PA members organize action teams focused on specific issues that affect our Durham community. The focus of these teams vary depending on the current prominence of issues and on volunteer leadership. We encourage members to lead organizing efforts directed at new issues. We're proud that local organizing efforts such as the Durham Living Wage Campaign and the You Can Vote Project were born out of PA Action Teams.
All committees are open to all PA members to join.
Here are descriptions of our current action teams and their meeting dates/locations. If you are interested in getting involved, please reach out to the listed contact!
Holding our elected leaders accountable doesn't start or stop right around elections. We must ensure that our progressive champions are fulfilling the promises made to us -- the voters -- by introducing and passing policies that align with the People's Alliance values.
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of each month, 6 - 8pm
Contact: Yesenia Polanco: email@example.com
Affordable Housing Team
People’s Alliance is leading the Coalition for Affordable Housing & Transit so residents of all incomes can afford to live near rail transit stations and bus hubs in Durham.
Meetings: May 30, 2019; location & time TBD
Contact: Nicole Furnace
Economic Inequality Team
The People’s Alliance Economic Inequality work group advocates for policies that ensure that all Durham residents have access to high-quality jobs that pay a living wage with benefits, and the opportunity to acquire and make use of productive assets. In addition, we advocate for progressive tax policies that ensure that businesses and residents pay their fair share to support adequate public services.
Contact: Carl Rist, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Durham People’s Alliance Education Team works to support a unified Public Education system for all families in Durham. We believe in local control of tax dollars so that families and elected officials can make decisions about Durham’s educational system. The Education Team encourages collaboration and creative approaches to education. We feel that teachers, families and students should be participants in the decisions made about our schools.
Contact: Molly Parks, email@example.com
Racial Equity Team
The People's Alliance Racial Equity action team works to dismantle systemic racism--a system of societal and institutional beliefs and policies that uphold white supremacy and oppress people of color--by first looking at People's Alliance itself and assuring its policies and decision-making promote racial equality, and then extending that lens throughout our community.
Meetings: 2nd Wednesday of each month
Contacts: Sondra Stein: Sondragstein@gmail.com; Katie Mgongolwa: KatieM526@gmail.com