Why ‘Turn the Tide’?

The 2016 elections brought a tidal wave of Republican control to America. Since then, Americans of conscience have watched in horror as the president flouted the law, stripped away people’s rights and protections, kowtowed to a bigoted subculture, appointed wealthy loyalists to positions of power, and disgraced our nation in the eyes of the world.

We watched the U.S. Congress craft legislation behind closed doors, deny its bias toward the nation’s wealthiest, and willfully ignore vast public opposition. By year’s end, Congress had added $1.4 trillion to the nation’s debt at the expense of the working people.

In North Carolina, the General Assembly attacked voting rights, the courts, the environment, protesters, and immigrants. It gerrymandered legislative districts and politicized both the judiciary and education systems.

From Washington, D.C., to Dare County, those in control have instituted

policies counter to the wishes of their constituents and the health of our democracy. They have capsized every level of government and upended the lives of each of us.

So why “Turn the Tide?”

Because we cannot stand by as ill-intentioned policies rip families apart by deportation and incarceration, as greed and collusion keep hard-working people from earning a living wage, or as short-sighted environmental actions endanger our marine wildlife and fishing industry, pollute our waters, ignore our shrinking shorelines, and risk our health.

We, the Democratic Party of Dare County, have much to do to turn the tide. But we can and will do it—for your health, your family, and your job.

All we need is for you to work with us.

Tell us what you think

Worth noting. . .

Ready, set, run!

Five Democrats filed their Notices of Candidacy with Dare County's elections office on Monday, February 12. Spirits were high but soared when Tess Judge arrived to file for the District 6 seat in the State House of Representatives.

Arriving early, Ervin Bateman filed notice that he is running for the At Large seat on Dare County's Board of Commissioners.

Two Democrats—Margaret Lawler and Jennifer Alexander—filed to run for seats on the Board of Education. Margaret is seeking to keep her seat on the board for District 3 (Kitty Hawk, Southern Shores, Duck). This is Jen's first election. She's running for District 2 (Nags Head, Colington, Kill Devil Hills).

Vanzolla McMurren was also present, filing to retain her seat as the highly busy Register of Deeds.

You can learn more about our Democratic contenders on the Candidate Information page. And if you or someone you know is considering a run for office, you can get the details to help you decide by emailing either Craig Merrill (cfmerrill@gmail.com) or Bob Muller (rwmuller@jockeysridge.com).

Filing dates will end at noon on February 28.


Open BOEM meeting in Raleigh

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will hold a public meeting in Raleigh (Feb. 26, 3:00–7:00 pm) to discuss the new draft plan for offshore oil and gas exploration.

A chartered bus from Nags Head will leave at 12:30 and return by 10:00 pm. Seats require a $10 nonrefundable donation to NC Coastal Federation.

If you can’t attend the meeting, you can still submit your comment online.

Upcoming Events

Thu 22

Candidate Filing Period

February 12 @ 12:00 pmFebruary 28 @ 12:00 pm
Mon 26

Rally to Raleigh to oppose offshore oil and gas development

February 26 @ 3:00 pm7:00 pm
Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown
3415 Wake Forest Rd.
Raleigh NC 28609
Mar 24

County Convention

March 24 @ 10:00 am
Dare Center
954 Marshall C. Collins Dr.
Manteo NC 27954
Mar 24

County Convention

March 24 @ 10:00 am
Dare Center
954 Marshall C. Collins Dr.
Manteo NC 27954

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