“DRINKING LIBERALLY” WITH THE YDFC

YDFC logo-1The Young Democrats of Forsyth County will be holding a “Drinking Liberally” social gathering on the first Thursday of each month. The location will be at a different restaurant/bar each month as a way of exploring and supporting a multitude of Winston-Salem’s local businesses.

The first “Drinking Liberally” with the YDFC will be held at 6th and Vine, located at 209 W 6th St., on Thursday, April 2 at 8pm. All, young and not so young alike, are invited to come for a cold drink and heated conversation…well, it may not be heated but it will be engaging, nonetheless. Don’t worry, your beverage can be alcoholic or non-alcoholic.

These monthly gatherings will be an opportunity to come together and discuss relevant topics to not only the young people of Forsyth County, but indeed to all of the county’s residents. We look forward to seeing you there!

2015 FORSYTH COUNTY CONVENTION

Alma Adams and EarlineJoin us on Saturday, April 11, 10:00am (registration begins at 9:00am) for our County Convention, Forsyth Tech West Campus auditorium, 1300 Bolton St.  Our guest speaker will be Congresswoman Alma Adams, 12th District. The agenda will include the election of officers and a tribute to Sen. Earline Parmon.  All Democrats are invited to this convention, but only delegates who were elected by their precincts are eligible to participate in business and vote.

SENIOR DEMS BREAKFAST MEETING

Patsy Keever, NCDP Chair

Patsy Keever, NCDP Chair

Thursday April 2, 2015, 9:00am at  the Golden Corral, 4965 University Parkway, Winston-Salem.

Patsy Keever, Chair of the NC Democratic Party, will speak about “Rebuilding the NC Democratic Party.”

Members and guests wanting the breakfast buffet and/or beverages will be able to enter the restaurant beginning at 8:30 am.

Patsy Keever was a Buncombe County Commissioner from 1992 to 2004 and served in the NC House of Representatives from 2010 to 2012.

MEET THE YOUNG DEMOCRATS

YD'sCongratulations to our newest auxiliary, The Young Democrats of Forsyth County.  At their first meeting, they elected officers: President Colby Moore; Vice President Isaiah Fletcher; and Secretary Trent Harmon.  Everyone is encouraged to join and help support this group.  Members under 35 – $10; Associate members over 35 – $25.  Contact trentmerrittharmon@gmail.com for more information.

MEETINGS WILL BE HELD!

The cluster meeting at Polo Park (precincts 903 – 909) at 7:00 AND the Young Democrats’ inaugural meeting at HQ at 7:00 will be held tonight, Thursday, Mar. 5.

YOUNG DEMOCRATS ARE MEETING

YD inviteThe Young Dems will have their inaugural meeting on Thursday, March 5, 7:00pm at the FCDP HQ, 1128 Burke St.  All Democrats under 35 are eligible for membership.  At this first meeting, they will be putting together their charter and by laws, along with discussing membership.  All YD supporters are welcome to join in the social hour (7:30-ish) at Old Winston Social Club, across Burke St. from the HQ.

SENIOR DEMS BREAKFAST

Senior Dems logoThursday, March 5, 9:00am at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 4965 University Parkway.  The speaker for March will be Dr. Virginia Newell on “Why the Democrats Lost and What We Can Do.”  (Please keep in mind that the Democrats did quite well in Forsyth County.)

Dr. Newell has been a community activist for 50 years.  She has held every position at the precinct level and has been active since 1965.  She has been a politician (City Council), realtor, life-long educator (Dept. of Math and Computer Science at WSSU) and overall fighter for justice and equality in our community and state.

The doors will open at 8:30am if you would like to enjoy the breakfast buffet before the meeting begins.

PRECINCT MEETINGS POSTPONED

Several of the venues have closed due to the surprise snow on Tuesday, Feb. 24.  The precinct meetings scheduled at Cash Elementary and at Brown-Douglas Recreation Center have been postponed.  The new dates will be published when the facilities reopen.  Sorry for any inconvenience.  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1BZp_-tg3L1ydkviCMv5ewrMBA8AO0jIlkOq0DznJ6dk/edit?usp=sharing

ATTEND YOUR PRECINCT MEETING!

teachers event19Precincts are the building blocks of our county party.  Meetings will be held around the county beginning Feb. 20 through March 6, 2015.  FIND YOUR MEETING HERE:

  • Friends, family, and neighbors come together to help Democrats get elected—the same people who vote where you can vote on Election Day (called a Precinct.)
  • There is one precinct for every voting place on Election Day.
  • In Forsyth County alone, we have 100 precincts.
  • It’s the basic building block for elections and extremely important for Getting Out The Vote (GOTV) — and Winning!
  • The precinct chair and vice chair vote at the Forsyth County Democratic Party executive committee meetings, representing your neighborhood and precinct.
  • Precinct members recommend the officials who work at the polling location on Election Day.

DEMOCRATIC WOMEN’S BROWN BAG LUNCHEON

Linda Sutton4Please join us for our brown bag luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 12:30p at FCDP HQ, 1128 Burke St.  Linda Sutton (Democracy NC) will speak on ways we can help people with no picture ID to get one, as well as strategies for ensuring we can get out our voters.

This will be a good opportunity for you to renew your membership in the Forsyth County Democratic Women for 2015, if you have not already done so.  The dues are only $25 for the year.

As announced at January’s lunch there will be two prizes for members: one a random drawing and another for the person who brings in the most new members.

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