The 2020 election is about 15 months away and we are working hard to ensure victory. Join fellow Democrats at our 2019 Unity Breakfast. Relieve your anxiety and get energized for the work ahead!
Our keynote speaker is the first black female Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court! Chief Justice Cheri Beasley will inspire us to fight for the North Carolina we all deserve.
The Unity Breakfast raises funds for CCDP's election work. We have a lot to do in 2020 which means we need you to be a sponsor! Sponsorships range from $100 to $1500.
Doors open at 8:45 AM, breakfast buffet opens at 9 AM.
****Please note that when signing up to be a sponsor you should only enter 1 in the box. Each sponsorship automatically assigns the correct number of tickets.
About Chief Justice Beasley
Chief Justice Cheri Beasley began her twenty-year judicial career as a District Court Judge in Cumberland County, North Carolina in 1999. Prior to her appointment to the bench, she practiced law in the Twelfth Judicial District’s Public Defender’s Office where she tried cases ranging from misdemeanors to capital murder.
After ten years of service on the district court bench, she was elected to serve as an Associate Judge on the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Her election made her the first African-American woman elected in any statewide race without first being appointed to the office.
Chief Justice Beasley served four years as an Associate Judge on the North Carolina Court of Appeals. She was then appointed by Governor Perdue to fill the vacancy on the North Carolina Supreme Court created by the retirement of Justice Patricia Timmons-Goodson in 2012.
At the time of her appointment, Chief Justice Beasley was the sixth woman and only the second African-American woman to serve on the Court. With her appointment by Governor Cooper in March, 2019, Beasley became the first African-American woman in the Supreme Court’s 200-year history to serve as Chief Justice of the state’s highest Court, and only the fourth African-American woman to lead a state’s highest court in the entire United States.
Chief Justice Beasley’s commitment to serve North Carolina and her residents has extended far beyond the halls of justice. She has worked tirelessly mentoring students and judges. She lectures at area law schools and travels extensively nationwide and abroad to promote the rule of law, the administration of justice, the importance of an independent judiciary, and fair judicial selection.