ACDP NEWS October 3, 2020

30 Days Until Election Day

Mobile & Print List of 2020 Democratic Candidates HERE


10 Months into the COVID Crisis and Experts Say These Are Still the Best Ways to Protect Yourself

Cardinal & Pine

While the Trump administration has repeatedly undermined the CDC in its efforts to combat the virus, science has proven that mask-wearing and social distancing are vital in preventing and reducing chances of transmission.

It’s been 10 months since the novel coronavirus began wreaking havoc around the world. Since its emergence, the virus has infected more than 7.3 million Americans and taken more than 208,000 lives in the United States—and shows no sign of slowing down.

No one is immune from contracting the coronavirus. Early Friday morning, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump announced they’d tested positive for the virus, following months of disregard for social distancing guidelines, disdain for wearing masks, and frequent downplaying of COVID-19.

While the Trump administration has repeatedly and publicly attempted to undermine and delegitimize the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in its efforts to combat the virus, science has proven that mask-wearing and social distancing are vital in preventing and reducing chances of transmission. 

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Scientists unanimously agree that COVID-19 spreads primarily among people through close contact. Airborne transmission is a key factor in spreading the virus: When an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks without wearing a mask, the droplets from their mouth or nose are released into the air, where they can ultimately be inhaled by someone else. 

This is why public health experts say it’s imperative to wear masks—even if you’re not infected. It can prevent you from being exposed or inhaling any droplets containing the virus. Although there is a consensus to stay six feet apart from others, there is some research to indicate the virus can travel even farther.

Virginia Commonwealth University study published this past June found that out of 198 countries, those that either mandated its citizens to wear face masks or where face-covering is the cultural norm experienced lower death rates. Another study from Health Affairs discovered that the daily COVID-19 growth rate in 15 states and the District of Columbia dropped two percentage points three weeks after it placed a mask-wearing mandate. 

In addition to wearing a face covering, the most basic guidelines for mitigating the spread of the coronavirus include: wash your hands, don’t hang out in crowded areas, try to keep your distance from people outside of your household, and disinfect everything you touch—and do it often. And no matter how hard it might be, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. 

RELATED: Where Is It Actually Safe to Go? We Asked 6 Medical Experts.

Several studies have also found that the risk of transmission is lower outdoors than indoors. If you find yourself being indoors for an extended period, be sure to open your windows to allow for more air ventilation. Investing in an air purifier can also help protect yourself from the virus since it can effectively “clean” the air you’re breathing indoors. 

Although there is no proven vaccine to cure or prevent COVID-19, several trials are already well underway. If a proven vaccine does end up becoming available to the public, with such high demand, it will take some time for it to be readily available to everyone.


Poll Greeters!

We need help for both Early & One Stop and also for Nov 3

One Stop & Early Voting Poll Greeters

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

We have five locations that we need to staff for 17 days so if you can fill a shift or two it would be a huge help. We are particularly looking for people to help out at the Holly Hill Mall & Elmira locations.

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.

Election Day November 3 – Poll Greeter Sign Up

Going to the polls can be very intimidating for some.

You can be the friendly face of the ACDP on November 3rd and hand out the list of Democratic Candidates to voters. We need to have a greeter at each of our 38 Precinct polling locations.  We can’t succeed without your help.  Sign Up HERE


Poll Observers Needed

The Republicans are going to be putting people at the polls to intimidate and challenge voters right to vote. Trump mentioned it in the debate again.

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. Here’s an article about why this is so important HERE

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)


If we don’t use it, we lose it!

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

Please help spread the word!

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.



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 – 5:00pm Monday – Saturday. We have signs for all of our Democratic candidates.

Make a small donation if you can.


Proud Alamance Democrat Yard Signs

There are just a few left!

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!


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


Regular Meeting
10/5/2020 9:00 AM

 In order to ensure the health and safety of the Board, staff and general public, access to the regular meeting is available in the following 3 ways:

Public Comments – On Sunday, October 4th from 12pm to 9pm citizens are encouraged to submit or register for public comments for the October 5th  9:00 a.m. County Commissioners’ meeting by two optional ways (Please click here https://www.alamance-nc.com/commissioners/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2019/01/Public-Comment-policy-Revised-1-22-19.pdf  to review the Public Comment Policy): 

  1. A public comment form will be available on the Alamance County website for any persons wishing to submit written comments prior to the start of the meeting.  These written comments will be entered into the record and minutes at the October 5th Regular Meeting.; or
  • Persons wishing to participate in public comments by telephone must provide the Clerk to the Board with their name, address, topic to be discussed, and telephone number by calling 336-290-0403 and leaving a message.  Then at the appropriate time during the Commissioners’ meeting on October 5th at 9:00 a.m. the citizen will be called to submit their comments verbally by phone. 

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

Make Your Community Your Priority

Make Your Plan to VOTE!

Information HERE

Candidate Information Here


99 Reasons to Flip NC

30. TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF PREGNANT WOMEN AND BABIES

North Carolina ranks #41 in the country in the fraction of women aged 18-44 who have health insurance, so it may not be surprising to learn that NC women get below-average care during pregnancy and that the health of babies born in NC ranks near the bottom in every category, including #43 in low birthweight, #44 in neonatal mortality, and #41 in infant mortality. The NC GOP’s failure to expand Medicaid (#17) and the sabotage of our health care exchange (#93) has contributed greatly to the poor health and mortality of pregnant women and babies in NC. 


Change is coming to Alamance

We have a real opportunity to change leadership in our state and in the country   Every vote we turn out for Democrats increases the likelihood that we will take back the White House and add a Democratic Senator to Congress. 

Be Part of It!

Contact : chair@alamancedemocraticparty.com


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