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Alamance County Board of Commissioner Meeting

Monday, June 1 at 9:00 am AGENDA Packet

The meeting will be livestreamed on the county’s Youtube channel, and there will be links on the county’s website and Facebook page. Websites are alamance-nc.comfacebook.com/AlamanceCounty and youtube.com/user/AlamanceCountyNC.

Alamance Connects:

Local Health Care Workers

Thursday, June 4th at 7pmEric Henry and Ricky Hurtado for NC House​ will speak about their recent Alamance Connects conversations with local health care workers and some of the challenges ahead.
RSVP here and come with questions!

Fundraiser for JD Wooten

Join us for a Virtual Fundraiser on June 3rd at 6:00 pm with special guests Chief Justice Cheri Beasley of the NC Supreme Court and NC Attorney General Josh Stein!

This election determines who draws the electoral maps for the next decade, we need to pick up at least 5 seats for a majority, and SD-24 was the 3rd closest race that did not flip in 2018. Simply put, Democrats need SD-24 to take the NC Senate majority in 2020, and we need your support to make that happen!

If you would like to pay by check, please email us at info@jdwooten.com to be added to the guest list. Sign up HERE

The Zoom link will be sent to all registered guests on May 20th. 

NC State Democratic Party Convention

Join North Carolina Democrats for our virtual State Convention on Saturday, June 6th Visit ncdp.org/2020-stateconvention to register!

BE Counted!

Your response matters.

Help shape our future HERE

Health clinics. Fire departments. Schools. Even roads and highways. The census can shape many different aspects of our community.

Are you a proud Alamance Democrat?

Stand up and stand out as a proud Alamance County Democrat. We’re working for a better more inclusive Alamance for everyone. We have great candidates and a terrific opportunity to move Alamance forward. Join the movement!

Order your sign Here

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REP. LEWIS ON RECENT POLICE KILLINGS AND CIVIL UNREST IN ATLANTA AND ACROSS THE NATION

May 30, 2020 Press Release

ATLANTA — “Sixty-five years have passed, and I still remember the face of young Emmett Till.  It was 1955.  I was 15 years old — just a year older than him.  What happened that summer in Money, Mississippi, and the months that followed — the recanted accusation, the sham trial, the dreaded verdict — shocked the country to its core.  And it helped spur a series of non-violent events by everyday people who demanded better from our country.  

“Despite real progress, I can’t help but think of young Emmett today as I watch video after video after video of unarmed Black Americans being killed, and falsely accused.  My heart breaks for these men and women, their families, and the country that let them down — again.  My fellow Americans, this is a special moment in our history.  Just as people of all faiths and no faiths, and all backgrounds, creeds, and colors banded together decades ago to fight for equality and justice in a peaceful, orderly, non-violent fashion, we must do so again.

“To the rioters here in Atlanta and across the country:  I see you, and I hear you.  I know your pain, your rage, your sense of despair and hopelessness.  Justice has, indeed, been denied for far too long.  Rioting, looting, and burning is not the way.  Organize.  Demonstrate.  Sit-in.  Stand-up.  Vote.  Be constructive, not destructive.  History has proven time and again that non-violent, peaceful protest is the way to achieve the justice and equality that we all deserve. 

“Our work won’t be easy — nothing worth having ever is — but I strongly believe, as Dr. King once said, that while the arc of the moral universe is long, it bends toward justice.”

Alamance County Board of Commissioner Meeting

Monday, June 1 at 9:00 am AGENDA Packet

To make a comment by phone, call 336-290-0403 on Sunday and leave a message, including name, address, topic and phone number.

The meeting will be livestreamed on the county’s Youtube channel, and there will be links on the county’s website and Facebook page. Websites are alamance-nc.comfacebook.com/AlamanceCounty and youtube.com/user/AlamanceCountyNC.

Are You A Proud Alamance Democrat?

Farmer Kim Colvin is a proud Democrat because she wants a more just and equitable world for herself and her children

Order your sign Here

Alamance Connects:

Local Health Care Workers

Thursday, June 4th at 7pm, Eric Henry and Ricky Hurtado for NC House​ will speak about their recent Alamance Connects conversations with local health care workers and some of the challenges ahead.
RSVP here and come with questions!
https://www.facebook.com/events/630042614248012/

Fundraiser for JD Wooten

Join us for a Virtual Fundraiser on June 3rd at 6:00 pm with special guests Chief Justice Cheri Beasley of the NC Supreme Court and NC Attorney General Josh Stein!

This election determines who draws the electoral maps for the next decade, we need to pick up at least 5 seats for a majority, and SD-24 was the 3rd closest race that did not flip in 2018. Simply put, Democrats need SD-24 to take the NC Senate majority in 2020, and we need your support to make that happen!

