Satana DeberryDurham county district attorney
In May, Satana Deberry won her primary election for Durham County District Attorney. Her victory has been the direct result of Durham’s Black residents showing up to the polls and sending a clear message about the changes they want for their criminal justice system: an end to money bail and racist policing practices and additional funding for diversion programs that keep people out of jail.
Satana Deberry opposes money bail, is committed to treating addiction and mental health issues as medical problems rather than crimes, and has vowed to reject the return of the failed drug war.
In the weeks leading up to the primary election, Color Of Change PAC has deployed an innovative direct mail, digital and volunteer program that shared a common theme of Black joy. Color Of Change PAC members in Durham launched 5 local teams who organized volunteer-led Black Joy brunches with 450+ attendees, early vote block parties, door-to-door canvasses and sent 50,454 peer-to-peer text messages to educate voters on the importance of electing a District Attorney committed to ending harmful money bail practices.
Other Important Dates
- May 7 Vote-by-mail early voting opens
- May 15 Last day to register to vote online
- May 21 Last day to register to vote in-person
- May 29 Vote-by-mail early voting closes
- Important Dates
- Early Voting
- Election Day
You’ll need to have:
- California license or ID card number
- Last four SSN digits
- Date of birth
To register in-person (or by mail), you can pick up a paper application at any county elections office, library, Department of Motor Vehicles offices, or U.S. post office.
Ways You Can Participate
Color Of Change PAC is dedicated to increasing Black voter participation to build a powerful Black voting block. We want to make sure that every eligible, Black voter is registered and their vote is accounted for on EVERY election day. Our goal is to ensure that we’re not leaving a single vote behind.
Lead a voter registration effort in your neighborhood to make sure that your friends, family and neighbors are registered to vote at their current address.
Bookmark this link on your phone so you can help voters easily check their registration.
MEET AND GREET
Meet with local black business owners (barber shops, beauty salons, insurance agencies, etc.) and share how they can help register voters and how they can help collect Black Voter info to make these races even more competitive
Host a House Party with your friends and family to tell them how they can help with Black voter info collection.
Check out our guide that gives volunteers the tools and tips they need to throw great parties.
Donate to help keep our program sustainable. We’re funded by grassroots supportors like you. Recurring donations help ensure we can continute our mission.
Color Of Change PAC is coming to Atlanta this weekend, and we’re ready to elect a Black woman as governor!
- This Saturday, May 19, 2018, 11am – 1:30pm
- The Gathering Spot, 100, 384 Northyards Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30313