Upcoming Events

Please join us for one of our upcoming events!

  • Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at 06:00 PM

    2024 Kickoff


    Our special guest headliners are three alumni running in newly-drawn districts critical to the Legislative balance of power:

    • Representative Lindsey Prather (HD115, Buncombe)
    • Representative Diamond Staton-Williams (HD73, Cabarrus)
    • Representative Terence Everitt (HD 35, running to retain SD18 in northern Wake & Granville Counties currently held by longtime friend Senator Mary Wills Bode)

    Also Announcing Our Newest Endorsements:

    • Bryan Cohn (HD32, Granville &Vance)
    • Evonne Hopkins (HD35, Wake)
    • Beth Helfrich (HD98, Mecklenburg)
    • Nicole Sidman (HD105, Mecklenburg)

    It’s all hands on deck in 2024. Please join us!

    Venue: Home of Anita Sawhney Flynn
    Address: 2826 Barmettler Street, Raleigh
    Date: Tuesday, June 18 
    Time: 6-8pm (early arrivals welcome at 5:30pm)

    Sponsor Levels: $2,500 $1,000, $500, $250
    Individual Tickets: $75 

    RSVP [email protected] or 919.283.4819. The candidates have done their part by stepping up. Let’s do ours.  

Past Events

  • Wednesday, December 06, 2023 at 05:30 PM
    Players Retreat in Raleigh, NC

    2024 Election Outlook with Senator Gale Adcock


    We’re excited to invite you to an important event on Wednesday, December 6th, from 5:30 - 7:30 pm, at the Players Retreat (105 Oberlin Road) in Raleigh. Please make plans to join us!

    Our special guest for the evening is none other than NC Senator Gale Adcock. Senator Adcock is one of the alumni of our inaugural class of 2014. She’ll share valuable insight on new state legislative districts and the path ahead for the 2024 election.

    While donations to support our cause are greatly appreciated, they’re not required to attend this event. What matters most is your presence and engagement, as we all work together to shape a brighter future for the state we know and love.

    Please RSVP by emailing [email protected] or by calling 919.283.4819. 

    Candidate filing begins in December. Don't miss this opportunity to connect, learn, and prepare for the  challenges and opportunities ahead.

    Thank you for your continued support.


  • Wednesday, August 09, 2023 at 05:30 PM
    Crafty Beer Wine & Spirits

    August 9: Summer Hoppy Hour 🍺🍺🍺

    A recent North Carolina Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for State Legislators to (yet again) draw new legislative districts for the 2024 election.  While the decision is very unfortunate, it means we cannot wait to prepare for the work ahead, providing needed assistance to top challengers right out of the gate.

    This event will also feature Bob Phillips from Common Cause NC as well as live music from local musician Rob Gelblum. .

    Please join us Wednesday evening, August 9th, for a Summer “Hoppy Hour” (you read that right) at Crafty in Five Points, Raleigh.  We’re honored to have a representative from Common Cause NC on hand to offer insights into the change in districts and what it means for North Carolina. 

    Date: Wednesday. August 9
    Time: 5:30 -7:30pm
    Location: Crafty Beer, Wine, & Spirits (Five Points)
    Address: 2005 Fairview Road, Raleigh, NC

    Contributions are appreciated but not required to attend this event.

    RSVP to [email protected] or 919.283.4819. 

    New districts are scheduled to be unveiled this fall, with candidate filing in December, and primaries in March.  

    Please make plans to join us and learn more about how we all can make a difference in 2024. 


  • Sunday, May 07, 2023 at 04:00 PM
    Ruins at Sugar Hollow in Fairview, Buncombe County, NC

    Brian Turner & John Ager Celebration - with new Reps. Prather & Ager

    Please join new Representatives Eric Ager & Lindsey Prather in honoring their predecessors from our inaugural class of 2014 — John Ager & Brian Turner. (Proceeds go directly to the Ager & Prather campaigns.)

    Please click this link for Sponsorships: $5,000, $2,500, $1,000, $500, or $250. Individual Tickets: $100.

    Date & Time: Sunday, May 7, from 4:00-6:00pm
    Location: The Ruins at Sugar Hollow Farm 9 Sugar Hollow Lane, Fairview, NC 
    RSVP: [email protected], or call 919.283.4819

    If you cannot attend the event, please consider making a donation to the Ager & Prather campaigns by clicking this link.    

    While these are challenging days, we remain strategically focused on supporting highly-grounded and accomplished state legislative candidates (like Eric Ager & Lindsey Prather) who’ll work for the forward-looking North Carolina we know and love. 

    Now or Never NC

  • Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 05:30 PM
    State of Beer in Raleigh, NC

    Welcome to Raleigh event with New Legislators

    “No winter lasts forever, no spring skips its turn.”
    - Hal Borland, Author

    March 21 is the first (full) day of spring - a season representing renewal and rebirth.  What better time to celebrate new alumni with a “Welcome to Raleigh” event?

    Please join us in honoring these eight talented new legislators in the spirit of hope for their success in the NC General Assembly:

    Mary Wills Bode.  Ray Jeffers.  Frances Jackson.  Diamond Staton-Williams.  Laura Budd.  Charles Smith.  Eric Ager.  Lindsey Prather.

    Tuesday, March 21, from 5:30 - 7:30pm
    State of Beer, 401 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh

    RSVP to [email protected] or 919.283.4819. Contributions appreciated, not required.

    Each of these legislators is already making an impact. Each deserves our collective support for stepping up at a time of arguably unparalleled need.

    Please greet them at State of Beer on Tuesday, March 21. Spring forward!

    Now or Never NC 

    Learn more about and support these new legislators here:

    Mary Wills Bode (SD18 - Granville & Wake) is an attorney and former non-profit executive director, with deep roots in Granville and Wake Counties. She’s a longtime advocate for nonpartisan redistricting reform and of bipartisan solutions and has helped host and headline Now or Never NC events in the past.   
    Learn more about Mary Wills Bode by clicking here. 

    Ray Jeffers (HD2 - Person & Durham) is a Person County native from a family rooted in farming. Ray became the youngest County Commissioner in North Carolina, serving 12 years, including as Chairman, President of the NC Association of County Commissioners, and five terms on the National Association of Counties board.
    Learn more about Ray Jeffers by clicking here. 

    Frances Jackson, Ph.D. (HD45 - Cumberland) of Hope Mills has extensive experience in state and local government. She’s been a high school teacher, county magistrate, and transportation and community planner in Cumberland County. After coming very close in the 2020 election, now-Representative Jackson won a convincing victory this past November.
    Learn more about Frances Jackson by clicking here. 

    Diamond Staton-Williams (HD73 - Cabarrus) is a registered nurse and served on the Harrisburg Town Council in Cabarrus County. Her extraordinarily extensive nonprofit board and volunteer service has focused on mental health and child achievement, including Communities in Schools, a program in which she participated as a youth.
    Learn more about Diamond Staton-Williams by clicking here. 

    Laura Budd (HD103 - Mecklenburg) grew up in an Air Force family. She’s a managing partner in her Matthews-area law firm, and a member of the Matthews Chamber of Commerce. Her nonprofit service includes the Mecklenburg County Bar Association board and helping lead recreational sports and gymnastics organizations.
    Learn more about Laura Budd by clicking here. 

    We’re also grateful for the following new Representatives who stepped up when long-standing Now or Never NC alumni Richardson, Ager, and Turner did not seek re-election:

    Charles Smith (HD44 - Cumberland) succeeds family friend and NNNC alumnus Billy Richardson. Charles is a former Assistant District Attorney, now in private practice. He and his wife Kelly, an elementary school counselor, grew up in Fayetteville. Charles fulfilled a childhood dream of playing college basketball before attending law school and returning to Cumberland County.
    Learn more about Charles Smith by clicking here. 

