The Chatham County Democratic Party is excited to present a monthly series of movies on important issues. We hope you will be able to join us on Saturday, February 3rd for The Epidemic, an episode from the America Divided series, at the Pittsboro Roadhouse. Entry is free. The Road House menu will be available if you want to order lunch or a snack.
The Epidemic – Addiction and Deindustrialization In the 21st century, we have seen the withering of middle-class life in America. Manufacturing, which once held out the promise of a middle-class life for those with a high school education, has shed five million jobs since 2000. Now, as Americans grapple with the growing inequality, something startling is happening to working class white America: an epidemic of suicide and drug and alcohol-related deaths across the heartland. Since 1999, this epidemic has resulted in nearly half a million early deaths — a figure comparable to all the lives lost to AIDS in the US. In “The Epidemic,” Peter Sarsgaard — whose own family has battled with drug addiction — travels to Dayton, Ohio, to investigate how the city, once the very definition of industrial invention and middle-class America, has become the epicenter of an epidemic and a symbol of our age of inequality.
Doors open at 12:30, Movie at 12:45. Run time approximately 60 minutes.
Information on viewing these selections at home or having your own group showing is here.
The Chatham County Democratic Party invites you to join us on Saturday February 224, 2018 for our Morning Meet and Greet. Spend time talking to elected officials and 2018 candidates in an informal setting at the North Chatham Elementary School from 9 am to noon.
We will provide light refreshments (especially coffee). Please consider bringing a donation for CORA to help combat hunger in Chatham County.
Photos from our recent Meet & Greet at the Northwest District Park
US House, 6th Congressional District Candidates
Margot Horney (D) www.margotforushouse.com
Ryan Watts (D) http://wattsforcongress.com/
Gerald Wong (D) https://wongforcongress.com/
Senator Valerie Foushee (D) http://www.fousheefornc.com/about
Representative Robert Reives II (D) http://www.reivesforhouse.com/
District 3 Diana Hales (D) https://www.facebook.com/DianaHalesChatham/
District 4 James Crawford (D) https://www.facebook.com/crawfordforhatham/
Sheriff Mike Roberson (D) Https://www.mikerobersonforsheriff.com/
Chatham County Court
Clerk of Superior Court – Sam Cooper (D) https:www.votesamcooper.com/