ACDP NEWS September 27, 2020

36 Days Until Election Day

Mobile & Print List of 2020 Democratic Candidates HERE


Cardinal & Pine

The ACA Saved My Life. We Can’t Let Trump Destroy It

A North Carolina cancer survivor explains why the president and Sen. Thom Tillis can’t be allowed to appoint a Supreme Court justice that will overturn the health care law.

Like so many North Carolina families, my husband and I were caught up in the economic downturn of 2008. My husband lost his upper management job in a large company, and our health insurance was the first casualty for us. 

I had been healthy all my life, so I didn’t think much of having to postpone some regular check-ins, x-rays and medical evaluations for an extra year or two. Once the Affordable Care Act was passed, my husband and I qualified to purchase insurance through the marketplace so we were able to get health coverage again after several years of being uninsured. 

I was finally able to schedule the appointments I had been putting off, and the first ones I went in for were a colonoscopy and my mammogram. After my colonoscopy, my doctor told me he was almost certain I had colon cancer, and sure enough, it was stage three. 

RELATED: Tillis’ SCOTUS Vote Could Deny Health Insurance to Millions. Here’s What He Had to Say During Tuesday’s Debate.

It’s no exaggeration to say that the Affordable Care Act saved my life. If it weren’t for the coverage I gained through the ACA, I never would have known about the disease that was spreading through my body. 

And if not for that coverage, I wouldn’t have been able to afford the $8,000 cost of every one of my chemotherapy treatments I received every two weeks for six months. 

I know there are countless North Carolinians and millions of other Americans whose stories are just like mine. Here in North Carolina alone almost 5 million people have a pre-existing condition while hundreds of thousands of others have been able to purchase insurance for the first time because of this law. We owe our health and financial security to the Affordable Care Act, and right now, that law has never been in greater jeopardy. 

There is a cruel irony in the fact that Donald Trump will travel to my home of Charlotte today to talk about health care. Perhaps the only consistent position Donald Trump has always held is his commitment to dismantling the ACA, throwing people like me into financial and medical uncertainty. 

Sen. Thom Tillis and President Trump at a rally in Charlotte in March 2020. Tillis’ vote for Trump’s potential US Supreme Court nominee could have major implications for healthcare in North Carolina. (Image via Shutterstock)

With control of Congress, the White House and now the Supreme Court all on the line in the next 40 days, Donald Trump and the Republicans have made it clear that they won’t stop fighting to undo the ACA and rip away the coverage and health protections that so many Americans like myself depend on. 

It’s hard for me to understand how Trump and his Republican allies like Senator Thom Tillis can be so committed to such a heartless position that will put lives at risk. 

Especially as we continue to combat a global pandemic that has taken the lives of more than 200,000 Americans, the notion of working to strip away peoples’ health coverage is not just illogical — it’s downright cruel. 

North Carolinians have a clear choice in this election. As we mail in our ballots or head to the polls, we all must vote as if there are lives on the line, because there are. 

Donald Trump has pledged to do everything he can to eliminate the ACA and the various protections it provides to millions of North Carolinians. And while his promises usually don’t mean much, this time, I think we should take him at his word.



NC Democratic Women

60th Annual State Convention, September 25-27, 2020.

We’ve got a great convention lined up for you, with: workshops provided by the National Democratic Training Committee, special keynotes and greetings from Governor Roy Cooper, Chief Justice Cheri Beasley and our NC Poet Laureate, Jaki Shelton Green (with even more to be announced),

a suffragette lecture from Dr. Ellen DuBois, retired UCLA professor & author of Suffrage: Women’s Long Battle for the Vote, candidate speed dating, Drinks with DWNC, zetworking, Sip N Paint, two nights at the movies, and, of course, we’ll be capping off our year of hard work with awards ceremonies for STARS and presenting our Woman of the Year award, making time to honor the sheroes who live and breathe and walk amongst us and are leading the way in membership, communication, and activism. Click here to register


COUNCIL OF STATE TOWN HALL SERIES

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

Jenna Wadsworth October 5 at 7:00pm SIGN UP HERE

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


ACDP October Meeting

October 1, 2020 7:00 pm

Please join us next Thursday for our monthly meeting. This may be the last time that we all will be together before the general election. We will have updates on voter protection efforts, poll greeting, etc.  To register contact Elaine at chair@alamancedemocraticparty.com


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)


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:

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.


Yard Signs & Bumper Stickers are Here!

Stop by the ACDP Headquarters at 122 South Main St, Burlington and pick up some yard signs and bumper stickers. Open 10am – 4:00pm Monday – Saturday. We have signs for all of our Democratic candidates.

Make a small donation if you can.

Order Yard Signs & Bumper stickers for Biden, Cunningham,Cooper and Beasley 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

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!


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

State and Local Government has the largest impact on our daily lives.

Information about our candidates for HERE



North Carolina General Assembly

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 Wooten

Information about all our candidates for the NC Legislature HERE

JD Wooten for NC Senate

Our Candidates for Alamance School Board

There are four open seats on the Alamance County School Board and we have eight great candidates. Candidate information HERE

Don’t Forget the Judges!


Court of Appeals Vote for All Five


NC Supreme Court, Vote for All Three

For more information about our candidates click HERE


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

Soil & Water Conservation is the last office listed.


1. 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

2. The Official Facebook Page for the Alamance County Board of Elections!

This is an information page. This page is where you’ll be able to find the latest information from our Board of Elections. This is not the place to discuss political issues or candidates. Please review their rules, posted on the page before interacting.

Look for this banner


3.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

4. Alamance County needs election workers for the 2020 Elections!

Wondering what you can do to help ensure local elections meet the challenges of this health crisis?

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


Get Your Absentee Ballot Now!!!

APPLY ONLINE HERE

Call Alamance Board of Elections for an“Absentee Ballot Request Form” at 336- 570-6755

  • Complete request form immediately upon receipt.
  • Return electronically, by mail or take to Alamance Board ofElections at 115 S. Maple Street, Graham from 8 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday.
  • Mail out of ballots began SEPTEMBER 4.
  • Complete Ballot ASAP upon Receipt.
  • Follow Instructions Very Carefully. HERE
  • Make Sure You Have One Witness.
  • Make Certain Envelope Certification is Signed!
  • Return completed ballot to Alamance Board of Elections by mail or in person ( No Drop Boxes in NC)
  • If mailing your ballot use the NCBoE tracking tool BallotTrax HERE

Nervous About Voting Absentee? FAQs HERE



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.

Sign Up Here

Click the sign up link or email dw@alamancedemocraticparty.com

Democratic Women of Alamance County $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


Make Your Community Your Priority

Make Your Plan to VOTE!

Information HERE

Candidate Information Here


99 Reasons to Flip NC

36. TO ENSURE FAIR ELECTIONS

In the days immediately following Roy Cooper’s election in 2016, the GOP-controlled legislature moved to strip the Governor of his authority to appoint a majority on the State Board of Elections – authority that had been in place for nearly 50 years. The NC GOP passed three different bills with this aim over the next two years, the first two of which were declared unconstitutional, and proposed a Constitutional Amendment for the 2018 ballot, all with the goal of moving authority to appoint election boards from the Governor to the state legislature.


Change is coming to Alamance

Be Part of It!

Contact : chair@alamancedemocraticparty.com


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