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.
August 20, 2019
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July 29, 2019
The OCDP County Executive Committee, by acclaim, has elected Phyllis Portie-Ascott to the OCDP State Executive Committee, and John Ferguson to the NC House District 50 Executive Committee.
Phyllis currently serves as Secretary, Northern Orange NAACP and Member, Orange County Schools Equity Task Force. Phyllis also studies Clinical Pastoral Education at Shaw University Divinity School and is a leader in the Northern Orange Black Voters’ Alliance.
John currently serves as 2nd Vice Chair, Orange County Democratic Party and as Member, Orange County State Executive Committee. John served as a Consultant with the NC Association of Educators for 15 years, and taught for 17 years in the Caswell County Public School system. John has also served as past Chair, Northern Orange Black Voters’ Alliance.
July 26, 2019Precinct officials will play a crucial role in 2019 an 2020 in ensuring our voting process functions properly in Orange County.If you are interested to serve, please visit our Precinct Judge/Assistant Interest Form here.You will find a link for the NC eligibility requirements, duties and compensation for precinct officials.To proceed for consideration, please complete no later than Thursday, August 1, end of the business day.
July 17, 2019
The Orange County Democratic Party strongly condemns language, behavior and policy that seeks to sow division and animus based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability, socioeconomic status, place of birth or immigration status.
This week, we have again suffered hateful, un-American language from our own president. Such language is abhorrent and racist.
Those who justify or defend it deserve to be confronted with the reality that it is patently unacceptable. Americans will also remember political leaders who remain silent in the face of such offense when it comes time to vote.
Finally - such moments are a time to examine our own implicit biases. Here in North Carolina and Orange County, we can work together to act locally - and fight for a more equitable community.
With your help and support, we endeavor to build an OCDP that is up to the challenges of doing that work.
Marilyn Carter, Chair
Orange County Democratic Party