How To Fix Our Broken Healthcare System

May 21, 2020 @ 6:30 pm

Please join us for our May meeting where Cathy Chapman will give a timely talk on “How to Fix our Broken Health Care System.” The talk will be followed by other PDOC business.

Please register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from Healthcare For All, Y’all containing information about joining the meeting.

Cathy Chapman has been a registered nurse for more than 40 years and had her own home care agency for 10 years. She was also a Medicare and Medicaid nurse reviewer and is certified in case management and diabetes education, as well as being co-author of nursing articles and previous guest lecturer at schools of nursing. In the political arena she is the former Mecklenburg county party chair, a delegate to two National Democratic Conventions and is the former chair of the NC Nurses PAC.

Virtual Town Hall – Election 2020

April 11, 2020 @ 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

This Saturday, April 11 at 1 PM is our OCDP Virtual Town Hall:Election Update, and we’re bringing you an opportunity to engage with NC Reps. Darren Jackson and Allison Dahle as they share how the NC House is preparing its response to COVID-19, including for the upcoming General Election in November. There’s lots more on the agenda; we hope you’ll be able to join us. 

Do you have a question you’d like to pose for our speakers?

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VIRTUAL PDOC March Brainstorm

March 19, 2020 @ 7:30 pm 9:00 pm

We invite everyone to come together VIRTUALLY and strategize about how we can seize this moment, and change the world.  Please feel free to invite anyone that might be interested to join in. ZOOM conference details below:

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Draft Agenda
I. Introductions
II. Update from Apoyo on Sheriff Blackwood situation
III. Discussion of where we are, and where we might be headed
IV. Brainstorm strategies for effectively pushing for progressive change
V. Next steps

Candidate-Palooza II

February 13, 2020 @ 6:30 pm 8:30 pm

On Thursday, February 13 we usher in the first day of Early Voting with our second discussion with candidates and campaign spokes-folks
We’ll also talk with local candidates Daniel Lockwood (D4 Congress); Renee Price, Jean Hamilton and Amy Fowler (OC County Board of Commissioners); Lamar Proctor, Erika Bales and Noah Oswald (Dist. Court Judge); OC Board of Education candidates Jennie McCray, LaTandra Strong and Carrie Doyle; and more. We will hear briefly from each speaker then open up the floor to questions – plus snacks!

We will hear briefly from each speaker then open up the floor to questions.

Perez Stacks DNC Deck Against Progressive


  • DNC Chair Tom Perez is stacking the deck against Progressive candidates and voices by appointing centrist candidates to the DNC Executive Committee from deep within the Democratic Party establishment who will establish rules for the Convention. PDOC, along with the California Progressive Dems and others, is sending a letter to Perez to let him know this isn’t RIGHT! Please read the letter and the New Republic article, plus other resources at the end of the letter, then phone or write the DNC with your own thoughts.
  • Read the letter that PDOC asking DNC Chairman Tom Perez to make sure that Progressive voices are included in the planning committees of the Democratic Convention and not repeat the bias tainting the 2016 convention. PDOC LETTER
  • Call or write the DNC with your own thoughts and voices:
    Tom Perez, Chair – Democratic National Committee
    430 South Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003
    DNC  (202) 863-8000
  • READ the New Republic article by Daniel Boguslaw about the committee appointments


January 16, 2020 @ 6:30 pm 8:30 pm

Everything you want to know about the candidates and aren’t afraid to ask!

On Thursday, January 16 we host a discussion with representatives from the Sanders, Warren, Steyer and Yang campaigns.

We’ll also talk with local candidates Daniel Lockwood (D4 Congress); Penny Rich, Mark Dorosin and Mark Marcoplos (OC County Board of Commissioners); Lamar Proctor (Dist. Court Judge) and more.

We will hear briefly from each speaker then open up the floor to questions.

Early voting starts Feb. 13 – be ready!

Orange County Democratic Party Headquarters

209 Lloyd St.
Carrboro, North Carolina United States
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December 16 @ 6:30 pm 8:30 pm

 Let’s lift a glass to our achievements in 2019,
and share our hopes and dreams for 2020! 

We will also be celebrating our very own Felix Peng, who will be entering the belly of the beast in January when he begins what is certain to be an esteemed foreign service career at the State Department. Snacks and wine will be provided.

**Please bring non-perishable food items to donate to PORCH if you are able. **

Orange County Democratic Party Headquarters

Carrboro, NC 27510 United States
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