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  • published Migrant Children to be Housed at NC School in News 2022-06-28 16:56:08 -0400

    The Biden admin has signed a five-year contract to house migrant kids at a former school in Greensboro, NC.

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-admin-contract-house-migrant-kids-north-carolina-school


  • published Maria Jocys to be on ballot for Sheriff in News 2022-06-27 15:43:39 -0400

    The Durham County Board of Elections unanimously voted to dismiss Sheriff Clarence Birkhead's complaint against election challenger Maria Jocys.

    Birkhead, in broad terms, contested that because some of the signatures required to get Jocys on the ballot could not be validated, the verified onces should also be disallowed. 

    Jocys' lawyer, Michael Crowell, said the sheriff’s team hadn’t “provided anything that we didn’t already know about the rejections of the signatures and the number of valid signatures.” The Durham Board of Elections agreed.

    Read More:

    https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2646250041204/durham-board-dismisses-sheriff-s-complaint-against-independent-election-challenger?noAds=1&_f=app_share&s=i3


  • published Republicans can defend voter law in News 2022-06-27 15:31:32 -0400

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Republicans could intervene in a legal challenge to a law requiring voter ids at polls.

    The North Carolina NAACP sued to prevent the law’s implementation. Attorney General Josh Stein, a Democrat, has been tasked with defending the law. A law that Stein does not agree with.

    "North Carolinians deserve to have their laws vigorously defended in court," Republican Senate leader Phil Berger said in a statement, adding that he felt opposition to voter ID from Stein and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper "has resulted in them intentionally sandbagging the defense of a law the majority of North Carolinians support."

    Read more here:

    https://www.wral.com/us-supreme-court-rules-republicans-can-defend-nc-voter-id-law-in-court-battle/20344341/


  • published School Dress Code could be Updated in News 2022-06-21 15:38:56 -0400

    A new dress code could soon be approved for Durham Public School students. Some leaders are pushing for a more inclusive policy to further create what they call a 'more welcoming' learning environment.

    The dress code is modeled after the one used in Portland, Oregon.

    Their idea is to make it more inclusive which would allow bra straps and mid drifts to be visible as well as underwear waistbands and hoodies.

    The board will vote on the new code on Thursday at their meeting.

    Read more here: https://abc11.com/durham-nc-public-schools-dress-code-inclusive/11984597/


  • Maria Jocys, a challenger for the Durham County sheriff’s seat in this fall's midterm election, is under investigation to determine why the names of thousands of registered voters that appeared on her petition to get on the ballot are invalid.

     

    Read more here: https://indyweek.com/news/durham/nc-board-of-elections-investigating-signatures-on-durham-sheriff-candidate-petition-to-get-on-ballot/


  • published ShotSpotter technology may make it to Durham in News 2022-05-28 08:57:02 -0400

    ShotSpotter, a technology that detects gunshots and can direct police to the location they occurred, is being evaluated in Durham. 

    Supporters say this technology could speed up police response times to incident locations and potentially save lives.

    Durham Police Chief Patrice Andrews says, “We are at a point where we have to try something”.

    This year, so far, 96 people have been shot in Durham and 17 of those people have died.

    https://www.cbs17.com/news/local-news/durham-county-news/we-have-to-try-something-durham-police-chief-says-shotspotter-could-address-violent-crime/

     


  • published Durham highest in state Covid infections in News 2022-05-28 08:43:54 -0400

    Durham County has the highest spread of coronavirus in the state, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Interesting, considering we often hear in the media that Republican-leaning areas are where the Coronavirus spread is most significant.

    https://www.wral.com/coronavirus/cdc-data-shows-durham-county-at-high-risk-for-covid-spread/20302500/

     


  • published Our 2022 Candidates 2022-04-01 19:34:36 -0400

    Our 2022 Candidates

    CONGRATULATIONS, to our REPUBLICAN Nominees! Conservative Voting Guide - Learn About the Candidates

    US Senate

    Ted Budd: https://tedbudd.com/issues/

    US House of Representatives District 4

    Courtney Geels: https://courtneygeelsforcongress.com/

    NC Supreme Court Associate Justice Seat 5

    Trey Allen:  https://www.treyallennc.com/

    NC Court of Appeals Judge Seat 9

    Donna Stroud: https://judgestroud.com/

    NC Court of Appeals Judge Seat 11

    Michael J. Stading: https://www.michaelstading.com/

    NC State Senate District 22

    Larry Coleman: https://www.colemanforncsenate.com/

     

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  • NCGOP Statement on Vice President Harris NC Visit

    March 2, 2022
    For Immediate Release

    If you’re covering Vice President Kamala Harris and Labor Secretary Marty Walsh’s visit to Durham today, please consider the following statement from NCGOP Chairman Michael Whatley:

    “As Vice President Harris visits North Carolina today to push unionization, she'll ignore the real problems caused by Biden-Harris economic policies. Sky-high Bidenflation is squeezing North Carolina workers' paychecks and erasing their wage gains.” - NCGOP Chairman Michael Whatley


  • published Open Precinct Leadership Positions in Leadership 2022-01-27 20:15:28 -0500

    Open Precinct Leadership Positions

    Precinct Volunteers Needed! 

