Welcome to the Chatham County Democratic Party

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The Chatham County Convention
will be a Virtual Convention. 
All County Conventions will be held on
Saturday, April 25th as virtual events.

DEMOCRATIC PRIMARIES

March 17
Arizona primary (67)
Florida primaries (219)
Illinois primaries (155)
Ohio primaries (136)

Primary Schedules are subject to change as states respond to the COVID-19 emergency.

Primaries continue through June 2nd. 
Find more information about primaries and delegates here.

 

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Building on and extending the historic legacy of the Democratic Party, the Chatham County Democratic Party is committed to:

  • Community
  • Opportunity
  • Fairness
  • Truth in Government
  • Equality

We encourage all individuals who share these values to join us in our efforts to bring them into the political process. We also encourage individuals to consider running for political office to help turn these values into public policy which protects the health and safety of its citizens and advances quality of life, the common good and economic well-being of all the people in Chatham County.


  • Upcoming events

    Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 04:00 PM · $55.00 USD · 1 rsvp
    Governor's Club Clubhouse in Chapel Hill, NC

    Fleet Reddish 2020

    2109_03_Fleet_Reddish_Header_2.pngThis is the election of our life time!  The Fleet Reddish dinner raises funds for CCDP to engage and energize Chatham voters.   It’s also a wonderful event!

    This is our 37th annual dinner, named in honor of former county party chair Fleet Reddish.  The event has grown over the years and is always inspiring and fun as we gather to celebrate our shared values and goal of electing great Democrats to office.

    Keynote Speaker NC Secretary of State Elaine Marshall

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    Elaine Marshall is North Carolina’s Secretary of State. She made history by being the first woman elected to statewide executive office in 1997, when she defeated legendary NASCAR driver Richard Petty, who, less than a year earlier, had been considered virtually unbeatable.

    As Secretary of State, Elaine has received international recognition for her efforts to protect copyrights and deter counterfeit goods. The Secretary of State’s office today is a key law enforcement agency protecting consumers, investors, and charitable givers against securities fraud and financial scams. Elaine's commitment to protecting investors and combating financial fraud has in just the past year and a half alone lead to the recovery of over $340 million from major Wall Street banks for North Carolina investors and foundations.

    Since taking office, Elaine has cut the costs of doing business for companies and individuals —helping small businesses create jobs. She has taken on lobbyists in Raleigh, reforming North Carolina’s ethics laws. Elaine has also kept North Carolina up to date with improved information technology, making information available to businesses, investors and individuals. Her efforts have made North Carolina one of the most affordable places in the United States to do business.

    An Advocate for All

    Elaine remembers, “When I grew up and became the owner of a small business, I discovered that if I wanted a line of credit, my husband had to go to the bank and apply for the loan—because I was a woman. I witnessed other instances of inequity and discrimination in my community, directed at men, women, children, and families who would have little chance of realizing their dreams.

    “So as a lawyer, I stood up for people without a voice. As a citizen, I went to the General Assembly and took on the insurance industry to get coverage for mammograms and Pap Smears. As a member of the North Carolina Senate, I got needed healthcare services, especially for our state’s rural areas. And as Secretary of State, I have made protecting consumers and creating jobs my top priorities.”

    Sponsorships fund 2020 Election Work

    2020 is a critical election year.  Just about any office you can think of is on the ballot.  Not to mention critical judicial races.  The result of the election will impact the next decade of policy in North Carolina. The 2020 legislature will be in charge of redistricting. Every extra Democratic vote helps our statewide candidates.

    And then there is turning out our voters to ensure that North Carolina Presidential electors are all BLUE!

     

    Please become a Fleet Reddish Sponsor.  

    If you prefer to mail your sponsorship/ticket purchase you may use this form and mail your payment to:

    CCDP
    PO Box 1118
    Pittsboro, NC 27312

    When ordering on-line please remember that you should enter "1" for a sponsorship, not the number of tickets.

    Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 10:00 AM · 8 rsvps
    Virtual Meeting in Pittboro, NC

    2020 County Convention

    Last Thursday, in response to the public health emergency facing our state, the North Carolina Democratic Party’s State Executive Council unanimously passed a resolution outlining steps all of us must take with respect to upcoming County Conventions to protect our communities. 

    The steps outlined in this resolution conform to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services recommendations to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 at community events. 

    What this means for Chatham:

              

    NCDP will be providing teleconferencing software for each county to use that will allow your convention delegates or the general public to register and attend the conventions from their homes. This software will support either connecting over the internet or by phone for those without an internet connection.

    Chatham is awaiting more information from the NCDP regarding the software.  Chatham County party leadership is currently working out the details of the Virtual Convention and will post more information as soon as we receive details.

    District and State Convention Delegates

    Chatham has 74 votes at the District and State Conventions.  We need 74 delegates to have all our votes. You do not need to attend the conventions. If you would like to be a delegate to these conventions please sign-up here

    District Conventions are now scheduled for Saturday May 12, 2020. They will be online.

    At present the State Convention will be on June 6th in Raleigh at the McKimmon Center.


    It’s County Convention time!  We are in the run up to the National Convention and the critical decisions of the November election!

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    Next we need to win the majority and sweep the council of state and judicial races!

    Join us virtually on March 28th to find out the latest news.  The convention starts at 10 am. Our keynote is Chatham resident Chris Fitzsimon. 

    Convention documents follow the keynote profile.

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    Keynote Speaker: Chris Fitzsimon, Director and Publisher, States Newsroom

    Chris oversees the content and themes of the organization, managing financial resources, and supervising the state editors. He also travels frequently to hire and visit editors and grantees and appears weekly on the TV political talk show NC SPIN.

    From 2004 to 2017, Fitzsimon was the founder and original director of NC Policy Watch, North Carolina's leading online news and commentary outlet, where he led a team of seven journalists, hosted a weekly radio show and wrote a syndicated column on North Carolina politics and government.

    Fitzsimon was also the founder and director of Common Sense Foundation, a progressive think tank in Raleigh. From 1991 to 1994, he was the spokesperson, speech writer and policy adviser for N.C. Speaker of the House Dan Blue. Before his stint with Speaker Blue, Fitzsimon was an award-winning television news reporter covering politics and government.

     

    Convention Documents

    Coming soon.


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