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Linked to this post is a PDF of the candidate questionnaire submitted to the HD50 committee. The committee opted for a questionnaire in lieu of an information session.
Click this link to access the questionnaire responses: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B31MKbkJVI8aeVd5TWdadGRncU0/edit?usp=sha...
You may reach the committee with your thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
State House Representative Valerie Foushee was sworn in as a State Senator on
Wendesday, September 25, 2013, thereby resigning her seat in the North Carolina State
House. The statutory duty of the North Carolina House District 50 Democratic Party
Executive Committee is to recommend a person to fill that vacancy. The Governor will
then appoint that person.
The North Carolina House District 50 Democratic Party Executive Committee has heard
from seven interested candidates, and has sent them a questionnaire asking for the
candidates’ opinions on several issues of interest to residents of the 50th House District.
The North Carolina House District 50 Democratic Party Executive Committee will hold
its official meeting on Thursday, October 24, at 7pm, at the Orange County Library, 137
West Margaret Lane, Hillsborough, NC. At this meeting, the Executive Committee
Members will make nominations and vote to name Representative Foushee’s successor.
This official meeting is free and open to the public, who are welcome as observers of the
Candidates must be a resident of the 50th House District (Durham and Orange Counties)
and a registered Democrat. Any qualified person wishing to be considered as a candidate
can contact the committee by sending an email with resume and any supporting material
to email@example.com, or by way of the Orange County
Democratic Party Chair Matt Hughes via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Washington, D.C. - Representative David Price (D-NC) today applauded the Department of Justice’s announcement of a lawsuit against the discriminatory voting law passed by the North Carolina General Assembly and signed into law by Governor McCrory. In addition to requiring voters to present government-issued identification at the polls, the law curbs early voting opportunities, eliminates same day registration, and restricts provisional balloting. Earlier this year, Price sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder asking him to investigate the law.
“I applaud the Attorney General for heeding our calls and taking a stand against this discriminatory measure. If left unchallenged, the so-called Voter ID bill threatens to disenfranchise seniors, students, minorities, and low income voters, all of whom are less likely to have a valid photo ID and more likely to take advantage of early voting and same-day registration. In the absence of any evidence of widespread voter fraud in North Carolina, it is impossible to conclude that this law is anything other than a deliberate attempt to selectively disenfranchise our state's voters.
“The right to vote is the bedrock of American democracy, and our nation’s history has been defined by the hard-fought expansion of suffrage to all eligible citizens – regardless of race, gender, physical ability, or socioeconomic status. Attempts to turn back this history of progress for partisan gain must not stand.”
Today is National Voter Registration Day. If you've moved or changed your name in the last year you've got to update your registration. Otherwise you can't vote.
The 23rd Senatorial District Executive Committee has selected our next senator.The Committee has selected our new senator! Valerie Foushee was unanimously selected by the Committee on the second round of balloting. Senator-designate Foushee's name will be submitted to Governor McCrory for appointment. If he fails to swiftly appoint our new senator, then she will be automatically appointed to the vacant Senate seat after a period of seven days.
I am ecstatic to begin working with our new senator in the coming weeks and months ahead as we continue to work towards Democratic progress in the North Carolina General Assembly. Valerie has the skills and ideals we need to fill the vacancy caused by Senator Kinnaird's resignation. I am confident that she will continue the progressive fight in the Senate.
It is my hope that those who have offered themselves up for public service will remain involved in the political process and help make lasting change in Raleigh in 2014 and 2016 election cycles because we must remember that North Carolina's best days lies ahead.
Matt Hughes, Chair