A Message of Solidarity from PA’s Co-Presidents

We are outraged and grieving at the Black lives taken unjustly by police violence and white supremacy. 

The violence against Black people must stop. Those with power, wealth, and white privilege must end their targeted killings of the descendants of those whom the United States enslaved in order to build this country. The deep trauma of how Blackness has been looted resonates unbearably and constantly. Corporations, museums, and governmental entities have stolen and continue to steal Black culture, Black ideas, and Black votes, all while resisting Black wealth building and healing. Meanwhile, terorrism against Black bodies continues.

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Call to action: Support PA's City/County Budget Advocacy!

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.

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Take action! Sign Durham-Duke Energy Franchise Agreement Petition

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. 

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