We are a chapter of the Progressive Caucus of the North Carolina Democratic Party (PC/NCDP). North Carolina is the 15th state to have an organized Progressive Caucus within their Democratic Party, and the Buncombe County chapter became the largest in the state within a week of being established in October 2017.
As a Political Party Committee, we are a U.S. tax-exempt organization under Section 527 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. § 527). A 527 group is created primarily to influence the selection, nomination, election, appointment or defeat of candidates to federal, state or local public office.
We encourage you to visit our Public Facebook page entitled “Progressive Democrats of Buncombe County.” As a public page, anyone may post local events related to progressive issues or comment on progressive issues. We hope you’ll become familiar with the progressive platform of the national Democratic party and include references to this platform when posting your views. Our goal of connecting issues with the platform is one thing that distinguishes our work from other progressive organizations. We encourage you to invite your FB Friends to “Like” this page.
We hope you’ll also consider joining our Closed Facebook Group page entitled “PDOB.” The purpose of this group is for our members and friends to share in conversations that are only visible to members and friends of Progressive Democrats of Buncombe. Members are those who have joined our organization and friends are those who have attended our meetings and/or support our efforts. After you request to join the FB group, one of the page administrators will approve you within a short time, giving you full access to it.