Our Journey Home

In the coming weeks, we start our journey home to the North Carolina we know. Yes, there may be bumps along the way, though we know who we are, and we know where we’re going. Election Day is less than ten weeks away, with early voting starting sooner. This Labor Day weekend, as we celebrate the contributions workers have made to our nation, let’s also take a moment to strategically plan for a destination: a North Carolina that is once again a forward-looking beacon in the South and leader in the nation. In doing so, we recognize leaders past of both parties, and their extraordinary sacrifices and contributions not merely to improving themselves, but to those around them, their communities, and far far beyond. North Carolinians in our greatest tradition.  By contrast, we know all too well the work of our State’s current “leaders”, and the litany of their senseless, self-inflicted wounds is too long and deep for us to stir over yet again. There is real work to be done in North Carolina. Our citizens face numerous difficulties in their lives. Each circumstance is unique, though there are many common threads, none of which are solved by Legislators bent on destroying, among other things, public education, jobs, and Constitutionally-protected rights and opportunities. It is for those reasons, and a grateful recognition of our own various opportunities and talents, that we band together for a purpose greater than ourselves: to reclaim and restore the North Carolina we know. But we must earn it. So, will you join us? It’s Now or Never for North Carolina, and we’re going home. Now or Never NC P.S. Please click here for a listing of - and to support - our 2016 endorsed candidates. [Paid for by Now or Never NC]

Opportunity: Who We Are, Who We Support

Independence Day provides a moment to reflect on our great freedoms, and how by exercising them, we make them more of a reality for all of us.  Now or Never NC supports State Legislative candidates running in the most winnable races who strongly support public education, redistricting reform, voter access, and who have an appreciation for local government.  We support candidates who can help our next Governor sustain a veto of harmful legislation like HB2, and restore and strengthen our State’s deserved reputation as a beacon in the South and leader in the nation.  We are Independents, Democrats, and Republicans seeking balance and sanity for our State. In 2015, we traveled the State in search of great candidates, and this Spring we introduced you to extraordinary North Carolinians running in four NC House and two NC Senate districts that literally span from Murphy to Manteo, that represent a strong first wave of winnable races in 2016. On this Independence Day, while very hard work lies ahead, we nonetheless see great opportunity in an additional wave of highly competitive races, to help wash away the deep lines in the sand drawn by our current State Legislative leadership.  Briefly in the coming weeks, while we also begin final planning for the Fall, we intend to introduce you to candidates running in that next wave of competitive races.  Please stay tuned for details.  In the meantime, Happy Independence Day! To learn more about Now or Never NC, please see our Mission Statement, Guiding Principles in Supporting Candidates, and review our slate of Endorsed Candidates, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.  Thank you. Paid for by Now or Never NC

Upcoming Events!

From the mountains to the coast, Now or Never NC is accelerating efforts to support State Legislative candidates who can win.  In June, we will focus in particular on important winnable races in northeast and northwest NC, where House and Senate districts strategically overlap in each region. We encourage you to participate and join us for these and other upcoming events:  Continue reading

June 1– Warren Judge for NC House: "Local & Coastal"

 An evening with northeast NC’s top Legislative prospects. Continue reading

Legislature's Social Agenda: Unmitigated Disaster for NC

Our State Legislative leadership has been accelerating the implementation of a social agenda that has been and remains an unmitigated disaster for our State and its people. Now or Never NC’s supporters overwhelmingly believe that diversity is a national asset, and reject HB2 as an overreaching, discriminatory, and job-killing measure. Continue reading

Reception to Elect Cynthia Ball

Now or Never NC and the Host Committee invite you to join Attorney General Roy Cooper at a Reception to Elect Cynthia Ball, candidate for NC House District 49. "One of the most competitive seats in NC" -- Politics NC Continue reading

Redistricting Reform and Jobs: Taking NC’s pulse in the City of Medicine

Redistricting Reform and Jobs are two of many important issues that we face in North Carolina.  Please join us in Durham for an update and informal forum on the status of Redistricting Reform and North Carolina’s economy, and a happy hour thereafter. Continue reading

Fall 2016 Raleigh Reception

Please join us for a reception the evening of October 21 at the home of Lisa Angel and Andrew Smarra in Five Points! Featuring special guests Representatives Gale Adcock and Billy Richardson and 2016 candidates Chaz Beasley and Brian Tribble. If you can't make the reception, please join us at the after party downtown. Continue reading

Recap of Now or Never NC's recent events

Now or Never NC has held several receptions across the state during 2015. Continue reading