There is a new enthusiasm in understanding the political process and party structure, so please join us for a primer that will provide you with answers to pressing questions. We all know the Declaration of Independence and Constitution exist, but what is the difference and what rules did our Founding Fathers put in place regarding elections? Is the electoral process working as they intended? Why is it that members of our state and federal legislatures get into office and then never seem to leave? Why does the Electoral College supersede the popular vote? What role does the national census play in elections at the local, state and national level? And what is a Precinct and why do I need to be involved and where do we go from here?
All of these questions and more will be answered by the speakers at our February meetings.
Speaker: Cliff Moone
Cliff Moone was born and raised in Durham. He holds a BA and Masters in Education from UNC Chapel Hill, and a Masters in Divinity from Lancaster Theological & Southeastern Theological Seminaries. Cliff has extensive experience in the education system as a public school teacher, and headmaster, education director, and is currently a Religion Professor at Catawba Valley Community College. Politically, Cliff has served as a precinct chair, President of the Young Democrats’ in Durham & Caldwell counties, 10th Congressional District Parliamentarian & Chair, Chair of the Catawba Co. Democratic Party, NCDP Party Affairs Committee Chair, and as a member of the State Executive Committee and Democratic National Committee. He was the Democratic nominee for NC Legislature, 96th District in 2012 and 2014. He has also participated as a member of the NCDP Council of Review, NCDP Plan of Organization Review Committee, and Chair of the NCDP Plan of Organization Rewrite Committee. He currently lives in Hickory with his wife of 44 years and they have 3 grown children and 5 grandchildren.