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 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.