Members are registered voters sharing a commitment to WFD’s purpose. Although there is no required donation or membership fee, members are asked to contribute monetarily or to volunteer time. Members often do both.
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Terrific! Prospective members may request a membership form through a current member or the "Contact" tab on this website. The form includes questions required by NC campaign finance law.
Pooled financial and volunteer contributions helped WFD’s candidates win in 2017, 2018 and 2020. Our members benefit from the results of collective work and success.
We take confidentiality seriously. Member database access is limited to administrative staff. We never share contact information without your permission.
There are no regular meetings. We stay in touch with email communication and postings on our webpage.
WFD is managed by an Executive Committee (EC) with rotating leadership. We work by consensus and, when appropriate, by majority vote. We value and actively seek the contributions of all our members. If you have feedback to share, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to: Work For Democracy, P.O. Box 10664, Greensboro, 27404.
Yes! We want members to know the candidates WFD supports. During election season, we hold candidate “meet and greet” events. Those events will be shared via email newsletters.
In 2020 we were able to endorse candidates in other counties. What did not change was our dedication, given our limited resources (financial and volunteer hours), to working only on those races where we clearly saw the potential for success.
Operating under the law and regulations of North Carolina, WFD is permitted to provide resources, funding and activities directly in support of candidates and political parties. We aim to influence the North Carolina Legislature by supporting candidates whose positions align with ours. We were formed to impact election outcomes.
The ACLU, the League of Women Voters and many other organizations are 501 (c )3 and (c) 4 nonprofits which are prohibited from supporting individual candidates or political parties.
Nearly 94% of the money spent went to support our candidates' campaigns.
Work for Democracy came of age in 2018 when Democrats had a chance to break the super-majority in the legislature that would prevent them from overriding vetoes from Democratic Governor Roy Cooper.
On election night, with incomplete returns, Democrats needed to win just one more seat in the Senate. That seat was Trudy Wade’s, a divisive Republican. This election was the last one to be called because the vote was so close. Near midnight, Guilford County posted its results and by a margin of only 763 votes, Michael Garrett had won. Garrett gave WFD credit for its role in fund-raising and canvassing door-to-door. “We knew in that moment on election night that the time and investment that people such as Work for Democracy devoted had delivered change for Guilford County,” he said. Also elected that night to the NC House was Ashton Clemmons, another WFD-supported candidate.
Building on this success, four WFD-endorsed candidates were elected in 2020.
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