2016 County Convention

 

 

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Join the Chatham County Democratic Party on Saturday, April 16th at Horton Middle School in Pittsboro for the 2016 Convention.

This year's keynote speaker is Rick Glazier, executive director of the NC Justice Center.   Glazier served 7 terms in the NC House of Representatives where he was a leading voice for public schools, environmental quality, voting rights, women's rights and so many other issues we care about. 

In 2014 he was voted Sixteenth (16/120) Highest Effective Legislative Ranking — the highest Democrat in the Legislature – in the NC Center for Public Policy poll of legislators, lobbyists and others working in NC polictics. Not only was he our White Hat, he was effective!   Glazier is that rare blend of intellect and know-how, able to deal with constitutional questions – cutting through precedents and principles involved without mangling them. Reaching across the aisle he brought legislators together to craft solutions. Now as Executive Director for the NC Justice Center, he is continuing the fight for a North Carolina we can be proud of.  

Here is an exerpt from his resignation statement to the NC House:

"That being said, service comes in many forms. Recently, I have been given an enormous opportunity to impact even further progress on issues that have dominated my work at the General Assembly—-issues of poverty, equal opportunity, and social justice. And, although part of my heart will always be here with the incredible friends I have made in this House, friendships that I am certain will extend the remainder of my life, my heart now calls me to a different place to work with yet another set of outstanding professionals and colleagues on these same issues.

It has been my unique honor to serve these thirteen years in the NC House and now equally it is so to be named as the new Executive Director of one of the southeastern United States most thoughtful, effective and distinguished institutes, the NC Justice Center, whose goals are reduce the effects of poverty in our state, improve and sustain support for public education, provide equal opportunity and economic security for all who reside here, and assure equal justice under the law for everyone."

Registration begins at 9 am

Social Hour 9 am to 10 am

Convention begins at 10 am

View Convention documents here

Join us for an energizing event and start of our work for a Democratic Victory in November!

WHEN
April 16, 2016 at 10am - 2pm
WHERE
Horton Middle School
79 Horton St
Pittsboro, NC 27312
United States
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CONTACT
Jan Nichols, Chair ·

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