ACDP News August 15, 2020

79 Days Until Election Day

Printable 2020 List of All Alamance Democratic Candidates HERE


2020 Alamance’s Year of Change

“Do people really not understand that protest happens when people are ignored? When there is discussion, listening, a dialog, and real chance for compromise and change then people don’t risk their health, time, freedom, safety, reputation, arrest record, or even the summer heat and humidity.
Tired of protest and risk that protest could escalate, the answer is simple…LISTEN”

Bennett Michael Harris, Alamance resident

There are a whole lot of people in the street peacefully working to make Alamance County a more welcoming and equitable place for everyone. They will be back in the streets today, again peacefully.
The crowd grows with each event because the county officials have continued to ignore or dismiss the repeated requests to be heard. For months they have been asking our elected officials to remove the Confederate monument from the Graham Courthouse Square. So today some Alamance County residents are taking the issue to the “ballot box.”
A 5 p.m. rally will follow a daylong “Alamance People’s Referendum” on today in Graham’s Court Square.

Documenting Change

Here is a small sample of the recent coverage:

-Photos

If you would like to look at some of the photographs from these events here is a sample. Many more can be found at Anthony Crider’s Flicker HERE

-Alamance County Watch

This new channel is dedicated to videos related to Alamance County. Content will include news, events, people, politics and some of the more eyebrow-raising moments from our public meetings. It’s a new YouTube Channel that has been inspired by recent events. Link HERE

-Documentary

“These young people that I have been in the street with, I consider them prophets, not protesters. I consider them demonstrators of civil rights activism.” Rev Greg Drumwright on Graham protesters

-Print, Radio and TV

  • News& Observer Alamance County residents set People’s Referendum on Confederate monument, immigration
  • WUNC Radio Rev. Greg Drumwright Calls For Change In Graham, NASCAR
  • Triad City Beat, Fight for free speech against Graham’s Confederate monument continues.
  • WUNC Radio Law Enforcement Likely Violated 1st Amendment Rights Of Graham Protesters, Federal Court Determines
  • Burlington Times News Officials mum on Graham state of emergencies during protests
  • WXII Immigrant rights group wants Alamance County to reconsider agreement with ICE
  • Lawyers Committee for Civil RIghts Federal Judge Warns Alamance County, N.C. to Allow Protestors Access to Courthouse Grounds
  • Ring of Fire North Carolina City Bans Protests To Protect Racist Statues
  • Vera No Chance Alamance
  • Washington Post Is any protest a threat to public safety? Yes, said this small North Carolina city.
  • The Progressive Pulse In Graham hundreds of protesters demand removal of Confederate statue and Sheriff’s resignation.
  • Indy Week Protest Restrictions in Graham Spark Controversy over Policing Practices at Elon University
  • Yes Weekly Greensboro, Burlington marchers overwhelm Graham neo-Confederates

2020: Our Opportunity to Elect a Better Local Government.

We can change the face of our local government.

Printable 2020 List of All Alamance Democratic Candidates HERE


The Alamance Board of County Commissioners will be holding a Regular Meeting Monday at 7:00 pm. It will be live streamed on the YouTube AGENDA PACKET

PUBLIC SPEAKERS – (Citizens may address the Board for no more than 3 minutes per
speaker on topics which are related to this meeting agenda.)
For a complete review of the Public Comment Policy, please click HERE

Public Comment Sign up before 5:00pm August 17,202 to make comments HERE

Learn more about Dreama, Kristen and Bob HERE


Reason 79 to Flip NC

TO PROTECT OUR RIGHT TO PEACEFULLY PROTEST

The right to peacefully protest is a bedrock of our democracy and shouldn’t be hindered by undue restrictions and limitations. Since taking control of the state legislature in 2010, Republican lawmakers have placed severe restrictions on protests at the NCGA, leading to well over 1,000 arrests. While GOP elected officials, including gubernatorial candidate Dan Forest, cheered as heavily armed protestors called for NC to fully reopen in the midst of a raging pandemic, Republicans across the state have moved to restrict, and even outlaw, peaceful protests for racial justice and against police brutality, calling protestors “thugs” and “vermin” who should be shot if they resist the police.


We’re all going t o have to vote the whole ballot to get Barrett elected. Soil and Water Commissioner is the last office listed on the ballot. VOTE THE WHOLE BALLOT!

2020 Democratic National Convention

Begins Monday, August 17

MONDAY, AUGUST 17 Opening Ceremonies
Committee Reports (Credentials, Rules and Platform)Select Speakers
TUESDAY, AUGUST 18 Keynote Address
Presidential Candidate Nominating and Seconding Speeches Roll Call Vote for the Presidential Nominee
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19 Vice Presidential Candidate Nomination and Acclamation Acceptance Speech by the Nominee for Vice President
THURSDAY, AUGUST 20 Acceptance Speech by the Nominee for President Adjournment
About the Democratic National Convention 

The 2020 Democratic National Convention will be anchored in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from August 17-20. The Democratic National Convention is the formal event during which delegates of the Democratic Party choose the party’s nominees for president and vice president in the 2020 election. At the convention, the Democratic Party also adopts the official Democratic Party platform as well as the rules and procedures governing party activities, including the nomination process for presidential candidates in the next election cycle. www.demconvention.com 

Vote Absentee!

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

Printable 2020 List of All Alamance Democratic Candidates HERE


Change is coming to Alamance County be part of it

Contact : chair@alamancedemocraticparty.com


$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

Volunteer today!

It’s Going to Take All of Us

There is a job that is just right for you!

Contact : chair@alamancedemocraticparty.com


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