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Welcome back to Carolina Democracy! Today I’m joined by columnist, blogger, and policy analyst Alex Jones to discuss the rise and fraudulence of right-wing populism, as well as the disconnect between what North Carolina voters want and who they vote for. We also recap some highlights from the primary election results.PoliticsNC:Website: PoliticsNC.comMeredith Poll is a Glimmer of Good News in the Democrats' Winter Conservative Populism if FraudHigh Republican Turnout Isn't Going Away Just Because Trump's Off the BallotThe Roots of the Trump CultContact Us:Email: jd@carolinademocracy.comFollow Us:Facebook: @CarolinaDemocracyInstagram: @carolinademocracy
Welcome back to Carolina Democracy! Today, we’re joined by David Lamando for another behind the scenes look at campaigning and our 2020 state senate race. I also highlight some of the races to watch for the primary elections on Tuesday across North Carolina!Carolina Forward:Legislative SlateJustice SlateGuilford For All: WebsiteCampaign Staff Interviews:Kyle Newman & Kelvin StallingsVirginia ReedContact Us: jd@carolinademocracy.comFollow Us:Facebook: @CarolinaDemocracyInstagram: @carolinademocracy
Selected highlights from past U.S. Congressional candidate guests currently on primary ballots around North Carolina!Valerie Foushee:Episode: The People Determine the IssuesWebsite: valeriefoushee.comWiley Nickel:Episode: Fighting for Democracy at Home & AbroadWebsite: wileynickelforcongress.comCrystal Cavalier:Episode: Representing the Underrepresented & UnrepresentedWebsite: crystalcavaliercongress.comNorth Carolina State Board of Elections:Absentee Ballot Portal: Click HereContact Us: jd@carolinademocracy.comFollow Us:Facebook: @CarolinaDemocracyInstagram: @carolinademocracy
Selected highlights from past local and state candidate guests currently on primary ballots around North Carolina!Aminah Ghaffar:Episode: www.carolinademocracy.com/1844103/10488961Website: www.aminahghaffar.comTracy Furman:Episode: www.carolinademocracy.com/1844103/10194324Website: electtracyfurman.comDr. Kimberly Hardy:Episode: www.carolinademocracy.com/1844103/10533386Website: www.kimberlyhardyfornc.comTammi Thurm:Episode: www.carolinademocracy.com/1844103/9975446Website: votethurm.comEddie Aday:Episode: www.carolinademocracy.com/1844103/10056270Website: adayfornc.comNorth Carolina State Board of Elections:Absentee Ballot Portal: Click HereContact Us: jd@carolinademocracy.comFollow Us:Facebook: @CarolinaDemocracyInstagram: @carolinademocracy
A Passion for Service

