ACDP News August 22, 2020

72 Days Until Election Day

Mobile & Print 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 Five!

Judge Chris Brook

Chris spent his formative years in Raleigh, attending Oberlin (formerly Daniels) Middle School and Broughton High School. He received his undergraduate and Juris Doctor (J.D.) degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At Carolina Law, he was managing editor of the North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation and director of the school’s Pro Bono Program. From 2007 to 2011, Chris served as an adjunct professor at Carolina Law.

Chris first practiced law in the Raleigh office of Cranfill, Sumner & Hartzog. He then worked as a staff attorney at the Southern Coalition for Social Justice in Durham. From 2012 to 2019, Chris was the legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina. Chris was admitted to practice in North Carolina state courts as well as each federal district court in the state, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States. He successfully litigated matters in both state and federal court, including before a rare sitting of the full Fourth Circuit. 


Active in the local community, Chris serves as Chair of the Board of Transplanting Traditions Community Farm. He previously served as Chair of the Board of the Orange County Partnership for Young Children and as a founding member of a monthly housing law clinic at El Centro Hispano in Durham. Chris also served on the Size of the School Task Force and Pro Bono Alumni Board at Carolina Law and as an attorney volunteer at the Compass Center for Women and Families. Chris is also the current Chair of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Constitutional Rights and Responsibilities Section.

Chris has received numerous recognitions for his contributions to the community and the legal profession in the state. He was inducted into the James E. and Carolyn B. Davis Society upon his graduation from Carolina Law and was subsequently honored as the school’s Outstanding Recent Graduate. In 2016, the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys awarded him with the Gwyneth B. Davis Public Service Award. Chris was also the winner of the North Carolina Justice Center’s Defender of Justice Litigation Award in 2017.

Since his April 2019 appointment to the North Carolina Court of Appeals by Governor Roy Cooper, Chris has authored more than 75 opinions that speak to his rigor, fairness, and respect for each North Carolinian who appears before him. 

Learn More About Chris Brook ( seat 13)


The Judiciary Explained


2020: Our Opportunity to Elect a Better Local Government.

We can change the face of our local government. .

We Are Stronger Together!



Protecting our First Amendment Rights

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

NAACP members celebrate favorable court decision

Our Own ACDP 3rd Vice Chair Ernest Lewis:

NAACP Legal Redress Director Ernest Lewis Jr. said he felt relief although he was confident the judge would rule in their favor.

“The city had allowed protests in the city and all of a sudden one group is presenting a message you don’t like, you want to create these barriers that didn’t apply to alternative groups,” Lewis said, referencing past white supremacist groups allowed to demonstrate at the courthouse. “It represents, for me, how many missed opportunities this county has had to make things right. None of us were alive or engaged with the statue…but for all of us there is a burden and responsibility for what that statue represents.” NAACP Legal Redress Director, Ernest Lewis Jr.

Link to Times News article HERE


Reason 72 to Flip NC

72. BECAUSE THE GOP WANTED TO IMMUNIZE DRIVERS WHO RUN OVER PROTESTERS

In 2017, the GOP-controlled NC House overwhelmingly passed HB 330, which grants civil and criminal immunity to motorists who “unintentionally” hit protestors. Following the death of an innocent protestor in Charlottesville from a vicious motor vehicle assault, the bill thankfully never became law. As protests for racial justice and against police brutality continue across the state and the country, North Carolina must continue to protect our basic constitutional rights.


POWER OF THE PEN!

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 dw@alamancedemocraticparty.com

The Power of the Pen is a persuasion and Get Out the Vote (GOTV) effort in which Democratic women are writing personalized letters to registered Democratic women who are sporadic in their voting habits and need to hear from regular votes like you about the importance of this election. Sign up to write 20 letters to fellow Democratic women in Alamance County and encourage them to vote in this essential election year.


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

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. 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

Nervous About Voting Absentee? FAQs 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


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

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 : chair@alamancedemocraticparty.com

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