Dear PA Members,
I hope you all are doing well! I am so excited to see everyone at our membership meeting this Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. at The Fruit. Food and drinks will be provided. It will be a great moment to fellowship together as Durham’s progressive community. Please register here.
During the business portion of the membership meeting, we will hear updates about the action teams, discuss our strategic planning process, approve our 2023 budget, and elect Chapter and PAC board members and officers. The PA Chapter Board are pleased to announce the following nominees:
- Carina Barnett-Loro
- Allan Freyer
- Mike Lee
- Lao Rubert
- Adam Stromme
The PA PAC Board are pleased to announce the following nominees:
- Leah Josephson
- Monica Burnette
Following your ratification, we are excited to officially welcome these talented individuals to the Boards. Additionally, current Chapter board members Sally Hodges-Copple, Italo Medelius, Carl Rist, and Adam Beyer will continue their service. Current PAC board members Nana Assante-Smith, Rochelle Sparko, Rann Bar-On and Yesenia Polanco will continue their service.
I also wanted to take a moment to acknowledge and thank Sendolo Diaminah. Sendolo has served on the Board for the past two years and has been an invaluable source of wisdom and stability during a time of transition for PA. We are so grateful for Sendolo’s service on the Board!
On another note, last month’s newsletter included a Harriett Tubman quote intended to inspire action ahead of the elections. Unfortunately, its language was also a painful reminder of this country’s history of slavery. We apologize for any offense its usage caused.
It has been a busy year for us at the People’s Alliance! In the coming weeks, we will share a document with you highlighting some of our accomplishments, but as a preview we: hosted multiple progressive issue forms, supported partner organizations around Durham and North Carolina, and embarked on our first ever strategic planning process. And there’s so much more to come in 2023.
Importantly, we hired our new Lead Coordinator, Ann Rebeck. She has been instrumental in supporting Action Teams, working closely with members, and organizing our events. If you haven’t had the opportunity to meet her, please do so! She would love to find a way to get to know you and help you join our work in 2023 and beyond.
As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your continued support of the People’s Alliance. Together, we are making Durham a model progressive community.
President, People’s Alliance Board of Directors