This past Saturday, July 26th, Down Home members in Person County, North Carolina, launched their local chapter at a gathering in the county seat of Roxboro.
About 30 people gathered at La Piazza downtown by the courthouse to plan and celebrate. “When we come together and work together, we can have power here in Person County,” explained April Short, Down Home’s Person County Field Organizer. Down Home’s vision is to build that power with poor and working people in the area. “No matter our race or our background or where we come from, we have to work together,” April explained.
The chapter launch comes on the heels of an extensive and ongoing “deep listening project” where local members and canvassers have been talking to local residents about what concerns them and what they would like to see change in their community. Preliminary results of this listening project can be found in our Person County Report here: County Report- June 2022- PERSON County
The first steps of the newly formed chapter will be to work on creating their local platform, which they will then use to make endorsements for the 2022 election cycle.
If you are interested in becoming a member in Person County or getting involved in the platform creation or endorsement process, please contact April Short at [email protected]