Working North Carolina


North Carolina's Election Rules Have Changed!

 Know your voting rights! Here's how the new rules will affect you:

  1. Election officials will no longer ask you to present and ID to vote*
  2. Register the same-day during the Early Voting period.
  3. Pre-register if you will be 18 by election day.
  4. You can vote outside of your precinct on Election Day as long as you are in the correct county.
  5. The new Early Voting period begins Thursday, OCtober 20th, providing voters an additional weekend to vote.

*Except for voters who use same-day registration or whose registrations can not be verified.


2016 Election Information

 The 2016 election is approaching. Before heading to the polls, Working America wants to make sure you have all of the information you need.

Election Day is Tuesday, November 8.

In North Carolina, polls are open on Election Day from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.

Get answers to any other questions you have here.

For information about early voting and absentee voting, visit the State Board of Elections here.


Register to Vote in North Carolina

 Do you need to register to vote or update your registration?

Working America makes it easy to register or update your registration or request an absnetee ballot, all online.

Start filling out your forms now here on this form.


Working families and advocates commemorate Women’s Equality Day with march, rally in downtown Durham

Working families and advocates commemorate Women’s Equality Day, promote legislation to advance economic stability for women

Strength in numbers makes our democracy accountable to everyday Americans, and Working America members are exercising that strength. In face-to-face meetings with a dozen lawmakers across four states, we advocated for better health care, fair jobs and good pay on our first-ever National Lobby Day Series. Read more >>>

We are Working North Carolina

Working North Carolina - improving the lives of working peopleWorking North Carolina is dedicated to improving the lives of working people by coming together for good jobs and an economy that benefits families and communities – not just financiers and corporations.

We’re the voice for North Carolina’s working people, not big business.

Working North Carolinians tell Rep. Price “No Fast Track!”

Working families in North Carolina have been urging Rep. David Price to oppose the bill that would fast track trade deals like the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Holding up signs for the congressman to read, his constituents urged him to oppose a bill that would make it easier to pass deals like the secret TPP, which would undermine American jobs.

A vibrant Greensboro starts with us

Vibrant Greensboro

Greensboro’s city workers. We are the people that make Greensboro work. We keep our streets clean and safe. We maintain our parks and trails. We run our libraries and clean our public buildings. In short, we keep Greensboro humming.

Despite our hard work, not all city workers in Greensboro are able to make ends meet. Some city workers are finding it hard to bring home enough to cover the bills and raise their families.

Together with allies, Greensboro city workers are joining together to ensure all working families in our community have a quality job with a family-sustaining wage— if you want to find out more or to be a part of the campaign to make good jobs a reality, call 336-299-0635.

Members of Working America joined a coalition of organizations including NC AIDS Action Network, Planned Parenthood, Progress North Carolina, the NC Justice Center, and others to press for North Carolina lawmakers and Governor McCrory to reverse course and expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Read more >>>

The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a trade deal that protects the profit margins of large corporations not working Americans. It could affect government decisions that would, in turn, affect public health as private investors could sue the government if their profit margins were threatened. Read more >>>

All voters need to pressure our elected leaders, because our health should not be a partisan issue. The overall health of North Carolina is in the bottom third of states in the U.S., and expanding Medicaid is a fairly inexpensive way to improve it. Read more >>>

When more people in North Carolina were members of unions, people made more because they could negotiate with their employers. We had a voice in the workplace. It’s time for hard working people in North Carolina to start fighting back. Read more >>>

Working American members in Greensboro, North Carolina, took action against a State Senate Republican-led plan to disenfranchise local voters by restructuring the city council and redrawing district lines.

N.C. Senate Bill 36, proposed by state Republicans, would remove at-large representation for the citizens, create seven redrawn council districts, and make the mayor a nonvoting member of the council. Local city leaders have called the plan an attempt to “to diminish the voice of the citizens of Greensboro”.

Read more >>>

In North Carolina, you can cast your vote before election day. We're here to help. Find your early vote location now! Read more >>>

North Carolina Worker Clinic

The North Carolina State AFL-CIO and Working America invite you to join us for a WORKERS’ CLINIC to learn about organizing for your rights and for better jobs in North Carolina on Wednesday, June 25 at 6:00 p.m. in Raleigh!

We'll be talking about:

  • Low Wages
  • Unsafe Work Environments
  • Unaffordable Health Care
  • Lack of Retirement Security

Join us to make things right! RSVP now and let us know that you can make it.

We’re Fighting for Free Speech

On May 15, N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis and other legislators created restrictive rules for protesters that undermine the First Amendment rights of all North Carolinians.

With provisions that include not allowing groups of 200 or more to reserve space at the south entrance of the State Legislative Building, and prohibiting loud clapping, singing or shouting, the new rules are nothing short of a thinly veiled attempt to undermine the momentum of the successful Moral Monday protests.

But we’re fighting back to ensure the new rules don’t strip North Carolinians of their right to free speech.

Take action now and tell legislators to stop attacking our right to free speech.

Sign the petition now and end these unfair restrictions.

There are nine major changes to North Carolina's election rules that may affect you. Read about them all, before heading to the polls. Read more >>>

 Although Gov. McCrory rejected a bill to expand Medicaid and potentially give 319,000 North Carolinians the health care they need, you still may be eligible for Medicaid. Use this checklist to find out. Read more >>>

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