ACDP News July 17, 2020

108 Days Until Election Day


Council of State

Lieutenant Governor

Yvonne Lewis Holley

The role of the Lt. Governor of North Carolina is unique in that it is the only elected office who works on both the executive and legislative level.

They assist the Governor in their constitutional duties and are next in line in succession to them. The Lt. Governor also:

  • Serves as the President of the State Senate, and can cast tie-breaking votes
  • Is a member of the Governor’s Council of State
  • Is on the State Board of Education, NC Board of Community Colleges, and the Military Affairs Commission

More info about Yvonne Here

About Yvonne:

Representative Yvonne Lewis Holley was born in Raleigh and was part of the changing south. Early in her life, she learned the values of hard work, dedication and honor.

It was learning from her parents the importance of public service and courage that serve as motivation today. Her mother stressed the importance of education and strength while her father was a living example of community leadership. With these roots, she brings a history of reverence, hope and accountability to public service.

Educated in the Wake County Public School System, Yvonne is an advocate for education. As a student at Enloe High School, she was one of the first students of desegregation. While there were many difficult days, she was able to cross barriers one relationship at a time to build friendships. This same quality gives her the foundation of life experience working with all types of people from various backgrounds. This is a quality of an effective leader with the ability to get things done.

Working her way through Howard University, she began a career dedicated to education, health, economics, youth development and political advocacy. Yvonne’s heart for public service includes twenty-five years dedicated to working as a state government employee. This life path is a direct link from a humble beginning of community awareness.

Growing up she watched and learned from community leaders and her father, J.D. Lewis. Lewis was first African-American TV Broadcaster in the Raleigh/Durham market. As Director of Minority Affairs for WRAL-TV, J.D. Lewis is an iconic broadcasting legend, host and editorialist. He is remembered today as having contributed significantly to the positive dialogue between polarized sectors during an epic time in the nation’s history. The dedicated work of her father and other community and business leaders resulted in significant growth, development and shifting race relations in our state. Yvonne witnessed this first hand from her own living room and is continuing this legacy today as the Representative of the 38th District of the North Carolina State House.

One of the most notable accomplishments during Representative Holley’s tenure in the NC House has been the extensive work to relieve Food Deserts in areas across the state. She gathered support from both sides of the aisle; Democrats, Republicans and Independents, to achieve what others hadn’t. Her efforts resulted in funding to support closing the gap in food insecure areas. Her skill and influence brought parties together to battle a common issue and garnered bipartisan support. This is the leadership we need in 2020 and forward!


ACDP CEC August Meeting

From Our Chair

It is my pleasure to invite you to the next virtual  Alamance County Democratic Party County Executive Committee meeting on Thursday, August 6, at 7pm. After the business portion of the meeting, which should include the election of our State  Senate Executive Committee representatives, we will hear from the Democratic candidates running for the Board of Education.

All Alamance Democrats are welcome. For information about registering for this Zoom meeting contact Elaine at chair@alamancecountydemocraticparty.com


Why all the fuss about

Voting Absentee ?

This is a link to a short article explaining HERE

Here’s an article explaining the nuts and bolts of absentee voting. https://www.ncvoter.org/absentee-ballots/

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 looking at making electoral history this year in Alamance. Join us as we raise money for our first ever ACDP billboard. 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


$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


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


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


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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