Mar
5
6:00 PM18:00

PA Account-a-Bull Team Meeting

Are you interested in learning more about what the PA can do to keep our endorsed officials accountable to our mission and values? We are recruiting Account-a-bull Team members.

Our first Team meeting will be on March 5th from 6:00-7:30 pm. Space may be limited for this first meeting. Email us for details on the location and/or to be added to our listserv.

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Mar
3
3:00 PM15:00

League of Women Voters of Durham/Orange County Fundraiser

The League of Women Voters of Orange Durham and Chatham counties (LWVODC) is pleased to announce the return of Let’s Get Quizzical, the chapter’s annual trivia fundraiser. Proceeds from LET’S GET QUIZZICAL support the LWVODC Education Fund, a 501(c)(3) nonpartisan, nonprofit, public policy educational organization.

Game time appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. Tickets are $25 each or $75 for a team of four, and sponsorship categories begin at $100. Donations to the LWVODC Education Fund are tax-deductible. Tickets may be purchased online, or reserved in advance and paid at the door. For more information or to donate prizes, please contact Kathy Wright at kaw22lwv@gmail.com or 919-943-9167.

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Feb
27
8:30 AM08:30

Medicaid Expansion Advocacy Day

On February 27, 2019, North Carolinians from the mountains to the sea will join together in Raleigh to tell our lawmakers that we want to close the health insurance coverage gap by expanding Medicaid during this legislative session. We would love for you to join us!

The day will begin at the NC Museum of History with an advocacy training and policy education session featuring some great speakers, including DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen as our keynote. A press conference will follow the morning session, and we encourage everyone to make appointments to meet with their state representatives and state senators in the NC General Assembly in the afternoon!

This event is kid-friendly, and travel, accommodations, and meal assistance are available.

Register here.

If you have any questions, please visit the Facebook event page or contact Rebecca Cerese at rebecca@ncjustice.org.

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Feb
12
5:00 AM05:00

TPS Alliance Summit and March

The Latinx Caucus of the People's Alliance calls on members of the PA to participate in the National TPS Alliance's upcoming TPS Summit, Lobbying Day, and TPS Justice March in Washington, D.C. TPS (Temporary Protective Status) had been granted to certain qualifying individuals from El Salvador, Honduras, Haiti, Nepal, Sudan, and Liberia. Our current administration has ended TPS for these countries, ending protections for over 300,000 people and putting them at risk of deportation. 

Our neighbors in Durham are organizing a caravan to Washington, D.C. on February 12, 2019. One bus will leave Durham that morning and is scheduled to arrive in Washington, D.C. at 9 a.m. returning that evening.The participants will lobby members of Congress to seek their support in continuing TPS and DACA, and for creating a path to permanent residency. Participants will receive training. 

Contact: For more information on participating or donating to the cause, email intern@polancolawpc.com

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Jan
31
6:30 PM18:30

SONG's Court Watch Training

The purpose of the training is to educate Durham community members about the judicial system, and in turn, create a more informed and participatory public. Want to learn how you can be a part of this?

The training will cover:

  • Why do court watching?

  • How to navigate the courthouse

  • Courtroom terminology

  • Who is in the courtroom

  • The pretrial process

  • Dos and Don'ts in the courthouse

  • Opportunity to sign up for an on-site court watching training date at the Durham Courthouse with SONG members

Please RSVP to sumi@southernersonnewground.org if you would like to attend.

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Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00

CHCNC Meeting

The Coalition for Health Care of NC (CHCNC) will hold its first meeting of the year on January 31. Rebecca Cerese, the first Health Engagement Coordinator for the NC Justice Center’s Health Advocacy Project, will share videos of some personal stories about how our current health care system is failing to meet the needs of many individuals.

