Bring elections and voter engagement into the 21st century

Bring elections and voter engagement into the 21st century

Barry Eriksen has been a rustbelt refugee and Triangle transplant for over 40 years and for the last 22 years has lived in West Raleigh’s Fairmont neighborhood. This blog post is adapted from his remarks made during the September 21, 2021, Raleigh City Council...

Respect is at the Core of Democracy

Respect is at the Core of Democracy

On September 20th Livable Raleigh hosted a virtual meeting to discuss the state of democracy in Raleigh.

One of the featured speakers was Bob Hall, who for more than 50 years has been NC’s foremost advocate for the idea that government should be for the people.

It’s Never Too Late to do the Right Thing.

It’s Never Too Late to do the Right Thing.

Bob Geary, resident of Raleigh’s District D and member of the Wake County Housing Justice Coalition, delivered the following remarks about this Council's move of the next City Election to Nov 2022 at the City Council meeting on August 17: Mayor and Council – I suspect...

What if Mayor Baldwin was a Republican?

What if Mayor Baldwin was a Republican?

I recently submitted a letter to the editor about Mayor Baldwin and her pattern of undemocratic behavior. The News & Observer deleted my main points (in red), and left just my partisan comments. With that heavy edit, the N&O should have titled my LTE “What if...

Recall Petition Signing Events

Recall Petition Signing Events

Upcoming events where you can sign a Recall Petition are listed here. More events will be added as they are scheduled. Check back often!You will need to complete the petition using your name AS IT APPEARS on your Voter Registration. You can check your registration...

Democracy Dies in Darkness

Democracy Dies in Darkness

Raleigh resident Larry Helfant submitted a response to a recent editorial by Gerry Cohen published in the N&O. An edited version was published on Aug 1, 2021. We are publishing the full, unedited response here. The True Cost of Delayed Elections I read a recent...

Yard Signs Are Now Available

Yard Signs Are Now Available

Be the FIRST in your neighborhood to show your support for recalling Mary-Ann Baldwin These yard signs are our Thank You gift for a MINIMUM donation of $10. We will happily accept more. This is the FIRST shipment. Get yours before they are GONE. Donations accepted...

@NoCapRaleigh – Tweeting Truth to Council’s Abuses of Power

@NoCapRaleigh – Tweeting Truth to Council’s Abuses of Power

If you're like us, you're a fan of Twitter. And, there is no one on Twitter we like better than someone who knows about local politics and is willing to wade into the deep end and throw a little shade. @NoCapRaleigh fits the bill perfectly. NoCap is a reference to...

Mary-Ann Baldwin seems confused

Mary-Ann Baldwin seems confused

Mary-Ann Baldwin's campaign sent out a recent fund-raising email and she and her campaign team seem very confused. If her grasp on reality is this fragile, can you trust her to run the City of Raleigh? Here are excerpts from her campaign email:Those of you who are...