This past Sunday, Down Home members in Watauga County, North Carolina, launched their local chapter at a gathering in the county seat of Boone.
About 40 people gathered at a local church to plan and celebrate. “When working people work together” explained one local member, “We can create the power that we need to win.” 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,” explained another member.
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.
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 getting involved in Down Home’s work in Watauga County, reach out to [email protected]