    Eric Ager (HD114 - Buncombe) succeeds his father, Class of 2014 Alumnus John Ager. Eric grew up working on the family farm in Fairview, in Buncombe County. After studying at the US Naval Academy, Eric served as a Naval aviator and expert in political-military operations, including as an attache in Turkey. After retiring from the Navy, he came back home to work on the family farm.
    Learn more about Eric Ager by clicking here.

    Lindsey Prather (HD115 - Buncombe) succeeds Class of 2014 alumnus Brian Turner. Lindsey is an educator, public servant, and community activist in voter education and registration in Buncombe County. She’s worked in admissions at UNC-Asheville and spent six years as a public school teacher of Occupational Skills, American History, and Civics. She’s a recipient of the prestigious North Carolina Teaching Fellows scholarship.
    Learn more about Lindsey Prather by clicking here.

  • Sunday, November 06, 2022 at 08:00 PM

    Last Call for NC - Deb Butler & Chaz Beasley



    Last Call for North Carolina 

    Please make plans to join us virtually for a “Last Call” Zoom event Sunday evening from 8:00 – 8:30pm (eastern).

    We’re grateful to welcome back two longstanding friends as special guests: Rep. Deb Butler of New Hanover County and former Rep. Chaz Beasley of Mecklenburg County.   

    This will be a quick final check-in on the state of races with a focus on where final contributions and GOTV efforts will have the most impact. 

    To participate in the call, from 8-8:30pm (eastern), please RSVP by clicking on this link.  Donations appreciated, but not required.    

    Please make plans to join us this Sunday, November 6, so we can give our endorsed candidates the needed boost and help them prevail in these highly competitive contests which will determine the direction of North Carolina’s future.


  • Sunday, November 06, 2022 at 04:00 PM
    Crafty beverage at Five Points

    Raleigh Final - Sen. Chaudhuri & The Veldt



    Raleigh Final: Sen. Chaudhuri & The Veldt

    As we seek to execute on monthslong fundraising and GOTV plans, we’re grateful that Democratic Whip Senator Jay Chaudhuri is special guest for our 2022 finale with Raleigh Medal of Arts recipients The Veldt.

    Please join us this Sunday!

    Time: 4:00-6:00pm
    Location: Crafty Beer, Wine, & Spirits (Five Points)
    Address: 2005 Fairview Road, Raleigh, NC

    Sponsorships: $5,600, $2,500, $1,000, $500, or $250. Individual Tickets: $100 or $50.

    Please make your contribution today, so we can support endorsed candidates running digital ads & GOTV through Election Day!

    Your donation is your RSVP.  You can also contact us as at [email protected] or call 919.283.4819.


    2022 Endorsements to Hold the Line:

  • Saturday, November 05, 2022 at 04:00 PM
    Spaceway Brewing (Rocky Mount Mills)

    Gailliard supporter appreciation event

    Supporter Appreciation Social with Rep. James Gailliard

    Spaceway Brewing Taproom
    Rocky Mount Mills

    1151 Falls Road, Suite 2033

    Rocky Mount, NC

    Saturday, November 5

    4 – 5:30

    No Contribution Required


    RSVP to [email protected] or call 919.283.4819

  • Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 07:00 PM
    Southern Strain Brewing in Concord , NC

    Diamond Staton-Williams: GOTV & Thank you

    Saturday:  Concord - Candidate Diamond Staton-Williams (HD73)

    This Saturday, we help host volunteers, Young Democrats, and other faithful supporters for a Happy Hour in Concord with Harrisburg Councilwoman Diamond Staton-Williams (candidate, HD73).

    Contributions appreciated, not required. Please visit her website DK to further support the campaign: www.teamdiamondnc.com

    Location: Southern Strain Brewing Company
    Address: 165 Brumley Ave., #101, Concord, NC
    Date: Saturday, October 29
    Time: 7pm

    To RSVP or learn more, please email [email protected], call 919.283.4819.

  • Thursday, October 27, 2022 at 05:30 PM
    Cafe Luna in Carrboro, NC

    Happy Hour Fundraiser for Ricky Hurtado


    Happy Hour Fundraiser in Carrboro

    In 2020, Ricky Hurtado defeated a 4-term GOP Representative and flipped an NC House seat in Alamance County.

    This fall, Ricky is in a rematch with his past opponent, and the Democratic Governor's veto is on the line.

    Protect progress in NC by showing support for Ricky! Please join us for a Happy Hour Fundraiser on October 27, hosted by Now or Never NC.

    Thursday, October 27
    Luna Rotisserie
    307 E Main St
    Carrboro, NC

    Sponsorships and contributions of any amount appreciated, link here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ricky102722

    Learn more about Ricky and volunteer for the campaign here: https://rickyhurtado.org

  • Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 02:30 PM

    Lunch with Linda

    Please join us this Saturday, October 22, from 2:30-4pm at Parker’s BBQ in Wilson in support of Rep. Linda Cooper-Suggs (HD24). There is no contribution required. 


    Event: Lunch with Linda
    Location: Parker’s Barbecue
    Address: 2514 US-301, Wilson, NC
    Date: Saturday, October 22
    Time: 2:30 – 4:00pm

    Rep. Linda Cooper-Suggs (HD24, Wilson County) is a former educator and a life long resident of rural NC. Her story started as one of seven children growing up in Sampson County. Growing up in a large family and a farming community, she learned that hard work does pay off.  Last cycle, she was chosen (and then elected) to fill the seat left by longtime Representative Jean Farmer-Butterfield. She previously served as Chair of the Wilson County Democratic Party.

    For more on Linda’s campaign, please visit: www.lindacoopersuggs.com

    Telephone: 919.283.4819.  Email: [email protected].  Web: www.NowOrNeverNC.org

  • Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 01:00 PM
    Forsyth County Democratic Party HQ

    Lunch with Carla

    Carla Catalan Day Carla Day Winston-Salem  Carla is wearing a 3/4 sleeve black dress and she is smiling. Carla is running for North Carolina House District 74

    Lunch with Carla!

    Meet Carla Catalán Day

    Saturday, Oct. 15
    1:00 - 2:30pm

    Forsyth County Democratic Party HQ
    723 Coliseum Dr., Suite 102, Winston-Salem, NC

    Please join us for lunch and fellowship in support of NC House candidate Carla Catalán Day.

    No contribution required, though contributions & volunteer commitments accepted. Visit: www.electcarla.com

    Carla is running for North Carolina House, District 74 because North Carolina should work for working people and families instead of powerful lobbyists. Carla knows from experience that everyone in North Carolina deserves healthcare, a quality education, and a dignified home.

    Carla is a mother and a public health advocate who believes North Carolina's future generations deserve progressive policies to create social, racial, and economic justice for all.

    Please join us! Please RSVP to [email protected] or 919.283.4819.

  • Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 06:00 PM · 2 rsvps
    Home of Rep. Marcia Morey in Durham , NC

    Thank you David Price - Durham & Virtual (Oct. 11)

    Please join us this Tuesday evening, October 11, to say thank you to retiring Congressman David Price - the Dean of North Carolina’s congressional delegation - for his 17 terms of service to the Triangle, our state, and nation. A standard-bearer for forward-thinking policymaking, professional conduct, and character.

    In-person & virtual options

    If you cannot join us in-person, please join us online for an intimate virtual conversation with Congressman Price, with reflections on his time in office and the important work ahead for November and beyond. (In-person reception with Congressman Price & Now or Never NC state legislative candidates, followed by living room conversation covered virtually.)


