Check them out.Carolina Forward's main consideration this year is protecting Governor Cooper's veto power:
The Carolina Forward Slate is a collection of bold progressive leaders running to take and defend seats the NC State House and Senate. We used some very simple criteria in choosing our endorsements:
*Under our new legislative maps, which candidates can win?
*How many seats do we need to protect Governor Cooper’s veto power?
*Which seats must we defend, and where can we expand the map?
Republicans have controlled North Carolina’s legislature for over a decade, and the election maps are still gerrymandered to favor them. What keeps the most radical right-wing elements of the legislature from running amok is one thing: Governor Cooper’s veto power.
Because Democrats have the votes to sustain Governor Cooper’s veto, they are able to force Republican leaders to negotiate in a bipartisan fashion to get significant legislation passed. Here is a brief list of recent Republican legislation that Governor Cooper’s veto power has successfully stopped:
*Defunding election cybersecurity*A virtual ban on abortion access*Overruling local control over school masking decisions*Attempts to curtail and restrict voting access*Abolishing permits and required training for handgun purchases*Repealing all COVID precautionary measures