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Work hard to get-out-the-vote then come to our AFTER PARTY …

Watch the election returns and listen to live music with fellow volunteers and Blue Durham citizens at Motorco Music Hall, Fullsteam and The Bar at the 700 block of Rigsbee. Click on image below to expand.

Musical performances by:
Different Drums
Jimmy Haggard & Friends
Shawn Deenaper
Al Strong of Art of Cool



Cool (locally made) video that encourages early voting!

What you can do to help in the final days of election

DURHAM FOR OBAMA CANVASS, Wednesday, October 31-Friday, November 2:
Canvass public housing from Wednesday to Friday with Ariel. Meet at 10:00am at Ariel’s home (3430 Lochnora Pkwy, Durham) for training and to go with the group, or just let Ariel know when you can come. We need lots of canvassers and drivers, so we can cover all the Durham public housing and drive voters on the spot! Email Ariel and sign up, so we know how many walk lists to make.

DURHAM FOR OBAMA CANVASS OF THE DOWNTOWN BUS DEPOT, Wednesday, October 31-Saturday, November 3rd, multiple shifts:
Canvass the downtown DATA station for people who need to vote, then drive them to the Durham Museum polls just across the road. Shifts at 9 AM, 12:30 PM, and 3:30 PM, Wed-Friday. Saturday, 9 AM. All canvassers will have partners and drivers. Contact Gunther, 919-680-6146 or David, 919-593-5969.

DURHAM FOR OBAMA DRIVING PEOPLE TO THE EARLY VOTE POLLS, Wednesday, October 31- Saturday, November 3rd, multiple shifts:
Contact Ilana,, 919-306-1704, if you can drive people to Early Vote. Shifts at 9 AM, 12:30 PM, and 3:30 PM
Wed-Friday. Saturday, 9 AM.


Go to any one of the staging locations listed below, 9 AM to 9 PM. Or contact any of the organizers below. They all need lots of volunteers so we can cover all of Durham.

Ample Storage Center
1405 Old Oxford Road; Durham, NC 27704
Jessica Nelson: *919-749-0642*; *

Magnolia Grill
1002 9th St; Durham, NC 27705
Julia Galeota: *336-745-0463*; *

Home of Emie Gottschalk
3504 Abercromby Drive; Durham, NC 27713

Gabrielle Horton: *919-360-7391*; *

Home of Fred and Thelma White
1015 Jerome Rd; Durham, NC
Gabrielle Horton: *919-360-7391*; *
Myeta Moon: *919-381-2522*; *

Durham Committee On The Affairs On Black People
321 E Chapel Hill Street, 2nd Floor; Durham, NC 27701
Myeta Moon: *919-381-2522*; *

Law Office of Augie Kreivenas
3215 Guess Rd, Suite 108; Durham, NC 27705
Harrison Walford: *919-813-8185*; *

Home of Donna Stanek
14 Lansgate Ct.; Durham, NC 27713
Keturah Reed: *919-699-6618*; *

Home of Barb and Eric
710 Meadowmont Ln; Durham, NC
Keturah Reed: *919-699-6618*; *

Home of Norman Buchbinder
1017 Goldenview Ct.; Durham, NC 27713
Keturah Reed: *919-699-6618*; *

Home of Chris Ho
702 Weathervane Lane; Durham, NC 27707
Otto Burston: *919-699-2351*; *

Duke University Black Student Union Office
1 Duke University – West Campus; Durham, NC 27708
Chris Gilfillan: *919-720-3873;

NCCU New Residence Hall 2 Multipurpose Room
1801 Fayetteville St; Durham, NC 27707
Domonique James: *919-601-7920*; *

DFO-Durham Dems 3rd Prez Debate Watch

ONE LAST DEBATE, one last watch party with fellow Durham-ites. Gather to watch the Presidential contenders discuss foreign policy, plan/volunteer to get out the vote during One-Stop Voting (Oct 18-Nov 3), and enjoy great company, food and time. Obama gear and paraphernalia will be available. RSVP at

WHEN: Monday, October 22, 2012 at 8pm
WHERE: Carolina Ale House (3911 Durham Chapel Hill Boulevard, Durham, NC 27707)

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Pics from Early Voting Festival

Video reports from Early Voting Festival

News14 report here.

ABC11 news report here

March into History – Early Vote Festival

Early voting in downtown Durham has moved from the Board of Elections to the new Durham History Museum at Main & Great Jones. Avoid the long lines on election day … join us as we march to the new early voting site, cast our vote, and then stay to enjoy the live music and food trucks afterwards. This event is brought to you by People’s Alliance, Durham Democratic Women, and Durham For Obama.

See flyer here and sign up to march on myBO.

WHEN: Saturday, October 11, 2012, 11am-3pm
MEET: At corner of Corporation and Foster at 11am
VOTE: Cast your ballot early with us
PARTY: Early voting Festival at Durham History Museum til 3pm

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Pics from the 2nd Prez Debate Watch

DFO 2nd Presidential Debate Watch

Another week … another debate to come to out and support our Prez and help to Get-Out-the-Vote!! Details and RSVP here.

GUEST SPEAKER: Cathy Zoi, National co-chair of the Obama Energy & Environment Team

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct 16 @8pm
WHERE: Carolina Ale House, 3911 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard, Durham, NC 27707 (in South Square mall, where Target is)

Dog Walk Against Romney

Join other like-minded pet owners on a stroll through downtown Durham and give your dog its day and say on the campaign. See flyer here.

WHEN: Saturday, October 13, 2012, 9:45am
WHERE: Durham Armory, corner of Foster and Morgan Streets

Pics from dogwalk… thanks to Ron Carver, founder of, for contributing some of the photos.