Progressive Democrats are committed to improving the lives of all who live in our state and country. We believe that everyone is entitled to:

  • Racial, social, and economic justice
  • Quality, affordable health care and social support services
  • Opportunities for quality education and meaningful employment paying a living wage
  • A healthy environment at home and at work
  • A voice in decisions that impact their communities and lives

Progressive Democrats do this by:

  • Fighting for democracy and government that serves the needs of people
  • Engaging with people where they are
  • Sharing information and perspectives on issues and policy alternatives
  • Recruiting and supporting candidates who embrace Progressive values and policies
  • Fighting voter suppression, gerrymandering, and the dominance of money in politics

Progressive Caucus 2021 Goals

Starting from breakout sessions at our 2020 Annual Meeting, we’ve formulated 2021 goals

Recent Blog Posts


I live in eastern NC and I value the freedoms that we enjoy in our democracy and I’m sure you do too.  Without a functional democracy, we will all lose the freedom of the press, social security, …

REALITY CHECK: Guilt vs Progress

Critical Race theory is not taught in our schools. What is taught is our history, some of which is exceptional and some not admirable. Those attempting to ban the teaching of our complete history woul…

REALITY CHECK: How Charter Schools Affect Public Schools in NC

The charter school movement began in earnest in North Carolina in 1997 when 34 schools opened across the state. There are now 200 charter schools in operation. The 1996 Charter School Act established …

Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson Must Be Removed from Office

In June of this year, N.C. Lt. Governor Mark Robinson referred to gay and transgender citizens as “filth” during a speech at Asbury Baptist Church in Seagrove, N.C.  When the Lt. Gove…


TEACHING AMERICAN HISTORY NC Social Studies Standards 2021 Standards Development Process Social Studies Curriculum 2021 The preamble, written by NC Superintendent of Public Instruction, Catherine Trui…

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Fighting for Black Lives After the Chauvin Trial

Two weeks ago, when Derek Chauvin was convicted on three counts of murdering George Floyd, I was both surprised and grateful: Maybe we’d finally start holding police accountable for violence against B…