I started this site when my campaign for state senator began to attract interest from the liberal and progressive coalitions in Durham, especially the Green Party. These interests are traditionally represented by the People's Alliance, but when they met recently with our state representatives there was a lot of bitching and moaning about how Durham's needs are outvoted by the rural and Republican coalition in the General Assembly.
To which I say, "Well, Duh." North Carolina is not that partisan relative to other states, but when the Democrats and Republicans square off there is often little room for compromise. We need a third way to advance the progressive agenda, in the spirit of Bill Clinton and the New Democrats. Call it conservative Democrat, liberal Republican, Libertarian....I don't care, as long as we get the job done. Durham needs mass transit and should not be held back by the lack of reform at the state level.