June 28, 2015

Support Marriage Equality?

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that Marriage Equality is the law of our great land.  This means that everyone has the right to marry the person they love.  This is a historic day and one for celebration.
This is a step towards progress and equality. The GOP have only put up major roadblocks to our path to progress.
My fiancee and I attended an event at the White House supporting LGBT pride month just a few days ago. President Obama has made LGBT equality a top issue in his administration and we must ensure the administration is a Democratic one to continue this work.
Though this is great news, we still have a lot of work to do.  Sign your name now in support of progress and equality.

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May 7, 2015

Democratic Women Annual Meeting

Thursday, May 14th
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Extraordinary Ventures
200 South Elliott Road, Chapel Hill 27514
Brenda Stephens & Donna Coffey

of the Orange County Board of Education
Jamezetta Bedford & James Barrett
of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education
Come get real information about
Budget Cuts and What They will Mean for the
Chapel Hill-Carrboro and Orange County
Public Schools
For online application and dues payment please go to:

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April 18, 2015

April OCDW Meeting

Orange County Democratic Women April Meeting Notice

Thursday, April 23rd
7:00 – 9:00 pm at
Extraordinary Ventures
200 South Elliott Road, Chapel Hill 27514

*****RESCHEDULED from February because of SNOW*****
Legislative Update
NC Representative Verla Insko
NC Representative Graig Meyer

Come get the inside story from two of our dedicated representatives in the General Assembly, find out what is really happening in this outrageous legislative session, and learn what we can do as OCDW members to advocate for the best outcomes possible!

Remember to renew your OCDW Membership for 2015!Orange County Democratic Women
2015 Membership Application

For online application and dues payment please go to:

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April 14, 2015

Continuing To Do

On Saturday I was excited to be elected to a third term as chair of the Orange County Democratic Party. Thank you for the trust and support you’ve given me and the Party over the last five years. We have a lot of work to do over the next two years. As our first vice chair, Susan Romaine, said yesterday: Orange County Democrats don’t just talk, they do. We’re going to continue to do!

We’ve got a great local team here in Orange County to do great things. Congratulations to our new slate of officers: First Vice Susan Romaine; Second Vice John Ferguson, Third Vice Nan Nixon, Secretary Matthew Pepper, and Treasurer Missy Biggers. I look forward to working with all of you! To our departing officers James Harris, Ann DeMaine, and Ann Henley – we all appreciate your service to the Party and look forward to continuing the fight alongside you!

We will be calling on you to help with critical voter outreach both this year and next as we build a local coalition that will be strong and a be a key player in the statewide strategy. As I hear of who else were elected as county party chairs yesterday, like former state chair Betty Ray McCain and newly elected Wake County Chair Brian Fitzsimmons, I am know that we will the leaders in place to have a successful 2016 campaign.

In the meantime, please take the time to donate to the OCDP to put us on a good path for 2015 and beyond. So far we’ve raised nearly $15,000 of our $60,000 year-end goal.These funds will right back into party building, training, grassroots support, and turning out the vote.

Thank you again for your support and I look forward to seeing you again real soon!

Democratically yours,

Matt Hughes

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April 7, 2015

April 7, 2015 Orange Peel

Congressman David Price Town Hall

On Thursday, April 9 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM, Congressman Price will be holding a town hall meeting at East Chapel Hill High School at 500 Weaver Dairy Road in Chapel Hill. Please join Congressman Price to receive an update from Washington and share your views on issues before the Congress.  His staff will also be on hand to help resolve any problems you may be having with the federal government.

DNC Delegate Selection Plan Available for Public Comment
The North Carolina Democratic Party’s proposed Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection and Affirmative Action Plan may be found here on the NCDP website: http://www.ncdp.org/sites/ncdems/files/NCDP%20Draft%20Delegate%20Selection%20Plan.pdf.
Your participation, review, and public comment is essential. the DNC Delegate Selection and Affirmative Action Committee welcomes your comments and ideas to make our Delegate and Affirmative Action selection process as inclusive and far-reaching as possible.
The public comment window begins today, April 1, and is open until midnight on May 1st. There is no limit to the number of comments you may submit.
Comments can be submitted via email to delegateselection@ncdemocraticparty.org or mailed to:
North Carolina Democratic Party
Attn: Delegate Selection
220 Hillsborough St.
Raleigh, NC 27603.
Please include your name; contact information , including full address; and any organization or group that you may be representing.
All comments will be reviewed by the Delegate Selection and Affirmative Action Committee and submitted along with the revised and final adopted plan to the Rules and Bylaws Committee of the DNC. The committee will meet on May 2nd, 2015 to approve the final plan.
If you have any questions, please email the committee at delegateselection@ncdemocraticparty.org.

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