77 Days Until Election Day
Printable List of All 2020 Democratic Candidates HERE
North Carolina State Senate
“Sometimes the road ahead can seem daunting and
overwhelming. When in doubt, I trust in the wisdom of a mentor: do the next right thing.” JD Wooten
JD on a Stellar Public Education
Educated citizens drive economic growth and development. Let’s give our children the opportunity to achieve more than we ever dreamed possible. We must put resources back into our schools to ensure quality education. Our educators deserve better pay for the work they do, and increased pay will attract the next generation of great educators as well. Everyone deserves a quality education, and it starts with funding quality education.
JD on Access to Affordable Healthcare
Affordable healthcare should be available to all. There is no reason anyone needs to suffer from preventable or easily treated illness or disease. I support the Affordable Care Act, especially its protections for preexisting conditions and the creation of insurance exchanges to buy private healthcare insurance. As a state, we should take advantage of all programs available to us to improve the basic quality of life of our citizens and their health. That starts with expanding Medicaid as allowed under the Affordable Care Act (after all, we have already paid for it!).
JD on Equality for All
We can and must stand together to protect the equal rights and dignity of all people, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other basis for unreasonable and systemic bias.
JD on Responsible & Sustainable Economic Development
We need to support and nurture local businesses to keep our economy growing and to keep jobs right here in North Carolina. Making sure our citizens are healthy and educated, while ending regressive and discriminatory policies, will attract companies to invest and grow in North Carolina. We must also focus on sustainable development because we only have one Earth. We owe it to ourselves and future generations to respect our natural resources and minimize our negative environmental impacts.
JD on Independent Redistricting
Everyone deserves an equal voice in their government, and no district should be drawn to favor one party, group, organization, or viewpoint over another. Simply put, the voters should choose their representatives; representatives should not choose their voters. Independent redistricting will ensure that not only does every voice matter, but that each voice matters equally.
Learn more About JD HERE
Here’s an opportunity to help JD Wooten!
This year, it’s not enough just to vote. This year, we have to act.
Do you feel a little nervous about phone banking? OK, but how do you feel about four more years? Time to put aside your inhibitions and do The Thing That Must Be Done. The clock is ticking down to November 3, 2020 and we need you! We’re providing resources, training, and opportunities so none of us has to go into this fight alone.
Our aim is to turn nervous newbies into comfortable, confident phone bankers. We show you the secrets, allay your anxieties, and answer all your questions. It’s easier than you think and we’ll be available for questions and feedback throughout the entire phone bank!
· Phonebanking is the best choice for remote volunteering.
·Industry tests show it is up to twice as effective as textbanking and postcarding.
·Phonebanking helps to boost voter turnout.
When? Saturday August 22nd at 12:00 noon EST – 2:00 pm EST
Who? State Senate candidate JD Wooten, State House candidate Nicole Quick, County Commissioner candidate Mary Beth Murphy will kick off our Virtual Canvas!
Register Here à https://www.mobilize.us/dwnc/event/304459/
Democratic National Convention
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.
Monday, August 17:
We the People—This convention is about Americans rising up to take our country back—and move forward as a nation together. As we have learned throughout our history, when we stand united, we can overcome anything, including the monumental challenges we face today. With Joe Biden as president, ‘we the people’ will mean all the people.
More Convention information HERE
August Democratic Women’s Virtual Meeting
Get To Know Our Candidates!
Our guests this month will be candidate for NC Lieutenant Governor, Yvonne Lewis Holley and a Q&A time with our NC Court of Appeals candidates! Get informed so you can talk to your friends and neighbors!
Yvonne Lewis Holley Candidate for NC LIeutenant Governor
Q&A with NC Court of Appeals CandidatesTricia Shields, Gray Styers, Chris Brook, Reuben Young & Lora Cubbage
POWER OF THE PEN
We will be kicking off our “Power of the Pen” Campaign. You don’t want to miss this exciting announcement on how you can volunteer to GET OUT THE VOTE! We need everyone to participate!
2020 dues are due by August 31! – $15 per person
PUBLIC SPEAKERS – (Citizens may address the Board for no more than 3 minutes per
speaker on topics which are related to this meeting agenda.)
2020: Our Opportunity to Elect a Better Local Government.
We can change the face of our local government. In our local elections, we vote for people we know & who are our neighbors. The real power of local elections is that the folks running are us.
We Are All Stronger Together!
Council of State Candidates
Information about all Democratic candidates HERE
Equality North Carolina is holding a Town Hall with our slate of candidates for North Carolina’s Council of State! Join us to hear their vision for a more equitable North Carolina firsthand as we head into the most important election of our lifetimes.
Reason 77 to Flip NC
TO END RACIAL PROFILING BY LAW ENFORCEMENT
Democratic representatives have filed bills in several recent legislative sessions that would prohibit racial profiling by law enforcement officers. Unfortunately, since taking control of the NCGA in 2010, GOP legislators have blocked all meaningful police and criminal justice reform, steadfastly refusing to bring these bills up for debate or a vote.
Cal Cunningham for U.S. Senate
About this event
Join Cal Cunningham for a Town Hall with the NCDP Native American Caucus!
RSVP for more information. HERE
Donations are not required, but if you would like to contribute, you can do so here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/c4nc-teampolitical
The Board of Elections will begin mailing out Absentee Ballots
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!
Nervous About Voting Absentee? FAQs HERE
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
Be Part of It!
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$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
Wondering what you can do to help ensure local elections meet the challenges of this health crisis?
Alamance County needs election workers for the 2020 Elections!
Check this link to the Alamance County Election Official Application. We especially need elections workers during the 17-day early voting period. We have a new early voting location at the Elmira Community Center in Burlington and we have newly expanded weekend voting, including Sunday voting. This means we need more elections workers than in the past. And the COVID virus has meant that many of our predominantly older elections workers who are more vulnerable have chosen not to return to work this year’s election.
You can also fill out the NC State Board of Elections Democracy Heroes form to be contacted by BOE staff: https://www.ncsbe.gov/get-involved
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