One of our goals for the Craven County Democratic Party in the 2017 and 2018 elections is to contest every seat — to make sure the voters have the chance to vote for a Democrat for every single available office.
But we can’t do that without candidates! We need people who are willing to step up to the plate and volunteer to run for office.
A democratic republic like ours doesn’t work if we’re governed by a professional class or a “good ol’ boys” network. We the people need to lead, by getting involved and serving the common good to the extent of our abilities. Americans have always believed that public service is the highest calling in a democracy.
Don’t know where to get started? The North Carolina Democratic Party has a new program called the Pipeline Project to recruit, train, and support candidates for public office, from dogcatcher up to Congress.
If you’re feeling called to public service, we strongly urge you to run — and we’ll do everything we can to provide you with the support you need to make Democratic, American Dream values a reality in our cities, our county, our state, and our nation. If you know someone who you think would make a great candidate for public office, please encourage them to run, and send them a link to this page!
In a democracy, we are the ones we’ve been waiting for. It’s time to stand up and be counted.