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

ACTION ALERT!

  • 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

CANDIDATE-PALOOZA!

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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PDOC (W)RAP PARTY

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

209 LLOYD ST.
Carrboro, NC 27510 United States
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General Meeting — Neoliberalism

October 10 @ 6:30 pm 8:30 pm

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Join us for our October general meeting, where Assistant Professor of Philosophy Kevin Richardson at NC State University will be our guest speaker. Professor Richardson’s talk is entitled Neoliberalism.

Description: According to neoliberalism, the primary goal of a government is not to support its citizens; rather, the goal is to promote market competition. In this presentation, I discuss the philosophy behind neoliberalism, as well as its practical implications. I will also briefly describe alternatives to neoliberalism. In particular, I will describe democratic socialism, a political philosophy championed (most visibly) by Senator Bernie Sanders. 

Carrboro Town Hall, Room 110

301 West Main Street, Room 110
Carrboro, NC 27510 United States
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