The woeful performance of the Republican Party under the leadership of President Donald Trump has put both federal and state elective positions in play, and Dare County Democrats stand ready to pitch in and make change happen. The September meeting will be a starting point.
Occupying the spotlight will be Rep. Graig Meyer, who represents constituents on the other side of I-95 in Orange and Durham Counties. He is also a member of the House Democratic Caucus Recruitment Committee and creator of the Our Shot NC initiative, a roadmap toward a Democratic victory in next year’s midterm elections.

Graig Meyer Our Shot

The meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 25, from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., and will be held in the Kill Devil Hills Town Hall Commissioners meeting room, located at 102 Town Hall Drive, Kill Devil Hills, NC.
Dare County has an enormous stake in the 2018 election. The retirement of Sen. Bill Cook (R) has put our district’s NC Senate seat up for grabs, and the abominable track record and contempt for the local environment of Rep. Beverly Boswell (R) has made her exit from public service a priority for Democrats in particular and environmentally-minded OBXers in general.
This and much more will be on the docket at our meeting on the 25th. The event is open to everyone. We look forward to your participation.

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The repeal of the plastic bag ban by the North Carolina Legislature is a clear demonstration that the leadership is more interested in doing the bidding of corporate lobbyists than honoring the clear will of the people.   State Senator Bill Cook and Rep. Beverly Boswell voted to repeal the ban in clear opposition to the voice  of Dare County voters.

The plastic bag issue was not partisan in Dare County; our Republican led County Commissioners opposed repealing the ban, as did all the affected municipal governments in the county as well as the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce and many other local groups.  The only opposition to the bag ban came from outside the county from  the NC Retail Merchants Assoc.  Lobbyists for large chain retailers.

The plastic bag ban helped Dare County’s economy and environment.   It was a positive community statement about our values.  We do not want litter and pollution in Dare County.

The Dare County Democratic Party calls for a local referendum on the plastic bag ban.  We urge the Dare County Commissioners to give our voters the voice that the legislature refused to listen to.

Further, we call for a statewide ban on single use plastic bags.    We do not like litter and pollution in Dare County and don’t think believe our state should be burdened with it either.

Melissa Midgett Dickerson, Chair Dare County Democratic Party.


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Filing to Run for Municipal Office

June 27, 2017

Candidates seeking to file for the 2017 municipal elections will be able to file their notice of candidacy at their county board of elections starting at 12:00 noon on Friday July 7, 2017 and ending at 12:00 noon on Friday, July 21. To file, a candidate will need to submit a Notice of Candidacy to […]

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Who Will Win the Prize

June 22, 2017

An anonymous donor as offered a $100 donation in support of the precinct that has the most attendees at the County-wide meeting on Monday.  Come out and support your precinct at the meeting on Monday June 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the south wing of Nags Head Fire Station 16, just across from Town Hall. Parking […]

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