August 2013

Campaigning in Chapel Hill

Hi Orange Politics Friends. Today I start blogging about my campaign. Just the everyday stuff. Please feel free to ask me questions so this can also be a conversation.  

Today I spent the day addressing envelopes and writing notes to people to ask for their support in my bid for Town Council.

 It is a strange feeling to ask for money for something other than earthquake victims, scholarships, or all the other worthy causes I have been fundraising for in the last 18 years. This time I am asking for money I will spend (hopefully) on signs, brochures and stickers and maybe even some t-shirts to wear to the polls. 

 I thought I would feel guilty, but I don't. I realize that folks around here know my politics, and those who share my concern for the future of out town--the need to keep it beautiful yet affordable, to do better by pedestrians and bikers, to have better collaboration among agencies, to bring innovation and suitable development--will get their money's worth if I am elected. 

fundraising

hi, in response to Mary Palmers fundraising efforts, as a former fundraiser I know how difficult it can be to ask for funds to support a camppiagne, there fore I wont be actively seeking funds but  will accept contributions, im running on my experience by attending town council meetings and various community committees meetings like the central west focus groups and opinions ive expressed at several  town council meetings where I havnt seen to many of my fellow candidates. thank you, Gary Kahn

 

Chapel Hill Town Council Worksession on LUMO overhaul

Sep. 11: Council Work Session: Lee Einsweiler, Principal at Code Studio and lead consultant for the LUMO Update, will present an overview of the project, highlighting key milestones and other considerations.  Sept. 24,25,26 will be the stakeholder meetings for LUMO.

Date: 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Chapel Hill Library Room B 6PM

More Campaigning

Today I read Nancy Oates' column endorsing Sally Greene for Ellie Kinnaird's seat. I second the motion. We would be well served by Sally, and I am not just saying that so that there will be another open seat on the Town Council! ; ) We need somebody who can carry on Ellie's good fight. It will take courage, stamina, endurance, and quite a bit of faith in our democracy. Go Sally!

In support of Valerie

I wrote yesterday in support of the idea of Sally Green replacing Ellie Kinnaird. Today I see that Valerie Foushee has actually thrown her hat in the ring and I think she would make a magnificent replacement for Senator Kinnaird. Valerie has the county-wide experience needed and the respect of all the constituencies she has already served in so many ways. Having said that, I think I better focus on my own race. 

Today I ordered my first campaign "visual aids." (I guess the teacher in me will come out one way or another.) I would say what it is, but I don't want to give any ideas to my opponents. I am very excited and hope the green and red colors we chose will look as bright and beautiful as they do on the computer. My 17-year-old daughter, Sofia, said it looked "pretty cool." I know I am not a particularly "cool" mom, but maybe my "cool" factor is high enough for Town Council?

Working in the Triangle Area

Hello,

I was recently discussing my desire to return to North Carolina to work with a friend who suggested I go to Orange Politics, who said that the group contained progressive minded, well connected people involved in politics, who may be able to help me. The circumstances I am looking for work in are somewhat unique, so I shall try and elucidate concisely as possible.

Senatorial District 23 Committee Meeting to Appoint Kinnaird Successor

The NC Senatorial District 23 Democratic Party Executive Committee will convene to appoint Former Senator Ellie Kinnaird's replacement at this meeting. You can read more about the candidates here.

There are four members on this committee, two from Orange County, who control 446 votes, and two from Chatham County, who control 212 votes. The members of the committee are as follows:

  • Wanda Hunter, Orange County, whunter1@nc.rr.com, 919-929-9655
  • Samantha Cabe, Orange County, 919-928-5701
  • Donald Knowles, Chatham County, 919-968-0844
  • George Lucier, Chatham County, 919-548-4151

Date: 

Sunday, September 8, 2013 - 6:00pm

Location: 

Holmes Room, Chatham County Library, 197 NC Hwy 87 North, Pittsboro, NC

Senatorial District 23 Committee Informational Meeting

The NC Senatorial District 23 Democratic Party Executive Committee will convene an informational meeting for candidates interested in seeking the appointment to replace Former Senator Ellie Kinnaird at this meeting. The purpose of the meeting is to explain the process, hear brief statements from declared candidates, allow Executive Committee members to ask questions of the candidates, and to allow for public comments. The meeting is unofficial and optional and open to the public.

You can read more about the candidates interested in replacing Former Senator Kinnaird here.

There are four members on this committee, two from Orange County, who control 446 votes, and two from Chatham County, who control 212 votes. The members of the committee are as follows:

  • Wanda Hunter, Orange County, whunter1@nc.rr.com, 919-929-9655
  • Samantha Cabe, Orange County, 919-928-5701
  • Donald Knowles, Chatham County, 919-968-0844
  • George Lucier, Chatham County, 919-548-4151

The committee will convene on September 8th at the Chatham County Library to make the official appointment. Full information about this meeting can be found here.

Date: 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 7:00pm

Location: 

Post Office/Old Courthouse Building, 179 East Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC

OP upgrade work is underway

Although it may be down the totem pole in your interest list given the number of interesting political happenings of late, I just wanted to give everyone a quick update about the OP upgrade currently underway. I have been working with Ruby over the past several months to implement a much-needed upgrade of this site from Drupal 5 to Drupal 7.

Forward Together Rally in Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill will be the home of one of thirteen rallies going on simultaneously across North Carolina on Wednesday. Join us in rising up against the immoral attempts to drag our state back to the bad old days!

From ncaacpnc.org:

Taking the Dream Home

Forward Together Movement Rallies across North Carolina on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

After many of you attend the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the March on Washington in D.C. on August 24th, we will return to North Carolina and rally in our home state on August 28th, the actual 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. We will heed Dr. King's call at the end of his "I Have a Dream" speech to go home and organize! We will hold 13 simultaneous rallies across the state to bring to light the unconstitutional and immoral acts of the NC General Assembly and the influence their decisions have had on our local communities. We will rally in the 13 Congressional Districts and demand that our Congress People renew Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act. 

Date: 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 5:30pm

Location: 

Peace and Justice Plaza, Franklin St. Post Office, 179 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill

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