The tempo is already picking up for 9th District Democrats as we begin the year of the mid-term elections, perhaps the most important the nation will have ever conducted.
January 15 Monday
Rabun County Democrats.’first meeting of 2018. Our guest speaker will be Tammy Whitmire, Election Supervisor for the Rabun County Board of Elections and Registration. Light refreshments will be served. Please feel free to bring a snack to share.
FoodBank Demo Kitchen, Covered Bridge Shopping Center, HWY 441, Clayton, GA
January 18, Thursday
Towns County. The Democratic Party of Towns County Monthly Meeting. The in the Civic Center next to the courthouse in Hiawassee.
White County Democratic Party next meeting is at the Helen Library.
January 19, Friday
Medicare for All Presentation
Sponsored by Northeast GA Democratic Socialists of America
Presenter Tim Faust who is the health care correspondent for the podcast Trapo Chap House. (Also, candidate for Congress Josh McCall.) Medicare for All was declared the top priority for 2018-19 by the DSA national convention. . Contact Brad Latham for location and details thru http://www.dsa-atlanta.org/medicare_for_all_with_tim_faust. (Exact location TBA.)
January 20, Saturday
Hall County Young Democrats
Women’s Day March
We will listen to a few local women speakers there, then we’ll march across the pedestrian bridge to Midtown Greenway Park and listen to a few more speakers. Please feel free to bring a sign, I’ve been giving suggestions for signs with quotes by women, versions of Rosie the Riveter, empowering slogans, etc. I will be posting a map of the route soon as well, and I’ll get that to you so you know exactly where to meet and how long we’ll be marching and all that’ Elizabeth Caspar
We will meet at the Eternal Flame in Gainesville Square, right next to the Brenau convention building beside the parking deck.
Power to the Polls
12 noon–4:00 p.m.
Atlanta. Power to the Polls
. Meet up at The Bakery Atlanta, 825 Warner St, Atlanta, 30310. Make plans to celebrate the Anniversary of the Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women. Celebrate the Georgia Alliance For Social Justice, fighting bad legislation, and winning some important races. After demonstrating collective power through the largest single civil rights march in Georgia history, now we must prepare to show might in the legislature and at the polls. Participants are going to party, to rally with inspiring speakers, and be introduced to Social Justice City. Social Justice City will be an opportunity for participants to meet with local organizations leading the work on important issues, registering to vote, and meeting one on one with progressive elected officials and candidates running for office. This event model, its purpose and goals were developed in collaboration with Women’s March national leaders. Women’s March leadership feels strongly that as an organization, we must develop strategies for success in the 2018 midterms and fully support that mission.Together we can make a difference at the federal, state and local levels. #PowerToThePollsGA #GrabEmByTheMidterms. For more info and updates visit https://www.facebook.com/events/161813877754837/. For those not on Facebook, there is more info and a location map here.
Rabun County Rally Solidarity with the Women’s Equality March.
Join us as we celebrate in solidarity with the Women’s Equality Marches across the country. For those who can’t get to marches in Atlanta or Asheville and want to participate in the event join us in Rabun County for a rural rally. We won’t be marching but we will be celebrating!
There will be music, speakers and opportunities to make new friends and reconnect with old friends. We will observe the 1 minute of silence at 1:00 with a national audience.
Meet at Food Bank Demo Kitchen, Covered Bridge Shopping Center, US HWY 441, Clayton, GA.
Please bring a snack to share and/or a canned good donation for the FoodBank. The NE GA FoodBank does a wonderful job helping feed the less fortunate in northeast GA.
January 21 Sunday
2:00 – 4:00 P.M.
He Will Not Divide Us!
Marisa Pyle and Indivisible Lumpkin are organizing a vigil on the Square protesting the first year of the Trump presidency. Bring signs.
January 22, Monday
Lumpkin County Democratic Party Joint Meeting with UNG Dems. focusing on how we can join together to make 2018 one of the best years yet. The meeting will be at the University of North GA (location to be announced).
Snack and Chat; meet fellow Dems to talk about issues; order dinnerDawsonville Tavern (near the Food Lion in Dawsonville
January 25, Thursday
8:00 am to 3:45 pm
Atlanta. Georgia Budget and Policy Institute Insights Policy Conference. Important annual event that brings together a broad range of stakeholders passionate about pressing state policy issues facing Georgia.Hear up-to-date policy analysis on just-released state budget proposals, a discussion on strategies making a difference in high-poverty schools and an overview of health challenges like the opioid crisis in Georgia.
Geogia Tech Global-learning-Center. Directions and Tickets https://gbpi.org/2017/gbpi-insights-conference-2018/
January 28, Sunday
End Gerrymandering. Participants will learn about the gerrymandering problem in our state and receive hands-on training on how to help advance redistricting reform. Speakers include Brian Cannon, Executive Director, OneVirginia2021; Emmet Bondurant of Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore LLP, and State Senator Elena Parent. Training will focus on (1) Effective communication with state legislators during “rope-line advocacy,” at the Georgia Capitol (2) Amplifying Your At-Home-Megaphone: Effective Advocacy through Social Media, Emails, Postcards, Letters to the Editor (3) Preparing a 2-minute “Elevator Talk” on redistricting reform. The ultimate goal is to ensure that every vote counts and that our electoral districts belong to Georgia voters instead of politicians.
EmpowerMap is a nonpartisan symposium that will empower Georgians to fight gerrymandering in Georgia. It is a collaboration among Fair Districts GA, Common Cause GA, Indivisible Groups of GA, and ProGeorgia.
To be held at Central DeKalb Senior Center, 1346 McConnell Drive, Decatur, 30033 The online registration fee is $25 (non-refundable). On the day of the event (January 28, 2018), the registration fee will be $30.
.More info and sign-up at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/empowermap-tickets-38841977400.
NOTE: Participants coming from outside the Atlanta area should contact event organizers about support for lodging.
January 31, Wednesday
Meet at Chair Bette Hollands Home, Dawsonville, GA 3053. for the introduction of The Climate Change Committee’s plan. View by special live stream of conference on Climate Change.
Contact the party for directions. http://democratsofdawsoncounty.org/index.html
8:30 am- till mid afternoon
Women in Blue Day at the Capitol
Senator Emanuel Jones
Free to attend, more details coming
February 10, Saturday
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Kick-Off Meeting,9th District Democratic Women’s Network in Blairsville
We will be in Blairsville this time. Thanks to Judith Rich for helping us get our accommodations worked out. The restaurant will close for us so we can eat, conduct our business, and plan for 2018 Women have a lot on their minds and a lot to say and contribute to our communities and beyond!
K & L Gyros 513 Murphy Highway 30512
February 17, Saturday
Lumpkin County Democrats’ Annual Brunch. Dahlonega. Georgia Lt. Governor candidate Sarah Riggs Amico will be the guest speaker. Brunch included all for $15.00 per person. Time and reservations, contact Ken Akins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women’s History Month
March 31, Saturday
Candidate for Governor, Stacey Evans Dawson County Public Library
April 14 Saturday
1:30 am to 1:30 pm
Spring Luncheon –will be at Tam’s in Cumming, Georgia.
This will be a lovely plated lunch—the food there is wonderful. We will also give out yearly awards and have an inspiring speaker.
You will receive more information about this event soon.
Please add it to your calendar and President’s begin planning awards you would like to give!!
The cost will be $40 a person.