Jeff Jackson Completes 100 County Tour, Holds 100 Town Halls in 100 Days
Charlotte – Jeff Jackson held his 100th town hall in as many days on Sunday evening in Cumberland County. More than 60 North Carolinians joined Jackson in Fayetteville for the final town hall to talk about health care, gerrymandering, voting rights, and more.
Jackson kicked off the 100 town hall tour on May 22, promising to hold open town halls in all 100 North Carolina counties in just 100 days. Despite tropical storms, gas shortages, and unexpected legislative votes, Jackson completed the tour in the promised timeline.
Jackson’s town halls drew large crowds across the state – 500 attendees in Mecklenburg, 350 in Forsyth, over 300 in Wake, and 180 in Henderson. After each event, Jackson would stay to answer further questions one on one and to meet individually with attendees.
Along the way, Jackson visited local businesses and organizations like the Coffee Bar in Hickory and the Stanly Community Christian Ministry in Albemarle. He also shared detailed updates and lessons from the road with his social media following, one of the largest of any politician in the state.
The massive undertaking puts the campaign in a strong position for both the primary and general elections. Jackson’s organizing team has already contacted nearly half a million North Carolina voters seven months before the primary. In 2014, North Carolina’s last midterm election for the U.S. Senate, 482,000 North Carolinians voted in the Democratic primary.
“When we took on this challenge, we weren’t sure if we could pull it off. But we believed that folks deserved an engaged effort to reach them and answer any question they might have,” said Sen. Jackson. “100 days later and we know it was worth the risk. It’s been an incredible privilege to meet and learn from so many North Carolinians who care deeply about their friends, their families, and their neighbors. Thanks to them, we’re more prepared than ever to win a statewide race, anchored by an agenda built on the conversations we’ve had with folks across the state.”