ACDP News August 27, 2020

67 Days Until Election Day

Mobile & Print List of 2020 Democratic Candidates HERE

This Year We Have an Opportunity to Elect the First Two African American Women Ever to the NC Council of State.

The Council of State comprises North Carolina’s executive branch of government. Under the North Carolina Constitution, it is composed of ten elected officers: the governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state auditor, treasurer, superintendent of public instruction, attorney general, and commissioners of agriculture, labor, and insurance.

Yvonne Lewis Holley & Jessica Holmes

Learn More About Yvonne HERE

Learn more about Jessica Holmes

Yvonne Lewis Holley & Jessica Holmes could be the first African American Women on the North Carolina Council of State.

Candidate for NC Lieutenant Governor

Yvonne Lewis Holley

Yvonne Lewis Holley One of the most notable accomplishments during Representative Holley’s tenure in the NC House has been the extensive work to relieve Food Deserts in areas across the state. She gathered support from both sides of the aisle; Democrats, Republicans and Independents, to achieve what others hadn’t. Her efforts resulted in funding to support closing the gap in food insecure areas. Her skill and influence brought parties together to battle a common issue and garnered bipartisan support. This is the leadership we need in 2020 and forward!

Learn More About Yvonne HERE

Candidate for Commissioner of Labor

Jessica Holmes

Jessica Holmes has spent most of her professional career as an advocate for workers as a labor and employment attorney. Holmes has an undergraduate degree in Political Science from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Juris Doctor from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law. She has a track record of supporting job creation as a county commissioner and attracting businesses with a diverse pool of talent.

Learn More About Jessica Here

With Great sadness

Gary Cooper

Alamance Democrats,
It is with great sadness that we are letting you know that we have lost one of the most dedicated Democrats in Alamance County, Gary Cooper. Gary truly loved the Democratic Party. Gary’s pastor, Randy, and Gary’s brother, Rod, were able to spend time with him this morning before his passing. Please pray for Gary’s brother and the rest of the Cooper family during this time of loss. Arrangements will be shared, once they are made, but there are currently no plans to hold a public service.

Gary loved his church, Elon Community Church UCC, and he loved the Democratic Party. He was passionate about both. He was an active member of PFLAG, Alamance Senior Democrats, Alamance Democratic Women, the Alamance LGBTQ Caucus, and a long-time representative for Alamance on the NCDP State Executive Committee. Perhaps more importantly, Gary was a good man and a beloved friend to all who had the good fortune to know him. God rest your soul, sweet Gary. You will be missed!
Elaine Berry, Chair ACDP

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

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

Register Here à

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

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 68 to Flip NC


The Republican leadership in the NCGA passed a budget in 2018 that made it impossible for North Carolina to secure federal funding for light rail projects, putting on hold potential light rail lines in Charlotte and in the Triangle and causing the state to forfeit $1.2 billion in federal funding for light rail infrastructure. Meanwhile, the growing density of NC’s major metropolitan areas calls for more public transportation to reduce traffic and provide economic access to employment centers for low-income workers.

Don’t Forget the Judges!

Our candidates are not running against each other. They are running together for different seats on the District Court. Vote for All three!
Seat 2
Seat 3
Seat 4

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

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!!!


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 :

Local politics aren’t only about small issues, but

actually have a lot to do with the Big Issues that matter most to us.

Vote the Whole Ballot!

$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!

Contact :

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