Thank you, Charlotte! We did it!
We began this race at my kitchen table in November 2017. I knew from speaking with various community leaders, educators, principals, and dozens of families that we were not being represented in Raleigh. We could all agree that a change was needed but what should we do? I knew this was #OurShot. #OurShot to fight for the voiceless, defenseless, and those being left behind every day in North Carolina. Fast-forward 6 long months. Our campaign had over 60 folks sign up to volunteer. We knocked on more than 11,000 doors in Senate District 38. We phone banked more than 6,500 phones. We visited dozens of schools, small businesses, and enjoyed numerous neighborhood meetings. We EARNED every major organization’s endorsement. And most importantly, as of 10:00 p.m. on May 8th, we had earned the most important endorsement of this election, your vote.
We started early and started strong and you all strapped in for the ride! From the Council for Children’s Rights to the Public Defender’s Office, I have been proud and honored to represent the thousands of children and families that come through our office. Our Campaign was not driven by status quo talking points but by real-life experiences, fears, and the hopelessness that many of my clients and my colleague’s clients faced every day. Because of all of your hard work, your investment in the future of North Carolina and your votes, Senate District 38 will have a strong voice. A voice to provide Charlotte-Mecklenburg and North Carolina with a bold and progressive vision centered on our schools, our families, and our communities. I have said it before and I will say it again. I am more than willing to work with the Republicans as long as it means we are pushing all of our children across the finish line.
The Democrats of Senate District 38 elected their next state senator Tuesday, May 8th and I am honored to serve you. We are not waiting until January to get to work. Over the coming months, my team and I will work hard to flip the GOP majority right here in Mecklenburg County. Our team will sit with members of our city council, county commission, school board and various appointed boards and commissions to set a legislative agenda. We will get our house in order and then build on our relationships. We can no longer operate in silos. Each branch of government is dependent upon the other and it’s going to take ALL of us, working together to ensure success and economic mobility for our families. Our work has just begun. Together, we are going to turn Mecklenburg County Blue.
See you on the campaign trail.
Mujtaba A. Mohammed