TEAM FRANCO APPRECIATION BREAKFAST

Franco inviteYou are invited to Valene Franco’s volunteer appreciation breakfast on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 7:30a – 9:30a at Cafe Ole Coffee House, 102 West 3rd Street, Winston-Salem.  Learn more about Valene and her candidacy for District Court Judge at www.valenefrancoforjudge.com.

RECEPTION FOR JUDGE MARK DAVIS

Judge Mark Davis inviteJoin the host committee at a reception in honor NC Court of Appeals Judge Mark Davis, Monday, Sept. 22, 5:30 – 7:00, at Womble Carlyle Sandridge and Rice, 1 West 4th St.  Tickets are $100.  Help return Judge Davis to his seat on the Court of Appeals!  Click on the invitation for more details.

EDUCATORS APPRECIATION COOKOUT

teachers event19The Democratic Party candidates cooked and served hot dog dinners to educators and their families.  it was a great turnout and we had interesting discussions with each other.  We’re proud of our candidates and pleased to have had the opportunity to thank our teachers for all they do.  All the educators went home with a bag full of school supplies donated by our Democrats.

SENIOR DEMS BREAKFAST

Mark DavisThe monthly meeting of the Forsyth County Senior Democrats will be held on Thursday, September 4th beginning at 9am at the Golden Corral, 4965 University Parkway W-S. Our guest speaker for the morning will be Judge Mark Davis who will speak on the “Upcoming Judicial Elections”.  Members and guests wanting the breakfast buffet and/or beverages will be able to enter the restaurant beginning at 8:30 am. Looking forward to meeting you there.

DEMOCRATIC WOMEN’S MEETING

brown bag lunch2Join us for the Brown Bag Luncheon, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 12:30p at the FCDP HQ, 1128 Burke St.  Our luncheon will have as speaker Kevin Sherrill, the IT specialist at the WS/FC school system.  We are urging our members to bring school supplies: 24 count crayons, pencils, glue sticks, Post-it Notes, black Sharpies, tissues, and hand sanitizer.  We will distribute them at the Democratic candidate celebration of public school employees on Aug. 28th.

“Wine & Women” will be on Thursday, Aug. 28, 6:00p at Oscar’s, 3348 Robinhood Rd.  After you thank the teachers at Bolton Park, please join us for a discussion on fracking!

THANK YOU, SCHOOL EMPLOYEES!!

School inviteLet’s say, “Thank You,” to our WSFCS employees and tell them how much we appreciate what they do for our community’s children. Join our Forsyth County Democratic Candidates in showing appreciation on Thursday, August 28th, from 4:30 – 7:00p, at Bolton Park shelter, 1590 Bolton Street, Winston-Salem.  Enjoy a complimentary hot dog supper and some great fellowship!  Please bring supplies to help fill a school employee’s goodie-bag.  Suggested donations: 24-pack crayons, pencils, glue sticks, post-it notes, black sharpies, tissues, and hand sanitizer.  Let us know you’re coming: RSVP HERE.

SENIOR DEMS BREAKFAST

Beasley1The meeting will begin at 9am at the Golden Corral, 4965 University Parkway W-S.  Members and guests wanting the breakfast buffet and/or beverages will be able to enter the restaurant beginning at 8:30 am.

NC Supreme Court Justice Cheri Beasley will discuss “The Importance of Voter Participation in Electing Judges in NC”

Justice Cheri Beasley graduated from The University of Tennessee College of Law in Knoxville after completing a summer of law studies at OxfordUniversity in England. She is a graduate of Douglass College of Rutgers University with majors in Economics and Political Science.

Justice Beasley was appointed by Governor Beverly Perdue to serve as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina in 2012. Prior to this appointment, Justice Beasley served as an Associate Judge on the North Carolina Court of Appeals and as a District Court Judge.

JULY FRY @THE PARK

Fish Fry2 (2) (640x360)FUN! FELLOWSHIP! FISH!  Join us on Thursday, July 24, 5:00 – 7:30p (rain or shine – we’ve got a big shelter) at Bolton Park, 1590 Bolton St.  Tickets are only $10 in advance/ $12 at the park for a plate full of fish and fixins’, drink, and dessert.  You can get plates to go, too, but you’ll miss all the fun.  Meet our local candidates and dine with fellow Dems.  Call HQ, 336-724-5941, or click HERE to reserve your tickets.

PRECINCT EVENT

On Tuesday July 29, 2014, from 6:30pm to 8pm, Democrats from Precincts 72, 74, and 133 will gather at the Lewisville Public Library to learn about “fracking” in North Carolina, the many reasons why the election in November is of critical importance for all citizens of our state, and how all of us can help our candidates succeed in the fall. Candidates, who have stepped forward to serve North Carolina, are warmly invited to join us for this event and to “mingle” with those in attendance. Refreshments will be provided.

Our first speaker is Mr. David Kelly, a Senior Analyst with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), who will talk with the audience about the technology and impact of “fracking” in North Carolina, a controversial issue for our state. To set the context for his discussion on July 29th, Mr. Kelly wrote:

“In numerous states current production practices are causing unacceptable impacts to our air and water. Drawing from the policy expertise and lessons learned from work in other states, the Environmental Defense Fund is making recommendations to the NC Mining and Energy Commission and advocating for the adoption of strong protective standards for communities, public health, and the environment.”

Because of his work and interactions with the Mining and Energy Commission on behalf of the EDF regarding natural gas extraction, Mr. Kelly is able to provide the audience a knowledgeable, non-partisan view of the technology, the policies and regulations adopted by our legislature, and the potential impact of “fracking” in North Carolina. And he says he expects plenty of questions about this controversial technology.

Following Mr. Kelly’s presentation Susan Campbell, Forsyth County Democratic Party Chair, will talk with the group about “Why This Election in November Matters”, the many issues at stake, and why our votes are important. She will discuss options for action that each of us can take that will help our party succeed in November, and begin reversing the damages done to our state by the current Republican-dominated legislature in Raleigh.  She also will talk about the opportunities for volunteering and answer questions anyone may have about getting involved in Forsyth Democratic Party activities.

Susan will invite those in attendance to divide into precinct groups, providing an opportunity to meet other members of their precinct and discuss how, together, they can begin taking action TO WIN in the fall.

We look forward to seeing all of our fellow precinct members and interested friends on July 29th for an informative, thought-provoking, and entertaining evening.

Our three precincts plan to follow this event with an opportunity in October for everyone in our precincts to meet and talk with the candidates in preparation for a successful Election in November.

David Kelly

David Kelly

 

NORTH CAROLINA BOARD OF ELECTIONS

Vote symbol State Board of ElectionsThe North Carolina State Board of Elections has a great video explaining the rules for voting in 2014.  Check it out on Facebook!

 

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