ACDP News September 13, 2020

50 Days Until Election Day

Mobile & Print List of 2020 Democratic Candidates HERE


From Capital Broadcasting

Editorial: ‘Law & order’ president protects lawbreaking and rule dodging

(We want to remind you that there are no ballot drop-off boxes in Alamance County)

For an incumbent desperate to portray himself as a law-and-order guy, President Donald Trump is an unrelenting advocate for lawbreaking and rule dodging. While he obsessively complains, wrongly, about potential voter fraud with mail-in ballots, he just told people in North Carolina to vote twice – a felony – to check if their votes get counted. It was bad, wrong and lawbreaking advice.

Vigilantes contemplating gunning down protesters have no better friend than Trump. Just ask Kyle Rittenhouse – the semi-automatic gun-toting teen charged with murdering two protesters in Kenosha. Wisconsin. Trump offered a lame defense for Rittenhouse’s alleged actions while blanketly condemning of all protesters and the leaders of the cities they live in.

Trump’s latest high-profile invitation to lawlessness this week sadly overshadowed the celebration of the designation of Wilmington as the nation’s first “World War II Heritage City.”

He advised North Carolinians who vote by mail to also vote in person. For a guy who has been obsessively complaining, wrongly, that mail-in ballots were connected with rampant voter fraud, he popped off telling people to vote twice – the textbook definition of voter fraud.

“Let them send it in and let them go vote, and if their system’s as good as they say it is, then obviously they won’t be able to vote,” the president said. “If it isn’t tabulated, they’ll be able to vote. That’s the way it is. And that’s what they should do.”  Watch the video.

Trump, typically ignorant of the facts, should know voters in North Carolina can easily check on the status of their ballot — without breaking or bending any laws – on their smart phone, smart pad or PC. Election officials have set up online tools. There’s the “VOTER SEARCH TOOL” to find out if ballots have been accepted by local boards of elections. Voters can contact, by email or telephone, their county board of elections to inquire. In a few days, the state Board of Elections will be launching “BallotTrax,” a new service where voters can track their ballot through the mail and confirm receipt just as they might track an item ordered online.

Trump’s incendiary statement prompted North Carolina’s top elections official to issue a statement reminding voters not to break the law. “It is illegal to vote twice in an election. N.C.G.S. § 163-275(7) makes it a Class I felony,” said Karen Brinson Bell, executive director of the State Board of Elections.

“The State Board office strongly discourages people from showing up at the polls on Election Day to check whether their absentee ballot was counted. That is not necessary, and it would lead to longer lines and the possibility of spreading COVID-19.”

North Carolina state and local elections officials, and their colleagues in communities around the nation, have been working tirelessly to help make sure every qualified voter casts a ballot and every vote is fairly counted. There are services, policies and practices – not to mention laws – that help assure voters their ballots are delivered, facilitate getting votes turned in and having them counted in a timely manner.

When the president appears in Winston-Salem next week he should apologize and confess his concern about ballots getting counted was unfounded and his suggestion that voters cast two ballots was an invitation to break the law.

Further he should praise the state’s elections officials on behalf of the thousands of election workers across the nation. He should congratulate North Carolina’s state and local boards of elections as models for election preparation that keep voters informed and are dedicated to assuring a full and fair count of every ballot cast.

Even as evidence piles up of foreign efforts to disrupt the 2020 elections, these outside agitators and lawbreakers are going to have tough competition from the president of the United States. That is a tragic state of affairs.


Sample Ballots are now available!

Some of us are lucky enough to be able to vote for Ricky and some of us are lucky enough to be able to vote for Eric

Which District are you in? HERE


Yard Signs & Bumper Stickers are Here!

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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.

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September 15 Virtual Meeting

Join the Alamance County Democratic Women for your chance to listen and interact with several state candidates including:
– Josh Stein, NC Attorney General
– Beth Wood, NC Auditor
– Ronnie Chatterji, NC Treasurer
– Jen Mangrum, NC Superintendent of Public Instruction
– Plus our awesome LOCAL candidates!

Join us this Tuesday at 6:30pm!Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/98293226909?pwd=aXVGcElZTmROU1dHNG12SVU4NlJjUT09Meeting ID: 982 9322 6909Passcode: 410934


Elaine Marshall Tomorrow!

COUNCIL OF STATE TOWN HALL SERIES

Join our Council of State candidates on their virtual tour across North Carolina!

