North Carolina Democratic leaders are again hoping they can mobilize opposition to the Wake County school board to revive the party.
As noted in today's article by Rob Christensen, the Wake school board was brought up at Saturday's Jefferson-Jackson Day events, which are the main annual fundraiser for state Democrats. It was part of a day of speeches in which Republicans were roundly criticized and Gov. Bev Perdue "received a hero's welcome," according to the article.
David Parker, chairman of the N.C. Democratic Party, said Saturday just as the Republican wave in the state with the Wake County school board elections in 2009, the Democratic revival would begin with the Wake school board races this fall.
A similar approach was used by state Democrats to rally the troops in the 2010 elections. During last year's Jefferson-Jackson events, Perdue and Parker's predecessor, David Young, both ripped into the GOP majority on the Wake school board for ending the diversity policy.
It didn't work out as the Republicans regained control of the General Assembly for the first time in more than a century.
But Democrats are still trying again this year.
You had Perdue and other party bigwigs sponsor the Wake school board candidate fundraiser last month.
On Monday, Eastern Wake Democrats in state House District 39 will hold a "taking back our schools event" from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Wendell Community Center, 601 W. 3rd Street.
Organizers for Monday's event say they will discuss the fall school board elections and the November municipal elections and how to build teams to mobilize get out the vote efforts.
Since Eastern Wake, at least under the proposed redistricting map, stays in District 1 they won't vote this fall for school board.