About Carolina Federation
About the Carolina Federation
The Carolina Federation is a statewide organization that brings local people together across race and the rural-urban divide to build political and electoral power in their own communities and across North Carolina.
At a time when the right-wing still holds power in North Carolina and far too many campaigns overlook the importance of long-term investment in local communities, we are developing a bold approach to multi-racial organizing and voter engagement for our state. Our approach to building power is defined by our relentless commitment to bringing new people into political action, our deep investment in local leadership and our intentional integration of cultural work with community and electoral organizing. By unleashing the full potential of our diverse communities we can create real change in the lives of our people, win elections that were previously unwinnable and transform the political terrain. By rooting ourselves in our movement traditions, our grassroots democratic practice and our solidarity with each other, we can dismantle the concentrated corporate power that seeks to control our government and our economy.
Our Challenge and Opportunity
Over the past two years, the Carolina Federation has launched three new county-based chapters, trained hundreds of member leaders in our core organizing principles, and built the largest volunteer-driven electoral effort in North Carolina outside of the major political parties.
While we are incredibly proud of these successes, we also know that the work of our first two years is only the beginning of our effort to fundamentally change the direction of our state. North Carolina remains a key national battleground between the white nationalist infused right-wing and our vision of multi-racial, progressive left populism. With right-wing Republicans still firmly entrenched in the North Carolina General Assembly, we know that breaking the right’s governing power is necessary but not sufficient. In order to win a North Carolina that works for the many, not the few, we will need to organize a massive voting block of the multiracial working class; build a shared vision for our state’s future; then recruit and elect candidates committed to that vision.
We know that we are contesting not only for the survival and flourishing of our own people but also for the future of the South and of our nation.