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SUNDAY: Hillary Returns to the Debate Stage

Secretary Clinton will take the debate stage for the second time against her Republican opponent on Sunday. This debate will be a town-hall format. Friend -- We hope to see you there!

Join the North Carolina Coordinated Campaign and Orange County Democratic Party for this event! We'll begin phone banking at 6pm to recruit volunteers and then settle in for the debate at 9pm. Come and bring friends so we can win this thing together! 

The phone banking and debate watch will occur at Time-Out Sports Grill located at 1301 Fordham Blvd in Chapel Hill. 

Click here to RSVP

PS - An email sent earlier this week said there would be a debate watch party in Hillsborough. This was erroneously reported. However, there will be a debate watch in Hillsborough for the third and final presidential debate.

Northern Orange Democrats Breakfast

The November General Election is upon us, and the results will have a major impact on the state of things in North CarolinaNC House Representative Verla Insko will join us at the next gathering of the Northern Orange Democrats Breakfast Group to caution and encourage us on the outlook for a brighter, fairer and prosperous future for North Carolina individuals and families. 
Verla represents the 56th District, which includes precincts in Hillsborough, Carrboro, Chapel Hill and a small portion of rural Orange, and she is completing her tenth term in office. On her website, she writes: "I'll fight to improve education--early childhood through our superb community college and UNC systems--expand access to health and mental health care, protect the environment, extend social justice, reform our criminal justice system, celebrate our diversity and build an economy for all."
Saturday, October 8, 2016
9:00am - 10: 15am
The Village Diner
600 West King Street, Hillsborough 
Have your questions ready, express your concerns, and please feel free to bring a friend.  

Debates, Wendy Davis, and Gloria Steinem!


OCDP Orange Peel - September 22, 2016

Hughes Appointed to Hillary for America Victory Council

Hillary for America’s Millennial Victory Council is a group of leaders volunteering their spare time, energy and expertise to help put Hillary in the White House in November. OCDP Chair Matt Hughes was appointed to HFA's Millennial Victory Council and joins several other young leaders across the country in advising the Clinton campaign on millennial outreach.

Debate Watch Party

The Orange County Democratic Party will be holding a Debate Watch Party for the first debate between Secretary Hillary Clinton and her Republican opponent. The event will be Monday, September 26th at the Time-Out Sports Grill located at 1301 Fordham Blvd, Chapel Hill beginning at 8:30pm.

Click here to RSVP

District Court Judicial Candidates Forum

The Orange County Democratic Party will also be sponsoring a candidate forum later this month on Thursday, September 29 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at the Lake Hogan Farms Clubhouse (101 Commons Way, Chapel Hill). This event will be moderated by OCDP Chair Matt Hughes and OCDP Vice Chair Susan Romaine.

Wendy Davis and Gloria Steinem Coming to Orange County for Clinton Campaign

Former Texas State Senator Wendy Davis will be coming to the Democratic Coordinated Campaign Office tomorrow (Friday, September 23) at 1:30pm to help launch a phone bank and voter registration effort. The office is located at 209 East Main Street in Carrboro. Please RSVP using this link:

Gloria Steinem will also be joining the Democratic Campaign Office on Saturday, September 24 at 1:00pm to help another volunteer shift launch. This event will also take place at 209 East Main Street in Carrboro. Please RSVP using this link:


Action Alert: Early Voting Comments Needed


We have been communicating with our members about a push to expand early voting and how to get involved in that effort. Last week we notified you regarding issues that places Orange County’s early voting plan in limbo and now we need your help once more.

The State Board of Elections will consider four plans from Orange County (one majority bi-partisan plan, two Republican plans, and one Democratic plan). The Orange County Democratic Party is supporting the Democratic Plan submitted by Jamie Cox, Democratic Member of the County Board of Elections. We believe that the Democratic Plan submitted by Jamie Cox is the most consistent with the values of a majority of voters in Orange County and the recent ruling by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, including voters who have voiced their opinions directly to the County Board of Elections or through their elected officials.

The State Board of Elections has opened a comment portal for folks to weigh in on plans that are coming before them at a recent meeting.

