The recent right-wing takeover of North Carolina in the second decade of this century represents a radical counter-revolution that seeks to undo the progress of the last fifty years. It seeks to reestablish a Southern racial and economic hierarchy through:
- The suppression of voting rights
- The gerrymandering of election districts to dilute Black political power
- The dismantling of public institutions
- Opposition to increases in prevailing wages
Despite these calculated and dangerous attacks on our communities, there is no existing Black-led, statewide 501(c)4 organization positioned to fight back through a combination of issue organizing and electoral organizing. Advance Carolina believes that a long-term investment in Black-led organizing at the local and state level is necessary to win both key issue fights and key electoral victories.