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Welcome to the Black Political Caucus of Cabarrus County (BPC Cabarrus). As residents of Cabarrus County, we have come to appreciate the many wonderful opportunities present in our community to have a high quality of life, receive a reputable education, and engage in the entrepreneurial, political, and social aspects of society as Black residents. With this exuberant array of opportunities also comes challenges whereby an organization such as the BPC Cabarrus exists to address. The BPC-Cabarrus aims to serve, educate, and encourage members of the African American community in Cabarrus County to actively engage in the political processes locally, statewide, and nationally. In the words of the Martin Luther King , “We must use time creatively, in the the knowledge that the time is always right to do right.” That is exactly why our aim is to create a collaborative space for advocacy to address systemic issues that may elude the progress of African Americans as it relates to health, wealth, and power.
It is our goal as the Black Political Caucus of Cabarrus County to ensure we follow our quest to amplify the voices of our African American/Black communities by including but not limited to:
(1) Serving as a representative body of and as a leadership body for the Black citizens of the Cabarrus County;
(2) Informing and educating the Black community on the importance of registering, voting, and political issues of importance to the Black community in particular, within local and state government;
(3) Encouraging members and others to study the merits of issues and the character and platform of each candidate and to exercise the right of franchise by registering and voting in all city, county, state, and national elections;
(4) Encouraging the formation of coalitions among and between members in the predominantly Black communities;
(5) Promoting cohesiveness among community advocates and precinct workers;
(6) Promoting and enhancing the power and welfare of the Black community in civic, cultural, education, economic, political, and religious affairs;
(7) Promoting cooperation with other public and private groups in improving civic, cultural, education, economic, political, and religious conditions in the Cabarrus County community;
(8) Serving as a public forum for discussion of local, state, national affairs, and especially Black affairs; and
(9) Doing those things within our power for the general improvement of the entire community in matters of civic, cultural, education, economic, political, and religious activity.
Join us in our quest to carry this mantle of advocacy forward and leave a legacy behind for our children, the community, and our allies.
Why We Exist
Acknowledging and recognizing that we do not live in a colorblind society, where evidence of discrimination remain resulting in inequality and unequal political, social, and economic access, that there is an unacceptable level of apathy and complacency within the Black community---all of which have a negative impact on the Black community in particular and society in general.