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Welcome to the Black Political Caucus of Cabarrus County (BPC Cabarrus). As a long time resident of Cabarrus County, I 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 a Black resident. With this exuberant array of opportunities also comes challenges whereby an organization such as the BPC Cabarrus exists to address. In the words of our most recent Chair and Co-Founder, 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 my Big Mama, “If you see something that needs fixing baby, fix it.” That is exactly why my aim as a collaborative partner in this advocacy space is to address systemic issues that may elude the progress of African Americans as it relates to health, wealth, and power.
It is my goal as the Chair to ensure we do the following in our quest to amplify the voices of the African American/Black population of Cabarrus County as stated in our Constitution 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.
Aimy Steele, Ph.D.
Chair, BPC Cabarrus - 2021-2023
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.