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Hitting the Road for the Sake of Early Voting

I've recently adopted the habit of giving each week a "codename" as a way of enriching this internship experience in my short and long term memory. So week one was "Gun Barrel" week, week two was "Eight Day" week, and week three shall forever be remembered as "NASCAR" week. "Why NASCAR", you ask? Because I [...]

Election Alert: Preview Your Ballot Before Voting!

You may be surprised by the names you see on the ballot in this election – especially if you’re among the millions of North Carolina voters with new General Assembly and Congressional districts. You may even get the wrong ballot – but how will you know!?! Be prepared – preview YOUR ballot before you vote; learn [...]

Keepin’ It Movin…

As we finish up our last week of being interns for Democracy North Carolina and Democracy Summer wraps, we can’t help but feel a sense of nostalgia. Coming into this internship, we were so ignorant. So unaware. We were energetic and full of pre-determined ideas but boy did that first day prove us wrong. The [...]

Going Out With A Bang

Once again our week started with our weekend =). We attended another block party which had a great turnout.  The people that attended were really interested in our work, and what Democracy NC does. We even managed to get a few people registered to vote! Even though we are quickly approaching the end of Democracy [...]

A Film Uncovering the Hidden: “Inside Job”

“The financial industry is a service industry. It should serve others before it serves itself.” -Christine Lagarde Friday the 15th marked our first official screening adventure. The YWCA had permitted us to show the “Inside Job” film and it was a great success! Overall, we were extremely pleased because we obtained approximately 30 petition signatures [...]

Rally of Raleigh

The different teams of Democracy North Carolina gathered on the sunny early afternoon of July the 13th to test our safety in numbers against the wrath of political economic power. It was the event of our rights! We began signing people in and just collecting in front of the government building while having speakers fire [...]