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 volunteering 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.
NC House, District 9, Pitt County
"Raised in Pitt County, I'm running for the legislature in my hometown to make sure government works for all people, supports their successes, and contributes to the healthy growth of our communities. I am “all in” when it comes to giving back to the community that invested in me, doing whatever it takes to bring people together and fix problems. Fully funding our public schools, ensuring affordable healthcare for all, ending gerrymandering, and expanding rural broadband are my top priorities. I'll work with anyone who is ready to deliver the forward-thinking change NC needs to be a beacon of opportunity in the South again."
NC House, District 45, Cumberland County
"New legislative leadership in NC begins with an independent commission redrawing the election maps drawn with surgical precision by the Republican majority. It is now or never that we build back better from the pandemic, and unemployment, we level the playing field by ensuring we support Medicaid expansion, living wages for all citizens, and protecting our environment from corporate polluters."
NC House, District 43, Cumberland County
Everyone needs certain things to live a good life: a safe place to live; quality and affordable health care; high-quality schools; clean water. Many people get elected with big promises, but get to Raleigh and spend more time worrying about getting re-elected than serving the people they represent. It's time for a change.
NC House, District 82, Cabarrus County
"My long-standing passion for helping others began with a career as a teacher, and more recently, a school principal. In those roles, I saw the inequities that North Carolina children face every day and knew that there was more I could do to ensure that every child receives a world-class education. For me, my decision to run for NC House of Representatives District #82 came when politicians in Raleigh passed a law requiring smaller class sizes but provided no additional resources to fulfill the requirement. I wanted to be at the decision making table to ensure this is not a regular occurrence any longer. NC students deserve better."
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. "
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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.
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