Today, the North Carolina Democratic Party announced the launch of its coordinated campaign, a unified statewide campaign focused on organizing and mobilizing communities across North Carolina to elect Democrats from the top-ticket U.S. Senate race to the state legislature and local leadership.
The coordinated campaign will be led by Carolyn Smith, a veteran organizer and campaign operative in North Carolina. She most recently served as the Vice President of Building Grassroots Power at the League of Conservation Voters working to engage and mobilize voters and has helped lead campaigns and other political organizations in a career spanning more than two decades.
In partnership with the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), the coordinated campaign will be a central hub of North Carolina’s political infrastructure, laser-focused on training and organizing Democrats to help get out of the vote and engage North Carolinians, especially communities of color, ahead of November. It will also have a robust voter protection team to strengthen efforts to combat voter suppression and intimidation.
“I am so proud to launch the 2022 coordinated campaign as North Carolina Democrats have been working hard to lower costs and deliver wins for working families,” said NCDP Chair Bobbie Richardson. “From the mountains to the coast, we are ready to hit the ground running, organizing to elect Democrats up and down the ballot who will go to work for North Carolinians.”
“North Carolina is a top battleground state in 2022, and the coordinated campaign will play a critical role in inspiring, mobilizing and turning out voters across North Carolina, said Carolyn Smith, North Carolina Coordinated Campaign Director. “There is so much at stake in this election, and no one can afford to sit on the sidelines – that’s why I’m so excited to lead North Carolina Democrats’ coordinated efforts to flip our state blue and bring real change to North Carolina.”
North Carolina Democrats have made training volunteers and organizing voters early a top priority. In March 2021, NCDP launched “Building Blue,” a year-round training and organizing program that will serve as the foundation for a successful coordinated campaign. In the past year, the program has completed extensive outreach to communities across the state, including making hundreds of thousands of calls and texts to voters and training volunteers in nearly all of North Carolina’s 100 counties.