Message from Matt Ballance, NC11 chair

CHAIR’S MESSAGE
Hello NC11 Democrats!

I write this message to you having returned from a weekend in Durham for the North Carolina Democratic Party’s annual convention and 2022 Unity Dinner.  I can’t tell you how energizing it was to be back in person with fellow Democrats from across our state to conduct the work of our party, and to hear from so many of the incredible candidates that we have running for office up and down the ballot this November!

Summer is in full swing, and that means that the general election season is in full swing as well.  NC11 Democratic nominee Jasmine Beach-Ferrara kicked off her series of “Day of Action” events across the district this last weekend.  Our NC House and Senate candidates across the district are rolling out events and activities daily.  NC Judicial candidates are visiting our region.  And US Senate candidate Cheri Beasley continues to make frequent stops across our area.

NOW IS THE TIME TO GET INVOLVED!
I urge each of you to stay up to the date with the activities of our candidates via their websites and email lists, as well as the calendar on the NC11 Democrats website, and to take part in these events.  But don’t just involve yourself, spread the word!  Take a friend or family member to these events, help spread the word on the good ideas that our candidates stand for, and do your part to do everything that you can to help get these individuals elected this fall!

There is so much in our district, our state, and our country that deserves our effort right now.  Pushing our legislators to finally pass Medicaid expansion.  Protecting our school boards and county commissions from the extremist right-wing candidates who wish to overtake these offices.  Protecting our children and the public from the plague on gun violence in our country.  Protecting a woman’s right to choose.  Our plate is full of worthy, righteous efforts to fight for.

So let’s get to work.  Let’s keep our heads down and press on.  Let’s stay focused on the task at hand.  And let’s do everything we can to protect the Democratic values that we love and hold so dear!

Thank you for all that each of you do and keep fighting!

Matt Ballance
NC District 11 Chair

 

Important! Public Comment Period Opens on GOP Request for Signature Verification on Ballots, please comment!

 

The NC State Board of Elections (NCSBE) has opened a public comment period in response to a Request for Declaratory Ruling proposed by the NC Republican Party. The public comment period closes on July 5, 2022. We need thousands of North Carolina voters to push back on this proposed change using the NCSBE comment portal.
Please use your own or this suggested language: “I am concerned about the very real prospect that legitimate ballots could be thrown out under a signature-matching protocol. If someone changed their name since they registered to vote, if they have developed a medical condition that affects their signature, or if they first registered to vote in our state many years ago, their current signature may look different than the signature on file.”
Click on the link below to comment. THANK YOU!

https://www.ncsbe.gov/news/press-releases/2022/06/10/public-comment-period-opens-request-related-signature-verification-absentee-voting?fbclid=IwAR31WYsEh9fPvNfLKWGWMpVjlQyE4UXWLUWHRz9TFnQgSXLZ9GadIaXurTs

2022 US Congressional District 11 Democratic Candidates

There are six Democratic candidates for the NC11 U.S. Congressional seat. Links to their websites are below their pictures.  Don’t forget, the primary election is May 17, and vote by mail ballots are available now.

Jay Carey

https://www.jaycareyforcongress.com/

Katie Dean

 

http://www.electkatiedean.com/

Jasmine Beach-Ferrara

https://www.jasmineforcongress.com/

Bo Hess

https://www.bohessforuscongress.com/

Marco Gutierrez (no website)

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Bynum Lunsford (no website)

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