Let’s kick off our heels and get to work! Upcoming Events:
Durham County Democratic Party
You Can Vote
Great opportunities to get voter registration and voter education training! Click links below to sign up!
TRAINING for Voter Education & Registration: Wednesday, April 27, 6:30 PM, Watts Street Baptist Church
Durham - Phone Banker Training!
Thurs, April 28, 6:00 PM,
North Regional Library. Learn how to use our system to call our volunteers to sign them up for voter education shifts! Bring your laptop and charged cell phone if you have it!!
Other YCV Events:
Durham Library Outreach, Tues, April 26, 5:00 PM, North Regional Library
Durham Library Outreach, Thurs, April 28, 5:00 PM, East Regional Library
Durham Voter Registration Community Canvass, Sat, April 30, 1:00 PM, Democracy NC Green Street Office
Durham Voter Registration Community Canvass, Sunday, May 1, 2016, 1:00 PM, Democracy NC Green Street Office
See all upcoming You Can Vote Events here
Citizens for Senior Voters is a 1-on-1 peer-to-peer initiative to empower every senior in Durham County to vote by making sure they are equipped with an acceptable ID or to guide them in voting by absentee ballot.
This work is going on right now! To volunteer to be a 1-on-1 advocate or help organize the events in other ways, please email email@example.com
and someone will get in touch.
Become a People's Alliance Monthly Sustainer
Consider establishing a recurring monthly contribution to the People’s Alliance. Your sustained support will help the People’s Alliance be a progressive champion in Durham throughout the year. Details here
POWER OF THE PEN
The Power of the Pen is a county by county Get Out The Vote (GOTV) effort to reach infrequent and new voters who are likely to vote Democratic if they vote. Studies show that the single biggest reason that many do not vote is that they think that their vote doesn’t matter. Our purpose is to reach out to them through personal letters written by Democrats who are frequent voters. The letter writer is given guidelines for the letter, but is encouraged to “write from the heart” as the most authentic and persuasive communication.
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This is important work. You can help protect voting rights but you must be trained! Sign up now.
Visit our Precinct Organizing Page!
DDW Precinct Organizing Project!
We still have a few precincts that have not yet been adopted--read the latest, learn more details and find many useful materials to assist in organizing your precinct on our Precinct Organizing Page.
To volunteer or get assistance,
email Helen Compton and Shirley Ellis
Having an active Democratic precinct is very important to getting out the Democratic vote. The precinct provides the most local connection between the voter and the ballot box. We know how important Durham County is to Democrats in the 2015 and 2016 elections to turn NC Blue!
Find the list of unorganized precincts here
Let’s meet our goal of 100% Durham Precincts organized!
From the NC House Caucus
so we can get our message out.
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Become a delegate
2016 Democratic National Convention!
Learn how you can become a delegate to the Democratic National Convention. Apply here!
Great DDW Meeting
We had fantastic turnout,
elected a new slate of officers, learned about You Can Vote voter registration, Citizens for Senior Voters ID projection & precinct organization.
Special Thanks to our presenters: Liz Conroy, Cathy McCarthy, Mary and David Newman, and Susan Sewell.
Our elected officers:
President - Helen Compton
Co-VP's Susan Pochapsky and Julie Linehan
Secretary - Kathy Hall
Treasurer - Nancy Mayer
Assistant Tresaurer - Elizabeth Amend
Thank you all for serving!
See more photos in our Gallery
The ERA is not dead
...and we need to keep talking about it, why?
In North Carolina this year, ERA NC House Bill 166 did not make crossover. However, NC Senate Bill 184 is exempt from the crossover deadline. It remains viable to be sent to the House if the Senate passes it. It had its first reading in the Senate in March, but was sent to Senate Rules and Operations where it sits unheard now. The bill could still be heard during short session in 2016. NC4ERA will be continuing efforts to educate the public as an ongoing activity. For more info on by NC4ERA and NC NOW and their activities, go to nc4era.org
Go to our ERA Page
Go to the NC4ERA Website!
One, Two, Three
—Get Busy in 2016! Get a PDF here
Durham Democratic Women has some ideas of how you can get to work on this election right now!
1. Volunteer to Register Voters.
DDW encourages our members to work with You Can Vote to register voters. YCV provides excellent training—a major training will be held on Feb. 6
Once you are trained you can sign up to help in a wide selection of voter registration events and ways to keep newly registered voters engaged. Visit the You Can Vote Website now to Get Involved or email
firstname.lastname@example.org to say you are interested. Now is the time to sign up!
2. Support Statewide Campaigns
Democrats around the state are filing to run for office. To get Democrats to run and to be on the ticket, they need financial support. A number of excellent avenues are available to support Democratic candidates. Consider:
3. Help Get Your Neighborhood Democrats Organized
Your precinct needs to be organized and working as we enter the 2016 election cycle. You have a role to play in this endeavor. Durham Democratic Women can now provide you with a call list to encourage active Democrats in your precinct to come to the Precinct meetings to be held on February 27. This will guarantee that your precinct gets organized. Please make a request to email@example.com if you are interested.
Durham Democratic Women is entirely run by volunteers and financed by generous donations like yours!
Thank you for your support.
Check out Larry Hall's great website to help us stay informed and involved! ncdemocraticleader.com
Call the Governor
Primary Election Results Durham County-- here
Durham Co. winners
Bull City Rising 3/16/16 : Jacobs, Reckhow, Carter, Howerton, Hill take BOCC lead; Unruhe wins BOE
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