119 Days Until Election Day
Please sign this petition today, we’re at just a few over 500 signatures this morning. It would be great if we could get to 1000 by the BoE meeting tomorrow!
Adopt Sunday Voting and Expand Voting Sites to Include N. Burlington
Please sign the petition HERE and remember to say you live in Alamance in the comment box.
A Petition for Sunday Voting and an Additional Early Voting Site to Improve Voting Access and Safety for African Americans in Alamance County.
Dear Alamance County Board of Elections Members,
We urge the Alamance County Board of Elections (BOE) to address the needs of voters in Alamance County, and African American voters in particular, by the adoption of two measures to improve voting access and health safety during the upcoming 2020 presidential election. We ask that weekend early voting include the addition of a day of Sunday voting, and we ask that early voting locations include the addition of a fifth early voting site located in North Burlington.
Sunday is the only day many voters can conveniently vote, and African Americans are especially underserved when denied the option of Sunday voting. African Americans in Alamance County voted on weekends during early voting at almost double the rate as compared to weekday early voting in the 2016 presidential election. Adding the option of Sunday voting in Alamance County is essential to ensuring voting access for the county’s African American voters.
Alamance County’s African American voters have also been underserved by the county’s failure to provide an early voting site in North Burlington. The North Burlington zip code, the area of Alamance County with the most African American voters, accounted for the second-highest number of early voters in our county during the 2016 Presidential election, but contained no early voting sites. The top early voting zip code, West Burlington, contained two early voting sites. The third and fourth highest early voting zip codes, in Graham and Mebane, both contained early voting sites. To provide equitable access to voting in Alamance County, North Burlington must be provided an early voting site in the 2020 presidential election.
Finally, our national health crisis makes the expansion of early voting a top priority for the upcoming election, and with African Americans disproportionately affected by the coronavirus, health safety at polling locations is consequently an even greater issue for Alamance County’s African American voters. As voter participation surges and voters seek to avoid crowds at the polls, adopting expanded early voting access will be invaluable in the effort to keep voters safe in our county.
To conclude, we urge the Alamance County Board of Elections to provide fairer and safer elections for African American voters by including a day of Sunday voting during the early voting period and by the addition of an early voting site in North Burlington. By adopting these improvements, the Alamance County Board of Elections can provide greater access to the ballot for every voter in Alamance County.
Please sign the petition HERE
You Can Also Contact the Board of Elections Directly.
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.
Attorney General Josh Stein
Learn more about Josh HERE
About Josh Stein
From The Truth Initiative
Josh Stein became North Carolina’s 50th attorney general on Jan. 1, 2017. Since taking office, Stein’s priorities have included tackling the opioid epidemic, protecting seniors, students and military families from fraud, leading a national effort to combat robocalls and keeping North Carolina families safe.
Stein’s work as attorney general builds on a career dedicated to public service. He taught high school English and economics in Zimbabwe for two years after graduating from Dartmouth College. After earning his law and public policy degrees from Harvard University, he worked with the Self-Help Credit Union, transforming abandoned drug houses into affordable single-family homes, and the North Carolina Minority Support Center, raising capital to invest in small businesses.
Stein served as senior deputy attorney general for consumer protection in the North Carolina Department of Justice for eight years. From 2009 to 2016, he served in the North Carolina Senate and was a champion for public safety, public education and clean energy. He supported laws to ban smoking in bars and restaurants and to prohibit the sale of tobacco products to minors. As attorney general, he has launched an investigation into the marketing practices of e-cigarette companies. Stein also represented the monitor of the $25 billion National Mortgage Settlement to ensure that the nation’s biggest banks complied with its terms.
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
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