You may comment on Orange County’s plan using the following link:

The points we would like our members to consider in their comments include:

· 40% increase in total hours compared to the 2012 schedule to accommodate increase in turnout

· Extended Evening Hours (most sites open until 7:30pm on weekdays and ALL sites open until 7:30 the last 3 weekdays)

· All sites open on ALL weekend days of the Early Voting Period

· Extended Saturday Hours (7:30am - 5pm all three Saturdays at all sites)

· Sunday Hours (1pm - 5pm both Sundays at all sites)

· The additional Site at University Place that will reach traditionally under-served communities, and accommodate increased turnout without overly burdening our existing staff.

Please know that comments submitted through this form constitute a public record, cannot be made anonymously, and must be submitted by Monday, September 5th at 5pm.

The full schedule of the Democratic Plan is detailed below.

We will be back in touch about the scheduling of the State Board meeting to consider Orange County’s Early Vote plan.

Democratically Yours,

Matt Hughes, Chair
Orange County Democratic Party

Democratic (Cox) Plan Schedule:

Board of Elections & Carrboro Town Hall

9:00am – 5:30pm:  Weekdays Thursday 10/20 – Tuesday 11/1

7:30am – 5:00pm:  Saturday 10/22;  Saturday 10/29;  & Saturday 11/5

1:00pm – 5:00pm:  Sunday 10/23 & Sunday 10/30

9:00am – 7:30pm:  Wednesday 11/2 – Friday 11/4


Efland Ruritan Club, Seymour Senior Center,

Chapel of the Cross, and University Place

CLOSED:  Thursday 10/20 & Friday 10/21

7:30am – 5:00pm:  Saturday 10/22;  Saturday 10/29;  & Saturday 11/5

1:00pm – 5:00pm:  Sunday 10/23 & Sunday 10/30

Noon – 7:30pm: Weekdays Monday 10/24 – Friday 10/28 & Tuesday 11/1

Noon – 5:30pmMonday 10/31

Noon – 7:30pmTuesday 11/1Thursday 11/3

9:00am – 7:30pmFriday 11/4


TOTAL HOURS:  739  (Including 219 Weekend Hours:  171 on Saturdays & 48 on Sundays)



BOE & Carrboro Town Hall

Efland Ruritan Club, Seymour Center, Chapel of the Cross, University Place

Thurs 10/20

9am – 5:30pm


Fri 10/21

9am – 5:30pm


Sat 10/22

  ALL SITES OPEN 7:30am -  5pm

Sun 10/23

ALL SITES OPEN 1pm – 5pm

Mon 10/24

9am – 5:30pm

Noon – 7:30pm

Tues 10/25

9am – 5:30pm

Noon – 7:30pm

Wed 10/26

9am – 5:30pm

Noon – 7:30pm

Thurs 10/27

9am – 5:30pm

Noon – 7:30pm

Fri 10/28

9am – 5:30pm

Noon – 7:30pm

Sat 10/29

  ALL SITES OPEN 7:30am -  5pm

Sun 10/30

ALL SITES OPEN 1pm – 5pm

Mon 10/31

9am – 5:30pm

Noon – 5:30pm

Tues  11/1

9am – 5:30pm

Noon – 7:30pm

Wed 11/2

9am – 7:30pm

Noon – 7:30pm

Thurs 11/3

9am – 7:30pm

Noon – 7:30pm

Fri 11/4

ALL SITES OPEN 9am – 7:30pm

Sat 11/5

ALL SITES OPEN 7:30am -  5pm

Democratic Women of Orange County Meeting

Democratic Women of Orange County 
[formerly Orange County Democratic Women] 
The History and the Future
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
6:30 to 8:30pm
Carol Woods Retirement Community
Multi-Purpose Room in Building 5
750 Weaver Dairy Road, Chapel Hill, NC
Our well-informed panel: 
Marena Groll - a brief history of the ERA
Lynette Hartsell - a perspective on the current HB2
Ada Wilson Suitt - future prospects for women's rights
Samantha Cabe - moderating   
This inaugural meeting will include a general business session, 
which will include collection of dues and donations, the election of officers, 
and the opportunity to sign up to participate on committees. 
As always, this meeting is open to women and men.
Please be reminded that the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, 
which confirmed the right of women to vote, was enacted on August 18, 1920. 

DIRECTIONS to the Building 5 Multipurpose Room at Carol Woods Retirement Community, 750 Weaver Dairy Rd, Chapel Hill, NC

Enter Carol Woods at the main entrance, continue straight. Park near the Main Building / Social Hall. 

