ACDP News July 3, 2020

122 Days Until Election Day


Please sign the petition today

ADCP Stands with Alamance NAACP

We are joining the Alamance NAACP in asking the Alamance Board of Elections for an additional Early Voting Site in North Burlington and the addition of one Sunday for Early voting

Please sign and share the petition to the Alamance County Board of Elections to adopt Sunday voting and expanded early voting sites in Alamance County.

Voting rights are eroding on a daily basis, this petition will let your voice be heard that we will not tolerate elections that are manipulated through voter suppression.

Please sign the petition HERE and tell them you’re and Alamance Resident!

Or, here’s the information on how to make public comments and call-ins for next Tuesdays BOE meeting. July 7, 2020 Tuesday 3:00 Business Meeting Those wishing to participate during the public comment part of the meeting may do so between the hours of 8 AM and 5 PM on Monday, July 6, 2020, by one of two methods: 1. Using the provided link on the Board of Elections website located at https://www.alamance-nc.com/elections/.  Your comment will be entered into the record. 2. Calling 336-290-0410 to leave your name and telephone number. Persons who register will be called during the meeting and allowed to make a public comment of no more than three (3) minutes in accordance with the Board’s existing rules. The public will be able to view the meeting on a link provided on the Alamance County Board of Elections Website at https://www.alamance-nc.com/elections/ via a link that reads “Watch the July 7, 2020 Board of Elections Meeting”, or the County’s Youtube channel at http://www.youtube.com/alamancecountync.


Alamance County Board of County Commissioners

In the last few weeks we’ve witnessed our sitting Board of County Commissioners fail to respond appropriately to the current public health crisis, joke about police brutality, refuse to address respectfully the concerns of so many in the County over the continued display of an offensive statue. All that and also that attempt to cut the budget for the Board of Elections in a presidential election year, in the middle of a pandemic!

Needless to say, we can do better.

The decisions made by our local elected officials have more direct impact on our lives than than the decisions of the federal government. The County commissioners make decisions on funding public health and human services,mental health, our schools, funding for law enforcement, and more. In addition, our votes have far more power in local elections than they do in the national elections.

Our candidates have been to every meeting , march and rally in the county. They’re out at every opportunity volunteering at the food pantries and handing out personal protective gear to essential workers.

There are three open seat this year on the County Board of Commissioners and we need to make sure that these three fine people are sitting in those seats in the future. Our candidates are not running against each other. They are running together to make Alamance County a better place for all of us. Vote for all three. They are stronger together!

Kristen Powers

Kristen lives in Saxapahaw, where she enjoys living near the Haw River and eating pimento cheese sandwiches at the General Store.  As the board chair of Benevolence Farm, a non-profit in Graham, NC, that supports women transitioning from prison, Kristen knows first-hand the importance of serving others and the difference it can make in the lives of those in her community.

It was on her family’s farm off of the Highway 54 corridor that Kristen learned how a small group of dedicated people working together could accomplish the most difficult tasks.  It was this work ethic that led her father to encourage her to stop complaining and do something about the problems in her community. She did just that.

From organizing her 3rd grade fundraiser to save the grey wolves, to a high school project to create an organic garden to support local food shelters, Kristen has seen what is possible when we work together with a vision to create a better community.

That’s why this campaign is different. It’s not about one person or set of ideas, but it is about all of us in Alamance County working together to find the solutions to problems that we face everyday.  

Kristen has many achievements. She has won awards, made films, and fought through personal losses and tragedies. And even though these may seem like personal achievements, they were all made possible because of the community that surrounds her and the people in her life.  The same is true with campaign. This campaign is about the people of Alamance County. It is about the prosperity and hardships of our loved ones that connect us together. This campaign is about finding ways to move forward together, building a stronger future for us all.  

Kristen is ready and willing to help lead Alamance County forward, supporting and supported by the community that connects us all. Powers 2020.

https://www.kristenpowers.org/

Bob Byrd

Since arriving in Alamance County decades ago, I’ve been passionate about our community,helping to improve life here for everyone. I’ve done this through my career in healthcare administration and through my extensive community service with public education, racial equity, health care and mental health, the elderly, our youth, the arts, and poverty. Yet, I never aspired
to be a politician or to hold public office until I served on the school system’s vision plan
committee.