    Date: Tuesday, October 11
    Time: 6-8pm (Virtual start 7:00pm)
    Location: Home of Rep. Marcia Morey
    Address: 2 Middlesborough Court, Durham, NC

    Sponsorships: $2,800, $1,000, $500, or $250

    Contributions of $100 or $50 (or volunteer commitments to endorsed candidates) suggested to attend the event, but not required. 

    All donations will be used to support endorsed candidates for NC General Assembly who are on the ballot in competitive races in 2022. 

    RSVP via online contribution and/or sign up for the virtual conversation here.  

    You may also email [email protected] or call 919.283.4819 and indicate your in-person or virtual attendance.

    Please be present to thank Congressman Price and meet leading state legislative candidates on October 11.

    Now or Never NC 

    Because of the involvement of federal officeholders in this event, we are asking for donations of up to $2,800 per election, from any individual. We are not asking for funds from corporations, labor organizations, or other federally prohibited sources.

    Checks payable to: Now or Never NC, 514 Daniels Street, #271, Raleigh, NC 27605

    Paid for by Now or Never NC

  • Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 09:00 PM

    State of the Races - Virtual Event


    Please join us next Wednesday, September 21, for a virtual “State of the Races” event featuring Now or Never NC alumni and endorsed candidates from across North Carolina. All champions of women’s reproductive rights.

    A longtime supporter of Wilmington and California is inviting friends and Now or Never NC supporters everywhere to join a 9pm EST (6pm Pacific) Zoom with Hon. Christy Clark (Mecklenburg), Rep. Julie von Haefen (Wake), Rep. Linda Cooper-Suggs (Wilson), and endorsed candidate Amy Block DeLoach (New Hanover).

    With the candidates at the forefront, we’re working together to sustain Governor Cooper’s vetoes, strongly support Public Education, and vigorously fight restrictions on women’s reproductive rights.

    We urge you to support these candidates. No donation is too small. And, please log on via Zoom next Wednesday for a timely update from the candidates themselves.

    Click this link to donate and/or register for the Zoom.

    Wherever we are, we (supporters of a forward-looking North Carolina) are needed. Thank you.

  • Monday, September 19, 2022 at 05:30 PM

    Honoring John I. Wilson - Public Education Stalwart


    The North Carolina we know is a forward-looking beacon in the South, and leader in the nation.  

    Public education has been and remains the key to our children’s and our state’s progress.   

    John I. Wilson has been a linchpin in public education efforts over the past half century, a career that started in the classroom and led to advocacy in our state and nation’s capitals and across America.  

    He’s provided exemplary leadership, though in particular by supporting efforts and other leaders behind the scenes. 

    On the evening of September 19, from 5:30-7:30pm, in Raleigh, we honor him for his many contributions. In doing so, we also garner support for the work ahead, via State Legislative candidates who’ll continue the fight for public education in North Carolina. 

    Our invited special guests to-date include:

    Hon. June Atkinson, Ph.D.: Former three-term NC Superintendent of Public Instruction, with one of the longest tenures in our state’s history. Dr. Atkinson is the product of public schools and former business education teacher whose career has focused on career and technical education.

    Senator Dan Blue: Senate Minority Leader, former Speaker of the North Carolina House, and a past-President of the National Association of Legislatures. Blue grew up in four-room farmhouse in Robeson County, and is a product of the public schools (Valedictorian of his high school class).

    Representative Rachel Hunt (candidate for State Senate): Hunt is the product of North Carolina public schools and the daughter of former First Lady Carolyn Hunt (a teacher) & North Carolina’s four-term “Education Governor” Jim Hunt.

    In addition, we’ll be joined by a growing list of current and former elected officials, public education leaders, and candidates, including Now or Never NC’s alumni and 2022 endorsees.

    Sponsorships for this event are available now.  Please click this link to reserve your spot.

    Donor levels: $5600, $2500, $1000, $500, or $250.  Individual Tickets: $75. (Space available for educators, please RSVP.)

    RSVP via contribution, via email at [email protected], or call 919.283.4819. Location and other event details provided upon RSVP. 

    Please make plans to join us. Thank you.

    Now or Never NC 

  • Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at 05:30 PM
    Home of Anita Sawhney Flynn

    August 31 Summer Social with Sydney Batch & Mary Wills Bode



    Please join us for a summer social in support of Senator Sydney Batch & State Senate candidate Mary Wills Bode.

    Both of these seats are vital to preventing a Supermajority return, and ensuring that women retain reproductive rights in North Carolina.


    Date:                   Wednesday, August 31
    Time:                   5:30 – 7:30pm
    Location:             Home of Anita Sawhney Flynn
    Address:              2826 Barmettler Street, Raleigh, NC

    Sydney Batch (SD17) is a member of the Now or Never NC Class of 2018.  Originally elected to the NC House of Representatives, she now serves in the State Senate.  For over a decade, Sydney has served as a family law attorney, child welfare advocate, and social worker. Sydney fights every day for families across Wake County that are facing difficult choices and increasing uncertainty about their futures.

    Mary Wills Bode (SD18) is a North Carolina native, non-profit executive director, and attorney. She’s a longtime advocate for nonpartisan redistricting reform and of bipartisan solutions, and has headlined Now or Never NC events in the past. This is her first run for elective office. SD 18 is a newly-drawn district, for which there is no incumbent.  The district includes part of Wake and all of Granville counties. 

    Donations of $50 or more - or volunteer commitments - are suggested to attend the event, but not required.  Please click here to contribute or sign up to volunteer for these campaigns. 

    We hope to see you there on August 31.  This will be a wonderful evening and a chance to support 2 candidates who are vital to our success in 2022!

  • Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 05:30 PM
    Indochine Restaurant

    August 10 - Wilmington: Marcia Morgan & Special Guests



    We have a quick follow-up to our recent endorsement announcement.

    On Wednesday, August 10, we’ll gather with friends and supporters in Wilmington in support of longtime friend and new State Senate candidate Marcia Morgan!

    What better way to say thank you to her for stepping up again to meet a challenge on behalf of the people of New Hanover County, our state, and nation?


    Date:       Wednesday, August 10
    Time:       5:30 – 7:30pm
    Location:  Indochine Restaurant
    Address:  7 Wayne Drive, Wilmington, NC

    Donations and/or volunteer commitments are requested for Marcia’s campaign, though not required. Please click here to Donate, and/or here to Volunteer.

    RSVP: email [email protected] or call 919.283.4819

    Don’t miss this opportunity to support a must-win candidacy to prevent Supermajority return in 2022.

    Special guests include the incomparable State Representative Deb Butler and NC House candidate Amy Block DeLoach.

    Please join us on August 10! We look forward to seeing you.

    Now or Never NC

  • Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 05:30 PM
    Epstein Sherlin Law Firm

    June 22 - Porch Party for John Ager and Brian Turner

    We’re lightening up our event invitation this time, but we hope it makes the point: Representatives John Ager & Brian Turner stepped up for our state and nation at a time of immense need. 

    In 2014, after the election of Legislative Supermajorities that steamrolled (former moderate Charlotte Mayor) Governor McCrory, candidates Ager and Turner - and Gale Adcock - developed the blueprint used in ensuing cycles to flip seats and emphatically Break the Supermajority.

    After four terms of exemplary service, Representatives Ager & Turner are retiring, and have thankfully recruited phenomenal successors to help retain their seats.

    On June 22, please join us as we honor Ager & Turner as Trailblazing Defenders of Democracy! 

    Date: Wednesday, June 22 (porch party)
    Time: 5:30-7:30pm
    Address: 1804 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC
    RSVP: Contribute below, email [email protected], or call 919.283.4819

    Sponsorships: $5,600, $2,500, $1,000, $500, or $250. Individual Tickets: $75.

    We’re grateful that House Deputy Democratic Leader Gale Adcock, who is running for NC Senate in 2022, helps emcee festivities.

