Our Work

WHAT WE DO

Beyond our weekly meetings, we advance the Democratic Party’s principles through campaigning, advocacy and more.


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Advocate

  • We organize and participate in progressive marches, rallies and more
    • UNC Rally Against Gun Violence
    • Public Education Rally with NC Representative Graig Meyer
    • HKonJ Moral March in Raleigh
    • Roy Cooper for NC Governor rooftop rally with Mipso
    • Jon Osoff for Congress canvassing trip
  • We contact our representatives about issues that matter
    • Phone banks & letter-writing
      • Gun reform phone bank & letter-writing campaign
      • Vi Lyles for Charlotte Mayor phone bank
      • Roy Cooper for NC Governor phone banks
      • Protect DACA phone bank
      • Reproductive Justice phone bank
    • Annual fall break trip to visit our representatives’ Washington, DC offices to discuss higher education policy.
  • We canvass for local, state and national campaigns

Get Out the Vote

  • UNC YD plays an active role in getting out the vote on campus
    • Voter registration drives
    • Voting information events
      • Donut Forget to Vote
      • Popsicles and Primaries
    • Rock the Vote
  • Leading up to the 2016 general election, UNC YD worked with the NC Coordinated Campaign to register over 3,000 voters

Inform 

  • We host a range of speakers, panels and workshops throughout the year
    • President Obama (on behalf of Clinton 2016)
    • United States Congressman David Price
    • Interfaith Panel on Religion in Politics and Social Justice 
    • A Conversation on Charlottesville and Silent Sam
    • Chapel Hill Local Candidates Panel
    • Reproductive Justice Panel
    • Triangle Activist Workshop
    • Running for Office Workshop
    • Political Resume Workshop
    • Poetry & Politics

Engage

  • We foster collaboration, collective action and civil discourse
    • Debate with UNC College Republicans
    • UNC Combined Precinct Meetings with Orange County Democrats
    • Volunteering with TABLE in Carrboro
    • Community gardening at HOPE Gardens for Earth Day
    • Free the Facts: Social Security event with UNC College Republicans
  • We’ve joined nearby chapters of the College Democrats of America and represented students at the College Democrats of North Carolina Convention
    • Several UNC YD members serve as officers for the College Democrats of NC.

Connect

  • We host numerous social and campus outreach events throughout the year
    • Autumn Potluck Picnic
    • Networking Social with the Orange County Democratic Party
    • Biden Time ‘Til the Holidays Social
    • Movie and Pajama Night
    • Date-A-Dem Cocktail Party
    • Social with Duke Democrats