ACDP NEWS September 29, 2020

34 Days Until Election Day

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Cardinal & Pine

Tillis’ SCOTUS Vote Could Deny Health Insurance to Millions.

Here’s What He Had to Say During Tuesday’s Debate.

Cal Cunningham says Supreme Court confirmation should await the winner of November presidential election.

At one point during Tuesday night’s rancorous debate, Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham sounded like he was in complete agreement with Republican Sen. Thom Tillis. 

But the Tillis that Cunningham found agreement with was the one who wrote in a 2016 Op Ed that, “Voters … should decide the composition of the highest court in the land…[and] also determine the direction of the Supreme Court.”

CBS 17’s Angela Taylor read Tillis’ words back to him, asking if his current promise to confirm President Trump’s nominee for Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s vacated seat is a flip flop. Tillis’ vote could help swing the court to a 6-3 conservative majority which would potentially overturn Roe v. Wade and the Affordable Care Act. 

If the latter is repealed, an estimated 29 million Americans, and about 1 million North Carolinians, could lose access to health insurance, according to the nonpartisan Economic Policy Institute. Many more could also find their insurer would no longer be forbidden from excluding them for pre-existing conditions. 

Tillis reiterated Tuesday that he would support whoever the president put forth.  

RELATED: Trump or North Carolina? Critics Say Thom Tillis Can’t Please Both

Former State Senator and Iraq War veteran Cunningham echoed 2016 Thom Tillis, saying that the voters deserved to be heard before a new justice was seated.

“Instead, within hours of the passing of Justice Ginsburg, [Tillis] called for an immediate vote,” Cunningham said.

Despite the potential consequences at the US Supreme Court, none of the three moderators at CBS 17’s studio in Raleigh asked follow up questions about how Trump’s appointee would impact voter’s lives.

The second of three debates between Tillis and Cunningham moved onto other topics including immigration, COVID-19 relief and Trump’s proposed use of U.S. troops against protestors.

The race has remained tight. In an Emerson College poll released Monday, Cunningham received 48.9% of the vote while Tillis had 43%, but 8.1% of those polled said they were undecided.

Instead of courting the undecided voters, Tillis seemed to focus on shoring up support with his conservative base. On the question of immigration and border security, Tillis said that Cunningham supported providing free heath care to 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S., a claim Cunningham refuted.

“If you provide free healthcare, you can be absolutely certain that more [immigrants] are going to come across the border,” Tillis said despite Cunningham’s correction, “and they’re going to include drug traffickers.”

As he did in the first debate, Tillis criticized Cunningham for not supporting a scuttled $300 billion COVID relief package pushed by Republicans early in September.

“That bill falls short,” Cunningham said. “It cuts the unemployment benefits in half. It doesn’t provide our local governments the support they need to keep first responders, sanitation workers and police officers on the job.”

Nonetheless, Tillis claimed that the same rejected COVID-19 relief package would also address the needs of 11.3 % of North Carolina’s population that do not have health insurance by putting them back to work.

“The more people we get back to work, the more people go back to the health care they like from their jobs,” he said, failing to mention the self-employed or workers whose jobs do not provide healthcare plans.

Cunningham countered that the Republican relief package doesn’t address health care at all. Instead he proposed expanding Medicaid, which Tillis has blocked, and strengthening the Affordable Care Act, which Tillis has voted to overturn.

“Sen. Tillis is standing here on this stage tonight attacking my position because he has none,” Cunningham said.

Tillis said he supported Trump’s recommendation to use federal forces to quell demonstrations in American cities. Cunningham cited his military background before voicing opposition to the plan.

 “Our troops are trained to fight and win the nation’s wars, and the American people are not the enemy,” Cunningham said.

The candidates also discussed the future of marijuana in North Carolina.

Tillis said he was open to researching marijuana for medical purposes but he stopped short of calling for legalization.

“Marijuana is a schedule one substance under the controlled substances act,” Cunningham said. We should take it off of the federal schedule because each state wants to go in different directions.”

The evening’s most spontaneous moment came when the candidates were asked if they had smoked marijuana.

“I have, when I was a young person,” Cunningham admitted.

“Yes,” said Tillis. “When I was a kid, I was growing up in a trailer park.”



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 this 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

It is a good sign for Alamance!


Support our 1st Ever Sunday Voting Hours & Our new Early Voting Location!

Thanks to the Alamance NAACP and partners for organizing this “Get Out the Vote” effort.

The Alamance Chapter of NAACP worked to expand Early & One Stop voting hours and locations in Alamance. ACDP supports these efforts because we believe that everyone should vote and it should be safe and convenient for all.


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!

We are temporarily out of Biden & Cooper signs.

Call the office and get your name on the waiting list for signs 336 226 5005

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

Make a small donation if you can.

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’d like to watch short interviews with the candidates for State Executive candidates and all the Judicial Candidates UNC TV has a series 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

34. TO END PARTISAN GERRYMANDERING

In 2011 and again in 2017, NC GOP lawmakers used detailed board of elections data to draw congressional and legislative maps that are among the most politically gerrymandered in the history of the United States. As a result, although more North Carolinians voted for Democrats in 2018, Republicans hold a 10-3 advantage in US Congress and majorities in both the NC House and NC Senate. In 2019, the NC Supreme Court ruled that the 2018 maps were unconstitutional and again order the GOP-controlled legislature to re-draw the maps. The maps in place for the 2020 elections are fairer, but the GOP retains a structural advantage due to remaining partisan gerrymanders in several parts of the state. The only sure way get fair maps in NC is for Democrats to reclaim the majority in at least one chamber of the NCGA for a seat at the table when the maps are redrawn following the 2020 Census. And if they regain a majority, Democrats have pledged to support independent redistricting legislation for North Carolina.


Change is coming to Alamance

Be Part of It!

Contact : chair@alamancedemocraticparty.com


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