Calendar and What We’ve Done
Calendar of Upcoming Events
We update our calendar regularly! The best way to stay up to date is to sign up for our list-serv! (We invite Duke community members and Triangle Area Residents to join our list-serv if they want to be in touch!)
Our general body meetings are at 8pm on Monday nights, rotating between east and west campus. If you want to be involved in Duke Dems, keep this time blocked off!
- September 24th: Travelled to Martinsville, Virginia to canvass for Ward Armstrong, Virginia House of Delegates Minority Leader
- October 24th 7:30-9: Held a phonebank for Ward Armstrong
Kevin Hill for School Board
- October 11th: During the Wake County School Board Fall Break Trip, Duke Democrats volunteered for 4 days to help get Kevin Hill and Nancy McFarlane elected in Raleigh
- October 30th: Duke Democrats made tons of calls for Kevin Hill during this phone-bank!
Durham Municipal elections
- Published an op-ed endorsing a yes vote on the transit referendum in the Duke Chronicle (“Spare Change for Change” on August 30th, 2011)
- November 3rd: Planned, moderated and hosted the Durham City Council Candidates Forum to provide Duke students and community members an opportunity to ask questions of the candidates.
- Flyered Duke’s campus with reminders to vote
- Duke Democrats Dorm Captains reached more than 1/3rd of the first-year class in “dorm-storming” between October 27th and November 1st, having personal conversations and distributing quarter paged flyers with facts about the transit referendum and about voter logistics
- Created the website sites.duke.edu/dukethevote as a clearinghouse for voter logistics
- Wrote and distributed an immigration voter guide, an Occupy Durham voter guide, and an LGBT voter guide on the Durham municipal elections to undergraduate student groups who advocate on related issues. Electronic copies are available on the Duke Democrats blog: devildems.com
- Created voting fact sheets for use by professors in the Education Department and Public Policy Departments
- Lobbied Duke Student Government to provide transportation to the polls during early voting on November 4th, and on Election Day (November 8th), and supplemented with volunteer drivers on November 5th and November 8th. Volunteer drivers drove over 40 students to the polls.
- Published City Council endorsements in the Duke Chronicle, “Hughes, Cattoti and Schewel for City Council” on November 8th
- November 7th: phonebanked to remind Duke students to vote and discussing the transit and education referendums
- Voter turnout at the W.I. Patterson Center (where most Duke students vote) tripled in 2011 relative to 2009
Duke Democrats registered voters at the following events and more:
- Forever Duke Block Party
- Duke Fall Activities Fair
- Duke Coming Out Day
- Blue Ridge Pride in Asheville
OTHER ON-CAMPUS EFFORTS
Duke Democrats registered voters in front of the East Campus Marketplace, on the Bryan Center Plaza, and during dorm-storming in East Campus first-year dorms