Our Shot NC was started by four North Carolinians newly engaged in political activism. The seed was first planted for Our Shot NC during the Special Session at the NCGA in December when two of us met, children in tow. Then and there, a connection was made which quickly blossomed into a friendship. We then expanded to a group of four and set about the task of putting our skills to use in making a difference in North Carolina. Residing in Durham and Chapel Hill, we realize we are fortunate to live in communities with ample financial resources, which we must also channel to help support candidates in NC House Representative races statewide that are flippable.
We each bring backgrounds in entrepreneurship, marketing and PR in diverse fields including health care, media, the arts and non-profits. We were inspired by Graig Meyer’s Our Shot grassroots movement for NC House candidate recruitment, and reached out to him for guidance. He saw value in our strategy, and a partnership was formed.
Our Shot NC is raising money to support progressive candidates with early seed money so that their campaigns can organize and can hit the ground running. For some qualified candidates, lack of financial support early on is the difference between success and failure of a campaign.
We are focusing on the House with the attainable goal of flipping three additional seats. This is the most efficient way to break the GOP supermajority, restore veto power to our governor and encourage bipartisan cooperation.
We are constituents, concerned citizens that want to see a fair North Carolina, a better North Carolina. Like, you, we have been horrified as we have watched legislation being enacted by extremist politicians, that doesn’t benefit their constituents, nor our state. We decided to take action by founding Our Shot NC and fundraising for good candidates in need of your support.
Will you join us?