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!

 

DEM WOMEN’S MEMBERSHIP MEETING

On Sunday, June 29, we will be having our semi-annual membership meeting at the Gateway YWCA from 3-5:00.  Our program will be led by a nutritionist who will give us tips on how to improve our nutrition and thereby our health.  We are following our wonderful First Lady’s advice and lead in trying to improve our nutrition. (We Democratic Women need to stay healthy to fight for our issues.)  Thanks to Sara Nutter and Virginia Underhill who are in charge of providing healthy, tasty munchies.color logo

JULY 15 2nd PRIMARY

Josh Brannon and Gardenia Henley will compete one more time: Tuesday, July 15.  Early voting begins July 3 at the Board of Elections, 8:00 – 5:00.  All registered Democrats and Unaffiliated voters who were properly registered in the 5th district by the May 6 Primary are eligible to vote in the 2nd Primary, even if they didn’t vote on May 6.  If you’re not sure which Congressional District you’re in, check your registration: http://www.forsyth.cc/Elections/
Find out more about the candidates:
GARDENIA HENLEY2Josh Brannon

SUMMER KICK-OFF PICNIC

fchadFood, fun, friends! Games for adults and children. Hot dogs and hamburgers (and veggie burgers) with all the fixings! Donation requested $5 per person (children under 5 free). At Fourth of July Park in Kernersville, corner of West Mountain and Bodenhamer Streets. Park in the Bodenhamer St. parking lot.  Sponsored by the Forsyth County Hispanic American Democrats!

DEMOCRATIC WOMEN’S UPCOMING EVENTS

Our luncheon program will be led by Valene Franco.  She’ll tell us about her work with Legal Aid and domestic violence.  She can enlighten us about  issues facing some of our citizens.  As you know, in the May primary she won the opportunity to compete in November for the  District Court judgeship.  Hope you can join us for this meeting.Valene_Franco

 

On Sunday, June 29, we will be having our semi-annual membership meeting at the Gateway YWCA from 3-5:00.  Our program will be led by a nutritionist who will give us tips on how to improve our nutrition and thereby our health.  We are following our wonderful First Lady’s advice and lead in trying to improve our nutrition. (We Democratic Women need to stay healthy to fight for our issues.)  Thanks to Sara Nutter and Virginia Underhill who are in charge of providing healthy, tasty munchies.

 

SENIOR DEMOCRATS’ BREAKFAST

State Party Chair, Randy Voller

State Party Chair, Randy Voller

The Senior Dems will meet on Thursday, June 5, 9:00am at The Golden Corral Restaurant, 4965 University Parkway.

Guest speaker Randy Voller will tell us how Democrats transformed the United States and how Democrats can build a better North Carolina based on fairness, openness and equality.
Randy Voller is Chairman of the North Carolina Democratic Party. Randy graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington. He served three terms as mayor of Pittsboro and served as chairman of the Triangle Area Rural Planning Organization.  In  2013 Randy was recognized as the Humanitarian of the Year by the West Chatham NAACP.
The meeting will begin at 9:00am.  Members and guests wanting the breakfast buffet and/or beverages will be able to enter the restaurant beginning at 8:30 am.

DEMOCRATIC WOMEN’S SOCIAL

color logoWine & Women will be Thursday, May 29, 6pm p.m., at Zoe’s Kitchen in
their new location: 205 S. Stratford Road, across from Thruway Shopping
Center
.  We will continue to accept gently-used business attire for DRESS FOR SUCCESS.  Shoes and purses, too!  Bring your items to the HQ or to the Wine & Women event.  Director Glynnis Bell may attend to speak to the group.

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