    It’s a special moment, as Representatives Adcock, Ager, and Turner are our three Now or Never NC alumni from the inaugural Class of 2014. 

    Please join us to salute their service and raise crucial funds to help our 2022 endorsed candidates in the ongoing political fight for our very democracy.

    Thank you.

  • Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 07:00 PM

    Zoom Event in support of Reproductive Rights


    As the U.S. Supreme Court contemplates rolling back decades of progress by overturning Roe v. Wade, we must prepare for the fight over reproductive rights and other liberties to move to our State Legislature. 

    One week from tonight, and just two days before the May Primary, Representatives Julie von Haefen & Rachel Hunt lead a live Zoom discussion on these threats and how to win the battle in North Carolina.


    Sunday, May 15
    7:00pm – 8pm
    Register Here

    Donations appreciated, but not required.
    Sponsorships: $1000, $500, $250, $75

    Representative Julie von Haefen (D-Wake) is an attorney and former President of the Wake County PTA. She’s seeking re-election. She and her husband, Dr. Roger von Haefen, a professor at NC State University, moved to Apex in 2005. They have three children, all of whom are students in the Wake County Public School System. 

    Representative Rachel Hunt (D-Mecklenburg) is the daughter of former First Lady Carolyn Hunt and Governor Jim Hunt.  She’s an attorney and business owner who’s also certified in College Counseling/Education. She’s running for State Senate. She and her husband Olav live in Raintree and are the proud parents of Katia and Jonas.

    Please join us for this important virtual event and support efforts to maintain valued rights for all North Carolinians. 

  • Monday, December 13, 2021 at 05:00 PM
    Rialto Theatre

    2021 Holiday Social


    We’re grateful that 2018 alumni Senator Sydney Batch & Representative Terence Everitt headline our Holiday Social at The Rialto on Monday, December 13, at 5pm. They’ll share timely insights on new legislative districts and the status of legal challenges to the new maps. The social is followed by a a showing of the modern holiday classic, Elf.

    Senator Batch & Representative Everitt are true advocates for the people of Wake County, both inside and outside the Legislature:

    - For over a decade, Sydney has served as a family law attorney, child welfare advocate, and social worker. During the last legislative session, she sponsored or cosponsored 48 bills, ranging from legislation to expand affordable healthcare to a bill ensuring clean drinking water for all North Carolinians. 

    - Like Sydney, Terence is the parent of young children and runs a law practice, where he works on behalf of other small businesses. He’s a key proponent for public education funding, better teacher pay, a cleaner environment, quality health care for all, and nonpartisan redistricting.

    Event Details: 

    Monday, December 13
    5-6pm Reception
    6-7pm Informal Social Gathering
    7pm Screening of

    The Rialto Theatre, 1620 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh
    RSVP: [email protected] or 919.283.4819

    We have a limited number of tickets remaining for the 7pm screening of Elf, so please let us know if you would like to attend. 

    Contributions appreciated, but not required. 

    We hope to celebrate the holiday season with you next Monday evening. Please join us.

    Now or Never NC

  • Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 06:00 PM

    Summer Social with Congresswoman Deborah Ross & 2018 Alumni


    On Tuesday, August 24, from 6-8pm, we’re grateful that Congresswoman & former State Legislator Deborah Ross headlines our first in-person event in eighteen months, at the home of Sarah Ford & Steve Neorr in Raleigh. A porch & patio summer social!

    Congresswoman Ross provides an update on her work and helps honor our 2018 alumni who helped Break the Supermajority and sustain our Governor’s vetoes of irreparably harmful legislation.

    Contributions are appreciated, but not required for this summer social. Sponsorships: $2,500, $1,000, $500, $250. 

    Please RSVP to [email protected] or by calling 919.283.4819. Thank you.

    P.S. Hold the Line: In light of upcoming Legislative redistricting that is not subject to gubernatorial veto, we’re preparing to hold the line in 2022, to protect hard-fought gains of recent cycles. Please join us.

  • Thursday, June 03, 2021 at 06:30 PM
    Online (Zoom)

    Salute To The Class of 2016

    Join us on Thursday, June 3, at 6:30pm to recognize our class of 2016, from Wake & Mecklenburg Counties: Representatives Cynthia Ball, Mary Belk, and Joe John, and former Representative Chaz Beasley.

    Bob Phillips from Common Cause will also update us with the latest information regarding election rules and redistricting reform.
    No contribution required.
    Now or Never NC
  • Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 07:00 PM

    Evening with Bobbie & Bob - conversation with new NC Democratic Party Chair

    Now or Never NC was founded to help elect forward-looking State Legislative challengers to get North Carolina back on track, and to focus on actual solutions to the pressing issues facing North Carolinians.

    Over four election cycles, we’ve honed and executed new tactics to help empower top challengers early, many of whom win - thanks to great candidates, their campaigns, and you.

    Due to delays with redistricting, districts will likely remain in flux until at least late this year. For much of 2021, we’ll amplify the work of our many alumni and of grassroots voter registration efforts throughout the State.

    To that end, we invite you for an interactive discussion of grassroots tactics and goals for the 2022 election cycle with new NC Democratic Party Chair, Dr. Bobbie Richardson, a former educator and administrator and former 3-term Legislator representing Franklin & Nash Counties.

    We’re grateful that former Congressman and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Bob Etheridge helps lead the conversation. Etheridge and Richardson worked together in public education.

    There’s no donation required to participate in this virtual event.

    Simply click the following link to register and make plans to join us on Wednesday, April 14, from 7:00 – 8:00pm: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrceyrrj8sGN2qIZDDfH4vufWNav3uV_z8

    Bobbie and Bob know grassroots politics. They know we have to compete across North Carolina with targeted voter outreach and mobilization. We’re grateful for their example and leadership.

    Please make plans to join us on April 14.

    P.S. We’re also pleased that Aylett Colston joins to provide the first in a series of brief updates on the status of redistricting.  


  • Wednesday, March 03, 2021 at 06:30 PM

    The Path Forward with 2014 alumni: Adcock, Ager, Turner

    From the beginning, Now or Never NC has been dedicated to putting our State on a forward-looking path, by helping elect grounded, sensible candidates who will use their life experiences to work in the best interests of North Carolinians.  

    In 2014, our first election cycle, we supported 3 promising House candidates, all of whom won: Representatives Gale Adcock, John Ager, and Brian Turner.  

    We’re grateful that these Wake & Buncombe County Legislators continue to serve with distinction.  Representative Adcock was recently elected by her peers as Deputy Democratic Leader in the State House.

    Please join us Wednesday, March 3, from 6:30 - 7:30pm, for our first virtual event of the 2022 election cycle: "The Path Forward - The state of NC politics and more". 

    Gale, John, and Brian will share insights on the most recent election as well as the current state of affairs at the General Assembly and in North Carolina. We’re also grateful that Charlotte-based political veteran Douglas Wilson will join the conversation, to help further discussion on practical politics for the 2022 election cycle. He’s served as Deputy Executive Director of the NC Democratic Party and Advisor for the Biden-Harris Coordinated Campaign, and previously served on the campaign staffs of future President Obama (2008) and Senator Hagan.

    No donation required for this event.  Thank you for your participation and support as we continue early-backing deserving candidates who'll add to the ranks of forward-looking Legislators in Raleigh. 

    Thank you.

  • Monday, December 21, 2020 at 07:00 PM

    Virtual Holiday Celebration

    As the year winds down, we’re raising a glass and giving thanks before bidding farewell to 2020.

    You’re invited for a festive evening with endorsed candidates, friends, and supporters for a Virtual Holiday Celebration this Monday, December 21, from 7:00-8:15pm.

