Alamance County saw an increase in voter turnout for the recent Municipal Elections. We would like to thank everyone who took the time to vote this election. Voting is essential to the democratic process. As the oldest grassroots civil rights organization, the NAACP has spent decades advocating for the right to vote, for fair districts and just politics.
The Alamance Branch of the NAACP continues this work through our Political Action Committee, chaired by Dana Courtney. In 2017 our PAC continued their voter registration efforts and members worked tirelessly to register over 100 voters. They set up booths at local festivals, community days, flea malls, and more. They partnered with organizations and hosted drives all around Alamance County.
Aside from voter registration, PAC members continue to attend local Board of Elections and County Commissioners meetings, and further their advocacy efforts with our partners every Tuesday at Rep. Mark Walkers office in Graham.
“Freedom is people realizing they are their own leaders” -Diane Nash
Though this election season may be over, there are many other ways to get involved in local politics to enact change and progress. You can write to your legislatures, attend local governing meetings and more. To find out how to get involved, check out our Local Governing page at https://acnaacp.org/local-governing.