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Re: “More on Randy Voller: Raleigh's Nina Szlosberg-Landis, 1st vice chair, resigns in protest

Nina was elected by the Democratic Party as vice-chair of the NCDP because she said she could raise money, something she has not done yet, not one dime. She had never served as a precinct, county or district officer, but stepped straight to the vice-chair because she said she could raise money, to support the expenses of campaigning by Democrats running for all levels. The NCDP supports candidates running for every office in the State, State wide office, County level and Congress, the US Senate, all of it.

Now, after 4 months, she is leaving that job untouched, she never raised a dime to help keep the lights on in the Democratic Party, now she wants to raise money for someone else, keeping that money away from the Party members and candidates who trusted her and elected her.

It seems she objects to a Chair that works for the people of NC, who supports the opposition to the GOP run Legislature on Moral Mondays, who fights for jobs, Medicaid expansion, education and a clean NC. She objects to the man who spent last Saturday on a panel at the Civil Rights Forum in Greensboro fighting for dignity for NC's people, not at her country club.

It seems Nina Szlosberg-Landis objects to work, real work, like getting real Democrats elected. Fundraising is hard work. Rebuilding the party, uniting strong county organizations and funding strong candidates go together.

Real Democrats work. Nina found it was too hard, so she quit. It is best for the NCDP to learn that now, and move on.

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Posted by Heather Stewart on 06/11/2013 at 9:42 AM

Re: “More on Randy Voller: Raleigh's Nina Szlosberg-Landis, 1st vice chair, resigns in protest

Nina Szlosberg-Landis quit?

The old way of doing business failed in 2010 and 2012, the party is in need, dire need, of new direction now. She knew that when she ran for vice-chair. Building the party and uniting behind strong County organizations and strong new candidates and fundraising go together.

But it is very hard work. Nina found it was too hard, so she quit. It is best for the NCDP to learn that now, and move on.

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Posted by Heather Stewart on 06/11/2013 at 1:12 AM

Re: “Dissent in the ranks over N.C. Democratic Party Chairman Randy Voller

The first rally Chairman Voller attended focused on industrial hemp and medical marijuana.

Industrial hemp could replace tobacco as a cash crop for NC tobacco farmers. It is low maintenance and has a high value. Hemp could replace tobacco as a cash crop for struggling NC farmers as nothing else has.

Hemp is used to make a wonderful fabric much like linen, strong and light, easily dyed and versatile. It could mean the birth of a renewed textile industry in North Carolina. NC State U is one of the best research locations in the world for fabrics.

Hemp also abundantly provides the raw cellulose for biofuels, another growth industry in NC.

Promoting industrial hemp, renewing both farming and textile industries in NC, and the biofuel industry, does in fact reflect Voller's focus on the promotion of jobs in NC.

In considering the defeat of Republicans, Voller points to polling numbers that show 54% of NC citizens favor the legalization of both medical marijuana and the farming of industrial hemp.

Someone is giving you bad advice, Mr. Geary.

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Posted by Heather Stewart on 06/07/2013 at 9:13 AM

Re: “Dissent in the ranks over N.C. Democratic Party Chairman Randy Voller

The grassroots guy won.

Voller proposed investing and building party infrastructure in each county including GOTV operations, and there is no mark up for that work. Voller wants to invest in the County Parties.

Could that explain the whole attack thing?

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Posted by Heather Stewart on 06/05/2013 at 9:01 AM

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