    We’ll have some music (Sean Seymour, a broadway performer from Kinston, NC, will lead us in Christmas Carols), honor all candidates and incoming Legislators, and enjoy fellowship with dedicated North Carolinians who remain committed to a forward-looking North Carolina.
    Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0udumurD4jHdEtvNj4Vexv7uvgORyP-joU
  • Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 05:00 PM

    Rock the Vote - “sLate Night” GOTV event

    With early voting underway and only days until Election Day, we’re harnessing all resources to Get-Out-The-Vote for our 2020 endorsed candidates who can literally create new Legislative majorities.

    Please click here to join Musical Guests, Special Guests, Alumni, endorsed candidates, and voter protection attorneys for an impactful GOTV-focused event:

    Tuesday, Oct. 27, 8-9:15pm (Sandhills candidates)

    No contribution required, though please volunteer for a candidate(s). Check out our GOTV page, sign-up to help in these final days.

    P.S. Thank you to everyone who participated in the first two sLate Nights:

    • Tuesday, Oct. 20, 8-9:15pm (Triad area candidates).
    • Saturday, Oct. 24, 5-6:15pm (Eastern NC candidates).

  • Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 05:30 PM
    Virtual Event

    Final Fundraiser: Hamilton Stars with Dean of Congressional Delegation & Butler


    On Tuesday evening, October 13, Now or Never NC holds its final fundraiser this cycle.
    Please join us from 5:30-7:15pm for a phenomenal line-up, “dinner and a show:”
    Hamilton stars from Broadway and friends, including:
    Ryan Vasquez (Broadway company of Hamilton - only actor to have played Hamilton, Burr, Washington, Jefferson, and Madison on Broadway. Founder, Swing from Home effort).
    Krystal Joy Brown (Eliza, Broadway company of Hamilton).
    Lilli Cooper (Tony Award nominee, Spring Awakening, Wicked).
    Special guest Congressman David Price, the Dean of North Carolina’s Congressional delegation, provides a candid, up-to-date political and civil society assessment.
    Please grab take-out or dinner at home, take in the show and crucial dialogue. Please join us. Thank you.
    We’re excited to announce that they’ll be joined by Democratic State House leader Representative Deb Butler and 15 top State Legislative challengers. Rep. Butler (D-Wilmington) is perhaps best known for her valiant "I will not yield" response to the Republican’s egregious override of the Governor’s budget veto on the morning of September 11, 2019. The sham vote was called at almost the very moment we had been attacked as a nation, and while the Governor led State 9/11 observances. We will not yield either. Now is the time we restore and defend NC’s forward-looking trajectory, for generations to come.

    P.S. This month marks our seventh anniversary. Our track record is clear: we’ve helped flip 15 State House seats, thanks to phenomenal candidates, their campaigns, and you. In 2020, we intend to emphatically add to that success by helping flip both State Legislative chambers.

    Because of the involvement of federal officeholders in this event, we are asking for donations of up to $2,800 per election, from any individual. We are not asking for funds from corporations, labor organizations, or other federally prohibited sources.

  • Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 10:00 AM

    Coffee with Bob and Kimberly Hardy, Brian Farkas, Donna Lake & JD Wooten


    Please join us on Saturday, September 26, morning “Coffee with Bob.”

    Former Congressman & Army veteran Bob Etheridge leads a timely discussion on “Veterans & Healthcare” issues with top challengers with military backgrounds and work in leading military and healthcare communities:  

    Kimberly Hardy (HD43, Fayetteville), Brian Farkas (HD9, Greenville), JD Wooten (SD24, ret. US Air Force), and Donna Lake (SD7, ret. US Air Force).

    While appreciated, there’s no donation required for this virtual event.  Simply click this link to register and receive instructions to participate.  

    Please make plans to grab coffee and join us next weekend. No contribution required.  We look forward to seeing you then.

    P.S. If you would like to donate directly to these four candidates, please click here.

  • Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 06:15 PM

    September 15: Governor Beverly Perdue and Majority Makers


    Please mark your calendar for Tuesday, September 15, at 6:15pm, for an important, invitation-only fundraising event. 

    Now or Never NC welcomes North Carolina’s first female Chief Executive, Governor Beverly Perdue.  

    Governor Perdue, Senator Jay Chauhuri, and Rep. Rachel Hunt will be joined by fellow trailblazing leaders: Now or Never NC endorsed top State Legislative challengers, “Majority Makers.”

    Like Governor Cooper, Governor Perdue’s passion for public education is emblematic of the forward-looking leadership North Carolina has known, until the past decade of Legislatively-initiated decline.

    We’re grateful to welcome her and you to this intimate event to showcase candidates whose victories can literally create historic new majorities in the State House & Senate.

    Sponsorship Levels: $5000, $2500, $1000, $500.   You can also purchase an individual ticket for $250 or $100.  Please click here to sponsor via our Donate page, reserve your place now!

    We’ll contact you shortly with instructions for participation in this virtual event.  Please contact us today at [email protected], or 919.283.4819 with any questions. 

    UPDATE: We’re excited to announce they’ll be joined by supremely gifted performers with North Carolina ties, sharing their talents for a cause greater than themselves: restoring the forwarding-looking trajectory of the State we have know and love. Marc Silvey & Peele Wimberley provide live music to kick off their new collaboration, and Broadway stars from Raleigh, Laurel Harris & Rob Marnell, offer an exclusive video message.

  • Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 10:00 AM

    Coffee with Bob: Rural Economic Development and Agriculture

    Please join us next Saturday for another “Coffee with Bob,” and engaging discussion on Rural Economic Development & Agriculture.

    Candidates Tess Judge, Allen Wellons, Frances Jackson, and Rep. Scott Brewer provide valuable insights from Kill Devil Hills, Smithfield, Hope Mills, and Rockingham.  

    Former Congressman Bob Etheridge leads the discussion, underpinned by prior service as a member of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, Director of the NC Office of Economic Recovery & Investment, and NC Director of USDA Farm Service Agency. 

    Attorney and voting rights advocate Aylett Colston helps provide a timely update on absentee ballots, early voting, and phone banking.  

    No contribution required. Click here to register.    

    Please join us! For more information, please contact us via [email protected] or 919.283.4819. 

  • Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 08:00 PM

    Slate Spotlight - Back to School


    As students and teachers prepare to begin the new school year, please join us for timely “Education Week” events. No contribution required.

    Thursday, August 13, at 8pm, our “Slate Spotlight” series continues with an informative “Back to School” panel led by Wake County School Board Members Chris Heagarty & Christine Kushner, and educator Dr. Victoria Lunetta Creamer. We’ll also hear initial insights from public education advocates running for State Legislature: Nicole Quick (HD59, Guilford) & Jason Cain (HD51, Harnett/Lee).
    Simply click this link to register and receive instructions to participate.

    Please join us! For more information, please contact us via [email protected] or 919.283.4819. 

  • Friday, August 07, 2020 at 06:00 PM

    Coffee with Bob Etheridge & Candidates


    As students and teachers prepare to begin the new school year, please join us for timely “Education Week” events. No contribution required.

    This Saturday at 10am, please grab coffee and join our first "Coffee with Bob,” featuring two-term State Superintendent of Public Instruction and Congressman Bob Etheridge. Etheridge will be joined by three endorsed candidates who are current or former educators:  Dr. Aimy Steele (HD82, Concord), Adam Ericson (HD20, Wilmington), and Emily Bunch Nicholson (HD1, Edenton). 
    Simply click this link to register and receive instructions to participate.   

    No contribution required, though contributions to the candidates welcome here: 


  • Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 05:00 PM
    Slate Social with Chaz Beasley, Gail Young, Tess Judge & Terri LeGrand

    Slate Social with Chaz Beasley, Gail Young, Tess Judge & Terri LeGrand

    We’re excited  to share the news that a 2016 Now or Never NC alumnus will serve as special guest for our first Slate Spotlight this Saturday, with 2020 endorsed candidates Gail Young (HD83), Tess Judge (SD1), & Terri LeGrand (SD31). 

