North Carolina

North Carolina

North Carolina

Why North Carolina?

North Carolina, a highly purple state, needs help with U.S. Senate and state races.

What’s at Stake:

  • An additional Democratic U.S. Senate seat.  Former North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley is the Democratic candidate for the open U.S. Senate seat. She has won statewide elections twice, and she is a terrific campaigner. She is at the top of the ballot and will attract votes for other Democratic candidates.   
  • Democrats in North Carolina have a great chance to add an additional seat in the U.S. House of Representatives with candidate Wiley Nickel in the new 13th Congressional District.  But they must also defend and win an open seat in CD-1 in which Don Davis is the Democratic candidate. 
  • There are more than half a dozen critical and close State Senate and State House races with strong Democratic candidates running hard.  Democrats need to prevent Republicans from winning two additional seats in the State Senate and three in the State House to keep Republicans from gaining a supermajority in the North Carolina legislature. A supermajority would enable the Republicans to override Democratic Governor Roy Cooper’s veto and ban abortion and pass other terrible legislation impacting voting and civil rights.    North Carolina is the southernmost state East of the Mississippi where women still have reproductive health rights.
  • Democrats have two strong candidates, Sam Ervin and Lucy Inman, to hold the Democratic majority on the North Carolina Supreme Court.

Send Postcards 

Write postcards to protect abortion rights in North Carolina and prevent Republicans from gaining a supermajority in the North Carolina state legislature.   Get started as a postcard distributor, or check to see if there’s a place to pick up cards near you. https://swingbluealliance.org/shop/

Postcards for Ricky Hurtado, State Representative, District 63, Alamance County

Swing Blue Alliance is conducting a time-urgent postcard campaign to support State Representative Ricky Hurtado, a progressive and the first Latino Democrat elected to the North Carolina General Assembly.  He won in 2020 by only 477 votes out of 40,677 cast. Hurtado’s Republican opponent is Stephen M. Ross, the incumbent in the seat from 2013-2020 who Hurtado just barely defeated in 2020.   This will likely be a close election once again.

Every vote for Hurtado will likely lead to a vote for Democratic US Senate candidate Cheri Beasley, and since most voters now vote a straight party ticket, to other Democratic candidates as well.       

We are looking for people who can purchase a minimum of 300 postcards and either do them yourself or recruit other volunteers.  Postcards are easy for volunteers to process: they only require a short, handwritten message and placement of an address label and stamp on the card.

Please note, however, if you want to do this, you will need to jump on it quickly: The completed postcards must be sent down to Hurtado’s campaign manager no later than October 10th so they can be postmarked in North Carolina.

Text Bank

Join the North Carolina Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign as we TEXT out the vote for Cheri Beasley and other Democrats across North Carolina. This is an easy way for folks to get involved!  Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30- 8 PM EST.  For more information and to sign up: https://www.mobilize.us/blueunityin2022/event/491659/

 

Phone Banks for Every Day of the Week!

Pick a day and join a weekly phone bank!  (All times are Eastern Standard Time)

Sundays:

All In for North Carolina is hosting this phone bank to call Black voters in Northeast North Carolina on behalf of Black Democratic candidates from that area.  We are calling for Beasley for Senate, Valerie Jordan for a crucial State Senate seat and Howard Hunter for State Representative, as well as for the two Democrats to maintain the NC State Supreme Court majority. Both the Court and the State Legislature are key to maintaining democracy and reproductive rights. Seasoned, upbeat phone bank captains will offer high quality, engaging training at the beginning of each shift, and no experience is needed. Sunday evenings, 6-8 PM.  Sign Up Here:  All In for NC Phone Bank to Northeastern NC · Blue Unity in 2022 (mobilize.us)

Mondays:

Call to recruit volunteers for the local Democratic party in Union County, NC’s largest Red county. These are easy calls to friendly people who share our values and concerns. Join phone bank captains Amy Nadel and Margaret Levin every Monday to make calls for the Union County Dems and get the latest updates from Lisa Walker, UCDC Chair.  Studies show that the county Democratic parties in Red counties are the best positioned to increase Democratic turnout and increase votes for Federal candidates. Monday afternoons, 4-6 PM.  https://www.mobilize.us/swingbluealliance/event/453323/ 

Tuesdays:

Out-of-state allies of Cheri and NC Democrats phone bank, coming out of Western Massachusetts..  The most effective way for us to reach voters in crucial swing states is through phone calls. Join our out-of-state team calling voters in North Carolina.  Every Tuesday 5:30-7:00 pm   https://www.mobilize.us/blueunityin2022/event/483754/

Wednesdays:

Join Activate America and All in for NC as we call key voters in North Carolina for Cheri Beasley! This is your chance to understand why we’re fired up about Beasley, the vision she would bring to the U.S. Senate, and her ability to build a winning coalition in North Carolina.  Every Wednesday 5:30-7 pm. ttps://www.mobilize.us/activateamerica/event/484331/

Thursdays:

Participate in a phone bank for top-tier state legislative candidates in close elections, conducted jointly with two terrific grassroots, community organizations in North Carolina, County to County and Neighbors on Call. Various candidates, Thursday and other weekday evenings, 5:45 – 8 pm.  To see dates and candidates & to sign up: https://www.mobilize.us/countytocountync/?tag_ids=283

Women for Beasley phone bank.  Join the North Carolina Democratic Coordinated Campaign to call voters in this critical election!”  Thursday evenings 5:30-7 pm. https://www.mobilize.us/blueunityin2022/event/479447/?timeslot=3337099

Call for Cheri Beasley for U.S. Senate and State Rep. candidate Carla Catalan Day to flip a state house seat with Carolina Federation, Thursdays 5 – 8 pm https://www.mobilize.us/carolinafederation/event/472039/

Fridays:

Join the North Carolina Democrats Coordinated Campaign to call voters in this critical election to help elect Cheri Beasley and our other NC Democrats. More than a dozen different times each week, most afternoons and evenings. https://www.mobilize.us/blueunityin2022/event/474880/

Who we are: All in for North Carolina (AINC), affiliated with Swing Blue Alliance, an all-volunteer organization, works with North Carolina grassroots organizations, the Democratic Party and key elected officials and candidateswho know the terrain, have boots on the ground and can help direct our efforts. Our support efforts include fundraising, helping to recruit volunteers on the ground, and direct participation in candidate phone banks. To sign up for our email list for updates and our newsletter about key races in NC, please email Jane Arsham.