    If you can help represent any of the following Precincts, contact Natalie Beauchaine at [email protected]

     

    Precinct Number Precinct Description
    3 E K POWE ELEMENTARY
    4 SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND MATH
    5 PATTERSON REC CENTER
    6 LAKEWOOD SCHOOL
    8 MOREHEAD MONTESSORI
    10 C C SPAULDING SCHOOL
    12 MONUMENT OF FAITH CHURCH
    13 BURTON ELEMENTARY
    14 Y E SMITH SCHOOL
    16 HOLY INFANT CATHOLIC
    17 COUNTY MAIN LIBRARY
    20 COUNTY AGRICULTURAL BUILDING
    21 CLUB BOULEVARD SCHOOL
    22 VFW POST 2740
    27 CREEKSIDE ELEMENTARY
    31 BETHESDA RURITAN CLUB
    32 NEAL MIDDLE SCHOOL
    34-1 PEARSONTOWN ELEMENTARY
    34-2 IVY COMMUNITY CENTER
    36 YATES BAPTIST CHURCH
    38 HOPE VALLEY BAPTIST
    41 WHITE ROCK BAPTIST CHURCH
    42 SHEPHARD MAGNET SCHOOL
    47 HOLMES RECREATION CENTER
    48 CHRIST THE KING MORAVIAN
    52 EVANGEL ASSEMBLY OF GOD
    55-11 WEAVER ST RECREATION CENTER
    55-49 NCCU - TURNER LAW BUILDING
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  • Raleigh, N.C. – Sen. Chuck Edwards (R - Henderson) invites North Carolina high school students to apply for the 50th Annual Youth Legislative Assembly (YLA).
    The Legislative Services Office, under the North Carolina General Assembly, is now accepting applications for the conference to be held April 8 – 10, 2022, in Raleigh. Applications will be accepted through February 1, 2022. The application can be found online at https://www.ncleg.gov/YLA.
    The YLA gives high school students a unique opportunity to get an in-depth understanding of the laws governing North Carolina’s citizens and experience the lawmaking process. Students draft, debate, and vote on mock legislative bills while developing skills in research, interviewing, group facilitation, and policy writing. As bills are debated, students get a chance to practice communicating their ideas, opinions, and experiences in a team-building environment.
    At the conclusion of the three-day program, participants will have a better understanding of the lawmaking process, as well as, enhanced written and oral communication skills.
    YLA provides the opportunity for North Carolina’s youth to engage with peers from across the state in a structured, positive, youth-focused environment. The YLA program is open to students in North Carolina who are in good standing at a public, private, charter, or home school.
    For more information please email Erica Gallion, the YLA Coordinator, at [email protected], or call (919) 301-1372.

  • published NCGOP Statement on Redistricting Trial Decision in News 2022-01-12 11:15:46 -0500

    The N.C. Republican Party applauds the Superior Court for upholding the legislature's constitutional role in redistricting and rejecting the attempts of Democrat activists to leverage the judiciary for political purposes. We’re happy this court affirmed the maps in question were drawn legally by the legislature as according to the Constitution.

    This lawsuit was never anything more than a 'Sue til Blue' attempt by activists on the Left to gain through the courts what they cannot win at the ballot box. The plaintiffs in this case, who are all partisan Democrat activists, proved this when they asked the court to throw out the legislature's enacted maps as 'partisan gerrymanders' only to suggest replacing them with maps drawn in secret by their own lawyers which were incredibly gerrymandered in favor of Democrats.

    “The NCGOP is pleased to see that the Superior Court panel has affirmed the maps drawn by the General Assembly following a fair and transparent redistricting process,” stated NCGOP Chairman Michael Whatley in response to the ruling. “The Panel correctly rejected Democrats’ wildly hypocritical scheme to sue their way into office with secret, gerrymandered maps and we hope the N.C. Supreme Court will uphold this decision.”

    While the NCGOP fully expects the activists to appeal this decision to the N.C. Supreme Court, we call on those justices to uphold the lower court's ruling which reinforces the constitutionally appropriate and authoritative role of the state legislature in redistricting matters. The NCGOP also calls on those justices with clear conflicts of interest to recuse themselves from this case.

    Congressman Dan Bishop, who sued the N.C. Supreme Court for transparency following their secret decision to delay primary elections and candidate filing, reiterated the importance of a non-political judiciary in upholding the separation of powers as well as the necessity of clear and stable electoral schedules for North Carolina voters.

    "The people of North Carolina deserve stability and predictability in their elections and a redistricting process conducted by the branch of government to which the Constitution delegates the power and responsibility — the legislative branch," said Congressman Bishop. "I call on the N.C. Supreme Court to reject this activist ploy to abuse the judiciary for narrow partisan advantage and to issue an order upholding the trial court’s decision. And this time, I hope they’ll sign their names."