    Chaz Beasley, a rising star in North Carolina politics, will join us. Chaz was raised in a low-income, single parent household, was Newton-Conover High School valedictorian, and went on to attend Harvard University.  Since 2016, he has served Mecklenburg County with distinction and earned the respect of his colleagues on both sides of the aisle.      

    Please join us this Saturday, July 25, for an informative discussion on the state of the 2020 Legislative races. We’ll also receive a timely update on absentee ballot voting from voting rights advocate Aylett Colston. 

    Click here to register and receive instructions for joining us.

    Spread the word to friends and neighbors.  Don’t miss this discussion.

    No donation is required, but if you can support these and other candidates on our LongLeaf Slate, please do so here. 

    Email [email protected] or call 919.283.4819 with questions.



  • Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 07:00 PM · $500.00 USD

    The Majority Makers - Taking the House & Senate

    Please mark your calendar for Wednesday evening, June 24, for one of the most important, invitation-only fundraising events of 2020. 

    Now or Never NC hosts the nine top challengers charting a path to new majorities in our State House & Senate: our “Majority Makers.”

    With certain districts already secured, these are the additional candidates who literally take us over the top in both chambers.

    On June 24, you have the chance to hear directly from them.

    As a supporter of Now or Never NC, we invite you to participate in this more intimate, virtual event.   

    Sponsorship Levels: $500, $1,000 $2,500 $5,000. Click here to donate at any of these levels to reserve your spot now!

    Instructions for participation will be provided.  Please contact us today at [email protected], or 919.283.4819 with any questions.

  • Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 05:00 PM

    Empower Hour: 4 Alumni to Watch

    In 2018, several candidates flipped particularly difficult districts.

    In 2020, some districts won remain highly competitive, in particular those of Now or Never NC alumni Christy Clark, James Gailliard, Joe Sam Queen, and Ray Russell.

    In three of these races, the prior incumbent is attempting to regain a seat, and in the remaining race, Ray Russell (the “Ray of Ray’s Weather”) faces a challenge from a first-time candidate with the same first name.  

    That’s why we welcome alumni for our next Empower Hour. 

    Thankfully, these candidates started early, and have gotten great starts for reelection in 2020. Let’s keep the momentum going!

    Please join us Saturday, June 13th at 5pm.  Donations are not required, though we’ll be providing a link allowing contributions directly to these candidates. 

    Register now by clicking here.  Instructions will be emailed to you upon registration.

    For more information, please contact [email protected] or call 919.283.4819.

    While there is no donation required to attend this virtual event, we encourage you to make a donation.  Please click here for the opportunity to contribute to these candidates. 


  • Saturday, May 09, 2020 at 05:00 PM
    Virtual Empower Hour

    May 9 Empower Hour

    Please join us for our next Empower Hour of conversation, music, and community. A virtual social using Zoom.
    Candidates Tess Judge, Allen Wellons, and Nicole Quick offer unique perspectives from the Outer Banks, eastern NC, and the Triad, and engage on the pressing issues of our State.
    - Tess Judge (SD1, northeast NC) is a businesswoman and longtime community leader with a passion for public service.
    - Allen Wellons (SD11, Johnston/Nash) has a proven record of community and political leadership, including as a former 3-term State Senator.
    - Nicole Quick (HD59, Guilford) is a retired executive, special needs advocate, and former chair of the Guilford County Democratic Party.
    *Musical guest to be announced.
    No contribution required, though contributions and sponsorships ($1,000, $500, $250 $100) are accepted: www.NowOrNeverNC.org/donate.
    The purpose of the Empower Hour series is to uplift the people, small businesses, and forward-looking candidates of our State. Please grab take-out from a local restaurant, a beverage, and join us! Email [email protected] or call 919.283.4819 for more information.




  • Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 05:00 PM
    Virtual Empower Hour

    April 25 Empower Hour

    Please join us this Saturday for a conversation with longtime supporter Chef Sunny Gerhart of St. Roch Fine Oysters + Bar, who, along with his employees and business, is now in need.
    We’ll also feature conversations with first-time candidates Emily Bunch Nicholson, Adam Ericson, and Jason Cain, whose campaigns were just launching as this crisis unfolded.
    Please order dinner from a favorite local restaurant, grab a beverage, and join Sunny, Emily, Jason, and Adam. Musical guest to be announced. Donations encouraged, not required.
    Please Register at the link below, or email [email protected] for call-in instructions or more details.
    Emily Bunch Nicholson, a multi-county workforce development officer of Edenton, Adam Ericson, a public school teacher in New Hanover County, and Jason Cain, an adjunct professor and former Assistant Secretary of Military Affairs who lives the Sanford area. Each is a first-time candidate, and need our collective support now.


  • Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 05:00 PM · $25.00 USD
    The Admiral in Washington, DC, DC

    Washington, DC Happy Hour and Sponsors Dinner

    Please join North Carolinians and friends of the Tar Heel State in the nation's capital in support of top legislative challengers to help restore the forward-looking State we know: a beacon in the South and leader in the nation.
    Happy Hour at The Admiral followed by Sponsors Dinner at the Home of Erica Payne & Gene Haigh. 
    Happy Hour 5-7pm
    The Admiral
    1 DuPont Circle, NW
    Washington, DC 20036
    Special Guest: Congressman Bob Etheridge
    Featuring 2020 candidates for NC General Assembly
    Aimy Steele (House District 82) and Brian Farkas (House District 9)

    Sponsors Dinner 7-8:30pm
    Home of Erica Payne & Gene Haigh 
    5200 Western Avenue
    Chevy Chase, MD 
    (Corner of Western and Harrison, near Friendship Heights Metro)
    Sponsors: $2,500, $1,500, 1,000, $500, $250, $100.
    Tickets: $50 (Young Professionals: $25).
    [Paid for by Now or Never NC]
  • Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 04:30 PM · $75.00 USD
    Home of Anna & Chris Lynch in Chapel Hill, NC

    2020 Kickoff - Chapel Hill

    Please mark your calendar for Sunday, February 23, for Now or Never NC’s 2020 Kickoff event with endorsed State Legislative candidates in Chapel Hill.

    Location: Home of Anna & Chris Lynch, 315 Burlage Circle, Chapel Hill. More details to come.

    Early-backed challengers win. And this gathering occurs just before the March 3 primary and fundraising deadline.

    Sponsors: $5,000, $2,500, $1,500, 1,000, $500, $250.
    Tickets: $75


    [Paid for by Now or Never NC]

  • Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 02:30 PM · $75.00 USD
    Hope Valley Diner in Durham, NC

    Durham Reception

    Please join us and special guest Congressman Bob Etheridge on Sunday, February 23, at Hope Valley Diner in Durham for a reception in support of top legislative challengers.

    Sponsor Levels, $5,000, $2,500, $1,500, $1,000, $500, $250
    Guest Tickets: $75


    [Paid for by Now or Never NC]

  • Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 12:30 PM · $50.00 USD · 1 rsvp
    Breakaway Cafe in Chapel Hill, NC

    Chatham County Brunch

    Please join us and special guests Congressman Bob Etheridge and Deputy Democratic Leader Robert Reives (NC House) for a Chatham County Brunch in support of Gail Young, Candidate for NC House District 83.

    Gail Young is again challenging one of the most extreme incumbents in the State House, Rep. Larry Pittman (Concord, Cabarrus County), who has compared Lincoln to Hitler on separate occasions in recent years, quote: "Lincoln was the same sort of tyrant" as Hitler. 

