ACDP News September 15, 2020

48 Days Until Election Day

Mobile & Print List of 2020 Democratic Candidates HERE


PUBLIC SCHOOL FORUM: Legislature falls short of promised sound basic education for all

The following statement was issued by the Public School Forum of North Carolina following adjournment of the General Assembly last week.

The General Assembly approved measures and appropriated additional federal and state COVID relief funds to public schools across North Carolina, providing some additional, much-needed resources at a time of unprecedented upheaval. The Forum has shared the data on and emphasized the voices of our district leaders on the importance of schools having the budgets that they were expecting to have this year, as well as additional funds to support COVID-19 related expenses and broadband infrastructure across the state.

These immediate actions are essential for meeting the needs of our students and the inequities exacerbated by COVID-19 only amplify the importance of the need for further and deeper investments in our public schools. The legislative action taken that holds local school budgets harmless for enrollment declines experienced during the 2020-21 school year is critical for the continued operations of our schools and the success of our students.

But at a time when adequate and equitable funding for public schools is more critical than ever, the legislation passed also includes policy changes that divert funding away from public schools through the expansion of the Opportunity Scholarship Program and two other voucher programs, which is likely to hinder the state’s ability to meet its constitutional obligation to ensure every child in North Carolina has access to a sound basic education.

Importantly, during the same week, Judge David Lee adopted a 2021 plan for North Carolina to take initial steps toward meeting this constitutional obligation as upheld by the Leandro litigation.  This plan requires significant investments in teacher preparation and compensation, high-quality early childhood education programs, turnaround programs for low-performing schools and districts, and a retooled school finance model that more equitably and adequately distributes public dollars to public schools.  The legislation that was passed provides important and necessary supports for schools this year, but does not address the specific needs identified in Leandro.

As we look ahead, the General Assembly has the opportunity — and, in fact, an obligation — to take a more comprehensive approach to ensuring our state’s children continue along a path toward prosperity that North Carolina’s economy can enjoy in the years to come.

The roadmap has been provided — and the answer is investing in public education. North Carolina was ranked 48th in the nation on per-pupil spending when adjusted for regional cost differences and 49th in the nation on actual funding effort. Thus, our state can and must do better for our students and our economy.

This global pandemic has laid bare the significant structural inequities that so many of our children already face on a daily basis — especially those who are black and brown and live under the scourge of systemic racism, those with learning differences, those who live in rural areas, English language learners and those who live in low-income households.

These inequities have and will continue to become even greater during this enormously challenging time. It is incumbent upon the leaders of our great state to ensure that these inequities are faced head-on, and with the Leandro plan adopted by the North Carolina court system, we look forward to our governor, our State Board of Education, and our General Assembly working together to ensure that every child is provided with a sound basic education.


Virtual September Meeting TODAY!

Join us this Tonight at 6:30pm!

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!

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/98293226909?pwd=aXVGcElZTmROU1dHNG12SVU4NlJjUT09Meeting ID: 982 9322 6909Passcode: 410934


Poll Observers Needed

The Alamance County Democratic Party alongside NCDP and Biden/Harris Coordinated Campaign is recruiting poll observers to help monitor and report on possible irregularities at polling locations. This is different from poll greeting in that poll observers are there to record and report and help protect all voters. Trainings will be provided as well as PPE (masks, gloves, sanitation stations).If you are interested. Click here: https://forms.gle/83cWEqVKkR1YXNQdA. If you have any questions, you can contact: Ernest Lewis, Jr., 3rd-Vice Chair. (3rdvicechair@alamancecountydemocraticparty.com; (336) 525-5442)


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

And we’re all lucky enough to be able to vote for JD

Information about our candidates for the NC Legislature HERE


2020 Really is Our Unprecedented Opportunity to Elect a Better State & Local Government.

Our Candidates for the Alamance Board of County Commissioners

Information about our Candidates for County Board of Commissioners HERE


Yard Signs & Bumper Stickers 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.

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Candidate Bumper Stickers

Order Stickers HERE

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Candidate Information 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

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

Join us on TODAY at 7pm  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


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

AT 6:30 PM – 8 PM

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.

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

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


We can change the face of our state & local government.

We Are Stronger Together!


Don’t Forget the Judges!

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

48. TO END 50-YEAR PRIVATE CONTRACTS FOR TOLL ROADS

The Republican-controlled legislature has increasingly turned to the use of toll roads to avoid adequately funding public infrastructure, handing out 50-year operating contracts to the private firms that build them. Five more toll roads are planned, including three in the Charlotte area.


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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