PA PAC 2019 Municipal Election Endorsement Meeting

PA PAC members will meet at Shepard Middle School (2401 Dakota St, Durham, NC 27707) on Wednesday, August 21 at 6:30 pm ET to debate and endorse the candidates for Durham mayor, three at-large city council members, the proposed affordable housing bond.

Doors open at 5:30 pm and all attendees must be current members of the People’s Alliance and must check in, join or renew their membership as necessary.  The meeting will start promptly at 6:30 pm ET. Please arrive early if you plan to sign up or renew on site.

Childcare and English/Spanish simultaneous interpretation will be provided as needed.  Please email to indicate whether you expect to need childcare or interpretation services for this meeting.

Click here to RSVP,  read more about the endorsement process and membership requirements to participate in the endorsement meeting.



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Joining PA and voting at the 2019 endorsement meeting

The People’s Alliance PAC is working to schedule the 2019 endorsement meeting to consider candidates for Durham mayor, three at-large city council seats and the proposed affordable housing bond.  Scheduling conflicts at major venues in Durham and increased seating, insurance and parking needs have resulted in some delays in securing an appropriate and accessible venue. We apologize for this inconvenience.

We expect to hold this year’s endorsement meeting no earlier than August 20, and possibly later than that date.  You must be a People’s Alliance member to participate in the endorsement meeting.  

For existing PA members, and lapsed members who have not yet renewed their membership for the 2019 calendar year, you can renew online at any time before the endorsement meeting to speak on behalf of a candidate and vote for your preferred candidates.  Membership renewal will also be available the day of the meeting.

For people who are considering PA membership and would like to attend and vote at the endorsement meeting, you must join PA at least 60 days before the endorsement meeting--or June 20.  While the endorsement meeting may be held later than August 20 due to venue availability, it will not be held earlier than that date, so any new members that join on or before June 20 will be assured of the ability to vote at the endorsement meeting.

New members who join less than 60 days before the endorsement meeting are encouraged to attend and speak on behalf of candidates but can not vote to endorse a candidate for office.  

We expect to notify members of the date and venue in the coming weeks and appreciate your patience as we work to find a venue appropriate this meeting.

Senator McKissick to be Appointed to the NC Utilities Commission, People’s Alliance PAC to Make No Endorsement for Vacant Senate Seat

On April 30, Governor Cooper proposed Durham Senator Floyd McKissick, Jr. for a seat on the North Carolina Utilities Commission. Senator McKissick is one of three nominees for the commission included in an appointments bill now being considered in the North Carolina General Assembly. Bills confirming appointments exclusively in the Governor’s control customarily pass. When during the current legislative session the bill may pass is uncertain.  As with previous vacancies where the vacancy is not filled by an elected official or elected body, People's Alliance PAC will not make an endorsement.

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People’s Alliance elects PAC coordinators for 2020 election cycle

At a membership meeting held on April 22 and attended by over 140 members of the People’s Alliance, the PA membership elected the following PA members to serve as PAC coordinators for the 2020 election cycle.

Nana Asante-Smith
Jeb Dennis
Tom Feltner
Tom Miller
Milo Pyne
Rochelle Sparko (2020 presidential election only)

Any current member of the People’s Alliance may stand for election to serve as a PAC coordinator, and additional PAC coordinators may be appointed to fill vacancies or to provide additional support to PA members during busy election cycles. For information on becoming a PAC coordinator, please contact the People’s Alliance PAC here.


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