Political and Governmental Reform
Balanced elected bodies: The People’s Alliance Political Action Committee (PA PAC) believes in electing public officials with a progressive vision for Durham and who reflect the racial and economic diversity of our community. PA PAC has contributed to the election of a politically progressive and racially diverse City Council, County Commission and School Board through its endorsements and poll work.
Campaign Finance Reform: PA is a member of the North Carolina Alliance for Democracy– pushing for the “Clean Elections” Act and other bills promoting campaign finance reform. Since 1992, PA has participated in numerous public hearings, and grassroots efforts working to achieve campaign finance reform.
Domestic Partner Benefits: Working with a broad coalition of concerned citizens, PA successfully lobbied both City and County governments to provide domestic partner benefits to employees.
Durham Bill of Rights Defense Committee: PA members founded, and PA supports, the activities of the Durham Bill of Rights Defense Committee. This organization is dedicated to protecting citizens against the abuses of the Patriot Act and other civil protections that have been under attack as part of the “war on terrorism.”