ACDP News August 21 , 2020

73 Days Until Election Day

Printable List of All 2020 Democratic Candidates HERE

North Carolina State 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 5!

Judge Reuben F. Young

Judge Reuben F. Young was appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper to the North Carolina Court of Appeals on April 15, 2019. Previously, Judge Young served as Interim Chief Deputy
Secretary of Adult Corrections and Juvenile Justice. In this role, Judge Young worked with state officials to enhance safety in prisons and to improve the rehabilitation of offenders. He has traveled across the State to survey facilities and to speak with state employees about improving the prison system. From 2009 to 2011, Judge Young served as Secretary of the former Department of Crime Control and Public Safety. He was the first Secretary of the newly consolidated Department of Public Safety in 2012. Later, Judge Young was appointed Special Superior Court Judge for the 10th Judicial District of North Carolina. Judge Young served as a jurist for five years until he returned to the Department of Public Safety as its Interim Chief Secretary.

udge Young began his legal career in Austin, Texas where he worked as a prosecutor,assistant attorney general, and a private practitioner. When he returned to North Carolina in 1995, Judge Young worked for the state Department of Justice, specifically the Department of Crime Control and Public Safety for six years. In 2001, Judge Young joined the Governor’s office as Deputy Legal Counsel, and then Chief Legal Counsel. Judge Young received the Distinguished Service Medal for his support of the North Carolina National Guard during his tenure in the Governor’s office. He has also twice received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. 

Judge Young is a graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C. and North Carolina Central University School of Law in Durham.

Learn More About Judge Ruben F Young (seat 7)

The Judiciary Explained


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

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 Today at 6 p.m. via Zoom. Register at the link HERE!

Democratic National Convention

This year, it’s not enough just to vote. This year, we have to act.

If the election were held today, Democrats would win 26 of the 50 state senate seats, including this one. Our district is the 26th seat we need to win to take the majority in the NC Senate!

That means we are fortunate to have the support of grassroots organizations to help us win.  This year, door-knocking is out and phone calls are the most effective way to convey our message to voters.

This weekend, Swing Left Guilford is hosting a virtual phone bank for us:

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:

This event is for everyone, especially people new to phone banking! From Swing Left: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!

I’ll be with you on Zoom at noon to kickoff the phone bank.

If this weekend doesn’t work for your schedule, don’t worry! We will have plenty of opportunities in the coming months for volunteers to help us win in November!  That said, I hope you can join us Saturday!

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 73 to Flip NC


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:

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?

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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