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08/27/2013 7:30 pm
08/27/2013 8:00 pm
This month's CEC meeting will occur via conference call on August 27 at 7:30pm. Members of the CEC will be given the dial-in information before hand. If you're interested in participating in the conference call and are not a CEC member, please contact Chair Matt Hughes at .
08/22/2013 7:00 am
08/22/2013 9:00 am
What does the new legislation mean for public school education in North Carolina?
Come join the Orange County Democratic Women for a panel discussion with Ann McColl, in-house counsel for NCAE and Leslie Winner, former chief counsel to Molly Broad and Erskine Bowles. Learn what effects the currently passed legislation will have on K-12 public education in our state. A 17-year veteran educator of the Chapel Hill/Carrboro public schools will give a brief personal commentary, and our own Florry Glasser will moderate the program.
The program will be at 7 PM on August 22nd at Extraordinary Ventures on Elliott Road in Chapel Hill.
For nearly 25 years, Senator Kinnaird has been more than an elected official; she has been a true public servant. Colleagues on both sides of the aisle frequently label her as the "conscience of the Senate" for her reputation of considering all those impacted by legislation, including those not typically thought of or considered.
Whether as Mayor of Carrboro or as a North Carolina Senator, she is always a passionate advocate for the environment, education, social justice and campaign finance reform. Orange County will be losing a true leader in the Senate as she embarks upon a new journey as a private citizen.
The process for filling this vacancy is laid out in General Statute § 163-11 and Section 3.09 of the North Carolina Democratic Party's Plan of Organization.
By law, the Democratic Party, which currently holds the seat, will fill the vacancy and the Governor will formally appoint the Committee's nominee. A meeting of the 23rd Senatorial District Executive Committee will be convened by chair of the 4th Congressional District Ted Benson for filling the vacancy. Each county within the District have two seats, elected at the 2012 county conventions, on the Committee with weighted votes. These votes are based on 2010 Census. Each county is entitled 1 vote for each 300 persons located in the county. Orange County will hold 446 votes and Chatham will hold 212. If those representatives disagree then those county's votes are split in half and cast accordingly. The date and location of this meeting has not been determined but will be released as soon as the meeting is called.
The members of the Committee for District 23 are Samantha Cabe and Wanda Hunter.
The Democratic Party will fill this vacancy in a fair and impartial manner so that to all interested candidates are able to come forward.
If you're interested in putting your name forward or would like to know more about the process, please contact Chair Matt Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-537-9568.
08/10/2013 9:00 am
08/10/2013 10:15 am
Casey Mann, State Director of the County Empowerment project for the NC Democratic Party, will be our guest speaker for our breakfast group on Saturday, August 10th. At our last meeting, many of you expressed the need and desire to actually do something to further the mission of the Democratic Party. Casey will talk about strategies for becoming active in our local communities, and doing so in ways that are effective, that bring results.
We need to get busy in motivating the base, inspiring new voters and getting prepared for upcoming elections. We have to get busy in order to undo the damage being wrought by those in power in Raleigh.
Please join us:
Saturday, August 10, 2013
The Village Diner
600 West King Street
Hillsborough NC 27278
Casey works closely with NCDP Chair Randy Voller, and her project is part of a statewide effort. She has an impressive track record in political campaigns and field organizing. Casey currently lives in the Greensboro area.
In a letter to Governor McCrory, Attorney General Roy Cooper asks that he veto the Voter ID legislation.
In the letter Attorney General Cooper raises concerns regarding provisions that would cut a week off early voting, end voter pre-registration for 16- and 17-year-olds and no longer allow voters to cast a provisional ballot if they mistakenly go to the wrong polling place. He also called the Voter ID requirements “unnecessary, expensive and burdensome” and likely to result in court challenges by the U.S. Department of Justice.
To read the full letter, click the attachment below.