The Wake County Democratic Party launched a new website today as part of its efforts to win school board and municipal races this fall.
In a press release today, party officials say MovingWakeForward.com "is aimed at providing the latest information for voters, activists and media who are interested in learning more about the 2011 election."
The website is also described "as the home for leaders in Wake County, and North Carolina, to speak out on the issues that matter to them ahead of October 11 and November 8." In this case, the first two posts up attack the Republican majority on the Wake County school board.
"The current School Board Majority threatens our economic and civic future with misguided policies that will turn back the clock on our region's prosperity in what I fear, in a significant way," writes Kei Landis, who has advised both Gov. Perdue and Gov. Easley, in an op-ed piece on the site. "As our economy continues to struggle, the timing of this threat could not be more critical. It is time for a change here on the Wake County School Board."
The website also includes an op-ed piece from J.B. Buxton, Easley's former education advisor.
"It has been two years since a new Board Majority took over the Wake County School Board," Buxton writes. "Unfortunately, when families in Wake County’s public schools ask themselves if their children are better off than they were two years ago, the answer is a clear and resounding no."