    It is an honor to support Gail Young in this highly important endeavor. Please join us.

    Sponsor Levels: $5,000, $2,500, $1,500, $1,000, $500, $250

    Individual: $50


    [Paid for by Now or Never NC]

  • Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 05:30 PM · $75.00 USD

    Fall Fundraiser (Raleigh)

    The decennial redistricting process is almost upon us. 

    We know all too well what the 2010 election and subsequent redistricting has meant for the people of North Carolina: An unmitigated disaster that we think cannot get any worse, until it does, like on a recent 9/11 morning at the State Legislature.  

    On October 29 in Raleigh, one of our State’s most grounded and effective leaders, Representative Deb Butler, helps us ensure that 2020 is not like 2010. 


    Tuesday, October 29
    Home of Anne & Matt Bullard, 208 Forest Road, Raleigh
    5:30 – 6:45pm:  Reception: Rep. Deb Butler headlines reception with Legislators & candidates from across NC  
    6:45-8:15pm: Dinner Discussion: Perspectives on “What it means to be a North Carolinian.”

    Sponsorships (Each come with 2 tickets): Platinum $2,500, Gold $1,500, Silver $1,000, Bronze $500, Host $250. 

    Individual Tickets: Friend $100, Guest $75

    Thank you.

  • Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 05:30 PM · $50.00 USD
    Ford Residence in Raleigh, NC

    2020 Kickoff

    Now or Never NC’s winning track record is no joke, thanks to great candidates, their campaigns, and you. 

    It's a straightforward formula: Start early, back top challengers, win seats.  

    On Tuesday, May 14, at the home of Sarah Ford & Steve Neorr near Five Points in Raleigh, the focused work for 2020 begins. 


    Tuesday, May 14

    Ford residence, 1705 Bickett Blvd., Raleigh

    5:30-8:15pm, light dinner

    5:30-6:45pm: Reception with 2020 Prospective Candidates.

    6:45-8:15pm: Key 2020 Races Update by Senator Jay Chaudhuri and Representative Cynthia Ball, and Redistricting Reform Briefing featuring Senator Margaret Dickson and Bob Phillips of Common Cause NC

    For more information: [email protected], 919.283.4819

  • Friday, October 19, 2018 at 08:00 AM

    NYC Breakfast

    Sustainers Breakfast (invitation only) with Hon. Deborah Ross & Rep. Chaz Beasley in Manhattan. As a 2016 U.S. Senate candidate receiving over 2 million votes, Deborah reflects on her most recent travels across North Carolina, provides a timely update on State Legislative races, and a forward-looking agenda for our State. 

    For details or to RSVP please email [email protected] or call 919-283-4819.

  • Monday, October 15, 2018 at 05:30 PM · $40.00 USD

    Break the Supermajority: Rufus Edmisten- Constitutional Crises

    Join us for our final fundraising event of 2018 on Monday, October 15, at the home of Bryan & Carson Brice in Raleigh.
    Hon. Rufus Edmisten, former Watergate counsel, NC Attorney General, Secretary of State, and Gubernatorial candidate, will lead a discussion on “Constitutional Crises,” with reflections on Watergate and corollaries to present day on the federal level, and challenges to the Separation of Powers on the state level.
    Sponsorship: $5,200 $2,500 $1,000 $500 $200 (Each come with 2 tickets). Individual Ticket: $40.
    For additional information please email [email protected] or call 919.283.4819.
    With your help, we’ve flipped 7 State House seats, and we’re working every day to win at least 4 more in November, for all the people of North Carolina. Please join us!
    [Paid for by Now or Never NC]
  • Sunday, October 07, 2018 at 04:30 PM · $50.00 USD
    Break the Supermajority - Defining Issues Discussion

    Break the Supermajority - Defining Issues Discussion & Music

    Please join candidates, Legislators, and though-leaders from across North Carolina for our final Durham fundraiser on Sunday, October 7, at the Home of Sarah Cottingham & Matt Kopac, 1510 Woodland Drive, Durham.

    Here are the details on our speakers:
    • Can we win? Mac McCorkle, Sanford School of Public Policy, on Political Climate.
    • How we win. Keischa Lovelace, Esq., Political Consultant, on Voting and GOTV.
    • When we win. John Quinterno, Economist & Analyst, on Human Investments & Jobs.
    • *And we'll have live music by Durham's own Jon Shain! 

    Sponsorship: $5,200 $2,500 $1,000 $500 $250 (Each come with 2 tickets). Individual Ticket: $50. www.nowornevernc.org/donate.

    For more information or to RSVP please email [email protected] or call 919.283.4819.

    With your help, we’ve flipped 7 State House seats, and we’re working every day to win at least 4 more in November, for all the people of North Carolina. Please join us!

    [Paid for by Now or Never NC]

  • Saturday, September 08, 2018 at 05:00 PM · $50.00 USD
    Break the Supermajority social

    Break the Supermajority social (Washington, D.C.)

    Please join North Carolinians and friends of the Tar Heel State in the nation's capital for a "Break the Supermajority" social, this Saturday, September 8, from 5-8pm, at the home of Erica Payne & Gene Haigh, 5200 Western Avenue, Chevy Chase. (3 blocks off Wisconsin, Friendship Heights Metro, redline.)

    Special Guest: Rising Legislative star Chaz Beasley, NC House District 92 (Mecklenburg County). Now or Never NC 2016 alumni, graduate of Georgetown University Law Center.

    Saturday, September 8, 2019
    Home of Erica Payne & Gene Haigh, 5200 Western Ave., Chevy Chase (3 blocks off Wisconsin, Friendship Heights Metro, redline).

    Suggested contribution: $50.  Sponsors: $5200, $2500, $1000, $500, $250 (2 tickets each).

    For more information: [email protected], 919.283.4819.

    With your help, we’ve won 7 State House seats, and we’re working every day to win at least 4 more to Break the Supermajority in November.  Please join us!

    [Paid for by Now or Never NC]

  • Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 06:30 PM · $100.00 USD
    Break the Supermajority - Defining Issues Dinner & Jazz

    Break the Supermajority - Defining Issues Dinner & Jazz

    Please join thought-leaders and candidates from across the State for a dinner discussion on defining issues of the 2018 election. Special live Jazz Music by Ken Demery & the City Jazz Trio.

    With your help, we’ve won 7 State House seats, and we’re working every day to win at least 4 more in November, for all the people of North Carolina.

    Wednesday, August 15
    6:30 - 9pm
    Home of Betsy and Leonard Jernigan
    1206 Marlowe Road, Raleigh NC

    Sponsorship: $5,200 $2,500 $1,000 $500 $250 (Each come with 2 tickets).
    Individual Ticket $100.  
    For more information: [email protected], 919.283.4819.
    Please join us!
    P.S. We’re excited to announce the panelists for the Defining Issues Dinner, and we’ve invited all our alumni and endorsed candidates from across North Carolina:
    • State of the Races. Hon. Deborah Ross, 2016 Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate.
    • Constitutional Amendments. Gerry Cohen, former Special Counsel to – and known for 37 years as the “Encyclopedia” to – the Legislature.
    • Voting & GOTV. Danny McDonald, former Chairman of the Federal Election Commission, serving on the FEC from 1981-2006.
    • Moderator. Stormie Forte, host of “The Art of Listening,” Attorney, and former Ombudsman, NC Department of Justice.
  • Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 06:00 PM · 2 rsvps
    Brother Jimmy's- Midtown in New York, NY

    General Election Kickoff (NYC)

    Happy Hour: 6-8pm

    Brother Jimmy’s, 416 8th Avenue (MSG location).

    Private Dinner: 8pm

    Location upon RSVP. Other meeting times available.

