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Listening tour in concord
Our Listening Tour in Concord with Beth Troutman and Rep. Billy Richardson was a healing and informative conversation that our constitutents deserve. Check out more upcoming events here:
Another successful convention!
The 8th District had a very successful annual convention in May! Featuring resolutions from counties to further our Party, and energetic words from Secretary of State Elaine Marshall, we are fired up and ready to go!
8th district democrats visit carthage
Democrats visited Moore County to hear from constituents about their vision for our country and for North Carolina. Beth Troutman and Billy Richardson talked about revisiting the ideas that made the Democratic Party successful.
who we are
Generations of Leadership
North Carolina's 8th Congressional District stretches from Salisbury to Fayetteville, and includes some of America's beautiful and most awesome scenes. From the Speedway in Concord, to the Uwharrie Mountains, to the Sandhills, the 8th District is truly a masterpiece.
Our district has known some of this nation's most fearless leaders. North Carolina's first female in Congress, Eliza Pratt represented the 8th District. Pratt, a native of Anson County, originally served as editor of the newspaper in Troy until heading to DC.
The 8th District was also represented by the late great Bill Hefner, a tireless advocate for military veterans. Today, the VA in Salisbury and an elementary school in Fayetteville rightfully bare Hefner's name and honor his legacy.
The heart of the 8th District, Montgomery County, has birthed many greats who we are proud of. Civil rights icon and former director of the NAACP Legal Fund, Julius Chambers, hailed from Mount Gilead. Also from Montgomery County is former Lieutenant Governor and President of Jordan Lumber Company, Bob Jordan.
Though we have seen many great leaders, today we suffer the stain of many regressive politicians working to roll back to progress of Pratt, Hefner, Chambers, Jordan and so many others. Republicans ascended to power in 2010, and have sold out working class North Carolinian's in order to keep their power. They have embarrassed us time and time again, and it's time we put a stop to their tomfoolery. Join us today, and join the fight.
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Stop the Republican Tax Bill
Everyone agrees that the working class needs a break. But, the GOP tax plan is not the fix. If the House plan passes, our public schools will suffer from the state/local tax deductions being eliminated. Furthermore, our teachers (who already have seen their pay checks slashed by Republicans in Raleigh) will no longer be able to deduct school supplies that they buy for their classrooms. Who doesn't get hurt? People who have homes worth $5 million or more, and people who own private jets...
Our Chair, Dylan Frick, hand delivered a list of nearly 400 names to Congressman Richard Hudson asking him to vote NO on the tax plan. Tomorrow we're delivering more petitions. Please click here to sign our petition to stop this disastrous tax plan.