If you would like to pay by check, please email us at info@jdwooten.com to be added to the guest list. Sign up HERE

The Zoom link will be sent to all registered guests on May 20th. 

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Alamance County Board of Commissioner Meeting

Monday, June 1 at 9:00 am AGENDA Packet

A form for written comments will be available on the county website, alamance-nc.com, Sunday.

To make a comment by phone, call 336-290-0403 on Sunday and leave a message, including name, address, topic and phone number.

The meeting will be livestreamed on the county’s Youtube channel, and there will be links on the county’s website and Facebook page. Websites are alamance-nc.comfacebook.com/AlamanceCounty and youtube.com/user/AlamanceCountyNC.

Join North Carolina Democrats for our virtual State Convention on Saturday, June 6th Visit ncdp.org/2020-stateconvention to register!

Are You a Proud Alamance Democrat?

Bob Byrd, candidate for Alamance County Board of Commissioners is a Proud Alamance Democrat. Bob has dedicated most of his adult life to improving the quality of life of and making it more inclusive for everyone in the community. In his role as an Alamance County Commissioner, healthcare executive, community leader and volunteer, Bob has devoted himself to the issues that matter most: public education, health care and mental health, the elderly, our youth, the arts, anti-poverty efforts and economic development.

Order your sign Here

Fundraiser for JD Wooten

Join us for a Virtual Fundraiser on June 3rd at 6:00 pm with special guests Chief Justice Cheri Beasley of the NC Supreme Court and NC Attorney General Josh Stein!

This election determines who draws the electoral maps for the next decade, we need to pick up at least 5 seats for a majority, and SD-24 was the 3rd closest race that did not flip in 2018. Simply put, Democrats need SD-24 to take the NC Senate majority in 2020, and we need your support to make that happen!

If you would like to pay by check, please email us at info@jdwooten.com to be added to the guest list. Sign up HERE

The Zoom link will be sent to all registered guests on May 20th. 

Alamance Connects:

Local Health Care Workers

Thursday, June 4th at 7pm, Eric Henry and Ricky Hurtado for NC House​ will speak about their recent Alamance Connects conversations with local health care workers and some of the challenges ahead.
RSVP here and come with questions!
https://www.facebook.com/events/630042614248012/

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Join North Carolina Democrats for our virtual State Convention on Saturday, June 6th Visit ncdp.org/2020-stateconvention to register!

Yvonne Lewis Holley Candidate for LT Governor

On Criminal Justice Reform

In order for people who have served in the criminal justice system to become viable citizens, there must be some criminal justice reform. Let’s begin with money: the state needs to fund the Raise the Age juvenile program, and provide more funding to programs like the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council. 

We must end the use of bail as a punishment for people who are not at flight risk and have not been found guilty of any crime. 

I strongly oppose taking away driver’s licenses for non payment of fines. We must end this form of punishment for non-traffic violations. 

We must work with and support the Second Chance Act and other re-entry programs, which allow people who have served their time to begin rebuilding their lives. I have and will continue to work to help find and establish a process to reinstate ex-offenders – who have served their time – to get or regain certifications and licensures. This will allow them to earn a living and take care of themselves and their families. 

I’ve worked directly with expungement programs, like NC Justice Served, and I support Durham’s DEAR Program. These programs have proven track records and must be duplicated and/or expanded across the state. 

I will continue to support and push for mental health and drug treatment programs over incarceration. These life changing initiatives will help keep families together, save people, allow everyone to become viable citizens, and will save the state millions of dollars in taxpayer money. Treatment is less expensive than incarceration, not just in monetary value, but in what it costs people and the lives around them. 

Join us for a Virtual Fundraiser on June 3rd at 6:00 pm with special guests Chief Justice Cheri Beasley of the NC Supreme Court and NC Attorney General Josh Stein!

This election determines who draws the electoral maps for the next decade, we need to pick up at least 5 seats for a majority, and SD-24 was the 3rd closest race that did not flip in 2018. Simply put, Democrats need SD-24 to take the NC Senate majority in 2020, and we need your support to make that happen!

If you would like to pay by check, please email us at info@jdwooten.com to be added to the guest list. Sign up HERE

The Zoom link will be sent to all registered guests on May 20th. 

Are You a Proud Alamance Democrat?

Elaine & Louise are Proud Alamance Democrats. Order your sign Here

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Testing, Trends, and Tracing-COVID-19.

Join us as we speak about COVID-19 in North Carolina featuring Aimy Steele (House District 82), Ricky Hurtado (House District 63), & Donna Lake (Senate District 7). Testing, Trends, and Tracing.

