DFO Action Monthly Meeting

All are invited to our next DFO Action meeting on Monday, July 24, 2017 at 6:45 pm at Russell Memorial CME Church, 703 S Alston Ave in Durham. This month’s meeting will focus on sexual assault and domestic violence as justice issues. We will also have updates on DFOAction’s priorities (stopping police violence; expanding healthcare access; resisting Trump and Trumpism; fighting racism, sexism and other forms of oppression; canvassing toward 2018 NC elections; resisting deportations, communications and civic education) as well as break-outs into small groups.

Also, please note:
Lori Tyson is collecting donations for the McDougald Terrace Children’s Food Drive at this meeting. This is not a typical “canned food” drive. Please bring nutritious, easy to open foodstuffs that kids like and can effortlessly consume. It does not have to be canned. Their book bags are filled on Fridays so that they will not go hungry until Monday. Think HEALTHY food!

For those who would like to deliver a donation on their own time, the location is 51-B Ridgeway Ave., Durham, NC 27701. Staff is there from 7am to 1pm, Monday-Friday.

DFO Action Blog

On the DFO Action blog, we will post updates, as well as events you can attend and actions you can take from home to work towards social justice with us!

Data & Democracy for 2018

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Spin the AHCA Wheel of Misfortune June 27

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Volunteers Needed to Cut Turf for June 11th Canvass

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Weekly News: 5.25.17

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Wake Canvassing and Margarita Debrief

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Weekly Updates – 5.12.17

DFO Action Healthcare Committee Drafts and Delivers Letter to Senator Tillis Regarding HR 1628 DFO Action's Healthcare committee recently drafted a formal letter to Ms. Austen Shearer, Senator Thom Tillis' Triangle Regional Representative regarding the recent...

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Attend the Legislative Forum on Healthcare Stories

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North Carolina Candidate Training (PCCC)

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Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity (BOLD)

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Camp Wellstone – June 2-4, Greensboro

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Carolina Resistance Training Summit (May 6, Durham)

When: Saturday, May 6th from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. Where: Rogers-Herr Middle School (911 W Cornwallis Rd) in Durham Progressives across North Carolina are working together more than ever to inspire and learn from one another in order to create positive changes in our...

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Have a Beer and Strategize with Congressman David Price

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May 1st National Day of Action

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Rally to Pass HB-13

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Add Your Name to the New Social Compact

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Help Alerta Migratoria Raise $10000

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Petition: Raise the Minimum Wage in North Carolina

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Share Concerns About Video Visitation in Jail

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Progressive Change Campaign Committee Raleigh Training

When: Saturday, May 13th - Sunday, May 14th Where: Raleigh, NC  Saturday, May 13th - Sunday, May 14th Considering a run for office? Apply for the upcoming Progressive Change Campaign Committee training program that equips thousands of candidates, staff, and volunteers...

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March for Science – Raleigh

When: Saturday, April 22 at 9:00 am Where: Downtown Raleigh The march will start at Shaw University and end at Moore Square. We'll begin gathering as early at 9 am and will march at 10. We'll be hosting a Community Science Fair in Moore Square starting at 10:30. The...

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Fundraiser for NC House Democratic Caucus

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Women helping Women: We Are Stronger Together

When: May 6, 2017, 11:00 pm– 2:00 pm Where: New Bethel Baptist Fellowship Hall, Rolesville A brunch filled with Empowering Conversations to Strengthen Relationships between Mothers and Daughters. All ticket Proceeds will be used to help young girls and women further...

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Cary Canvass for Fair Districts

When: April 8, 2017 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm Where: Bruegger's Bagels (8204 Tryon Woods Dr, Cary, NC) You Can Vote is heading back out to talk to voters in Cary! The conversations are excellent - many people are in support of fair districting and are willing to contact...

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