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CHANGE STARTS WITH YOU

 

NC Congressional District 9 has been represented by a Republican since 1963. As demographics shift and the GOP platform has drifted further to the right, we think we need representatives who actually represent us. Our district is diverse in demographics and political perspectives, yet Rep. Pittenger, currently on his 3rd term, votes with Trump's positions over 96% of the time.

Thankfully Rep. Pittenger lost his primary on May 8, 2018. Unfortunately, Mark Harris won the Republican primary. Pittenger and Harris battled over who was the most "Trump-like" and to be honest, we are not sure which one wins that title. Harris, a self-described "husband, father, pastor and community leader", fundraises with Trump, would deny women the right to make healthcare decisions, denies that humans are driving climate change, doesn’t support gay marriage and would gut the federal government. 

 

Flip the 9th round 3: GOTV

  • Persuasion Canvassing 

  • Postcard writing parties

  • Getting folks to the polls

 

Persuasion canvassing 

We are canvassing regularly through the midterm elections:

Sat. Sept 8th from 9:30am-12:30pm

Wed. Sept 12 from 5:00pm-8:00pm 

Sat Sept 22nd from 9:30am-12:30pm 

Wed Sept 26 from 5:00pm-8:00pm 

Sat Oct 6th from 9:30am-12:30pm

CANCELLED DUE TO NC09 DEBATE: Wed Oct. 10 from 5:00pm-8:00pm 

Sat Oct 20 from 9:30am-12:30pm 

Wednesday Oct 24 from 5:00-8:00pm

GOTV Super Event: Sunday Oct 28th from 2:00pm-5:00pm @ Brawley’s Beverage 

Check out our calendar for updated meet up locations and more info.

 

Postcard writing parties

Personalized postcards are a great way to turnout voters that aren't easily reached by canvassing. We are targeting several different demographics with our postcards. Keep an eye out for future postcard writing parties or host your own. Email moc9nc@gmail.com find out how to host your own event or write postcards on your own. 

 

Getting folks to the polls 

We are working with a number of organizations to coordinate rides to the polls for early voting and on Election Day. Stay tuned! 

 

 

 

 

 
Our canvassing has only grown since we started in Feb. of 2018. Join us and help make a difference this Midterm!

Our canvassing has only grown since we started in Feb. of 2018. Join us and help make a difference this Midterm!

 
Hundreds attended ID9's Constituent Town Hall in February, 2017.  Rep. Pittenger was invited but declined to attend because Indivisible group are "uncivil".

Hundreds attended ID9's Constituent Town Hall in February, 2017.

Rep. Pittenger was invited but declined to attend because Indivisible group are "uncivil".

Connect to your Community

Connect with the other organizations and groups working to mitigate the negative impacts of the current administration. 

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ID9 attending Rep. Pittenger's town halls in September, 2017 to hold him accountable to his constituents.

ID9 attending Rep. Pittenger's town halls in September, 2017 to hold him accountable to his constituents.

ID9's Flip the 9th Launch on January 21, 2018

ID9's Flip the 9th Launch on January 21, 2018

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Find out about upcoming events and ways to get involved in YOUR community!

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Past efforts: Flip the 9th round 1

 

Target Districts 

For Round 1 of our "Flip the 9th" plan, we have partnered with FlipNC, an Indivisible group taking targeted, evidence-based action to elect progressives in North Carolina. FlipNC has identified NC-H104 and NC-H105 as two of the most flippable districts in the state, and they are in NC Congressional District 9. 

According to FLIP NC, these two districts were chosen as the most flippable because they lie in rapidly growing suburban parts of Mecklenburg county; they have been trending more Democratic over recent elections; and were won by Roy Cooper in 2016. 

 

Deep Canvassing

Conventional, last minute canvassing fails to change the underlying drivers of turnout and support such as prejudice and disempowerment. 

Deep canvassing is a communicating tool that generates larger and longer-lasting impacts on core voter attitudes. It consists of a candid two-way conversation where voters are asked to share their own relevant, emotionally significant experiences and reflect on them aloud. In addition, we are able to collect data such as voter concerns for messaging and accurate data such as contact information for further contact with the voter.

Read more on Deep Canvassing research from the Leadership Lab here.  

 

Collecting Data 

We will collect the data collected from canvassing and submit it to FLIP NC for analysis and for future rounds of canvassing.

 

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