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We work to elect those whose ideas, policies and mission are to create good jobs and an economy that works for everyone, to provide a quality education from pre-k through college, to protect the civil rights of all people, and to build strong communities across our state where people have access to affordable healthcare and clean air and drinking water. Simply put - we believe in equality, opportunity, and prosperity for all.

Latest News

  • 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 lbeyer@roycooper.com

     
    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 (jfoster2020@mindspring.com) for details.

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

  • July 07, 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.
  • June 30, 2016
    Yesterday, Hillary Clinton's campaign announced something awesome -- she and President Obama and coming in North Carolina for their first joint campaign appearance!
    This will be Hillary's second appearance in North Carolina in two weeks, underscoring the importance of our state in this year's election.
    Here are the details for Tuesday's event:
    Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2016
    Doors Open: 1:15PM
    Location: Charlotte Convention Center (501 South College Street)
     
  • June 29, 2016

    Please save the date for a reception with

    DEBORAH ROSS

    DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE FOR U.S. SENATE

    featuring

    SEN. JEFF MERKLEY

    DEMOCRAT - OREGON

    Hosted by

    Nancy Andrews | Marcia Angle and Mark Trustin | Dr. Annette Baker
    Amy Brightwood and Laura Edwards | Sen. Valerie Foushee | Hon. Matt Hughes
    Rep. Verla Insko | Rep. Graig Meyer | Harriet Martin
    Orange County Democratic Party | Linda Prager and Michael Parker | John Robbins
    Diane Robertson | Andrew Short | Robin Smith | Gail Worthington

    Thursday, July 7
    6:30 – 8:00 PM

    At the

    R & R Grill

    137 E Franklin St
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina

    Suggested Contributions:

    Host: Raise/Write $1,000
    Co-Host: Raise/Write $500
    Patron: $250
    Friend: $100
    Guest: $50

    To RSVP or with questions, please contact Dan Cooper at
    (336) 365-6601 or dan@deborahross.com

    Register online here

  • June 27, 2016

    Each week we will start sending an email with volunteer opportunities as we work hard to turn North Carolina blue this fall.

    Here's the week ahead for June 27 through July 4:

    Monday: 6/27 Phone Bank at OCDP HQ (209 Lloyd Street, Suite 310, Carrboro), 6-8PM
     
    Wednesday:  6/29 Phone Bank at OCDP HQ for Roy Cooper's campaign, 5:30-7PM
    Bring a laptop, if possible. More information: contact Luke Beyer at lbeyer@roycooper.com
     
    Thursday: 6/30 Phone Bank at OCDP HQ, 6-8PM
     
    Friday: 7/1 Voter Registration at Friday's on the Front Porch at the Carolina Inn, 5-8PM
     
    Saturday: 7/2 Voter Registration at Festival for the Eno, 10AM-6PM (2hr shifts)
                    Voter Registration at Chapel Hill Public Library, 10AM-4PM (2hr shifts)*
     
    Sunday: 7/3 Voter Registration at Chapel Hill Public Library, 10AM-4PM (2hr shifts)*
     
    Monday: 7/4 Voter Registration at Festival for the Eno, 10AM-6PM (2hr shifts)
     
    * Volunteers may be sent to other local hot spots with clipboards upon receiving training and a partner. This way we cover more ground and get more registrations. It should also be noted that anyone who wants to come help another day is welcome to do so; we can provide training, materials, and information to anyone who wants to help at a time that fits their schedule.
     
    If you're interested in phone banking or voter registration at the Public Library, please reach out to Emma Shaw at (919) 360-2690 or eshaw@ncvictory2016.org. If you're interested in voter registration at Festival for the Eno, please contact Jan Zelman at janzelman1@gmail.com​ or (919) 280-6781.