ACDP NEWS October 6, 2020

27 Days Until Election Day

Mobile & Print List of 2020 Democratic Candidates HERE


Biden Speaks with Rev. Barber: ‘Everyone’s Entitled to Be Treated with Dignity and Respect’

Cardinal & Pine

With Trump absent, Biden tells the NC civil rights leader that he’ll tackle the coronavirus, address economic and racial injustice. 

Somebody’s hurting my people and it’s gone on for far too long. And we won’t be silent any more. 

That was the message that was sung, preached and raised up around during a two-hour “Voting is Power Unleashed”  Monday night by the Poor People’s Campaign. The national group is co-led by the Rev. Dr. William Barber II, the dynamic former leader of the NC NAACP. The group is a multi-racial revival of the campaign led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1967 to mobilize and empower the nation’s poorest residents. 

Also sponsoring the event were the national civil rights groups the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund and Forward Justice, a grassroots group focused on mobilizing the South.

Speaking to the group from his home was Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential candidate. If elected, Biden said he could be counted on to rebuild pathways out of poverty, the same opportunities that his family needed when he was a young boy and his father lost his job. 

“Dr. King’s Poor People’s Campaign is based on simple moral truth that we’re all created in the image of God, and everyone’s entitled to be treated with dignity and respect,” Biden said. “My dad used to say ‘Joey, a job and a place in the community is about a lot more than a paycheck —it’s about dignity, it’s about respect.’” 

Biden said the COVID-19 pandemic has made those existing economic and racial injustices worse, and that the bungled response to the pandemic by Trump has hurt those with the least ability to weather tough times. 

“The inequities that exist, they existed long before things got much worse now, but they’ve existed for a long time,” Biden said, referring to the economic and public health crisis brought on by this year’s novel coronavirus pandemic. “For those at the top, they see things going up. But those in the middle and below see things getting worse.” 

President Donald Trump was invited but declined to address the group which is looking to organize large numbers of the 140 million poor and impoverished people across America.

Among the policies that Biden said he would pursue: tripling federal funding to Title 1 schools, which are public schools with high percentages of children living in lower-income homes; establishing a national program for free pre-K and policies that limit a parent’s child care spending to 7% of their income; and improving access to affordable housing, including a $15,000 tax credit for first-time home buyers to build up generational wealth. 

“We have to just give people a chance,” Biden said. 

NC Gets on National Stage 

The event, though national in scope, had plenty of North Carolina flavor. It was labeled a “Moral Monday National Assembly” and fashioned after the Moral Monday protests that Barber began in 2013 in opposition to North Carolina’s’ Republican-led state legislature. 

There was a feature on Rosanell Eaton, the North Carolina voting rights advocate who died in 2018 at age 97 after decades of pushing back against attempts to curtail the vote in her home state, including serving as the lead plaintiff in a case that reached the US Supreme Court. 

But there was some star power as well, from cameo appearances urging people to make plans to vote from actors Jane Fonda and Mark Ruffalo as well as music artist Charlamagne Tha God and Barbra Streisand. 

Much of Monday’s program focused on highlighting the political power that those who are financially struggling have, but often don’t exercise because of targeted voter suppression campaigns in areas like the South and the logistical challenges of finding time and the ability to vote when people are juggling multiple jobs or don’t have the transportation to get to a polling place. 

This year also brings the challenges of voting absentee, or by mail, for many, with a multiple-step process to request and then mail in a ballot. 

Barber and his co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign, the Rev. Liz Theoharis, say the solution is to get a higher number of the nation’s more than 140 million poor and low-income people to vote this year, which Barber and other leaders for the Poor People’s Campaign believe could shape the presidential election.  

“If we weren’t so powerful, they wouldn’t be fighting so much to suppress the vote,” Barber said Monday.     

Theoharis emphasized that those who have been most harmed by the nation’s economic, racial and environmental injustices need to stand up and push back. 

“We have to mobilize and organize and register and educate and we have to vote,” Theoharis said. “We have to vote, because our lives, and the life of our democracy depends on it.” 

The focus was on making plans on how to vote now, whether by mail, during the early vote period or on Nov. 3, Election Day. There were also calls for younger people to sign up to be poll workers, given that many older poll workers might stay home this year to avoid transmitting COVID-19, or join a new initiative to be voting rights monitors through the NAACP’s Legal Defense and Education Fund, the civil rights organization founded by the late US Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. 

Sherill Ifill, the racial justice organization’s director, said the civil rights group was poised to get in the courts to address any attempt to suppress people’s vote, whether through voter intimidation tactics at the polls or through access issues. But they need the public to reach out to her group if they see problems such as changes in polling place locations, long lines, or other issues. 

Three Governor’s Dinner

This is ACDP biggest fundraiser of the year and it’s always a great event. Please join us as we celebrate our Three Democratic Governors: Bob Scott, Kerr Scott, and Thomas Holt Registration Required to Attend. Tickets will be available soon!


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 have Biden signs again!

You can call 336 226 5005 or 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.

We also have a limited number of Biden barn signs. They’re BIG – 4’x8′

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!


Don’t forget to vote for Barrett Brown!

He’s way down at the bottom of the ballot

COUNCIL OF STATE TOWN HALL SERIES

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

Jenna Wadsworth TODAY 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 October 5, 2020


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?

We just need to send out a few more letters to meet our goal!

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

28. TO PROTECT DISPLACED WORKERS IN THE PANDEMIC

The extreme stinginess of North Carolina’s worst-in-the-nation unemployment insurance program put in place by the NC GOP in 2013 is horrible for workers who lose their jobs in ordinary times (#99). But in the pandemic, the impact on North Carolina’s families and economy has been devastating. With 1.3 million NC residents filing for unemployment insurance since March, benefits have already started to run out for many NC families, not only leaving them completely vulnerable financially but also exacerbating the economic recession.


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


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: