People’s Alliance (PA) is a grassroots organization that has been advancing a progressive vision for Durham and our state for more than 40 years. We believe a community can be more than a place where people live - it can be a place where all people live well. We work to elect progressive people to office and hold them accountable 365 days a year.
We are currently working to advance our mission through:
- Action Teams that are advocating for progressive change in certain issue areas, including Economic Inequality, Public Education, Affordable Housing and Racial Equity
- Accountability Teams that are holding our elected officials accountable and organizing and mobilizing action aimed at influencing policy decisions, including Durham City Council, Indivisible (Members of Congress), Historical Research (accountability record for past votes/statements/actions)
- Community Conversations are small groups that gather throughout the year to build community and foster open, creative conversations about how to advance policies and practices that build a more equitable and anti-racist Durham. Through conversation, folks from across Durham will identify proactive actions and reactive responses needed to dismantle systems of racism and oppression and promote a more just and equitable Durham where all people can live well.
- Progressive Issue Forums are quarterly education events that PA hosts, sometimes in collaboration with other progressive organizations, on issues facing the Durham Community.
PA is organized to encourage participation and democratic decision-making. All major issue and policy decisions, as well as our PAC electoral recommendations, are made by the full membership meetings. We encourage members to lead organizing efforts directed at new issues. All committees are open to all members. Our one staff person maintains membership records, runs the office and coordinates volunteers. Find out how to get involved today!
PA is a volunteer organization that's supported by our nearly 2,000 members - become a member and support a more progressive Durham!