We build people power through electoral and issue-based campaigns!
Check out what we've been up to over the years.
Swing the State 2022
This November, we have an opportunity to elect leaders who are committed to addressing these issues and will fight alongside us for safer and more economically secure communities. We can (and therefore, must) elect leaders who will fight to increase the minimum wage, expand access to healthcare, invest in our children and their teachers, and reduce our communities’ interactions with the criminal justice systems.Learn More
Build The Block
In the Fall of 2021, our Build the Block campaign deepened our neighborhood-based organizing in the Lakewood neighborhood—where D4A is located—through mobilizing for the City Council elections. We built off the 10 to Transform campaign by supporting candidates committed to funding new models of community safety, instead of policing practices that haven't been keeping our communities safe.Learn More
10 to Transform
In early to mid 2021, the 10 to Transform campaign organized to divest from policing and invest in care for our communities on both city and county levels. We believe that everyone deserves to experience safety, care, and belonging. In collaboration with Durham Beyond Policing, we fought for a Durham where every community has access to resources that help them feel safe, supported, and cared for—everyday, and especially in times of crisis.Learn More
Swing the State 2020
In 2020, North Carolina was a critical battleground for both the Presidency and the Senate, and Durham voters had the power to swing the state. That’s why Durham For All set a bigger and bolder goal than ever before: to reach out to 17,000 Black, Brown, and working-class people who did not vote in the 2016 elections. We knew that if we want to win a democracy for all, we needed to organize our communities at scale to bring thousands of voters into crucial races in 2020.Learn More
Economy for All
In 2019, we organized to build an economy that works for all of us. Unaffordable housing and poverty wages have been producing a deeply unequal Durham. Change starts by putting more decision-making power in the hands of people of color and working-class people in order to democratize Durham’s economy. Together, we connected three different economic efforts to challenge inequality and democratize decisions about Durham’s economy.Learn more
In 2018, our Decriminalize Durham campaign fought to stop the criminalization of drugs, immigration, and poverty in our community – and we won powerful victories! Together, we powered progressive D.A. and sheriff candidates to victory and secured commitments from them to end mass incarceration, stop deportations, and co-govern with directly impacted members of our community.Learn more
In 2017, we launched the 10K Strong campaign, our first major campaign towards building a multiracial, cross-class progressive movement in Durham. Through our base-building work, we deepened our organizing and leadership development in working-class communities and communities of color. We ended the campaign with Durham entering a new chapter in our history with the most progressive city council Durham has ever had!Learn more
Fund Our Homes
In 2016, we kicked off our first campaign, Fund Our Homes, an advocacy campaign where we knocked on hundreds of doors to educate Northeast Central Durham residents on the impact of the Property Tax Revaluation and availability of existing tax relief resources for homeowners. We worked with residents and city officials to advocate for a revamp of Durham’s minor home repairs program as a way to provide tax relief for homeowners and to protect the cost of housing for renters.Learn more