Poor and Working-Class People are Winning in North Carolina 

Not only do we fight at Down Home– we win.

Through organizing, Down Home members have won both local and statewide campaigns, plus made a reputation for ourselves at the ballot box. 

Statewide Wins

Down Home members organize together across county and region to move working-class legislation at the state level, too. Our wins include: 

  • The passage of Medicaid Expansion, bringing health coverage to 600,000 North Carolinians living in the coverage gap
Members of Down Home NC celebrating with Governor Roy Cooper after the successful passage of Medicaid expansion in North Carolina
Down Homies with Governor Roy Cooper

Electoral Wins

Up and down the ballot, Down Home members endorse candidates who will fight for working-class needs. We then put in the hard work of knocking doors to get them elected and work to co-govern with those candidates after they win. Our electoral wins include: 

  • Breaking the supermajority in 2020 with the election of Ricky Hurtado, the first Latino to serve in the NCGA
  • Preventing the supermajority again in 2022 with the election of Diamond Staton Williams to the NCGA and defeating a MAGA-extremist
  • Electing the first Black woman to the Burlington City Council
  • Elected the first Black mayor of Oxford (and he’s a Down Home member!) 
  • Electing a majority of Down Home members on the Boone Town Council 
  • Running Down Home members and working-class people for office in small towns  all across the state
Oxford Mayor, Guillermo Nurse