Sundays 6-8 PM EDT. Join Swing Blue Alliance to make some of some of the most fun calls you’ll ever make as a volunteer. You’re calling self-identified possible activists and you’re asking them to become part of a new, effective, fun group of their neighbors.
Mecklenburg County has more registered Democrats than the fifty least populous NC counties combined. Yet recent turnout has been only 45% — the statewide average was 51%. That’s about 25-50,000 votes lost to Democrats statewide.
Drew Kromer, 26, is the new county chair. Drew Kromer won overwhelmingly with a plan to reinvigorate the Democratic Party, as counterparts did statewide. We are helping him mobilize 19,000 Mecklenburg residents who’ve said they want to participate. They are angry at new state restrictions on abortion and voting rights, at Mecklenburg state rep Tricia Cotham getting elected as a Democrat and switching to Republican six months later.
The results for recruiting these volunteers will be big. In 2016, Roy Cooper (D) won the governorship by 10,300 votes. In 2020, Chief Justice Cheri Beasley lost her election by only 401 votes of the nearly 5.4 million ballots cast – two votes/precinct in Mecklenburg. Biden lost NC in 2020 by 75,000 votes.
In 2023, three county-wide school board races are up. They provide an excellent opportunity to expand the volunteer base, develop skilled campaigners, and test new strategies before the critical 2024 elections. We build the foundation for winning in 2024 by our work in 2023.
Please join Mecklenburg and out of state volunteers in these weekly calls.