At a time of great uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic, public officials at both the city and county levels in Durham continue to work to complete their budgets for the upcoming fiscal year 2020-2021. Since early in the year, PA (led by its action teams and board) has been advocating for the inclusion of several specific budget requests that support our vision of a just, equitable, and inclusive community where all people thrive. These requests include additional funding for rental assistance and eviction diversion, added support for race equity, a proposal for county-wide property tax assistance for low-income homeowners, expanded investments in environmental sustainability, and a living wage for all Durham Public Schools (DPS) employees.Read more
Tell Duke Energy that Durham wants to have clean, affordable renewable energy! Sign our petition now! // ¡Dígale a Duke Energy que Durham quiere tener energía renovable limpia y asequible! ¡Firme nuestra petición ahora!
The City of Durham’s franchise agreement with Duke Energy comes up for renewal this year. The franchise agreement spells out the rules and regulations under which Duke Energy operates in Durham. Our mayor, Steve Schewel, is asking for changes to the current agreement that will enable our city to transition to renewable energy for all of our power needs. This petition is written to support the mayor’s efforts. If we can secure enough of the Durham community’s vocal backing, we will be in a stronger position to win these demands from Duke Energy.Read more
People's Alliance Members --
PA has signed onto several important platforms calling for a just, progressive response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please sign on yourself and share widely!
- NC United for Social and Economic Survival and Beyond is demanding our state government allocate money to meet people’s urgent needs caused by COVID-19.
- Raise Up NC is calling on McDonald’s to give all its workers paid sick leave. Last week, Raise Up workers went on virtual strike for this and other demands. Hear directly from those workers on strike about why they were taking a stand here!
- The Durham Association of Educators is demanding immediate relief for NC public school employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Resources for the Durham community
PA is also continuing to uplift important resources for our community members in need as well as ways to provide mutual aid. This week, we’re highlighting important resources and mutual aid for Durham families with kids, nonprofits, and small businesses.Read more