ACDP News August 7 , 2020

87 Days Until Election Day



NC Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of North Carolina is the state’s highest court, and there is no further appeal from its decisions on matters of state law. It is made up of the Chief Justice, who also serves as head of the Judicial Branch, and six associate justices. Each justice serves an eight-year term. The Supreme Court has no jury and makes no determinations of fact, but it considers whether error occurred at trial or in judicial interpretation of the law.

Chief Justice of the NC Supreme Court Cheri Beasley

The chief justice of the supreme court is elected by voters to serve in that role for a full eight-year term. North Carolina is one of only seven states in which the chief justice is elected by voters.

Cheri Beasley is the first African-American woman in the Supreme Court’s 200-year history to serve as Chief Justice.

Ensuring Fair Access to Timely Justice

As Chief Justice, Cheri Beasley is responsible for making sure every North Carolina court has the tools they need to run smoothly and ensure greater access to swift and fair justice for all North Carolinians.  That’s why her top priority is to better address the needs of everyday people, no matter where they live or who they are, by: 

  • Using technology to modernize the court system. eCourts will connect 102 courthouses and replace a 40-year old operating system. Online court services, access to files and improved payment options will remove barriers to access for all North Carolinians.
  • Increasing access to recovery courts that help people get treatment when they need help. Just 23 counties have these courts, but addiction is a statewide problem, and drug and mental health recovery courts are needed in every county. 
  • Building School Justice Partnerships that bring together judges, educators, law enforcement, and community stakeholders to collaborate and begin thinking differently about student misconduct to help keep young people in their classrooms and out of the courts. 
  • Holding Faith and Justice Roundtables to discuss ways to make sure our justice system holds people accountable, but also helps them get back on their feet. More than 1 million drivers in North Carolina have had their driver’s license revoked, just because they were too poor to pay the fine or failed to show up in court. By hosting driver’s license restoration clinics and expungement clinics, the faith community has an opportunity to help people move forward with their lives.

Providing Strong Leadership for an Effective Judicial Branch

As Chief Justice, Cheri Beasley leads the entire judicial branch of government – that’s more than 6,500 elected officials and employees.  She’s working to provide more resources and support for these dedicated employees and elected officials, including:

  • Assessing all 102 courthouses to make sure employees have safe workplaces and that they have the resources they need to ensure better service for the public.  
  • Establishing a paid parental leave policy that allows employees eight weeks of leave so they can spend those precious first weeks at home with their babies.
  • Conducting a comprehensive, detailed review of our budget and priorities, realigning resources to be sure our courts are operating as efficiently as possible.

Cheri Beasley has been on the bench for more than 20 years, and before that she was a public defender. She believes passionately in having an independent judicial branch that administers justice fairly. But she also knows the courts can play an important role in helping people better their lives.  That’s why she’ll continue working to make our court system more transparent, fair and accessible for every North Carolinian. 

Learn More about Chief Justice Beasley HERE


NC Supreme Court

Vote For All Three


Absentee Ballot Request Forms from The Center for Voter Information are Valid.

And the absentee ballot request forms that many of us are receiving from the Center for Voter Information which contain the form, and a postage paid envelope addressed to the Alamance Board of Election are valid so please go ahead and use them!


TONIGHT!

Join us Friday, August 7th at 5pm for an online OUT for Biden Event!
Register at:https://www.mobilize.us/nc2020victory/event/296335/ 

Reason 87 to Flip NC

87. BECAUSE THE NC GOP PASSED THE MOST RESTRICTIVE VOTING LAW SINCE JIM CROW

In 2013, the GOP-controlled legislature passed the “monster voter law,” which cut early voting by a week, eliminated out-of-precinct voting, and required voters to show specific types of photo ID – restrictions that election board data showed would disproportionately affect African Americans and other minorities. In declaring the law unconstitutional, the Federal Appeals Court called it “the most restrictive voting law North Carolina has seen since the era of Jim Crow” and charged that Republican lawmakers had targeted “African Americans with almost surgical precision.” Files released after the death of the chief architect of the NC GOP’s racist law, Thomas Hofeller, revealed that he had carefully studied data on racial differences in the use of various forms of ID to make the law as discriminatory against Black voters as possible. 


August 17 – 20, the Democratic Party will formally nominate the next president and vice president of the United States at the 2020 Democratic National Convention, anchored in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
More Convention information HERE

The Board of Elections will begin mailing out Absentee Ballots

September 4!

Absentee Ballot Request forms from the
Center for Voter Information

And the absentee ballot request forms that many of us are receiving from the Center for Voter Information which contain the form, and a postage paid envelope addressed to the Alamance Board of Election are valid so please go ahead and use them!

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

Here is a link to  an absentee ballot request 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


Change is coming to Alamance County

Contact : chair@alamancedemocraticparty.com

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@alamancedemocraticparty.com

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