Racial & Economic Justice

Apply for a Chapel Hill Advisory Board

Over the two years, Chapel Hill has gone through an extensive process to restructure our advisory boards and commissions. The main focus of this work has been to simplify the development review process, and has led to the creation of four major boards that will review development proposals (Planning Commission, Transportation and Connectivity Advisory Board, Environmental Stewardship Advisory Board, and Housing Advisory Board). The town will be making appointments to these four boards this spring, and we need community members to step up and serve to help move our community forward. The town also has a number of vacancies on existing boards that may be filled this spring.

Justice Academy: Forum on the Power & Influence of ALEC

The American Legistlative Exchange Council (ALEC) is a think tank that creates 'model' pro-corporation legislation for states and then lobbies to have it passed. 

Orange County Justice United is organizing a forum for the local community to discuss ALEC's power and influence. A short documentary will be screened, followed by a panel with the following speakers:


  • Bob Phillips, Executive Director of Common Cause North Carolina
  • Frayda Bluestein, Professor of Public Law and Government at UNC-CH
  • Jennifer Frye, Associate Director of Democracy NC 



Monday, April 7, 2014 - 7:00pm


Community Church of Chapel Hill (106 Purefoy Road in Chapel Hill)

Woman's History Month

The downside of observing under-appreciated achievements with Black and Women’s History month-long observances is they invariably miss something that was (for someone) very important. That makes something that was under-appreciated seem UNappreciated, which is probably not the case.


 It appears that as far as I can see on the political scene that there is a civil war here in orange county between liberal democrats and  conservative republicans. Where are the moderates of both parties.  Which of the current candidates of either party declare that he or she is a moderate liberal democrat or moderate conservative republican . Perhaps I might  declare I"M  a moderate liberal republican.  Gary Kahn

What Is A Liberal Republican

The Orange County Republican Party defines it self as its 2 favorite presidents are Abe Lincoln and Ronald Reagan. At a recent party meeting this issue came up, and I said openly to this group my favorite Republican Presidents were Abe Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt. There  response was  it makes sense a Republican from Chapel Hill would think that.  I said my third favorite was President Eisenhower. Gary   Kahn



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