Commissioners scrap resolution on Amendment One
By Ray Gronberg
DURHAM – Following a complaint from a Durham County Republican Party activist, County Commissioners abandoned plans to adopt a symbolic resolution against the state’s proposed “defense of marriage” constitutional amendment.
The decision came late Friday, after County Attorney Lowell Siler sided with GOP activist Richard Ford. Continue reading
To help you sort through the candidates in this primary election season, Civitas
has posted the results of an extensive candidate questionnaire.
The NC Family Policy Council also offers a voter guide.
With Durham County sliced into so many voting districts this year, rather than posting scores of different sample ballots, we will simply direct you how to generate your own. Go to the NC Board of Elections, fill out the form with your first and last name, your county, and if your name is John Smith, your birthday. Then submit this information. You will then be taken to a page with your voting information. Scroll down the page to find (in small type) My Sample Ballot. The link will download a pdf with your sample ballot.
Early Voting for the May 8 Primary begins Thursday, April 19th and ends
Saturday, May 5th.
The voting locations are:
East Regional Library, 211 Lick Creek Lane
North Regional Library, 221 Milton Road
South Regional Library, 4505 S. Alston Avenue
Duke University, Trinity Room, Chapel Drive, West Campus
North Carolina Central University Student Union Bldg, NCCU Campus
Board of Elections Office, 706 W. Corporation St, Durham
Thursday, April 19 through Saturday, April 21
9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
The April Durham County Republican Party Executive Committee meeting will be held Tuesday, April 17th at 7:00 pm. We will meet at
Healthy Start Academy
807 West Chapel Hill Street,
All registered Republicans are invited to attend.
The League of Women Voters of North Carolina invites members of the Durham County Republican Party to attend a forum on Amendment 1 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on April 23rd at 5:30pm in the UNC ROTC Armory. It is being organized by UNC Professor Kenny Andrews Soc. 413 Service-Learning Group to provide a non-partisan setting to facilitate discussion of Amendment I.
Speakers from both sides (Equality NC, The Coalition to Protect NC Families, Reps of the LGBQT community, politicians, etc), will discuss the pros and cons, long term and short-term consequences of this amendment.
We have heard that there will only be speakers opposed to the amendment. None in favor.
If you missed the 2012 Lincoln Douglass Day Dinner, you can see some or all of the speeches by going to this website. A big thank you to Keith Johnson of Carolina Reprographics and founder of NC Media.org for volunteering his time and expertise.
Disinformation and What Can You Do?
Last week, I received an email from a lady who was clearly confused on the Marriage Amendment. She was either simply misinformed or a victim of the misinformation tactics by the left. The very next day, I received an email from another Durham resident who was asking for help understanding the Marriage Amendment. I’ll tell you about these emails because I want you to be aware of the disinformation that’s out there and I hope you will emulate the lady who wrote the second email.
First, let’s discuss the misinformation.
We are hearing reports that the NAACP is going around to Black Churches throughout the state telling people that a vote FOR the Marriage Amendment is a vote FOR gay marriage. This is simply not true. The opposition is simply resorting to lies in an effort to confuse the electorate. Continue reading
Come join the Triangle Republican Women
Monday, April 9, 2012
Carolina Ale House
(Across from Sams – South Square Area)
Tony Gurley Frank Roche
for Lt. Governor for NC Treasurer
for U.S. Congress
Other candidates invited also!