A Passion for Service

2022-05-0233:57

Welcome back to Carolina Democracy! Today, we’re joined by Dr. Kimberly Hardy, candidate for District 43 of the North Carolina House of Representatives. We talk about her passion for serving others, from her experiences as a social worker to what she hopes to achieve in the N.C. House. We also catch up on the latest political news in North Carolina!Learn More About Dr. Kimberly Hardy:Website: www.kimberlyhardyfornc.comFacebook: @KimberlyHardyForNCInstagram: @kimberlyhardyncTwitter: @KimberlyHardyNCNorth Carolina State Board of Elections:Absentee Ballot Portal: Click HerePreregistering to Vote: Click HereCarolina Forward:Legislative SlateJustice SlateContact Us: jd@carolinademocracy.comFollow Us:Facebook: @CarolinaDemocracyInstagram: @carolinademocracy
Welcome back to Carolina Democracy! Today, we’re joined by Aminah Ghaffar, candidate for District 47 of the North Carolina House of Representatives. We talk about her experiences growing up in Pembroke, her advocacy work on a broad range of issues, and how she plans to build on those experiences in the N.C. House. We also catch up on the latest political news in North Carolina!Learn More About Aminah Ghaffar:Website: www.aminahghaffar.comFacebook: @AminahGhaffarforNCHouse47Instagram: @aminah4ncTikTok: @mimi4nchouse47Twitter: @Aminah4NCNorth Carolina State Board of Elections:Absentee Ballot Portal: Click HerePreregistering to Vote: Click HereCarolina Forward:Legislative SlateJustice SlateContact Us: jd@carolinademocracy.comFollow Us:Facebook: @CarolinaDemocracyInstagram: @carolinademocracy
Welcome back to Carolina Democracy! Today, we’re joined by Dr. Aimy Steele, founder and Executive Director of the New North Carolina Project. We talk about her past experiences as an educator and candidate and how those experiences led to the New North Carolina Project's work to expand the electorate and engage North Carolina voters. North Carolina State Board of Elections:Absentee Ballot Portal: Click HerePreregistering to Vote: Click HereLearn More About the New North Carolina Project:Website: newnorthcarolinaproject.orgFacebook: @newncprojectInstagram:@newncprojectTwitter: @newncprojectCarolina Forward:Zoom Event, April 20, 2022, 8PM: Register Here Contact Us: jd@carolinademocracy.comFollow Us:Facebook: @CarolinaDemocracyInstagram: @carolinademocracy
Welcome back to Carolina Democracy! Today, I'm  joined by State Senator Valerie Foushee to talk about her campaign for North Carolina's Fourth Congressional District. We also discuss Judge Jackson's confirmation hearing, the GOP leadership's reaction to Madison Cawthorn's latest controversy, and important deadlines for the upcoming primary elections.North Carolina State Board of Elections:Absentee Ballot Portal: Click HerePreregistering to Vote: Click HereLearn More About Valerie Foushee:Website: valeriefoushee.comFacebook: @FousheeforNCInstagram: @fousheeforncTwitter: @FousheeforNCOrganizations to Help Register and Turnout Voters:newnorthcarolinaproject.orgnewruralproject.orgContact Us: jd@carolinademocracy.comFollow Us:Facebook: @CarolinaDemocracyInstagram: @carolinademocracy
Welcome back to Carolina Democracy! Today, I'm  joined by Crystal Cavalier to talk about her campaign for North Carolina's Fourth Congressional District, and I discuss the recent court ruling striking down portions of North Carolina's felon disenfranchisement law and a new tool at Carolina Forward to see how the Leandro Plan would impact your local schools.North Carolina Absentee Ballot Portal: Click HereLearn More About Crystal Cavalier:Website: crystalcavaliercongress.comFacebook: @CrystalCavalierCongressInstagram: @Crystal4CongressTwitter: @CrystalforNCOrganization to Help Register and Turnout Voters:newnorthcarolinaproject.orgnewruralproject.orgArticles:North Carolina Felony Disenfranchisement LawCourt Strikes Down North Carolina’s Felony Disenfranchisement LawFelon Voting Ban is Racially Motivated and Unconstitutional, NC Judges RuleThe Leandro Case Explained: What to Know About NC’s Historic School Funding DisputeCarolina Forward: What would the Leandro Plan mean for you?Contact Us: jd@carolinademocracy.comFollow Us:Facebook: @CarolinaDemocracyInstagram: @carolinademocracy
Welcome back to Carolina Democracy! Today, I'm  joined by Cynthia Wallace and Helen Probst Mills of the New Rural Project to talk about its work in rural communities to increase civic and electoral engagement, and I discuss two recent polls on how North Carolina voters feel about the Supreme Court's ruling on gerrymandering, and what they think the General Assembly should be focused on most. Learn More About The New Rural Project:Website: newruralproject.orgFacebook: @newruralprojectInstagram: @newruralprojectTwitter: @newruralprojectNorth Carolina Absentee Ballot Portal: Click HereMore on the Polls:Poll: Voters Support the CourtPoll: The Legislature Gets a Failing GradeContact Us: jd@carolinademocracy.comFollow Us:Facebook: @CarolinaDemocracyInstagram: @carolinademocracy
Welcome back to Carolina Democracy! Today we have another double header. First, I'm joined by Carolina Forward Executive Director Blair Reeves to discuss their recently unveiled 2022 Legislative and Judicial Slates of candidates. Then I'm joined by Derek Mobley, candidate for District Three of the Guilford County Board of Commissioners.Learn More About Derek Mobley:Website: electmobley.comFacebook: @mobleycampaignInstagram: @mobleygsoYouTube: Elect Derek MobleyNorth Carolina Absentee Ballot Portal: Click HereCarolina Forward Action:Website: Carolina Forward Action & Carolina Forward Action - Justice2022 Slate: Donate HereJustice Slate: Donate HereCarolina Forward: carolinaforward.orgContact Us: jd@carolinademocracy.comFollow Us:Facebook: @CarolinaDemocracyInstagram: @carolinademocracy
Welcome back to Carolina Democracy! Today I’m joined by State Senator Wiley Nickel to discuss his campaign for the 13th Congressional District, and I also talk to columnist and Carolina Forward policy analyst Alex Jones to discuss President Biden's leadership and unique qualifications in the fight against autocracy abroad.Learn More About Wiley Nickel:Website: wileynickelforcongress.comFacebook: @WileyNickelNCInstagram: @wileynickelncTwitter: @wileynickelPoliticsNC:Website: PoliticsNC.comArticle: Ukraine and the Return of American ValuesArticle: Biden Gave the Speech He Needed to Turn His Presidency AroundCarolina Forward:Website: carolinaforward.orgOther Critical State-wide 2022 NC Races:Cheri Beasley (U.S. Senate): cheribeasley.comJustice Sam Ervin IV (N.C. Supreme Court): ervinforjustice.orgJudge Lucy Inman (N.C. Supreme Court): lucyinmanforjustice.comContact Us:Email: jd@carolinademocracy.comFollow Us:Facebook: @CarolinaDemocracyInstagram: @carolinademocracy
Welcome back to Carolina Democracy! Today we discuss President Biden's historic nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court and how North Carolina legislative elections are shaping up now that candidate filing has closed. Then, I’m joined by Tracy Furman, a former small business owner,  Executive Director of Triad First Local, and at-large candidate for the Greensboro City Council. Learn More About Tracy Furman:Website: electtracyfurman.comFacebook: @electtracyfurmanInstagram: @electtracyfurmanTwitter: @tracyfurmangsoContact Us:Email: jd@carolinademocracy.comFollow Us:Facebook: @CarolinaDemocracyInstagram: @carolinademocracy
Welcome to Carolina Democracy. Today we talk about the latest updates for gerrymandering and elections in North Carolina and briefly discuss why the war in Ukraine matters so much for democracy, then I’m joined for another fun walk down memory lane with Virginia Reed who served as my campaign manager for the first half of 2020. Carolina Forward:Article: The New Maps: An Improvement. Still bad.Website: carolinaforward.orgContact Us:Email: jd@carolinademocracy.comFollow Us:Facebook: @CarolinaDemocracyInstagram: @carolinademocracy
Welcome back to Carolina Democracy! Today we discuss the North Carolina Supreme Court’s full opinion on the partisan gerrymandering case and the General Assembly’s new legislative maps in response to the Court’s order, and then I’m joined by Mebane City Councilman Sean Ewing who is running to represent Alamance and Randolph Counties in District 25 of the North Carolina State Senate.Learn More About Sean Ewing:Website: ewingfornc.comFacebook: @VoteForEwingInstagram: @ewingforncTwitter: @ewingforncCarolina Forward:Article: The New Maps: An Improvement. Still bad.Website: carolinaforward.orgContact Us:Email: jd@carolinademocracy.comFollow Us:Facebook: @CarolinaDemocracyInstagram: @carolinademocracy
A Duty to Do Better

