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Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans Lead By One Point PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 05:27

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Heading into the 2016 election season, in which every member of the U.S. House of Representatives will be up for re-election, a new survey shows it could be a very tight race.

Data from Rasmussen shows 39 percent of likely voters would choose the Republican congressional candidate, while 38 percent would choose the Democrat.

Twenty-four percent continue to prefer a third-party candidate or are undecided.

Democratic Party Chairwoman Goes After Gov. McCrory In E-Mail PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 30 March 2015 04:59

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - We're engaged in a fight against Gov. Pat McCrory. That's the message of a new fundraising e-mail distributed under the name of new Democratic Party Chairwoman Patsy Keever.

The e-mail, dated March 27, 2015 reads as follows:


"Last Saturday, the Houston Independent School System held a job fair in Greensboro, aggressively recruiting Triad teachers to Texas.  This comes after a new National Education Association report shows North Carolina in the bottom ten in teacher-pay and dead last in the Southeast in funding per-student.  This is an assault on our public education.
As a former teacher, I am committed to fighting to give our teachers the pay raise they deserve and put more resources in their classroom.  Will you join our party in this fight with a $5 contribution?

Governor McCrory has broken his promise to our teachers, students and working class families.  Instead of investing in education, he has supported massive tax giveaways to millionaires and large corporations.  Join us in our fight against McCrory: Click here to donate $5 right now.

The fact is this: McCrory cannot support massive cuts to public schools in order to fund tax giveaways to millionaires and large corporations in places like Texas and China.  If you believe we need to invest in public education, I encourage you to donate $5 today.

We can't do this without you.


Patsy Keever, Chair"


Young Democrats Hold State Convention In Chapel Hill PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 27 March 2015 05:46

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Young Democrats will converge on Chapel Hill this weekend for the group's state convention.

"This history of Chapel Hill, Orange County, and UNC is unique and immense – but the progressive future of our state is coming to a reality in Chapel Hill. Therefore, it is more than fitting for the progressive youth movement of North Carolina to convene in Chapel Hill to train, develop, and fellowship where so many changing movements in North Carolina’s history began," reads a posting on the state Democratic Party's website.

Democrats are trying to regain the power they've lost in North Carolina over the past four years, when voters gave Republicans majorities in both chambers of the legislature, as well as the governor's office.

The 2016 presents an opportunity for Democrats to gain back seats, and to deliver the state to the Democratic Party's presidential nominee. With election maps unfavorable to Democrats, statewide offices are seen as a prime opportunity.

Meredith College Report: North Carolina Needs More Women In Politics PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 25 March 2015 05:43

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - More women are needed in North Carolina politics according to a research paper released by Meredith College and authored by Visiting Professor David McLennan. While women make up over 54 percent of registered voters, they hold less than 25 percent of all appointed and elected offices, the report says.

Key findings:

-- In the 28 most competitive 2014 political races across North Carolina, women raised nearly 30 percent more funds then men.

-- In 44 counties, no women serve as county commissioners.

-- Women hold less than 20 percent of elected positions with taxing and spending authority in North Carolina

-- In 2014, 25 percent of the candidates were women and 63 percent won.

The entire report can be found at meredith.edu



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