just about everything in 2016, but so far it has offered only evasive regrets and mild apologies. Instead of acknowledging gross failure and astounding errors, the party’s leaders and campaign professionals wallowed in self-pity and righteous indignation.

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Congressional Black Caucus (CBC): Committed to Using Full Constitutional power

While the CBC has predominately been made up of members of the Democratic Party, the founding members of the caucus envisioned a non-partisan organization.

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Democrats, Black Candidates Win Historic Victories on Election Night

Most saw victories by Democrats as a referendum on President Donald Trump, whose record low job approval rating has shrunk to 39 percent according to various reports.

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Special Master in Racial Gerrymandering Case Releases First Round of Redrawn Legislative Districts

A special master appointed almost two weeks ago by a federal court to examine and potentially redraw parts of the state House and Senate maps released his proposed plan to correct unconstitutional racial gerrymanders.

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Senate Rushing to Confirm Trump Judges Who Back Voter Suppression

President Donald Trump is rapidly filling a record number of empty seats on the federal courts. Many of his nominees have problematic records on voting rights. A Trump nominee from North Carolina, Thomas Farr, is one example.

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City of Charlotte, NC Welcomes Its First Ever Black Female Mayor

Vi Lyles has just made history as the first Black woman mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina. She ran an aggressive campaign, and her victory was confirmed by local and national news outlets on November 8th.

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Seven Takeaways from the Democrats’ Big Night

It was a big night for Democrats, who also captured the governor’s mansion in New Jersey and added a historic down-ballot win in Virginia, where Danica Rome became the first openly transgender person elected.

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To Take Calls LIVE During Election Day – Voters In 25 States Will Go To The Polls On November 7th To Cast Ballots In Local, Statewide Elections

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Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law & Election Protection Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE)

To Take Calls LIVE During Election Day – Voters In 25 States Will Go To The Polls On November 7th To Cast Ballots In Local, Statewide Elections

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Join the Upcoming ‘We Are Democracy’ Workshop in Winston-Salem on Nov. 18

Democracy North Carolina will equip you and your fellow activists from surrounding counties with the latest updates, tools, and training for building a multi-racial movement to mobilize …

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Join the Upcoming ‘We Are Democracy’ workshop in Asheville, N.C. on Dec. 2

Democracy North Carolina will equip you and your fellow activists training for building a multi-racial movement to mobilize for redistricting reform, fight back against voter suppression, and set the stage for our collective work in 2018.

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