Then, I realized I could make a difference for our schools and our youth as a county
commissioner. I ran, won, and proudly served as the only Democrat on the Board of
Commissioners for four years.

I’m proud of my accomplishments during my term around public education, economic development and attracting good jobs, public transportation, environmental issues, and my work with law enforcement to reduce the number of persons with mental illness in our jail. But while progress was made, my work is not done. That is why I am running again for a second term and ask for your vote.

I want to see Alamance County be the place where young people will WANT to settle, have successful careers, and raise their families, an inclusive community free of biases and prejudices where everyone can be successful.

Experience matters. At Alamance Regional Medical Center, I served for 35 years as a member of the senior executive team. My work there and throughout the community has given me the background, values, and skills that are truly relevant and invaluable in serving as your commissioner once again. I know how to think strategically, budget and invest, collaborate with others and build bridges, work with all kinds of people, establish relationships to get things done, and work on teams effectively.

I’m ready and excited to serve you again! I ask for your vote on November 3. Visit my website at bobbyrd.us. Donations are needed and welcomed: http://www.bit.ly/electbobbyrd Thank you!

Committee To Elect Bob Byrd

“Bring Back Bob Byrd” – Alamance County Commissioner 2020

Donate:  https://secure.actblue.com/donate/electbobbyrd

Website:  http://www.bobbyrd.us/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/electbobbyrd/

Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-bob-byrd-52378811/

Dreama Caldwell

Being elected as the first black woman to the Alamance County Commissioners board is important to me. “When you don’t see yourself you feel invisible.”

Government should be a reflection of the people it serves. Poor, working class, homeless, LGBTQ, black and brown communities all deserve a seat at the tables when discussing issues within our county.

Hearing differing views from various lenses and experiences is important.

Representation is as important to the present as it is to the future. Voting for me for County Commissioners is a sign of change and inspires black, brown children and all girls to be whatever they want to be, even a politician!

I’ve always wanted to be a politican and lawyer, neither of which I thought was possible. Growing up I didn’t known any black politicians and just within the last few years met black women lawyers.

I have been told that I’m not the typical politician because of my lack of political experience. However my lived experience with public housing, EBT, Medicaid, WIC, criminal justice system and even homelessness can not be learned in school. Although not typical, neither has my path to escape the vicious cycle of poverty.

I have allowed the fact that I lacked political experience, the education degrees, money and even my race to keep me stagnant for far too many years. I decided to stop wishing for change and become a part of the changes I wanted to see happen. So, after years of community service and organizing, I decided to enter the crowded county commissioner race. Thankfully with your support I won in the primaries to become 1 of 3 Democratic candidates for county commission.

I continue to ask for your help, support and vote to become the 1st Black Woman to gain a seat ( 3 seats will be open) on the Alamance County Commissioner Board. Can I count on your vote in the General Election on November 3, 2020?
Would you donate today to show you’re standing in solidarity with us https://secure.actblue.com/donate/supportdjc ?
Only Alamance County citizens can cast their vote for me but donations can be given from anywhere in the country. Let’s break barriers together and show that #representationmatters.
Dreama J. Caldwell for Alamance County Commissioner 2020


ACDP Billboard

Donate HERE We’re almost half of the way to our goal already! Please chip-in! We’d like to secure funding for this as soon as possible.

The ACDP Marketing Committee the has been working to develop a strategy that we believe will raise the profile of Alamance Democrats and help us get the voter turnout we have to get. The Marketing Committee has selected a design that we feel captures who we are and what we value. We’ve got a billboard located on Interstate 40/85 between Exits 145 and 147 picked out that we think will allow us to reach as many potential 2020 voters as possible. now all we need to do is raise some money! Our goal is to fund the entire cost of the $3400 billboard through your generous donations. Please consider donating to this fund, as we believe we have a solid plan to make your dollars reach the most voters and potential voters possible. We’ve been too quiet it’s time to make some noise! 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


$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


Vote Absentee!

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

Avoid the lines!


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. 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. You can also help get Alamance County on the right track by voting for our three excellent candidates for County Commissioner. Order your sign Here Guidelines for political signs HERE

Bob Byrd

Dreama Caldwell

Kristen Powers


It’s Going to Take All of Us

Volunteer today!

There is a job that is just right for you!

Contact : Chair@AlamanceCountyDemocraticParty.com

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