This Week in Orange Politics: October 19-25

Carrboro, Chapel Hill, and Orange County boards are meeting this week. Both school boards and the Hillsborough Town Board are not. Early voting starts this Thursday.

Forum Open Thread: Chapel Hill Town Council

Welcome to the open thread for the Chapel Hill Town Council candidate forum.

The Weave: Diminishing Worker Democracy

I try now to write sparingly in OP about matters pertaining to our local grocery co-op, Weaver Street Market, where I attempt to be an active worker-owner.

But the WSM management are currently proposing changes to the WSM Board Policy ‘Treatment of Staff’ which dramatically diminish the few remaining co-operative and economic rights WSM employees still retain, and we workers need the support of the some 18,000 WSM consumer-owners in rejecting these changes.

Sierra Club Endorses in Chapel Hill Town Council Race

The North Carolina chapter of the Sierra Club issued its endorsements this morning in the Chapel Hill Town Council election.

I've been around Orange Politics so long that Roy Cooper advanced events for me

One fall in the mid to late '70s I did a tour of several dorms speaking about elections and voter registration. An undergrad named Roy Cooper advanced at last the Morrison Dorm event, hand lettering posters on bulleting boards inviting folks. His name was Roy Cooper

picture of the flyer:

Forum Open Thread: Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education

Welcome to the open thread for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education candidate forum happening on October 11, 2015. Comments on this post will open at that time.

There are eight candidates running for four seats:

  • Joal Hall Broun
  • Rani Dasi
  • Gregg Gerdau
  • Pat Heinrich
  • Margaret Samuels
  • David Saussy
  • Annetta Streater
  • Theresa Watson

You can observe the forum at



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