Why ‘Turn the Tide’?

The 2016 elections brought a tidal wave of Republican control to America, from D.C. to Dare County. Since then, new laws and regulations—some directed specifically at Dare County—have put our jobs, families, and health at risk.

We are weathering these barriers with the resilience and determination that have characterized people here for more than 400 years. Residents, many for the first time, have become active in all levels of government.

We have engaged in ways we never imagined to keep jobs secure, living affordable, children safe and well-educated, healthcare available and accessible, and our environment sustainable.

That’s what Dare Democrats do. We stand up for people’s rights, fight for their liberties, and tackle tough issues that affect the quality of all our lives. We champion the values of inclusion, tolerance, and fairness.

But we’re not the only ones standing up. Across the county, people of conscience from all political sides are joining with us. We’re putting boots on the ground, showing up, running for office, registering new voters, and reaching out to youth and the disenfranchised.

The Dare County Democratic Party is gathering a Blue Wave strong enough to turn the tide to favor the people who live here. All we need to succeed is for you to add your own resilience and determination to the effort.

We’re glad you’re here

Greetings from our chairperson

Melissa Midgett Dickerson

I love this place where I was born, where I have lived my life and now raise a family. I love the people, customs, and heritage that make the Outer Banks a place unlike any other—a place with a 400-year legacy of people not just surviving but rising above the storms of life.

You love the Outer Banks, too. You’re proud to call it home. In small shops, hotels, and restaurants, you serve the tourists who come here. For those who want to stay, you build, clean, improve, and maintain their homes.

You work the commercial-fishing jobs that underpin our economy. You navigate hazards daily and battle the elements year-round—all to provide for your family.

You tend to people’s health, financial, and recreational needs. You keep our county offices and services running smoothly. You teach, guide, and encourage our children. You ensure everyone’s safety.

But today, Outer Bankers face a political storm that challenges us to keep our heads above water. That’s why I invite you to join with the Dare County Democratic Party and help us turn the tide. We want to keep the laws, programs, and democratic institutions that sustain and empower everyone. And we want to fix the ones that don't.

Dare Democrats offer a big tent with plenty of room for diverse opinions, ranging incomes, myriad cultures, and various lifestyles. But the one thing we all share is a love for the Outer Banks—the place where we all belong.

Tell us what you think

Worth noting. . .

Peace activist to address Dare Dems.

Faisal Khan, founder of the Carolina Peace Center, will be the speaker at the May monthly meeting of the Dare County Democratic Party. The meeting will be held at Nags Head Town Hall at 6:30 p.m. on Monday May 21.
Mr. Khan will talk about the work of the Peace Center. Carolina Peace Center works to cultivate justice and peace across diverse social and political groups by building grassroots networks to educate and advocate for systemic change. .
The Public is invited and welcome to attend.

Election Results

You can find election results at these links.  The NC Board of Elections has determined that Richard James is not an eligible candidate for the Democratic nomination for NC Senate District 1, therefore Cole Phelps is the nominee and results from this primary will not be reported.

Dare County Results
GOP US House of Representatives
GOP NC Senate District 1
GOP NC House District 6


Upcoming Events

Tue 22

Hatteras Island Phone Bank

May 22 @ 5:30 pm7:30 pm
Thu 24

Phone Bank

May 24 @ 5:30 pm7:30 pm
Old Nags Head Cove Clubhouse, 4512 Hesperides Dr., Nags Head
4512 Hesperides Dr
Nags Head NC 27959
Jun 12

Kill Devil Hills Precinct Meeting

June 12 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm
Kill Devil Hills Town Hall
102 Town Hall Drive
Kill Devil Hills NC 27948

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