About US

WELCOME!  We are based in Hillsborough and northern Orange County, North Carolina

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Sidewalk benches on King Street, Hillsborough
Orange County Courthouse











The HPTA community spreads awareness about our nation’s profound inequities and organizes for fair access to power, wealth, and resources for all.


We are HILLSBOROUGH activists, an accepting, supportive, non-partisan community in central North Carolina, diverse in race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, nationality, and ability.

We are PROGRESSIVE and believe that a fair democratic society and sustainable equity can only be achieved through systematic government reform that prioritizes the rights of the individual.

We are TAKING ACTION by demanding accountability and social responsibility from corporate and political institutions.

HPTA United We Stand

No Political Affiliation
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Sign in downtown Hillsborough

HPTA is NOT affiliated with any political party, nor does HPTA endorse local, state, or national candidates or parties. Our focus is specific to legislative issues and their corresponding resolutions.





Take a look at some of the activities HPTA has been involved in and how we’ve been MAKING SOME NOISE!  –  CLICK HERE

How it all began . . . 
A handmade HPTA sign hangs in the window at Weaver Street Market during a group meeting

Hillsborough Progressives Taking Action (HPTA) started with a few local individuals who wanted to carry forward the momentum from the historical Women’s Marches that, on January 21, 2017, marked strong national resistance to oppression and inequality. HPTA began with a few online posts, some enthusiastic exchanges, and then rapidly expanded into a structured group of over 500 individuals who have a stake in the well-being of the wider Hillsborough community. Our group can be found in the Indivisible Guide among many other activist groups in the Triangle area of North Carolina.

This is the place HPTA calls home — Hillsborough and northern Orange County, North Carolina! (images by Nan Fulcher)

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“Ayr Mount”










Corn field near Schley
Presbyterian Church
View of the Eno River, from Occoneechee Mountain.  Photograph by Nan Fulcher
View of Eno River from Occoneechee Mountain