July 22, 2015

Northern Orange Democrats Breakfast – Saturday, July 25

Here we are, 50 years after the passage of the Voting Rights Act, fighting to preserve our right to vote. Beginning January 2016, as the law now stands, North Carolinians will be subject to Photo Voter ID, and because of other confusing rules, partisan and nonpartisan groups will be in communities and at the polls to protect voters from misinformation and intimidation.
Bob Hall, Executive Director of Democracy NC, along with his team of staff and volunteers, has been in the vanguard of promoting and protecting the right to vote. Please join us at the next gathering of the Northern Orange Democrats Breakfast Group on Saturday, July 25th, to hear Bob Hall talk about the current projects of Democracy NC, The Voters Rights Trial, and the reexamination of the recent redistricting maps.
Saturday, July 25, 2015
9:00a – 10:15a
The Village Diner
600 W King St, Hillsborough NC
If you are unable to attend, please go to the website, www.democracy-nc.org, to read about the  grassroots advocacy work of Democracy NC, and how you can support the effort. “Of, by and for the people!”

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July 8, 2015

Northern Orange Democrats Breakfast – July 11, 2015

This Saturday, July 11th, John Ferguson, 2nd Vice President of the Orange County Democratic Party, will lead our Northern Orange Democratic Breakfast discussion. John has been extremely busy in his precinct, the Northern Orange Black Voters Alliance and the County Party, and will share some of his experiences of the past and his insights for the future. While he is unable to predict the outcome of the 2016 primaries, he will tell us what we need to do for a good voter turnout.

John is a former classroom Biology teacher with more than 40 years of experience in public education. After receiving his BA from NC A&T University in Greensboro, he taught school for 18 years while also serving as a teacher leader and activist in Caswell County. John then left the classroom to work full-time as UniServ Director for the North Carolina Association of Educators for 15 years. In this role, he became President of his own professional union, the North Carolina Staff Organization, where he negotiated contracts and advocated for the rights of fellow union members. John spent the last 10 years of his career at NCAE as Manager for Membership Organizing.

Now retired, John remains active with Orange County’s local unit of the NC Retired School Personnel, and also enjoys traveling with his wife, Kay. Please join proud Aggie alum, John Ferguson, and fellow Democrats on:

Saturday, July 11, 2015

9:00am – 10:15am

The Village Diner

600 West King St, Hillsborough

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July 7, 2015

Summer Soiree with Special Guest Congressman David Price

To purchase tickets or sponsorships, please visit:
https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/ocdpsummersoiree 

or 

mail a check to:

Orange County Democratic Party
PO Box 3368
Chapel Hill, NC 27515

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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
at
Extraordinary Ventures
200 South Elliott Road, Chapel Hill 27514
with
Brenda Stephens & Donna Coffey

of the Orange County Board of Education
and
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:
http://www.payitsquare.com/collect-page/63605

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