A Duty to Do Better

2022-02-1436:41

Welcome back to Carolina Democracy! Today we discuss the latest news on the GOP calling a violent insurrection “legitimate political discourse,” we review a racial gerrymandering case from Alabama and its potential long-term impacts, and then I’m joined by Eddie Aday, Democratic candidate for North Carolina House District 59 in eastern Guilford County. Learn More About Eddie Aday:Website: adayfornc.comFacebook: @adayforncInstagram: @adayforncTwitter: @adayforncContact Us:Email: jd@carolinademocracy.comFollow Us:Facebook: @CarolinaDemocracyInstagram: @carolinademocracy
Fundraising and FUD!

Fundraising and FUD!

2022-02-0731:00

Welcome back to Carolina Democracy! Today we cover the great news from Raleigh on the gerrymandering case, briefly highlight the GOP’s latest assault on democracy, and then talk with Blair Reeves, founder and executive director of Carolina Forward, a non-profit progressive policy organization that advocates for a stronger North Carolina that works for everyone.Learn More About Carolina Forward:Website: carolinaforward.orgFacebook: @NCForwardInstagram: @carolina.fowardTwitter: @FowardCarolinaContact Us:Email: jd@carolinademocracy.comFollow Us:Facebook: @CarolinaDemocracyInstagram: @carolinademocracy
Welcome back to Carolina Democracy.  Today I share some thoughts on the U.S. Supreme Court news, I give a quick update on the latest in NC elections and gerrymandering, and then I speak with Greensboro City Councilwoman Tammi Thurm about her time on Council, the challenges the Council has faced with the pandemic, and the things she still hopes to accomplish in the months and years to come. Learn More About Councilwoman Tammi Thurm:Website: votethurm.comFacebook: @Thurm2022Instagram: @votethurmTwitter: @VoteThurmContact Us:Email: jd@carolinademocracy.comFollow Us:Facebook: @CarolinaDemocracyInstagram: @carolinademocracy
A Word From the Whip

A Word From the Whip

2022-01-2429:53

Welcome back to Carolina Democracy. Today I catch up with State Senator and Democratic Whip Jay Chaudhuri to discuss Senate Democrats' work to support Governor Cooper, major wins in the latest state budget, the future of Medicaid Expansion in North Carolina, the 2022 political landscape, and of course . . . gerrymandering. I also discuss some of the organizations here in North Carolina doing great work in the fight for democracy. Use the links below to learn more and support their work.Don't forget to show Senator Chaudhuri some love by visiting jayfornc.com to donate, volunteer, and learn more about his work for North Carolina.Other organizations you should check out:Carolina Forward:  carolinaforward.orgNew North Carolina Project:  newnorthcarolinaproject.orgNew Rural Project:  newruralproject.orgContact Us:Email: jd@carolinademocracy.comFollow Us:Facebook: @CarolinaDemocracyInstagram: @carolinademocracy
Where It All Began

Where It All Began

2022-01-1734:34

Welcome to our very first episode of Carolina Democracy. In this episode, I share my vision for this podcast, we briefly cover the recent gerrymandering case making its way through the North Carolina courts, then I’m joined by Kyle Newman and Kelvin Stallings who ran my 2018 race for the State Senate. Links:newnorthcarolinaproject.orgnewruralproject.org Contact Us:Email: jd@carolinademocracy.comFollow Us:Facebook: @CarolinaDemocracyInstagram: @carolinademocracy
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