Down Home members in Granville County, North Carolina, came together this past weekend to celebrate their new chapter– Down Home Granville!
About 30 people joined in conversation and fellowship at a local park in Oxford. “Together we can build something really powerful here in Granville County,” explained Vicente Cortez, Down Home’s Field Director. “For too long, places like Oxford and Granville have been ignored or not listened to, but poor and working class people here are ready to be heard!” Down Home’s vision is to build political power with poor and working people in the area. “We have to build together if we want to win and this is where that can start,” said Vicente.
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 Granville County Report here: What We Heard in Granville County
The first steps of the chapter members 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 Granville County or would like to get involved in the platform creation or endorsement process, please contact Toia at [email protected]