A number of opportunities for education as well as the inspirational.
October 17 Tuesday
Forsyth County Democratic Party of Georgia General Membership meeting. Community room at 150 Sawnee Drive, Cumming, GA 30040. We will be hearing from Stacey Abrams.
October 21 Saturday
10 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Hall County Democrats Candidate University class titled “Issue Advocacy Workshop” will be at Headquarters, 314 College Ave., Gainesville, GA.
Because this class topic will be helpful to many people, including potential candidates, we have opened up the class to any local Democrat who would like to attend.
October 23 Monday
Lumpkin County. Dahlonega City Candidates Forum. 202 Morrison Moore Pkwy, United Community Bank meeting room. It has been quite some time since we have had a Democratic running for local office. We now have two! Come join us as candidates for Dahlonega mayor and city council square off in a forum. Hors de oeuvres at 6:00 pm, Forum begins at 6:30 pm.
October 26 Thursday
Gilmer County Democrats. Stacey Evans, Democratic candidate for Governor has accepted our invitation. We will have a reception for her. The reception will be held on Thursday, October 26, in the Gilmer Arts Gallery in Ellijay.
Attendance is free and all are welcome but a reservation is required. Make a reservation by calling 706-276-4477. Leave a message requesting a reservation for the Evans reception, your name and telephone number, and the number of people in your party.
6:30 PM – 8:30 pm
The Nelllie Dunaway Duke Tribute Dinner is to honor Carroll County’s own, Nellie Duke. WPA Center 590 North Cliff Street Carrollton, GA 30117
Pickens County. Common Cause Georgia Tour on gerrymandering.
Chattahoochee Technical College, Cherokee Hall, 10 Campus Drive, Jasper 30143. http://bit.ly/2xc7vJf.
On September 16th, Common Cause Georgia began a two-month statewide tour focused on gerrymandering. The tour will offer a brief history of gerrymandering in Georgia, a discussion of current problems with our redistricting process, and a training session for citizens interested in pushing local redistricting reforms.
“This grassroots, citizen engagement will help us build a volunteer-based arm, which will help with both defensive and reform redistricting legislating. In addition to inviting the public, local and state elected officials are encouraged to attend as a means of education on this important issue,” stated Sara Henderson, Executive Director of Common Cause Georgia.
Union County. Josh McCall, 9th District candidate for the U.S. House. Charlie and Wendy Boyce’s home, 154 Beaver Run Rd., Blairsville, GA 30512.
If you want to see the last of Doug Collins, please come listen and support this amazing man, Josh McCall. I’ll have coffee, tea and cake and really look forward to a full house. Bring your friends and shoot me a text or email so I will have a count. Sincerely, Wendy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
October 28 Saturday
DPG Blue School Session 1: Social Media; Issue Advocacy; Certification Process; Dates to Remember. All County Committee executive members (officers) are encouraged to attend session 1. IBEW Auditorium at 501 Pulliam St., SW, Atlanta, GA 30312. Please RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/Xe7f9NDxeW9tNtRS2.
(This session for September 23 was canceled and moved to this date.)
October 30 Monday
Pickens County. Forum on funding of Pickens County Schools. Chattahoochee Technical College, Jasper. Given a proposal by a group to grant additional exemptions for seniors from the schools portion of property taxes, we need to examine the implications for funding the schools, including shifting the taxes to others such as families with children and businesses. Speakers will include Pickens County Tax Assessor Roy Dobbs, Pickens County Schools Superintendent Dr. Carlton Wilson, and others to be determined.