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  • Statement from OCDP Chair

    I’m still shaking my head in disbelief from yesterday’s election.  There were so many surprises that no one anticipated—not only in North Carolina, but across the United States.

    We Democrats in Orange County need to be proud of our efforts.  Because of you, we were able to increase our Democratic turnout.  We have some of the largest winning margins in North Carolina.  That’s because of your hard work, perseverance, and dedication.  Thank you!

    We had some prominent victories.  Elaine Marshall won her re-election.  In fact, of all the Democrats on the ballot, she received the most votes.  Orange County native Josh Stein won too, and I look forward to him serving as our next Attorney General.  Mike Morgan was elected to the NC Supreme Court—because of you, we will have our only African American male on the state court.

    Even though Roy Cooper declared a victory, Pat McCrory has not conceded.  I understand that McCrory will request a recount before he determines anything.

    We cannot dismiss what happened last night.  We lost some of our Democratic Council of State incumbents.  We lost some Democratic members in the House and Senate.  We elected a president who is on record bragging about his racism, misogyny, and hatred of others not like him.  History has a way of repeating itself.  We need to stick together now more than ever.



  • Two.More.Days.

    We have only two more days until the election, then we can resume to our regular lives.  I want to celebrate Tuesday night with major victories—how about you?
    This election has been one of the most volatile in history, but it’s almost over.  
    During the course of the election, we have witnessed the volatility of Donald Trump.  He created a fake university, refused to pay his vendors, filed numerous bankruptcies, sues anyone who criticizes him, talks in a derogatory, sexist, racist manner.  Our country does not need Trump as our president.
    Hillary Clinton is more qualified to be president than the past several presidents combined.  
    I don’t know about you, but I’m super excited about electing our first woman president on Tuesday.
    Please join me in reminding at least 25 people to vote on Tuesday.
    P.S., Join us at our Orange County Victory Party on Election Night. We will be gathering at R&R Grill (137 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill) beginning at 7:30pm when polls close. RSVP here:
  • Just Days Away

    “Registered Democrats are 3.4 percent behind their same-day totals from 2012, while registered Republicans are ahead of their same-day totals at 6.2 percent and registered unaffiliated voters continue to move ahead of their same-day totals, at 37.7 percent. Democrats have been slowly chipping away at their deficit, while unaffiliated voters and Republicans continue to grow their expansion.”
    This is from an analysis of early voting by Old North State Politics Blog.

    In just days, polls will have closed, and we will learn the results of this year’s election. We cannot allow our sweat, tears and hard work be in vain.  We Democrats must turn out so we can win!

    The good news: we have through Saturday to vote early and all day on Tuesday, November 8th.  The bad news: we need to increase our turn out by at least 8%.
    Right now, we need you to call 25 of your friends and remind them to vote.  We need you to post on social media reminders to vote.  Through election day, we need you to get 25 more people to the polls.  
    In Orange County, we increased the turnout in 2014 for Kay Hagan—we can do it again in 2016 for Hillary, Deborah, Roy, and Josh Stein.  They are counting on us.
    Onto victory!
    Team OCDP
  • Early Voting Event with Angela Bassett

    Do you like pulled pork?  Do you still need to vote early?  Want to hang out with Angela Bassett?

    Join us on Monday afternoon, 4:30-6:30, at the pavilion at Carrboro Town Hall.  Feel free to swing by or sign up here:

    PS: Bring some colelsaw to share if you like!

    Carrboro Early Vote Event with Angela Bassett
    Monday, October 24, 2016, 4:30PM – 6:00PM EDT
    Carrboro Town Commons, 301 W Main St, Carrboro, North Carolina 27510


  • Final Debate Watch Parties

    Wednesday: The Final Presidential Debate


    Secretary Clinton will take the debate stage for final time against Donald Trump on Wednesday. We will be holding debate watch parties in both Chapel Hill and Hillsborough!

    Join the North Carolina Coordinated Campaign and Orange County Democratic Party for these event! 

    Chapel Hill Watch Party
    R&R Grill
    107 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill
    Phone banking begins at 6:00pm
    Debate begins at 9:00pm
    Click here to RSVP


    Hillsborough Watch Party
    Hot Tin Roof
    115 West Margaret Lane, Hillsborough
    Phone banking begins at 6:30pm
    Debate begins at 9:00pm
    Click here to RSVP