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ORANGE COUNTY DEMOCRATS VOTES OFFICIALLY TO OPPOSE AMENDMENT 1
Joins the Coalition to Protect N.C. Families
Monday evening, the Orange County Democratic Party voted to officially oppose Amendment 1 slated for the May 8 primary.
Annual precinct meetings are coming up soon. Our goal is to have all 44 precincts organized this year. Precinct meetings are a great opportunity to meet your fellow Democrats, learn how you can get more involved in the Party, and pass resolutions on important policy issues.
SENATOR ELLIE KINNAIRD SEEKS RE-ELECTION
Senator Kinnaird announced today that she will be seeking re-election to represent the people of the 23rd District of the North Carolina Senate. Although there is uncertainty about the final district maps for the 2012 election, it is highly likely that the Senate's 23rd District will be Chatham and Orange Counties. She said, “I have been privileged to serve Orange County since being elected to the Senate and I am excited to return to Chatham County which I know well from representing the people of Chatham in the past. At the same time I am sad to lose Person County where I have met many fine people and made many friends.”
In a bizarre session called for this purpose and that kept the House in until after 1:00 a.m., the legislature did not override the Governor’s veto of the Racial Justice Act for which the special session was called. The Senate, where Republicans hold 31 seats to the Democrats 19, easily overrode the veto. The debate in the Senate reiterated the reasons for the original bill: I spoke about the several conclusive studies showing that race is definitely a factor in the imposition of the death penalty.