ACDP News August 25, 2020

69 Days Until Election Day

Mobile & Print List of 2020 Democratic Candidates HERE


Scott Huffman for U.S. Congress

From DemCast Why are you running for office? 
Because the Working Class and Middle Class are not represented in Washington DC.

What is the biggest issue facing your community and how do you propose helping?
Health Care & Prescription Drug Costs, Jobs, Public Education

How do we fix the partisan divide in our country and start working together again?
That’s a tough one. Over the last 30+ years, Republicans have moved further and further to the right. Gerrymandering in my state of North Carolina has increased the divide. When one party is able to hold onto power without having to work together with the other side, the divide worsens. Until laws protect the right to vote. Restrict one party from picking our politicians instead of the voters, this will continue. However, if I am elected, I will make sure that I stay in touch with Voters in my District on a regular basis. I will create an mobile app for all registered voters. I will use it to push information to everyone that signs up to use the app. For those who follow, they can vote on the bills in House that I will have to vote on. I will share with them info on any particular bill. Let them know what I think it will do to help our district and nation. They can vote yes or no. They get to vote more than once every two years. I believe this will increase engagement and support of our democracy. I won’t be that public servant who goes to D.C. and forgets about where they came from.

Who is your hero?
My single MOM who raised 3 kids working as a Truck – Stop waitress for tips.

What question do you wish we’d asked, and what is your answer?
Did you ever see yourself running for congress?
No, I didn’t. I was just that mild mannered nerd working on my client PC’s keeping the Russians out. It was when my 10 yr old going on 11 yr old, daughter; Wyleigh was concerned about her friends in school. She attends an international school and her friends are different faiths, color and identity.  She was worried that she would be grabbed in school or bullied.  As a Dad, you want to protect your little girl. I told her not to worry.  I started an Indivisible group and shortly thereafter I became an officer in the local Democratic party.  Our Indivisible Charlotte held rallies, marches, raised billboards and worked to make a difference. It was that activist work that led me to run for office.  The working class who have built America are not being heard.  Holding rallies at their offices made it clear.  They may hear us.  They just choose to ignore us.  They can’t ignore us when we sit in that seat at the table.

For more information about Scott HERE


Response to Amy Galey’s ongoing baseless attacks.

JD Wooten Responds

​“The fact of the matter is that I bought a home using VA benefits afforded to veterans like myself, but I later decided to move to run for office after watching Republicans in Raleigh like Amy Galey refuse to stand up for hard-working families in Alamance and Guilford counties. Her shameful attack on VA benefits is an attack on all service members. She should be focused on bringing our community together, not tearing it apart.”  Full Response HERE


Phone Banking Made Easy!

Guilford County Democratic Party and Swing Left will be holding 2 more VIRTUAL CANVASSING (phone banking) TRAININGS for you this week! Attend and participate from the comfort of your own home!

Do you feel a little nervous about phone banking? Time to put aside your inhibitions because it’s looking more and more like phone banking is all we’ve got this year so take a deep breath in…and exhale out.

You’ve got this.

·         Phonebanking is the best choice for remote volunteering.

·         Phonebanking helps to boost voter turnout.

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 on zoom the entire time for questions and feedback throughout the phone bank!

Thursday August 27th at 6:00 pm EST – 8:00 pm EST

Register Here à   https://www.mobilize.us/dwnc/event/309705/

Sunday August 30th at 3:00 pm EST – 5:00 pm EST

Register Here à   https://www.mobilize.us/dwnc/event/309709/


ACDP Virtual September Meeting

From ACDP Chair, Elaine Berry

Fellow Democrats,
I hope that you can join us at the Alamance County Democratic Party virtual meeting on Thursday, September 3, at 7 pm. We will be discussing sign distribution, HQ coverage, and a Labor Day candidates’ motorcade, among other things. We will also be joined by the next Lieutenant-Governor of NC, Yvonne Lewis Holley. Please register below to receive the Zoom link for the meeting.
You are invited to the Alamance County Democratic Party  Zoom meeting. 
When: Sep 3, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

Register in advance for this meeting:
Contact Elaine at chair@alamancedemocraticparty.com

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Multi-Party Assistance Team

The Board of Elections is looking for folks to be part of Multi-Party Assistance Team (MAT). This is the team that goes into assisted living facilities and nursing homes to help people vote. The Board of Elections is looking for some Democratic help. Teams are composed of both Democrats and Republicans.

Contact the Alamance Board of Elections for details 337 570 6755


2020: Our Opportunity to Elect a Better State & Local Government.

We can change the face of our local government.

We Are Stronger Together!


For more information about our candidates click HERE


Reason 69 to Flip NC

69. TO KEEP GUNS OUT OF OUR SCHOOLS

Existing state law prohibits guns in schools. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the GOP-controlled legislature passed HB 652 to allow guns on any educational property that’s both the location of a church and a school.. Thankfully, Gov. Cooper vetoed the bill, and Democrats in the NCGA were able to prevent Republicans from overriding his veto.


What is Power of the Pen?

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.

Click the sign up link or email dw@alamancedemocraticparty.com

Sign Up 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!


Get Your Absentee Ballot Now!!!

APPLY NOW

Call Alamance Board of Elections for an

“Absentee Ballot Request Form”

336- 570-6755

1-Complete immediately upon receipt.
2-Return by Mail or take to Alamance Board of
Elections at 115 S. Maple Street, Graham from 8 AM to 5
PM Monday through Friday. ( No Drop Boxes in NC)
3-Mail out of ballots starts SEPTEMBER 4.
4-Complete Ballot ASAP upon Receipt.
a. Follow Instructions Very Carefully. HERE
b. Make Sure You Have One Witness.
c. Make Certain Envelope Certification is Signed!

Nervous About Voting Absentee? FAQs HERE


Change is coming to Alamance

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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