    State Representative Billy Richardson (D-Fayetteville)

     Protégé of Governor Jim Hunt. Public education advocate. Cape Fear River defender.

    UNC-Chapel Hill – former member Board of Visitors, Student Body President.

    Representative Richardson provides an update on efforts to Break the State Legislative Supermajority, the recent Teachers’ March in Raleigh, his leadership role fighting contaminants (GenX) in the Cape Fear River basin in Fayetteville & Wilmington, and general reflections on lessons learned in office, on the future of NC.

    Contributions not required, though appreciated.

    RSVP & Details: [email protected] or 919-283-4819.



  • Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 03:30 PM · $75.00 USD · 10 rsvps
    Central Raleigh

    Mother's Day: Winning Women Reception. Chatham County Line & Rod Abernethy

    On Mother's Day, please join First Lady Kristin Cooper, trailblazing Ambassador Jeanette Hyde (whom we'll toast), endorsed candidates Julie von Haefen & Sydney Batch, and live performances by nationally renowned musicians Chatham County Line & Rod Abernethy for the first event of the general election.  With your help, we Break the Supermajority in 2018! 
    - 3:30-4:30pm: Sponsors Reception with Women Candidates, toast to Ambassador Hyde.
    - 4-6pm: Ticket Holders Social and Performances (tickets $75). Rod Abernethy opens at 4:45pm, followed by Chatham County Line. Informal social follows.
    Sponsorship: $5,200 $2,500 $1,000 $500 $250 (Each come with 2 tickets).
    Please join us!
    Space is limited. Central Raleigh location provided upon RSVP.  Email [email protected] or call 919.283.4819 for details.
    *Julie von Haefen is running in House District 36 (Apex, Cary), and Sydney Batch in House District 37 (Garner, Fuquay-Varina, Apex, Holly Springs).
    Paid for by Now or Never NC
  • Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 03:30 PM · $75.00 USD · 4 rsvps
    Central Raleigh

    2018 General Election Kickoff

    Join us for our 2018 General Election Kickoff complete with live performances from nationally renowned Raleigh-based musicians.
    - 3:30-4:30pm Sponsors Reception.
    - 4-6pm Ticket Holders Social and Performances.
    (Opening act 4:45, Headliner 5:15. Performances conclude by 6pm. Informal social to follow through 6:30pm)
    Sponsorship: $5,200 $2,500 $1,000 $500 $250 (Each come with 2 tickets)
    Individual Tickets: $75 pre-sale pricing, limited quantity (hereafter $100).
    Space is limited.
    Central Raleigh Location provided upon RSVP.
    Email [email protected] or call 919.283.4819 for details.
    Paid for by Now or Never NC.
  • Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 04:00 PM · $125.00 USD · 8 rsvps

    The Connells: An Afternoon & Evening for NC's Future


    Sunday, February 25

    Location: Central Raleigh (TBA)

    Sponsors Reception:



    5:30pm AND 7pm

    Oysters by Chef Sunny Gerhart of St. Roch.

    Sponsor levels: $5200, $2500, $1000, $500. 2 tickets come with each sponsorship level. 

    Sponsor Here

    Additional information on Sponsorship available by emailing [email protected] or calling 919.719.3907

  • Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 03:30 PM · $75.00 USD · 8 rsvps
    Watts Grocery (reception) & Lynch residence (dinner)

    2018 Kickoff With Top Challengers: Watts Grocery reception ($75), Lynch Residence dinner ($500) - click for details

    Please join top challengers on Sunday, January 28, for a "Break the Supermajority" reception at Watts Grocery, and a "Sponsors dinner with Chef Jacob Boehm" at the Lynch residence.  Details are as follow:

    • "Break the Supermajority" reception: 3:30-5pm, Watts Grocery, 1116 Broad Street, Durham, NC 27705. Suggested contribution: $75. Sponsorships: $2500, $1500, $1000, $500. 
    • Sponsors dinner with Chef Jacob Boehm: 5:30-8pm. Dinner for evening sponsors of $500 or more, featuring the State's premier pop-up chef, Jacob Boehm of Snap Pea Catering. Home of Anna and Chris Lynch, in Chapel Hill. Seating is Limited. RSVP Required

    RSVP to [email protected] or 919-719-3907

    Now is the time to act! These top challengers and our State cannot do it without you. Please join us on January 28  

    Now or Never NC

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  • Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 05:00 PM · $50.00 USD · 10 rsvps

    4th Anniversary Celebration

    We invite you to join us on Wednesday, November 29, for an evening of 4th anniversary celebrations:

    • Break the Supermajority cocktail reception5-7pm, Home of Sarah Ford and Steve Neorr, 1705 Bickett Boulevard, Raleigh, 27608. Suggested contribution: $50. Sponsorships: $2500, $1000, $500, $250.
    • Sponsors dinner and salon7:15-9pm, featuring Chef Jake Wolf of Capital Club 16, Home of Julia and Dr. Oliver Williams, 1905 Lewis Circle, Raleigh 27608. Dr. Williams, Fulbright Scholar and Professor Emeritus in Political Science (NCSU), will lead an important discussion on where we've been as a State, and our journey to restore the State we know. Dinner for evening sponsors of $250 or more. 

    RSVP to [email protected].

    Please join us to support of top challengers who can break the Supermajority, sustain gubernatorial vetoes, and restore our State. 

    Thank you. 

    Now or Never NC

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  • Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 05:30 PM · 2 rsvps
    Brooks Street Bowl in Wake Forest, NC

    Break the Supermajority happy hour (Wake Forest)

    Over the 2014 and 2016 election cycles, we’ve backed 7 winning challengers for the NC House, and we need just 3 more seats to break the Legislative Supermajority in that body, help our Governor sustain vetoes of harmful legislation, and restore our State.
    That’s why we’ll gather again with friends in Wake Forest for an informal "Break the Supermajority" happy hour on Tuesday, August 22, from 5:30-7pm, at Brooks St. Bowl, 413 S Brooks St, Wake Forest, to discuss State Legislative races. Please join us.
    Complimentary appetizers. No contribution required. Complimentary beverage for RSVP's (first come). RSVP appreciated on FaceBook or to [email protected].
    Please join us and spread the word. Wherever we are (whether in Wake Forest or Wilmington, Wake County or Wilson), we are needed. North Carolina is at a crossroads, and we’re on a journey home to the State we know.
    A discussion on voting trends is being held at the venue starting promptly at 7pm, and is hosted by StrongerNC (facebook.com/strongernc/).
    Now or Never NC: “Support top Challengers, Break the Legislative Supermajority, Restore our State.” www.NowOrNeverNC.org.
    [Paid for by Now or Never NC]
  • Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 05:00 PM
    THE BLOCK off Biltmore in Asheville, NC

    Break the Supermajority Happy Hour (Asheville)

    Over the 2014 and 2016 election cycles, we’ve backed 7 winning challengers for the NC House, and we need just 3 more seats to break the Legislative Supermajority in that body, help our Governor sustain vetoes of harmful legislation, and restore our State.

    That’s why we’ll gather again with friends in Asheville for an informal "Break the Supermajority" happy hour on Sunday, August 13, from 5-7pm, at THE BLOCK off biltmore, 39 South Market Street, to discuss State Legislative races. Please join us.

    Complimentary appetizers. No contribution required. Complimentary beverage for RSVP's (first come). RSVP appreciated on FaceBook or to [email protected]

    Please join us and spread the word. Wherever we are (whether in Asheville or Fayetteville, Buncombe County or Beaufort), we are needed. North Carolina is at a crossroads, and we’re on a journey home to the State we know. 

    Now or Never NC: “Support top Challengers, Break the Legislative Supermajority, Restore our State.” www.NowOrNeverNC.org.

    [Paid for by Now or Never NC]