ACDP News September 4, 2020

59 Days Until Election Day

Mobile & Print List of 2020 Democratic Candidates HERE


Activist Alamance

We’re going to feature some of the non-partisan groups working to make Alamance better for all of us. Here’s a little about Down Home NC and one of their most recent actions: The People’s Referendum.

Down Home North Carolina

We are neighbors, rooted in the community, coming together to grow our state into a place that works for us, not just the rich and powerful. We organize to grow democracy and improve the quality of life so that our grandbabies inherit a state that is healthy and just. You can reach us anytime at downhomenorthcarolina@gmail.com or through our contact page.

Our Vision

All are welcome in Down Home North Carolina. We unite to build the power and raise the voices of working people in small-town and rural North Carolina in order to take action on the issues that matter to us. By weaving together our different experiences, we can shape a democracy that serves working people, where our labor is valued, and our food, water, and land are healthy. Come on in y’all, we’ve got work to do.  

What the People’s Referendum in Alamance County Tells Us.

POSTED ON  BY GWEN FRISBIE-FULTON

A little over two weeks ago, our local members at Down Home Alamance asked the Alamance County Commission to hold a vote to help make sure that voices across our county were being heard.  

You see, all summer local residents have been protesting, writing, and asking questions about whether or not the Confederate monument should continue to stand in front of the County Courthouse, and if our local law enforcement should be engaging with ICE through the 287(g) agreements made in secret by the Sheriff.  The County Commission never responded. So, when the Commission wouldn’t hold a vote, we did. 

Here are the results of the People’s Referendum vote: 

  • 1,799 votes were counted between the in-person and online voting.
  • 74.5% of voters (1,339) voted in favor of moving the monument
  • 71% of voters (1,289) voted that the commission should repeal the ICE 287(g) agreement

These issues are intimately connected: Will our county move forward in 2020 or will we chose to remain behind? 

The results of this vote make it clear that the people of Alamance County are ready to move ahead towards justice, equity, and inclusion. 

Moving ahead, however, means removing what stands in our way. Time and time again, the current Alamance Board of Commissioners has been negligent in their response to the community at best, strongly oppositional to our needs at worst. Just this week as a Down Home member tried to present the findings of the People’s Referendum to the County Commissioners during the public comment period, she was removed by the sheriff’s department and given a citation.  See the post below to hear from her.

We know that’s not how a democracy is supposed to work. That’s why Down Home is actively working to change who is in the room when decisions are made in our county. Our members have endorsed local candidates who we know will allow everyone in the room when it comes time to speak. 

Many of you have now voted in the People’s Referendum (thank you!), but now we need to vote again in November. What is more, we need you to mobilize your friends and family to vote as well. To make this change happen, we need everyone. 

If you want to help your friends and families show up at the ballot box to stand with immigrants, the Black community, and working-class folks across Alamance County, join up with Down Home’s Relational Voter Turnout Program

If you’re Latinx, you can join a “Somos Más NC” voter registration phone bank with Mijente, or sign-up to volunteer with Poder NC Action

And since Terry Johnson’s 287(g) Warrant Service Officer agreement with ICE isn’t going anywhere and the risk is imminent to our neighbors (Just last week we documented the first on-street ICE detentions in the Triad in five months), Siembra NC & Carolina Jews for Justice are hosting an ICE Watch & Court Accompaniment Training for Alamance residents on September 1st at 7pm. Sign up here or share this Facebook event

Friends, we can do this. Through protesting, through organizing, and through voting, we can and will create change in Alamance County. 

Today!

Young Democrats 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/


Sample Ballots are now available!

Sample Ballot for District 63

Sample Ballot for District 64


Yard Signs are Here!

Biden Cooper Cunningham Beasley

Order Yard Signs HERE

Thank you for choosing to purchase your 2020 election swag from the Alamance County Democratic Party! All items are being offered in exchange for a suggested donation to the party to help us in meeting our needs and supporting local candidates in this vital election.

Suggested Donation $10.00

Suggested Donation $5.00

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Suggested Donation $5.00


Candidate Bumper Stickers

Order Stickers HERE

Stickers are large, 4in X 6in ovals

Suggested Donation $2.00

Suggested Donation $2.00

Suggested Donation $2.00


Make Your Community Your Priority

Make Your Plan to VOTE!

Information HERE


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 10, 6:00-8:00 pm

Register HERE


Today!

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


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

We can change the face of our local government.

We Are Stronger Together!


Don’t Forget the Judges!

Vote For All Five of These Judges for Court of Appeals

For more information about our candidates click HERE


Reason 59 to Flip NC

59. BECAUSE THE MOTORCYCLE ABORTION BILL SHOULDN’T BE A THING

In 2013, Republican legislators infamously attached abortion restrictions to a motorcycle safety bill, revealing the new language just minutes before the vote. The resulting changes in state law sharply restricted abortion access by prohibiting abortion coverage in health-care plans offered through the health insurance exchange, restricting the use of medical abortions and requiring abortion clinics to meet the same standards as ambulatory surgical centers, a measure designed to make it cost-prohibitive to operate clinics.


One Stop & Early Voting Poll Greeters

Please sign up to do No Contact Poll Greeting for Early Voting!

We are lucky to have five One Stop & Early Voting locations this year:

Holly Hill Mall

Kernodle Senior Activities Center

Elmira Community Center

Alamance County Office Annex Bldg., Graham

Mebane Arts Center, Mebane

Please feel free to contact Michelle if you have any questions on how we will be ensuring no contact. If you can only do a partial shift, please let me know and I may be able to find someone to cover the rest of the time.


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

TODAY!

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 ONLINE HERE

or

Call Alamance Board of Elections for an

“Absentee Ballot Request Form”

336- 570-6755

1-Complete request form immediately upon receipt.
2-Return electronically, by mail or take to Alamance Board of
Elections at 115 S. Maple Street, Graham from 8 AM to 5
PM Monday through Friday.
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!

d. Return completed ballot to Alamance Board of Elections by mail or in person ( No Drop Boxes in NC)

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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