Work for Democracy

Election Year! 2020

Election Year! 2020

Election Year! 2020Election Year! 2020Election Year! 2020

About Us

Work For Democracy is a progressive grassroots movement organized as a political action committee under North Carolina law. We formed in 2016 in response to threats to our democracy. We help get candidates elected to the North Carolina General Assembly by canvassing door-to-door and fundraising. Through careful research we identify, select and support candidates in close races where we believe our efforts can have a critical effect. WFD made a difference in the 2018 elections, and with your help we hope to have even more success in 2020. 

Here are our 2020 candidates


Ashton Clemmons

NC House, incumbent, District 57, Guilford County 

 "As an educator, mother and lifelong North Carolinian, I believe that our state owes every child a chance at success, and strong public schools are the foundation of that promise.  North Carolina deserves leaders who will join together to take our state forward -- improving schools, expanding job opportunities, protecting our environment and ensuring basic rights, including fair voting districts and laws. "


Michael Garrett

NC Senate, incumbent, District 27, Guilford County

"I’m asking for your support in 2020 so that I can join a new majority that will stop ignoring our state’s needs. We can’t wait another year for critical investments in education, healthcare access, fair maps, an economy that works for everyone. I’m committed to making 2020 the year we get our state back on track."


terri legrand

NC Senate, District 31, Forsyth & Davie Counties

"I'm dedicated to our shared vision of sending legislators to Raleigh who truly want to work together across party lines to provide good jobs, affordable health care, quality and equitable schools, freedom from gun violence and clean water and air — the building blocks for healthy communities and a vibrant economy."    


Ricky Hurtado

NC  House, District 63, Alamance County

"I believe it is time for new leadership that can bring our diverse community together to promote a forward-looking vision that addresses the systemic challenges of our education, healthcare, and workforce systems. I believe we can build a better future where race, gender, sexual orientation, or zip code does not determine your life outcomes - but we have to build that future together, as a community."


Nicole Quick

NC House, District 59, Guilford County

"The NC we live in today is very different than when I was growing up here. We’re falling behind the rest of the nation in quality of our schools. We’re allowing our waterways to be polluted. Many people have to decide on a monthly basis if they can afford their medications. I’m running because I believe we can do better."


Dan Besse

NC House, District 74, Forsyth County

“I’ve served the people of our community and state as an elected local leader, appointed member of environmental and public health-focused state boards, and an advocate for access to health care, educational and economic opportunity for all, clean air and water, and human and civil rights.I know how to work across party and other lines to get things done. Working together, we can begin moving once again toward better meeting the needs of all our neighbors."


JD Wooten

NC Senate, District 24, Alamance & Guilford Counties

JD is a North Carolina native, Air Force veteran, and business attorney fighting for equality, affordable healthcare, and stellar public education.  On active duty, JD served as an engineer and aide to Lt. Gen. CR Davis, commander for all Air Force communications systems.  JD attended Wake Law, joined the Womble Bond Dickinson law firm after graduation, and serves as a board member for the Boy Scouts of America.