Orange County Democratic Party

OCDP Forum on Voter Owned Elections at Chapel Hill Town Hall

The Orange County Democratic Party is hosting an information forum on Chapel Hill's new system of Voter Owned Elections. The party invites all residents to learn how potential candidates for public office can use this publicly financed system to help finance the costs of running for office. Introductory remarks will be made by Gene Nichol, former Dean of the UNC Law School. There will be additional presentations by Common Cause, Democracy North Carolina and a panel discussion.

The forum will be held Tuesday evening, June 23rd, at the Chapel Hill Town Council Chambers at 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., and will begin at 7pm. This event will last about an hour.

Carrboro residents are encouraged to attend as well to learn how this system works.


Tuesday, June 23, 2009 - 3:00pm


Chapel Hill Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill, NC

OCDP breakfast

I went to the Orange County Democratic Party legislative breakfast this morning. I did a play-by-play with Twitter and recorded a fair amount of audio with my phone.

Orange County Democratic Party Legislative Breakfast

Via e-mail:

The political season is hot, and the Orange County Democratic Party's Legislative Breakfast - 8 AM, October 11, at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill - will be a highlight. Our State legislators will report on the recent legislative session in Raleigh, and Congressman Price will report on what is happening on Capitol Hill. Our big social event of the year, the Breakfast also helps raise money for Party operations during this exciting fall campaign.

Tickets purchased by October 6 are $40. Tickets purchased at the door are $60. Teen Dems and UNC Young Dems tickets are $20 if purchased by October 6. Contact your precinct chair or the OCDP office (919-933-9662, to purchase tickets. Or mail your check to OCDP, PO Box 3368, Chapel Hill, NC 27515-3368. Write"Legislative Breakfast" in the notation.

Anyone who wishes to donate tickets as gifts to party volunteers or to Teen or Young Dems may do so. Large 2008 donations to the OCDP and ticket donations will be noted in the program.

Get your tickets early for this fun and informative event. We hope to see you there.

Jack Sanders, Chair
Orange County Democratic Party

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Saturday, October 11, 2008 - 4:00am


Friday Center

Orange County Dems HQ Opening Party

Via e-mail:

Announcing: the Grand Opening of the new OCDP office, Tuesday, September 2, 5:00 - 7:30 pm, at 121 South Estes Drive, Suite 102 A (just 50 feet from our old office, Suite 103 A), in Chapel Hill. Come socialize with fellow Democrats, sign up for Obama/Biden yard signs (expected by Sept 8), pick up campaign paraphernalia and registration forms, purchase Legislative Breakfast tickets, sign up to be a volunteer, donate to the cause, and enjoy light refreshments.

Coming out of a terrific National Convention, we are unified and have a great ticket, a strong and clear message, and tremendous energy. But the polls show a very tight race, and the choice of a very conservative VP candidate by McCain appears to have re-invigorated the Republican base. We are in for a fight, and North Carolina is in the thick of it. With hard work, Orange County can help carry the state for Obama/Biden, Kay Hagan, Bev Perdue, and other Democratic candidates down the ballot.

This election is crucial: are we as a nation going to continue with the failed policies and status-quo politics of the rich and powerful as usual? Or seize this historic opportunity for Change so that our government actually works, and works for all of us?

Let's get started at our Grand Opening. I hope to see you there!

Jack Sanders, Chair
Orange County Democratic Party 


Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm


121 South Estes Drive, Suite 102 A, Chapel Hill

Orange County Democratic Women meeting

Via the News of Orange:

Thursday, July 24. The Orange County Democratic Women will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Chapel Hill Museum, 523 E. Franklin St. in Chapel Hill. The monthly meeting will focus on taxes and comparing the priorities of national political parties. The guest speaker will be Meg Gray Weihe, policy analyst with the N.C. Justice Center’s Budget & Tax Center, who will speak on “Why Tax Fairness Matters.” For more information, call Anne Thomas at 929-0547.


Thursday, July 24, 2008 - 3:30pm


Chapel Hill Museum, 523 E. Franklin St.



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