White males are 32% of North Carolina population - but hold 64% of the seats in the NC General Assembly. 

   THE DEM CANDIDATES WHO CAN FLIP THE NORTH CAROLINA  HOUSE   

Give them the power to enact real change. - Go beyond the protests. 

Give them a hand.   Let NC breathe.

Take action for fair representation in State Legislatures - In Virginia, North Carolina & every state!  

Why This Election in North Carolina Is So Important

North Carolina is perhaps the state with the best and the most opportunities for change this year!   Every vote and every dollar there will:

 

  • Help win this key battleground swing state, critical to winning what is with no doubt the most important election of our lifetime.
     

  • Help win Cal Cunnigham's US Senate seat - one of the few highly flippable seat in the US Senate - and we all know how important the US Senate is this year!
     

  • Flip one or both of the state legislative chambers, as NC dems have their best opportunity in a decade to take the majority there, with just 5 seats to flip in the Senate and 6 to flip in the House - in the same way as we took the majority in Virginia last year.
     

To flip these chambers, Democrats need to win 5 Senate seats and 6 House seats. Momentum is on our side: in 2018, Democrats broke Republican supermajorities in both chambers. We can build on this energy to flip at least one chamber in 2020.

Flipping a chamber would give Democrats a critical seat at the redistricting table. As in many states, Republicans in North Carolina brutally gerrymandered the maps in their favor in the last round of redistricting. As one example, 2018 Democratic candidates for NC House received 51% of the vote, but only won 45% of the seats.

We can prevent this by flipping a chamber and ensuring that Democrats have a voice in the next round of redistricting. This is particularly important because the Governor in NC does not have veto power over the maps. So even when Democratic Governor Roy Cooper wins re-election, we will still need Democratic control of a chamber to have a say in redistricting.

As happened in Virginia in 2019, a number of NC districts have recently been redrawn, after courts held they were illegally gerrymandered in favor of Republicans. The new maps are not a slam-dunk for Democrats, but they do provide new opportunities.

Democratic Governor Roy Cooper is up for re-election in 2020. It’ll be a competitive race, and his reelection campaign will help drive resources and get-out-the-vote efforts for down-ballot candidates.

These are ‘last chance’ races: whoever is elected in 2020 will draw the next round of district lines.

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