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We work to elect those whose ideas, policies and mission are to create good jobs and an economy that works for everyone, to provide a quality education from pre-k through college, to protect the civil rights of all people, and to build strong communities across our state where people have access to affordable healthcare and clean air and drinking water. Simply put - we believe in equality, opportunity, and prosperity for all.

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  • January 25, 2017

    January Organizing Meeting

    The OCDP will be holding a follow-up organizing meeting on Sunday, January 29, 2017 from 4pm to 6pm at Cedar Ridge High School (1125 New Grady Brown School Road, Hillsborough) in the auditorium.

    Topics will include:

    • Overview of Orange County and North Carolina Data/Election Results
    • Action Plans for Out of County Organizing
    • Breakout groups
    • Next Steps for Voter Registration and Education, Community Outreach, Messaging, and Social Media
  • January 18, 2017

    Raleigh March Details

    WHEN:

    Date:  JANUARY 21st, 2017

    Time:  

        10:00 AM - Gathering at starting point

        10:30 AM - March steps off

        11:30 AM - Rally

    WHERE:

    Meet at City Plaza on Fayetteville Street in front of Marriott Hotel

    PLEASE NOTE:

    There will be a lot of people at this event. If you are planning to meet up with a group, it is recommended that you agree on a meet-up location prior to Saturday. There will be many friendly volunteers, security, etc. but please take responsibility for keeping your group together.

    * WMOR would like to offer a friendly reminder to all participants of the march and of the rally, that the event is encouraging a family friendly environment, welcoming persons of all ages and backgrounds. Please, keep that in mind as you prepare your posters, shirts, and other visual aids, and be mindful to the sensitivities and comfort of others.

    Accessibility: Contact Amy Elrod for questions about accessibility: amy.elrod@duke.edu

  • January 11, 2017
    The New Year had at least one good start...Roy Cooper took the oath of office on January 1, and is now Governor of North Carolina! That said, Democrats need to reshape or rebuild so that Democrats make significant gains at election time, at all levels, in the years to come. 
     
    The National Democratic Party will be electing new leadership several weeks hence, and some of the people who have expressed interest in the position include: Representative Keith Ellison, out-going Labor Secretary Tom Perez, former Gov. Martin O'Malley, SC Party Chair Jaime Harrison, NH Party Chair Ray Buckley, and MO Sec'y of State Jason Kander. 
     
    In North Carolina, Patsy Keever is stepping down as NCDP Chair, and the current list of candidates to take the helm on February 11, include: former Commissioner of Insurance Wayne Goodwin, Janice Covington, Marshall Adame and Dick Crews. Who will unite the party under one banner, one message, that will motivate voters to vote Democrat and assure progress forward in the 21st century? 
     
    At the next gathering of the Northern Orange Democrats Breakfast Group, we will talk about party leadership at the national, state and county levels. Join the discussion and tell us what you have read, heard or seen. 
     
    Saturday, January 14, 2017
    9:00a to 10:15a
    The Village Diner
    600 West King St, Hillsborough NC
     
    Please remember that The Village Diner is a business and the minimum charge is $6 per person, per the management.
  • January 05, 2017
    Women’s March on Raleigh
     
    WHAT:             Women’s March on Raleigh
                           A March and Rally In Solidarity with The Women’s March on Washington
     
    WHY:                 Because women's rights are human rights, we march and rally to speak with a unified voice. Women stand together in solidarity with our partners, allies, and children for the protection of our  rights, our safety, our health, and our families -- recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.
     
    WHEN:             11:00am – 1:00pm, Saturday, January 21, 2017
                               10:30am Gather for March. Step off from City Plaza at 11 am (south end of Fayetteville St)           
     
    WHERE:           MARCH – From City Plaza – Downtown Raleigh to Moore Square RALLY - MOORE SQUARE - 200 S. Blount St. at E. Hargett St (surrounded by parking decks)
     
    WHO:          Everyone who supports justice and equality and wants to make a
                         stand to fight for our values. Social justice, advocacy, and service
                         organizations will be on-hand to showcase their important work
                         and sign up volunteers.
     
    INFO:           Facebook: Womens March Raleigh.
                         Website: https://womensmarchonraleigh.org/  
                         Twitter: coming
     
    HOW:           With your involvement and help!
                          Sign up to volunteer, attend, and/or donate by emailing
                          WomensMarchOnRaleigh@gmail.com 
     
    COMMITTEES:             Program, Outreach, Logistics, Publicity/Social Media, Volunteers, Fundraising/Finance. Short time until Jan 21, 2017, so consider making a time-limited commitment to work on this event!
  • December 15, 2016
    We’ve reviewed the bill filed by the Republicans, and it’s worse than we originally thought.  The Republicans are trying to strip the Democrats of any authority.  
     
    The GOP has proposed the following:
    • Cutting Governor-Elect Cooper’s ability to appoint members to UNC schools’ boards of trustees and the State Board of Education
    • Empowering the new Republican State Superintendent with more oversight over the Department of Public Instruction by shifting authority from the State Board of Education
    • Requiring legislative confirmation for cabinet secretaries
    • Reducing the number of employees who serve at the governor’s pleasure from 1,500 to 300
    • Moving the Office of State Personnel, Office of Budget Management and the Office of Information Technology to agencies headed by Republicans
    • Making the State Board of Elections a bipartisan body, with equal numbers from each party, instead of being controlled by the Governor
    • Politicizing all Supreme Court and Court of Appeals races by making them partisan again
     
    We cannot allow the GOP to strip the incoming Governor of his power.  What can you do?  You can help stop these bills from becoming law.  Call Pat McCrory right now and demand that he vetoes this bill.  You can call his office at 919-814-2000. You can also call Speaker Moore (919-733-3451) and Senator Berger (919-733-5708) and demand that they pull these bills from the calendar.
     
    Also, go to the General Assembly. Walk the halls. Talk to members. Be present and bear witness to this power grab.  
     
    Let’s stand in solidarity with our Democratic members who say this is an unconstitutional special session.  Call Pat McCrory right now and demand he vetoes any bill that would strip power away from the Governor.