ACDP News July 12, 2020

113 Days Until Election Day

Judge Chris Brook

NC Court of Appeals, seat 13

We have 5 seats on the NC Court of Appeals on the ballot in November and we have five great candidates to fill those seats. Chris Brook is the candidate for seat 13.

More about Judge Brook HERE

Chris spent his formative years in Raleigh, attending Oberlin (formerly Daniels) Middle School and Broughton High School. He received his undergraduate and Juris Doctor (J.D.) degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At Carolina Law, he was managing editor of the North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation and director of the school’s Pro Bono Program. From 2007 to 2011, Chris served as an adjunct professor at Carolina Law.

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 to 2019, 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. 

Active in the local community, Chris serves as Chair of the Board of Transplanting Traditions Community Farm. He previously served as Chair of the Board of the Orange County Partnership for Young Children and as a founding member of a monthly housing law clinic at El Centro Hispano in Durham. Chris also served on the Size of the School Task Force and Pro Bono Alumni Board at Carolina Law and as an attorney volunteer at the Compass Center for Women and Families. Chris is also the current Chair of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Constitutional Rights and Responsibilities Section.

Judge Brook has a YouTube Channel with all of his Judiciary Explained videos. These short videos explain the role of the court Judge Brooks Channel HERE

This is the most recent of the Judiciary Explained videos

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

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

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‘Epic failure’: U.S. election officials warn of November chaos due to budget crunch

This is why we fought so hard against the slashing of elections funding in our 2020/21 county budget!

Years of flat election budgets in Alamance County have made worker recruitment difficult and worker retention a constant issue. Early voting workers are paid the same $10 they were paid 17 years ago when the position was created. New hires are sometimes paid more than long time workers who have gone years without receiving raises. And this was before the Coronavirus.

“Scott also worries about not having enough staffing. Elderly polling workers are sending her apologetic greeting cards to say they won’t do the job this year for fear of catching the virus, she said.”

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

If you can work early voting this year, please apply here. 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 This is essential.

$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

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. Order your sign Here Guidelines for political signs HERE

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