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Treasurer, Small Buisness Caucus of the North Carolina Democratic Party
Treasurer, Mecklenburg County Senior Democrats
2016 Candidate, Mecklenburg County Commission, District 5
Chair, Mecklenburg County Democratic Party 2015
Former President, Mecklenburg County Senior Democrats 2013
It's time to stop trying to think outside of the box...
It's time to break the box!
Welcome to my website. I was passively interested in politics for many years, but after enduring the 8 year national disaster that was the Bush administration in Washington, I decided it was time to get involved. I was elected as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention from the North Carolina 9th district. After the convention I worked for Harry Taylor's campaign for congress in the NC 9th district.
In 2009 I was a candidate for Charlotte City Council from District 7, and my campaign helped give attention to the small business community of Charlotte.
In March 2010 I was appointed by the Charlotte City Council to a 3 year term on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee and reappointed to another 3 year term.
I was Chair of the Mecklenburg County Democratic Party in 2015.
I am currently Secretary of the North Carolina Small Business Democrats, an auxiliary of the North Carolina Democratic Party.
Through my involvement I found that one person can make a difference. The problem is that one person is not enough to make all the changes that are needed.
Robert Reich’s Straight Talk About the Economy
This was possibly the best speech at the Democratic National Convention
View Robert Reich and his economics whiteboard:
John White, Jyoti and I have been busy organizing new precincts for the Democratic Party in Mecklenburg County. Since May we have organized 12 new precincts. Last night we had another successful precinct organized in South Charlotte with the help of Connie Green-Johnson. 12 people came to the meeting!
Republicans in the NC General Assembly this week released their “slash and burn” budget. And the Raleigh News and Observer called it like it is, “Republicans in the state House have failed. They have failed the state and its people.” Our Democratic representatives are fighting tooth and nail to protect jobs and education but they need YOUR help in spreading the word. Post this on your blog, Facebook, and Tweet about it. Educate North Carolina about the destructive hand of the Republican-controlled General Assembly; because if they have their way, the state will be set back “to a point from which it might never recover.”
Proposed deep cuts to early childhood education: http://bit.ly/gnboBQ
Billion dollar cut to UNC system and K-12 education: http://bit.ly/eg4Pad
Eliminate 1,400 jobs, cut public safety and prison funding by 10%: http://bit.ly/ezz8BB
Take education to “bare-bones” level: http://bit.ly/fPxd3Y
Eliminate more than 8,600 teaching positions http://bit.ly/g8Mhgi
Increased auto insurance rates: http://bit.ly/hTVtxm
Republican assault on the environment: http://bit.ly/grSexm
Still determined to kill federal high speed rail grant that would bring more than 4,000 jobs: http://bit.ly/eGsHhC
Held hostage unemployment benefits for 37k North Carolinians for political gain: http://bit.ly/hHSG6l
Click the link below for the full story.
On April 15, North Carolina Democratic Party Chair David Parker and Mecklenburg County Democratic Party Chair Aisha Dew held a press conference in front of East Mecklenburg High School to highlight the Republican attempt to require budget cuts to public education in order to extend benefits for the unemployed in North Carolina.
Pictured (left to right) are Rep. Rodney Moore, Douglas Wilson (NCDP 2nd Vice Chair), David Parker (NCDP Chair), Marc Friedland (MCDP Secretary) and Frank Deaton (MCDP 1st Vice Chair)