As North Carolina’s executive branch of government, the Council of State makes incredibly important decisions that affect the prosperity, safety, and future of our state every day. That’s why Democrats are fighting to send our strong slate of candidates to office. They are committed to fighting for a happier, healthier, and more prosperous North Carolina for everyone.

We have your chance to meet the candidates and learn more about their platforms during our Council of State Town Hall Series! Scroll down to register for any/all of them today and get ready to learn more about the importance of these offices! SIGN UP HERE

Vote the Whole Slate! Virtual Gala

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2020

To make real progress in North Carolina, we can’t just win at the top of the ticket — we need to elect Democrats across our entire state! That’s why we are hosting our first-ever 𝑉𝑜𝑡𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑊ℎ𝑜𝑙𝑒 𝑆𝑙𝑎𝑡𝑒 Virtual Gala.

AT 6:30 PM – 8 PM

Get your tickets today to hear from special guests Governor Roy Cooper, Candidate for US Senate Cal Cunningham, and Chief Justice Cheri Beasley:  Tickets HERE


Make Your Community Your Priority

Make Your Plan to VOTE!

Information HERE


Our Candidates for Alamance School Board

There are four open seats on the Alamance County School Board.
Candidate 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

Processing Absentee Ballots

Sara Knotts, Brunswick Co NC election director explains in video the process of processing absentee ballots received thru Nov 2 at 5 pm. Those results will be posted at 7:30 pm Nov 3 (absentee ballots received Nov 3-6 have different process)


Flip the North Carolina House with Broadway Stars from Hamilton, and more!

Join us on September 15 at 7pm ET for an evening of performances and conversation with Broadway stars of Hamilton and more, hosted by Broadway cast member of Hamilton Ryan Vasquez, (Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison), the founder of Swing From Home, an organization working to connect remote volunteers and grassroots fundraising to state legislative races across the country. He will be joined by the multi-platinum artist behind “This Is Me” from The Greatest ShowmanKeala Settle, Original Broadway Cast member of Hamilton Elizabeth Judd, and fellow Schuyler Sister Erin Clemons.

The evening will feature performances from the artists, as well as a conversation surrounding arts and activism, and the role of art as an agent for social change. The evening will begin with a VIP meet and greet with the artists at 6:30pm for those generous enough to give at our top tiers, President or Vice President. If you are able to give at one of the top three tiers (President or Vice President), you will receive a personal message and song from a Broadway cast member of Hamilton. Join us for for this inspiring evening of performance and conversation.

Don’t throw away your shot!

Details & Registration HERE

Yvonne Holley Town Hall

Virtual Community Event · Hosted by North Carolina Democrats

Wednesday, Sept. 16, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Join Lt. Governor candidate Yvonne Holley for a statewide community town hall meeting.

Please remember to register before the event: 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 state & local government.

We Are Stronger Together!

Candidate Information Here


Don’t Forget the Judges!

We Need All Five of these Judges on the

Court of Appeals

For more information about our candidates click HERE


Don’t forget:

If you want to vote for Barrett you have to vote the WHOLE ballot.

Soil & Water Conservation is the last office listed.


99 Reasons to Flip NC

50. TO STOP THE GOP’S ANTI-IMMIGRANT LEGISLATION

Republicans in the NCGA continue to propose and pass toxic anti-immigrant legislation. In 2015, Republican Gov. McCrory signed HB 318, preventing counties and municipalities from curbing local law enforcement’s cooperation with ICE (#91), requiring state and local government agencies to use E-Verify, and barring government agencies or law enforcement from using consular or embassy documents to verify someone’s identity or residence. In the 2018 legislative session, Republicans in the NC Senate passed SB 145, which would require local cooperation with ICE and turn highway patrol officers into immigration officers, while Republicans in the House passed HB 35, which would require almost all businesses outside the domestic and farm sector to use E-Verify, locking many immigrants into these low-wage sectors. Thankfully, neither bill has become law.


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?

UPDATE:

KEEP IT UP, ACDW!!
Since we announced our Power of the Pen Campaign last month, we have had almost 80 volunteers and 1,600 letters have been assigned! AMAZING! Thank you volunteers!!
We still need your help! We still have 400 left to be assigned. These are 400 women in Alamance county who are registered democrats, who need encouragement to go vote. Let’s get them out to vote! Every vote counts this election! 

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


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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