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Join Upward South as we celebrate our first endorsements of 2014 - Matt Calabria and Jessica Holmes, who are both running for Wake County Commission!

Tickets are $25 and sponsorships are available for $500, $250, and $100.

Sat 4:00 PM EDT2019 New Bern Ave, Raleigh NC
38 people went

We're looking forward to seeing everyone this Saturday at 1PM at the Greenbridge Sky Lounge in Chapel Hill. Bring a friend with you to help us kickoff our 2014 strategy!

Congrats to Will Guzzardi, North Carolina native, who won his primary for Illinois State House last night! At 26, he'll be one of youngest members of the legislature if he wins in November!

Congratulations to all the fantastic young candidates from across our state who won their elections this year. The future in NC is bright!

The 2013 municipal election in North Carolina saw young people win elections across the state. From Elizabeth City to Canton, an election cycle that was marked by attempts to disenfranchise young voters saw those same candidates have historic success. It was also a big year for Upward South, as we r...

Today we're proud to announce our second round of endorsements for the 2013 elections! Congratulations to Zeb Smathers, Kady Ann Davy and Ryan Stone!

If you haven't already, Like Andy Ball for Mayor of Boone! One of our great endorsed candidates and the next mayor of Boone!

Congratulations to Montravias King on winning his election last night!…/p…/ecsu-student-wins-city-council-seat

An Elizabeth City State University student was crowned victor in the race for city council Tuesday after being previously barred from running.

Best of luck to one of our endorsed candidates, Montravias King on his election today!

Excited to announce our first round of endorsements for 2013! Congratulations to Andy Ball for Mayor of Boone, Jen For Apex, Montravias King and James Taylor!

Thanks to everyone who made our Fall Reception a success! It was great to see so many young people coming together for a common cause. At the event, we announced the first four endorsements of 2013 and were fortunate enough to be joined by two of our endorsed candidates. Congratulations to Andy Ball...

Ready for our Fall Reception this afternoon in Charlotte. Weather is beautiful!

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This Saturday we'll be having our Fall Reception in Charlotte. We'll be announcing our first endorsements of 2013, so come and celebrate great young candidates from across the state!

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Join Upward South on Saturday, September 28th in Charlotte for a conversation on cultivating a pipeline of forward-thinking leaders and ensuring we have the resources to support them.

Join Upward South on Saturday, September 28th in Charlotte for a conversation on cultivating a pipeline of forward-thinking leaders and ensuring we have the resources to support them.

Hosted at the home of Harry and Sandy Johnson in South Charlotte, general admission tickets are $25 with $100 and $250 sponsorships also available.

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Sat 4:30 PM EDTCharlotte, NC
50 people went

"The last thing our government should ever do is put up roadblocks to civic engagement, especially with youth. Political engagement is a habitual behavior. The best path to creating an engaged electorate and pipeline of public servants is encourage, not restrict, young people to participate in our political process.

The more people engaged, voting, and active in our democracy – the better. Period."


Students participating in the political process where they attend college is valuable – it builds investment and empowers them to be involved in local community. It is important to encourage students to build a sense of commitment with the community in order to ensure a long-standing relationship wi...

NOW ON RACHEL MADDOW: Montravias King, student barred from running for Elizabeth City Council

"What we're looking for first are viable candidates, people who are serious about the races they're in, and are in it to win it,"…/republicans-inspire-new-progressive-stat…

Upward South will endorse candidates running for local offices, including sheriff and county commissioner.