ACDP News June 30, 2020

125 Days till November 3

Alamance County Confederate Monument call to action press conference

North Carolina Court of Appeals

The North Carolina Court of Appeals is the state’s intermediate appellate court. Currently 15 judges hear cases in panels of three. The Court of Appeals reviews the proceedings that occurred in the trial courts for errors of law or legal procedure; it decides only questions of law – not questions of fact.

We have 5 seats on the NC Court of Appeals on the ballot in November and we have these five great candidates to fill those seats.

Judge Chris Brook has a four part video series on the Court of Appeals HERE

Tricia Shields, Seat 4

Our Court of Appeals is a hard-working court, handling more appeals than any level of North Carolina’s appellate courts.  I am keenly aware that the Court of Appeals is the court of last resort for most cases, and that its decisions are of vital importance to the parties in each case. I’m running to bring the Court the experience, talent, intellect and work-ethic to give every case the individual attention that it deserves.

Lora C Cubbage, Seat 5

I am Lora C. Cubbage, and I bring Integrity, Fairness, Competence, and Respect to the bench, and your vote will ensure that those same qualities remain on the Court of Appeals. I stand on my Oath in that I will protect and defend both the NC and US Constitution. We must continue to diversify our State and work together across isles to make an NC that all of her citizens can be proud to call home. I will continue to fight for the rights of every citizen in our State and fight to continue to move NC forward. I am the right choice at the right time!

Gray Styers, Seat 6

I began my legal career in Morganton as a judicial clerk for Sam J. Ervin, III.  Judge Ervin instilled in me a respect for the rule of law, an appreciation for the role of judges, and an understanding of how our courts are essential to the protection of our rights, the preservation of an orderly society, and the necessary checks and balances of our government.   But most of all, as Judge Ervin would say, “Never forget; our cases are about real people with real issues, not about abstract legal theories.”

Ruben F Young, Seat 7

Judge Reuben F. Young was appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper to the North Carolina Court of Appeals on April 15, 2019. Previously, Judge Young served as Interim Chief Deputy
Secretary of Adult Corrections and Juvenile Justice. In this role, Judge Young worked with state officials to enhance safety in prisons and to improve the rehabilitation of offenders. He has traveled across the State to survey facilities and to speak with state employees about improving the prison system.

Chris Brook, Seat 13

Chris first practiced law in the Raleigh office of Cranfill, Sumner & Hartzog. He then worked as a staff attorney at the Southern Coalition for Social Justice in Durham. From 2012 through his appointment to the Court of Appeals by Governor Roy Cooper, Chris was the legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina. Chris was admitted to practice in North Carolina state courts as well as each federal district court in the state, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States. He successfully litigated matters in both state and federal court, including before a rare sitting of the full Fourth Circuit. 

ACDP July Meeting

ACDP County Executive Committee will meet July 2nd. At that meeting, CEC members will elect ACDP’s representatives to the State Senate Executive Committee. In addition, there will be announcements and the opportunity to hear from local Democratic candidates. For more information or the Zoom link to attend, please contact

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Donate HERE We’re almost half of the way to our goal already! Please chip-in. We would like to secure funding for this by the end of June.

Donate HERE

Give Your Time at Election Time.

Wondering what you can do to help ensure local elections meet the challenges of this health crisis?

Finding election workers is always a challenge and in this election the civic-minded seniors that usually fill these positions should get to sit this one out if they have health concerns. Early Voting workers especially work long days and a couple of long weeks. So if you want more weekend hours for Alamance County voters, giving your time to staff those hours is a great way to help. Also, these are paid positions.

More Information HERE

Vote Absentee!

Avoid the lines!

Here is a link to request an absentee ballot form in North Carolina.  It is not too early to do this. You can also call our local Board of Elections at (336)570-6755 and request that they send you an absentee ballot request form.  Or, if you’d like to check your registration status or register to vote the Times News has this nifty little page. HERE

Don’t forget to encourage your friend and family to get their absentee ballots NOW!

Every Vote Counts!

Join Our ACDP Voter Outreach Team!

Be a part of our Voter Outreach team and commit to helping your friends and neighbors get out the vote this election! In exchange for your generous donation, ACDP is offering these high-quality shirts to anyone interested in helping us get our message out that Your Vote Does Count! 2020 will be a pivotal election year and one of our top goals is ensuring that all individuals who have the right to vote can and will use it.

Thank you for your support!

$20 for 2020

Help the Democratic Women of Alamance County Honor and celebrate the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment by donating $20 for 2020, the 100 year anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment which guaranteed and protected women’s constitutional right to vote.  Donate Here

Proud Alamance Democrat Yard Signs

Stand up and stand out as a Proud Alamance County Democrat. We’re working for a better more inclusive Alamance for everyone. Order your sign Here Guidelines for political signs HERE

It’s Going to take All of Us

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