Enter the Main Building / Social Hall and turn right. 

Walk past the gift shop, the main dining hall and up the ramp through the closed double doors. This is Building 5. 

The Multi-purpose room is a short way ahead on the right. 

Orange County Coordinated Office Opening


Orange County Coordinated Campaign Office Opening

Friday, August 12, 6:00pm- 9:00pm
209 E Main Street, Carrboro

Stop by to celebrate with us as we open our new office! The Orange County team is proud and excited to be opening an office right in downtown Carrboro.

Join us on Friday evening to meet your local field organizers, volunteers, and other active members of this historic campaign.

RSVP here!

Northern Orange Democrats Breakfast Group - July 21, 2016

This Saturday, please join the Northern Orange Democrats Breakfast Group as we get to know Emma Shaw, and learn about plans in Orange County to help elect Democrats up and down the ballot in November. Emma, who had the opportunity to be in Charlotte on Tuesday for the Hillary Clinton rally with President Barack Obama, is heading up the Coordinated Campaign in our area. Come hear her enthusiasm:
Saturday, July 9, 2016
9:00am - 10: 15am
The Village Diner
600 West King Street, Hillsborough 
Emma is no stranger to Orange County; she graduated from East Chapel Hill High, went to UNC-Chapel Hill for undergrad. Her next venture was to Scotland, where she did her graduate work at St. Andrews. Seeing from abroad what was happening to her beloved state, she returned home to do her part. 
In order for Democrats to take back the General Assembly, keep the Council of State, return to the governor's mansion, and maintain the White House, we must strategize and mobilize. We hope to see you Saturday, as we continue to work towards victory.

Mayor Jennifer Roberts: Will I See You There?

I’m honored to be joining Democrats from across Orange County next Tuesday at the OCDP’s annual Summer Soiree. 
This has been a very interesting election year (to say the least), and I look forward to discussing North Carolina politics with you. Together, we can make history!  
Mayor Jennifer Roberts
Charlotte, NC

Week Ahead for July 11, 2016

Thank you so much to everyone who has come out to volunteer or said hello while we've been out and about. We are very excited to say that have made over 1,200 calls into the county and registered just shy of 200 new voters this past week! Without y'all this would not be possible. 
If you're ready to volunteer again, or eager to help, here is our schedule for the upcoming week!
Monday: Voter Registration Training for New Volunteers, 6-8pm OCDP Headquarters - 209 Lloyd Street, Suite 310, Carrboro 27510. This is a comprehensive training for anyone and everyone who wants to learn more about voter registration for future volunteering
WednesdayPhone Bank at OCDP HQ for Roy Cooper's campaign, 5:30-7PM.

Bring a laptop, if possible. More information: contact Luke Beyer at

Thursday: Blind Canvassing with Jim Foster - arrive at 209 Lloyd Street at 5pm for voter registration training and details before leaving to 'blind knock' doors in the community. You'll leave the office by 6pm.
Also Thursday: Phone Bank at Headquarters, 6-8pm. Please bring your phone; all scripts, details, and training (and nourishment) provided for you!
Friday: Voter Registration at Fridays on the Front Porch, The Carolina Inn - One of the Coordinated Campaign fellows will meet you by the steps in front of the Carolina Inn to register voters while enjoying music & food trucks on the front lawn
Saturday: Voter Registration outside the Chapel Hill Public Library, 10am-4pm. We will have a table for volunteers working in two hour shifts. Once all table spots are full, we will sent people out with clipboards to local 'hot spots'
Also SaturdayBlind Canvassing with Jim Foster - arrive at 209 Lloyd Street at 9:30am for voter registration training and details before leaving to 'blind knock' doors in the community. 
Sunday: Voter Registration outside the Chapel Hill Public Library, 10am-4pm. We will have a table for volunteers working in two hour shifts. Once all table spots are full, we will sent people out with clipboards to local 'hot spots'.

Notes: OCDP will also be canvassing on Thursday, July 28 (5pm) and Saturday, July 30(9:30am) with staging at the OCDP HQ. Please contact Jim Foster ( for details.

The Spanish-speaking phone bank originally scheduled for this Wednesday evening at Weaver Street Realty has been postponed until Wednesday, August 10th.