ACDP News September 2, 2020

61 Days Until Election Day

Mobile & Print List of 2020 Democratic Candidates HERE


Today, we want to talk about power.

Blair Reeves, Long Leaf Pine Slate

Friends of the Long Leaf Pine Slate know that we love our candidates, but that… well, they’re not exactly the point. What we’re really all about is winning the majority – a Democratic majority in the NC General Assembly. Because a majority means change. A majority means power.

We on the left are often shy of talking about power. But if there is one lesson that we’ve all learned very clearly over the past 4 years (or 10, or 50, or…), it’s that power matters. And rarely has the question of power mattered more than it does today.

There are many of us who woke up on November 9th, 2016 and realized that something had gone horribly wrong; that the America we thought that we could rely on hadn’t held up its end of the deal. Here in North Carolina, of course, we got a preview of the Trump era in the NCGOP’s gerrymandered supermajority, which has turned our state into a national spectacle of cruel and corrupt right-wing excess and made a mockery of our democracy. North Carolinians got a good, hard look at a bare-knuckled seizure of power and its abuses in the most brutal way.

On every front – our politics, our economy, and our very society – America is deep into a struggle over power: who should have it, how it should be decided, what its limits should be. Trump isn’t the only reason for this struggle, but he is a symptom of it. You see it everywhere across our society: Black Lives Matter and #MeToo, the demand by a younger generation for a bigger voice in our politics unearthed by Bernie Sanders, cancel culture (whether it really exists or not), and the rejection, in our own backyards, of monuments to the Confederacy. Things, they are a-changin’.

As Frederick Douglass famously said, power concedes nothing without a demand. And the way we demand power is by actually winning it.

We are Democrats – but our cause is not the Democratic Party. The Democratic Party is our vehicle for the real goal: rebuilding progressive power. The Long Leaf Pine Slate isn’t really about “supporting Democrats” – it’s really about tipping the balance of power towards progressives again, and then aggressively pushing for the changes our society so badly needs.

We’ve already had a huge impact. With your help, we’ve raised and contributed to our candidates more than any other independent organization based in North Carolina – and more than most of the out-of-state ones, too. We are building the foundation to become a long-term progressive influence in our state – and fully intend to do so.

We can’t wait to tell you more about that later. But first, we have to win this fall.


Sample Ballots are now available!

Sample Ballot for District 63

Sample Ballot for District 64


This Thursday!

ACDP Virtual September Meeting

Message from our 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.


Make Your Plan to VOTE!

Make Your Community Your Priority


VERY IMPORTANT UPDATE!

Alamance County Voting Locations for November 3, 2020 Temporary and Permanent Changes

Eight precincts in Alamance County are going to change the location of their polling places for in person voting on November 3, 2020. Find your precinct HERE and see if your precinct is one of those affected below.

Albright Precinct

 Southern High School, 631 Southern High School Rd, Graham Temporary- COVID Location

Central Boone 

Trinity Worship Center, 3157 S. Church Street, Burlington Permanent – New Location

Boone 5 

Elon Elementary School, 720 Walker Rd, Elon Temporary- COVID Location

South Graham 

South Graham Elementary, 320 Ivey Rd, Graham Temporary- COVID Location

Haw River 

Haw River Elementary School, 701 E Main St, Haw River Temporary- COVID Location

North Melville 

E.M. Yoder Elementary, 301 N Charles St, Mebane Temporary- COVID Location

Melville 4 

Old Mebane Recreation Center, 209 W Jackson St, Mebane Permanent – New Location

Morton 

Western Middle School, 2100 Eldon Dr, Elon Temporary- COVID Location


Phone Banks for Eric Henry

About this event

Join the Eric Henry campaign in calling voters to help make a change in NC House district 64! This Thursday is the first phone bank in September to call Alamance County voters in NC House district 64 and reach our goal of calling 2,500 voters this month.

Thursday, September 3, 6:00-8:00 pm

Thursday September 10, 6:00-8:00 pm

Register HERE


A FUNdraiser to flip the NC House!

A FUNdraiser to flip the NC House! Come join Ricky Hurtado and Representative Rachel Hunt and enjoy comedic performances by Sinbad, Gina Brillon and Avery Pearson.You will receive a Zoom link after you RSVP.

Get Tickets HERE


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


YDAC General Meeting: Meet Your School Board Candidates

Join YDAC at their September General Meeting. We will hear from the democratic candidates for Alamance-Burlington School System (ABSS) Board of Education. All ages are welcome!You must sign up to receive the Zoom link for this meeting.
Sign Up Here: https://www.mobilize.us/alamancedemocraticparty/event/311672/


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 61 to Flip NC

61. TO GET RID OF ‘COMPANY’ CHARTER SCHOOLS

In 2017, the Republicans used their supermajorities in the legislature to pass House Bill 800, which permits a business to secure up to half the slots in a local charter school for its employees in exchange for a $50,000 donation. This bill opens the door for companies to essentially create publicly funded private schools for their employees.


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

FRIDAY!

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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