Oct. 25, 2022
Five N.C. House Democratic incumbents and one Democratic challenger met this morning at the Forum. Their answers to questions offered Forum participants a small guidebook on their achievements and ongoing fights in the GOP-controlled lower house.
But perhaps more importantly, they tried in a number of ways to describe to listeners how to pursue policy change effectively.
- Choose a narrow focus. Don’t try to change everything you think ought to be changed.
- Don’t shy away from working behind the scenes to build a coalition for change.
- And plan on being very, very persistent. Even if it takes 15 years.
Republicans hold sway in the General Assembly, but no Republicans running in the six House districts focused on Tuesday were present. The candidates are:
District 88: Anne Marie Peacock, R; Mary Belk, D
District 92: Mario J. Robinson, Sr., R; Terry Brown, D
District 98: John R. Bradford III, R; Christy Clark, D
District 99: Michael Anderson, R; Nasif Majeed, D
District 101: Steve Mauney, R; Carolyn G. Logan, D
District 102: Cynthia Eleanor Clementi, R; Becky Carney, D
Early voting continues through Nov. 5. Election Day voting is Nov. 8 from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m, at precincts across Mecklenburg. More information is here.
At the conclusion of the Forum, there was a birthday party honoring Sarah Stevenson, a co-founder of the Forum, who came to the event and spoke during the legislators’ presentations. A short video marking the Stevenson event will be posted anon.