JD Wooten, NC Senate 24

This Virtual Event is on June 3, 2020 at 6:00 with NC Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley and NC Attorney General Josh Stein. This election determines who draws the electoral maps for the next decade, we need to pick up at least 5 seats for a majority, and SD-24 was the 3rd closest race that did not flip in 2018. Simply put, Democrats need SD-24 to take the NC Senate majority in 2020, and we need your support to make that happen!

Register Here

Are you a Proud Alamance Democrat?

Here’s our terrific candidate for Alamance County Board of Commissioner Dreama Caldwell with her yard sign.

In her own words: Being elected as the first black woman to the Alamance County Board of Commissioners is important to me. “When you don’t see yourself you feel invisible.”

Government should be a reflection of the people it serves. Poor, working class, homeless, LGBTQ, black and brown communities all deserve a seat at the tables when discussing issues within our county. Hearing from various lenses and experiences is important.

Order your Sign HERE

Representation is as important to the present as it is to the future. Voting for me for County Commissioners is a sign of change and inspires black, brown children and all girls to be whatever they want to be, even a politician!

I’ve always wanted to be a politican and lawyer, neither of which I thought was possible. Growing up I didn’t known any black politicians and just within the last few years met black women lawyers.

I have been told that I’m not the typical politician because of my lack of political experience. However my lived experience with public housing, EBT, Medicaid, WIC, criminal justice system and even homelessness can not be learned in school. Although not typical, neither has my path to escape the vicious cycle of poverty.

I have allowed the fact that I lacked political experience, the education degrees, money and even my race to keep me stagnant for far too many years. I decided to stop wishing for change and become a part of the changes I wanted to see happen. So, after years of community service and organizing, I decided to enter the crowded county commissioner race. Thankfully with your support I won in the primaries to become 1 of 3 Democratic candidates for county commission.

I continue to ask for your help, support and vote to become the 1st Black Woman to gain a seat ( 3 seats will be open) on the Alamance County Commissioner Board. Can I count on your vote in the General Election on November 3, 2020?
Would you donate today to show you’re standing in solidarity with us https://secure.actblue.com/donate/supportdjc ?
Only Alamance County citizens can cast their vote for me but donations can be given from anywhere in the country. Let’s break barriers together and show that #representationmatters. Dreama J. Caldwell for Alamance County Commissioner 2020

ABSS May 2020 Meeting

There was a lot of agenda to cover in the recent Board of Education meeting. View the replay below to hear conversations about budgets, 2020-2021 calendars, transfers, and more. ⬇️

Join North Carolina Democrats for our virtual State Convention on Saturday, June 6th 💻🎊 Visit ncdp.org/2020-stateconvention to register!

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“In Indecent Assembly, Nichol outlines “the stoutest war waged against people of color and low-income citizens seen in America for a half-century.” North Carolina is, Nichol says, involved in a brutal battle for its own decency – a battle that is likely to serve as a testing ground for the entire nation. According to Nichol, If the contest is lost here, especially in the coming 2020 election season, other states will likely abandon defining cornerstones of American liberty and equality as well.” NC policy Watch

Gene Nichol, Boyd Tinsley Distinguished Professor at the UNC law school and formerly Director of the UNC Center on Poverty, Work, and Opportunity, will talk about the radical changes brought about by the Republican NC General Assembly since 2010 that have transformed our state, reversing decades of policy.

Please join us for another evening of getting together virtually!

RSVP at neighborsoncall.org/events to get the Zoom access information.

Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/241109286960981/

Alamance County Land Development Plan

You have until May 31 to fill out this survey and make you voice heard on the future land development plans for our county. It only takes a minute. SURVEY

Congresswoman Alma Adams tackles maternal health disparities

North Carolina earned a D+ on the March of Dimes’ 2019 report card assessing infant and maternal health for progress eliminating racial/ethnic disparities in preterm birth, a leading contributor to infant mortality. 

In order to combat rising maternal mortality rates among black women in America, the Black Maternal Health Caucus released the Black Maternal Health Momnibus, a legislative package including nine bills focused on eliminating maternal and infant mortality disparities. 

Full Article from NC Health News HERE

Proud Alamance Democrat Yard Signs

Stand Up and Stand Out as a Proud Democrat in Alamance County with one of these beautiful yard signs.  ORDER HERE

With a $15.00 donation to the Alamance County Democratic Party you can have one of these signs delivered to your home once travel restriction are eased in the coming weeks. For sign guidelines click here

Proud Alamance Democrat Ricky Hurtado, NC House, 63

2020 NCDP State Convention

Join North Carolina Democrats for our virtual State Convention on Saturday, June 6th  Visit ncdp.org/2020-stateconvention to register!

 

About Us

ACDP Officers 2019- 2021

We are a small team of dedicated Democratic volunteers. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. We look forward to working with you.