  • Durham City-County Planning Department is in the process of revising the Comprehensive Plan and would like to “Engage Durham!”

     

    They are inviting everyone to be a part of determining the types of places we want to see in Durham County.

    If you would like to be a part of this process and learn more, please join a Community Zoom meeting. “Basic information will be shared at all meetings, with a portion of the meeting broadly focused on a general area of Durham.”

     

    Upcoming Meeting Dates:

    • November 30, 6:30 pm – East Durham
    • December 6, 6:30 pm – North Durham
    • December 16, 6:30 pm – South Durham
    • January 12, 6:30 pm – West Durham

    Learn more about the Comprehensive Plan here: Comprehensive Plan – EngageDurham

    Sign up for the public meetings here: Social Pinpoint | Comprehensive Plan (mysocialpinpoint.com)

    Email  [email protected]  with questions

     


  • published Republican Candidate Recruiting in News 2021-11-11 17:40:44 -0500

    Have you considered running as a Republican for an open position? Republican Candidate Recruitment is ongoing.


    The Durham County Republican Party is actively recruiting candidates for: 

    • US Senator (1)
    • US Congress (Currently 1)
    • NC House (Currently 4)
    • NC Senate (2)
    • Durham School Board (5 seats)
    • Durham Soil & Water (1)
    • District Attorney (1)
    • Durham Clerk of Court (1)
    • Durham Sheriff (1)

    If you are a registered Republican and are interested in running for public office in Durham County, or for additional information, please contact the Durham GOP Candidate Recruitment and Development Committee Natalie Beauchaine at [email protected].

    Filing starts in December for most offices.

     



  • If you call 911 how fast do you expect your call to be answered? The standard for North Carolina is for your call to be answered in 10 seconds or less. Durham 911 is only meeting that standard 82% of the time. Some residents calling 911 are reporting that they are waiting for minutes to have their call answered. 

    Read more about Durham's 911 situation here: Emergency Response Times are not meeting state standards


  • published Mayor and City Council Vote themselves raises in News 2021-10-19 19:45:52 -0400

    The Durham City Council voted 6-1 Monday night to raise the pay for mayor and council members starting next year.

    The mayor’s salary will rise from $29,875 to $41,536, and the salary for council members will rise from $25,378 to $35,200 beginning Jan. 1, 2022.

    Councilmember Pierce Freelon, who is not seeking re-election, proposed the raises, saying bigger stipends would enable more people to run for public office.

    Read more at City Council votes for pay raises.


  • Precinct Chair Expectations and Goals

    The role of the Precinct Chair, Vice-Chair and/or Secretary is critical to the success of the Durham GOP. In an effort to better define these roles and responsibilities, we have created this guide. The success of this role will be the barometer of the overall health, influence, and engagement of the Republican Party in Durham County.

    Simplified Duties

    1. Attendance at our monthly meetings. All goals and action plans start at our Leadership meetings. Please note, the Plan of Organization states that missing three (3) meetings in a calendar year will lead to removal from the Precinct leadership role.
    2. Precinct Activity. A Precinct leader is a steward over the local Republicans in their neighborhood. Today, it is easier than ever to stay in touch with your precinct members. Using social media, letters, emails, texts, and calling folks are great ways to engage. Precinct leaders are asked to communicate with their neighbors at least once per year through any preferred form of communication. Lastly, Precinct leaders should be ever-increasing an accurate contact list, including email and telephone numbers of the Republicans in their area.
    3. Voter turnout. A Precinct leaders success is evaluated based upon their achievement of voter turnout. In order to achieve this measure, Precinct leaders should be contacting their neighbors with the candidate and GOP slate information in advance of elections. Contacts can be made through mailers, social media, text blasts, emails, or door knocking. GOP members should be informed when polls open and/or any changes to polling locations. Finally, the Precinct leader is responsible for manning or having their polling location manned with a Poll Greeter. A Poll Greeter welcomes voters to the polls and ensures they have all the information needed to vote for Republicans.

    The Durham GOP believes that our leaders who are doing these activities on a regular basis are heroes and should be recognized and rewarded. Being a Precinct Chair is a position that people should aspire to, just as it is for a person running for public office.

    Durham has over 24,000 registered Republicans. If Precinct leadership is able to increase voter turnout and achieve getting voters to the polls, we can make a difference.

    This is why you are so important!

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  • Governor Cooper vetoed anti-critical race theory House Bill 324 on September 10th. House Bill 324, "Ensuring Dignity and Nondiscrimination/Schools", would have specified what views schools can promote and also required that schools list curriculum and guest speakers discussing gender or race.

     

    Why Governor Cooper would think preventing school units from promoting ideas like:

    1. One race or sex is inherently superior to another race or sex.

    2. An individual, solely by virtue of his or her race or sex, is inherently racist,

      sexist, or oppressive.

    should have many voters questioning his position.

     

    With the veto, schools would continue to be allowed to teach items such as Critical Race Theory.