ACDP News August 20 , 2020

74 Days Until Election Day

Printable List of All 2020 Democratic Candidates HERE

North Carolina Court of 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

We Need All Five!

Gray Styers

I began my legal career in Morganton as a judicial clerk for Sam J. Ervin, III.  Judge Ervin instilled in me a respect for the rule of law, an appreciation for the role of judges, and an understanding of how our courts are essential to the protection of our rights, the preservation of an orderly society, and the necessary checks and balances of our government.   But most of all, as Judge Ervin would say, “Never forget; our cases are about real people with real issues, not about abstract legal theories.” During that time in Morganton, I also spent hours in the personal library of Judge Ervin’s father, Senator Sam J. Ervin, Jr., looking through the books that informed his life and leadership of the Senate during troubled times.   I have carried those lessons with me throughout my career as an attorney in North Carolina.

From my parents — a public school teacher and a librarian assistant — and many other role models, I learned the importance of public service and giving back to the community.  I love my home state and its people. I have striven — through both my legal work and my volunteer service — to contribute to the economic opportunities, the quality of life, and the freedoms that we enjoy.

These values guide my decision to run for the Court of Appeals.

Through the many cases I have handled, as an adjunct law professor, and as a leader in the profession, I have studied and observed the work of judges in deciding hard cases, carefully crafting legal opinions, and shaping the jurisprudence of our state.  I understand the importance of the work of our courts and worry about declining public confidence in the impartiality and independence of our judges.

North Carolina is my home.  I have devoted my whole life to it.  I know how critical it is to protect the rule of law so there is a chance for everyone to live a safe, fulfilling and meaningful life.  That is why I am running as the Democratic nominee for Seat #06 on the Court of Appeals.

Learn More about Gray Styers

The Judiciary Explained

Last Day!

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

Thursday, August 20:

America’s Promise—The measure of a president is the same as the measure of a person: What principles guide them? How do they handle adversity? Being president doesn’t change who you are, it reveals who you are. Joe Biden is a good man who believes in the promise of America, and as president, he will deliver on that promise 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.

In Case you missed THIS!


Or This!


Friday, August 21 at 6 p.m

The YDNC Disability Issues Caucus and the Women’s Caucus invite you to a Town Hall event featuring Jen Mangrum, Wayne Goodwin, and Jenna Wadsworth. Join us Friday, August 21 at 6 p.m. via Zoom. Register at the link HERE!

2020: Our Opportunity to Elect a Better Local Government.

We can change the face of our local government.

We Are Stronger Together!

Information about all Democratic candidates HERE

Reason 74 to Flip NC


Since taking control of the NCGA, Republicans have reduced the corporate tax rate from 6.9% to 2.5%, decreasing revenues by hundreds of millions per year. NC now has the lowest corporate tax rate in the country. Unbelievably, Republicans passed additional corporate tax cuts in their 2019 budget. Thankfully, Gov. Cooper’s veto has kept that budget from becoming law.

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:

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!

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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:

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!

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