Tonight, 12/03, the Durham Human Relations Commission will be meeting at 7:00PM in the 2nd floor committee room at Durham City Hall to discuss racial disparities in stops and searches by the Durham Police Department. The Southern Coalition for Social Justice had a great write-up on the November meeting of the commission with some startling statistics. Despite representing just 17.4% of the city population, black men constitute nearly two-thirds (65.2%) of all persons searched during traffic stops. Please show up at Durham City Hall and let the commission know that you will not stand for such racial disparities in policing!Read more
Durham CAN members (PA members are CAN members!) will be trained by Get Covered America and will go door to door together to provide information about the Affordable Care Act to targeted communities in Durham. Training will be held at Immaculate Conception Church, followed by canvassing and simultaneous enrollment at Immaculate Conception and Lion Park.
People’s Alliance is pleased to announce Garrett Dixon has accepted the position of Chapter Organizer! Garrett is a Raleigh native and has a BA in Government from Cornell University. His thesis project was in transit oriented design practices. He brings a wealth of political experience to the position. In 2011, Garrett served as a Field Organizer with the Wake County Coordinated Campaign in support of the Wake County School Board and successfully won five out of five school board races removing Tea Party control from the board. In 2012 he served as Research Coordinator for the North Carolina Democratic Party, Bob Etheridge’s statewide Field Director, and GOTV Organizer with Obama For America.
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The number one thing we should be doing NOW is pushing voting in the 2013 Election. Here's why:
This is the LAST YEAR to register at Early Voting!
- We need to let voters know about upcoming changes to voting, and that NOTHING has changed this year!
- The choice is this race is critical! PA's endorsed candidates support MARRIAGE EQUALITY and OPPOSE 751 South.
- Durham may elect one person to the city council who fundamentally opposes equal rights for gay and lesbian people and two people who favor development instead of protecting our drinking water!
- This election is a building block for the critical 2014 work - gaining volunteers and momentum along the way!
Eddie Davis and Don Moffitt need your help to win! They are progressive leaders in Durham. And if we don't put in the work this fall, we will be disappointed on November 2nd.
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YOU can make the difference in 2013, and help us build for 2014!