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Jan
29
7:00 PM19:00

Deondra Rose, "Citizens by Degree," with Mayor Steve Schewel

The Regulator welcomes Duke professor Deondra Rose who will discuss her new book, Citizens By Degree: Higher Education Policy and the Changing Gender Dynamics of American Citizenship, in conversation with Durham Mayor Steve Schewel.  Citizens By Degree examines the development of landmark federal higher education policies—specifically the National Defense Education Act, the Higher Education Act, and Title IX—and the impact that they have had on the progress that American women have made since the 1960s. 

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Dec
6
7:00 PM19:00

Triangle Friends of Farmworkers (TFF) Meeting

  • 130 Hunt Street Durham, NC 27701 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come help us figure out how Triangle Friends of Farmworkers can best support farmworker organizing and their union FLOC through the 2019 season.   Help us debate and prioritize the actions and advocacy efforts we could undertake ….. and choose one you’re passionate about to help out with.   We need you.

For more information, contact Dave Austin at 919-433-6718

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Dec
3
7:00 PM19:00

Support Rezoning to Make Light Rail Possible

Show up to Monday's City Council meeting and let them know you support the rezoning that is an important step toward bringing Light Rail to Durham. Opposition to the light rail is well organized. We need Council and other leaders to hear from us about why light rail matters for building a more just and equitable Durham.

Critical decisions are facing our elected leaders, business leaders and Duke University that will determine the fate of light rail in Durham. This issue will directly affect the lives of people across Durham, including access to affordable housing, jobs, and quality transportation.

You can also:
Email City Council (council@durhamnc.gov) and let them know you support them voting on Monday (Dec 3rd) in favor of rezoning ROMF which is critical to the success of light rail (more details are below).
Email Duke President Vincent Price (vincent.price@duke.edu) and tell him you want Duke to be a partner in bringing light rail to Durham

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Oct
29
6:00 PM18:00

NC Poor People's Campaign: Poor People's Hearing

  • New Light Missionary Baptist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We will lift up the voices of the poor, directly impacted, and faith leaders, to demand that our nation's elected officials take action to fight systemic racism, poverty, the war economy and militarism, ecological devastation, and our nation's distorted moral narrative of Christian nationalism. 

The event will be Livestreamed on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anewppc/live

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Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

PA's CAN Delegation Team Meeting

Join other People's Alliance members and over 500 members of Durham CAN on October 27th for a public meeting with judicial candidates and our incoming District Attorney. This is an excellent opportunity to send a strong, clear signal of our values and to let these candidates know what we expect and that we will be paying attention and holding them accountable.

Click here to sign up to attend as part of the People’s Alliance delegation.

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Oct
26
12:45 PM12:45

Election 2018 Voter Education Series

This six-part series is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Orange-Durham-Chatham and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Duke.

No pre-registration is required. Participants may attend any or all of the presentations.The League, OLLI and the speakers have agreed that the series will be non-partisan and will present balanced perspectives, with time for discussion.

The series will be held on Fridays from Sept 21-Oct 26th, 12:45 - 1:30 pm in the Commons Room, Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

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Oct
19
12:45 PM12:45

Election 2018 Voter Education Series

This six-part series is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Orange-Durham-Chatham and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Duke.

No pre-registration is required. Participants may attend any or all of the presentations.The League, OLLI and the speakers have agreed that the series will be non-partisan and will present balanced perspectives, with time for discussion.

The series will be held on Fridays from Sept 21-Oct 26th, 12:45 - 1:30 pm in the Commons Room, Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

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Oct
16
6:30 PM18:30

Progressive Issues Forum: Dismantling the New Jim Crow

Durham People’s Alliance will co-sponsor a Progressive Issues Forum in partnership with Durham for All, Southern Coalition for Social Justice, Southerners on New Ground, and the Black Law Student Association chapter at North Carolina Central Law School.

Durham voted for a change in our criminal justice system when we elected a new District Attorney and a new Sheriff. Now we have the opportunity in the upcoming election to elect new District and Superior Court judges who are committed to transformation of our criminal justice system. We want to make sure our new leaders are going to promote justice over incarceration throughout their time in office.

For more information and to RSVP, visit https://www.durhampa.org/progressive_issues_forum_dismantling

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