ACDP News August 18 , 2020

76 Days Until Election Day

Printable List of All 2020 Democratic Candidates HERE

Yvonne Lewis Holley and all of the candidates for our Court of Appeals will be guest at the Democratic Women’s Meeting Tonight! See below.

North Carolina Court or Appeals

The North Carolina Court of Appeals is the state’s intermediate appellate court. Currently 15 judges hear cases in panels of three. The Court of Appeals reviews the proceedings that occurred in the trial courts for errors of law or legal procedure; it decides only questions of law – not questions of fact. The role of the Court of Appeals is to decide if the trial court correctly applied the law, or if there was prejudicial error in the conduct of the trial. More information about the Court of Appeals

Tricia Shields

I began my career almost 35 years ago as a law clerk to Chief Judge Hedrick of the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Judge Hedrick taught me, by example, that a Court of Appeals Judge must be a student of the law, understand the law’s application to the facts of each case, and make decisions that are fair, impartial, and consistent.

In the years since, I have enjoyed an active trial practice, representing North Carolina’s citizens, businesses and professional boards before every level of our trial and appellate courts. I’ve represented clients in over 50 appeals in our state and federal courts, and often assisted other attorneys on appeals for their clients. 

Our Court of Appeals is a hard-working court, handling more appeals than any level of North Carolina’s appellate courts.  I am keenly aware that the Court of Appeals is the court of last resort for most cases, and that its decisions are of vital importance to the parties in each case. 

I’m running to bring the Court the experience, talent, intellect and work-ethic to give every case the individual attention that it deserves.

Learn More about Tricia Shields

The Judiciary Explained

2020 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.

Schedule Commit To Watch Español

Tuesday, August 18:

Leadership Matters—A moment like now demands real leadership. A leader who has the experience and character to meet the moment. A leader who will unite us, tell us the truth, take responsibility, listen to experts and be an example for the nation. Strong people and strong countries rise up during crises, don’t shy away from what is tough, and lead with competence. With Joe Biden as our president, we will restore honesty and integrity to our government, and stake out a renewed leadership role in the world. And we will create more justice, more fairness and more equality for all.

More Convention information HERE
In order to ensure that the convention will reach viewers wherever they are, convention officials have been working with partners to house convention content on over a dozen platforms, in addition to traditional broadcasts. The official live stream for the 2020 Democratic Convention will be hosted on, where viewers can also find the full convention schedule, and a digital tool kit to get involved.

Michelle Obama’s video from last night.

The Alamance Board of County Commissioners held a Regular Meeting yesterday at 7:00 pm. It will is available on the County YouTube Chanel AGENDA PACKET

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


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

Neighbors on Call

The Polls Say…

Wed. 8/19 @ 7:30

RSVP at to get the Zoom access information.

How’s it looking in the NC legislative races? Tom Jensen, Director of Public Policy Polling, will return for an encore visit to NoC to give us the inside scoop on polling.

As we count down to the upcoming elections, please join Neighbors on Call on Wednesday, August 19th, for a conversation with Tom Jensen, Director of Public Policy Polling. This presentation is sure to be informative with info on how things stand in our NC legislative races.

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.


2020: Our Opportunity to Elect a Better Local Government.

We can change the face of our local government.

We Are Stronger Together!

Printable List of All 2020 Democratic Candidates HERE

Reason 75 to Flip NC


NC is home to an estimated 10 million pigs, which produce waste equivalent to 100 million humans, polluting ground water, rivers, and streams, and – when aerosolized – the air. In 2018, the GOP-controlled legislature stripped away the right of people living near pig farms to sue neighboring agricultural businesses – even in the most egregious and blatant cases of air and water pollution. 

Our Candidate 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:

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.

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

Nervous About Voting Absentee? FAQs HERE

Change is coming to Alamance County

Be Part of It!

Contact :

$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?

Give Your Time at Election Time.

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 :

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