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New Hanover for All.

Welcome to New Hanover for All! We are an organization dedicated to working across race, gender, class and difference to recruit and develop leaders, build trust, repair harm, build grassroots political power, and make structural change for people across New Hanover County.

New Hanover for AllWHAT WE BELIEVE:

Corporate Power is the Problem.

We believe that corporate control of government and the economy is the root cause of injustice, suffering, and environmental destruction. We build grassroots movements that name our common enemy and to dismantle the corporate policies and politics that dominate North Carolina.

Democracy is the Solution.

We believe that political power and economic ownership can and must be redistributed and democratized. We build people power to take back government and fight for an economy where all North Carolina’s people and places thrive together.

Solidarity is the Key.

We believe that we are responsible for each other’s well-being and must confront racism and systems of privilege that keep us complicit in each other’s suffering. We build solidarity across race, class, gender, sexuality, immigration status and we fight for a North Carolina that honors all people.


We Build Grassroots Political Power.

We build a committed voting base that comes together across race and class to elect politicians and shape public debate. We build permanent organization, not parachute campaigns, and we measure our power in the depth and volume of our membership and the number of votes our organization wields.

We Recruit and Develop Leaders.

The hopelessness and isolation that keeps our people politically powerless can only be overcome through the everyday work of strong, skilled, and politically clear leaders who are respected in their communities. We invest deeply in identifying, training, and supporting local leaders, who in turn cultivate other leaders.

We Make Structural Change.

We’re not interested in playing a rigged game, we want to change the rules. When we elect people to office we work with them to pass laws that will lift up everyday people and break the power of corporations and racism.


We Choose Responsibility.

We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. No one else is coming to save the day. We step up and learn by doing. We are solution-oriented, offering something we like, rather than complaining about what we don’t like.

We Ask for Commitment.

We offer others an opportunity to put their values into action. Our power comes from bringing more and more people into our movements, so we are always inviting new people to become members, take action, and step into leadership.

We Build Trust and Repair Harm.

We speak honestly, listen humbly, and act with respect for one another. We actively unlearn the ways we’ve been taught to distrust and harm each other around race, gender, class, disability and immigration status.

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Ready to dive a little deeper? New Hanover for All is looking for volunteers! We are looking for people to phone bank and canvas for voting, as well as volunteer using their talents and knowledge base. To volunteer with us, please fill out the google form!

For the 2021 Wilmington Municipal Elections NEW HANOVER FOR ALL Endorses:

Harper Peterson for Mayor of Wilmington and Angie Ulmer for Wilmington City Council

New Hanover for All is committed to a Wilmington that works for all of us - Black, Brown, Asian, Latinx, and white - immigrant and native-born - rather than the wealthy few. Every Wilmingtonian deserves a dignified home, a living wage, clean water and air, and true safety and justice. But for too long, a few wealthy developers and corporations have profited while everyday Wilmingtonians face evictions, devastating storms, and poverty wages. 


Some cynical politicians seek to use racism and anti-immigrant rhetoric to divide us. But working people in Wilmington know better - and that’s why New Hanover for All is proud to endorse Harper Peterson and Angie Ulmer, who demonstrated through questionnaires and interviews their deep commitment to a Wilmington for all.


As a grassroots community organization, New Hanover for All is committed to the organizing that it takes to win deep change. Having voted to endorse Peterson and Ulmer, New Hanover for All will spend the next month bringing our deep organizing capacity to elect these movement candidates - including thousands of conversations with ordinary people in Wilmington by phone, by text, online, and face-to-face.


Endorsement Process


Endorsement decisions are made by the New Hanover for All membership through a democratic process. Candidates were asked to complete questionnaires and interviews. A team of members then scored each candidate based on their responses, and presented recommendations at a membership meeting. Members then voted online. Two-thirds or more support was required for an endorsement.


The questionnaire, in-person interviews, and debate considerations were all grounded in The Carolina Federation DNA Principles and the New Hanover for All Policy Platform. These principles and policies support our goal of a fundamental shift in the policies and rules that govern our state. Our democratic endorsement process is an example of our approach.