What a day in Durham yesterday!
The State Executive Committee (SEC) met to elect a new board of officers. The greatest surprise for me was learning that one of our regular contributors to the forum, Jason, is an Officer with the SEC, and was a candidate for 3rd Vice Chair. The biggest disappointment was that he was not elected; that said, he made an awesome bid with tremendous support and respect for what he is doing to educate young people about the responsibility and importance of politics in all of our lives. Kudos to him for his commitment to the Young Democrats..but a BIGGER KUDOS FOR BEING A REGULAR POSTER ON OUR SITE. Thank you Jason. BTW, Jason was endorsed by the new Chair of the Democratic Party, RANDY VOLLER.
I am trying by best to contain the excitement and deliver this incredible news. The revolt in the Democratic Party is over, and WE WON.
For starters, the new chair WILL be at our lobbying day event in Raleigh, along with several members of the House and Senate. I was called by Randy day before the election and asked if I would "second his nomination to be the new Chair". He also asked that I wear my uniform, which I did. I addressed the crowd and said Randy has ALWAYS SUPPORTED OUR CAUSE. Now, he is the highest profile democrat in the state. His words to me were: "With 58% of NC supporting MM, the Democrats plan to make it exceedingly clear that if this bill does not pass; IT WILL BE THE REPUBLICAN OPPOSITION.
I was very moved by the sheer number of people yesterday continually coming up and thanking me for bringing this issue to the light of day. I was especially moved by some of the older veterans strong support. Thanks to all who spoke to me.
I spoke with Kelly Alexander yesterday. He will drop the bill in the hopper Monday evening; we delayed a couple of days in hopes to have the bill co-sponsored by a Republican. This has never been a partisan issue. Illness strikes ALL living beings without respect to ANY OTHER affiliation in life..color, politics, religion, economic status in life..it is truly non-denominational. WE ALL SUFFER and we all deserve relief from pain and suffering to the extent that it is possible. Finally, we may be moving in that direction.
If ever you have decided you could make a statement about this incredible wrong,
BE IN RALEIGH ON TUESDAY, AND HAVE YOUR LEGISLATORS IN THE AUDITORIUM AT 11 AM FOR THE PRESENTATION BY NCCPN AND OTHERS
This is a new day. Welcome to the sunlight. Spread the word. Remember the call in show on Monday morning at 8 AM. Live feed info is posted on the comments for last article> So much more to report but time for church. Thanks to everyone for your effort to make this happen.