Email us

or call (336)266 5005

County Chair, Elaine Berry

 I grew up on a tobacco farm in northern Orange County. We were sharecroppers till I wasabout 10 when we began buying our own farm.

Education: I worked hard to put myself through both undergrad and grad school. I got a BS in English from East Carolina, did graduate work at the University of MD and Loyola College, and got a MLA degree from Johns Hopkins.

Career: I taught English in high schools in Baltimore County for nearly 23 years before working in central office positions as Coordinator for Secondary English and Reading and as a grants coordinator for the school system.

Related Volunteer Experience: Since moving back to NC in 2009, I have done typical volunteer activities, such as Meals on Wheels, but after Trump was elected in 2016 I became politically active. In 2016-17, I led an Indivisible group and became an active member of the NAACP and ACDP. After campaign manager training through Lillian’s List, I began working as Erica McAdoo’s campaign manager. In March 2018, I was elected chair of ACDP, and I am serving as campaign manager for Ricky Hurtado.

Email me: Chair@AlamanceDemocraticParty.com

Sean C. Ewing, 1st Vice Chair
“My passion and drive is to represent all peoples of North Carolina. I want everyone’s vote to be heard.”

Political Experience:
– Elected City Council Member, Mebane, 2019
– Elected County Democratic Party 1st Vice Chair, Alamance, 2019
– City Council Candidate, Mebane, 2017
– Elected County Democratic Party 3rd Vice Chair, Alamance, 2017
– Elected Precinct Democratic Party Chair, South Melville, 2016
– Assisted & Advised Local and Federal Campaigns, 2015-2019

Educational Background:
– B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ohio State University, 2011
– A.S. in Avionics Systems Technology, Community College of the Air Force, 2005

Military Service:
– Air National Guard 2005-2014
– United States Air Force 1999-2005

Email me: 1stViceChair@AlamanceDemocraticParty.com

Elliot Lynch, Second Vice Chair

Elliott Lynch is a native of Halifax County, NC and has lived in Alamance County for 27 years. A graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, he owns ValuSystems Computers in Burlington. Elliott was ACDP secretary 1998-2000. He ran for Alamance County Commissioner in 1998 and 2000. Elliott ran for NC House District 64 as a Democrat in 2018. He is currently ACDP 2nd Vice Chair and 1st VP of the NC Democratic Party Native American Caucus.

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Ernest Lewis 3rd vice Chair

Ernest Lewis is Third-Vice Chair of the Alamance County Democratic Party.
He is a double graduate from Wake Forest University where he majored in Music and
Religion as well as received a Master of Arts in Management. In 2007, he was the recipient
of the Martin Luther King Jr. “Building a Dream Award” at Wake Forest University. Ernest is
a freelance composer, arranger, conductor and musician. He created a band that worked
with the Wake Forest Gospel Choir for the first time in the choir’s 30-year history. He has
served as minister of music and head musician for the Wake Forest University Gospel Choir
and lead keyboardist at Piedmont International Church.

He is a 2015 graduate of Elon University School of Law where he served in multiple
leadership capacities. While at Elon University School of Law, Ernest served as the SBA
Secretary for the 2013-2014 school year. He has served as a case manager for the school’s
Innocence Project. During the summer of 2014, he was selected to be a MLK Fellowship
Intern with Legal Aid of North Carolina. This position allowed him to work a variety of
clients on various public interest areas. Ernest Lewis is an Elon University School of Law
Leadership Fellow. As a Leadership Fellow, he has served in various roles, particularly as
an editor, interviews editor and Co-Editor-in Chief of the Elon University of School of Law
Journal of Law and Leadership. In this role, He brings a different perspective and a focus on racialjustice and equity for all.

Email me: 3rdVice@AlamanceDemocraticParty.com

Ellen Edwards, Treasurer

A short bio with personal history, key achievements, or an interesting fact.

Email me: Treasurer@AlamanceDemocraticParty.com

Cindy Wright, Secretary

I moved to Alamance County in 1991 and have been residing in Mebane since 1995.

My background in business administration and MIS prepared me for my career in North Carolina as a law firm administrator. I managed a mid-size law firm in Durham for 26 years. My primary focus was strategic planning, financial management and technology oversight.

Following my retirement and the election of our current president, I became involved in local politics and joined the local Indivisible group. I have served as Precinct Chair (North Melville), secretary for Senior Democrats of North Carolina and currently serve as Alamance County Democratic Party Secretary.

I an an active member of the Alamance County Democratic party, Senior Democrats of North Carolina and the NAACP.

Most recently I worked on the Erica McAdoo campaign as the deputy campaign manager and am currently working on the Ricky Hurtado campaign (HD 63) as the deputy campaign manager/ treasurer.

Email me: Secretary@AlamanceDemocraticParty.com