Last day to register to vote in Georgia primary 2016-02-01

To vote in the 2016 primary for president and everything on down the ballot to sheriff and more, today is the last day to register. And tonight’s the LCDP Candidate Recruitment & Volunteer Training Workshop, 6PM at Mama June’s: We Want You! (facebook event)

You can register online at My Voter Page by the Georgia Secretary of State. It lets you check first to see if you’re already registered.

You can become an LCDP member or renew today to help elect Democrats!

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We Want You! Candidate Recruitment & Volunteer Training Workshop @ LCDP 2016-02-01

Do you have good ideas and a passion for helping others? Do you know and volunteer training someone who would represent our community with integrity? Would you like to be part of a campaign team this season? Please come to the Lowndes County Democratic Party’s Candidate Recruitment & Volunteer Training Workshop at Mama June’s Restaurant (3286 Inner Perimeter Rd, Valdosta). In addition to learning the responsibilities of open positions, past candidates will be on hand to help you plan a campaign.

When: 6PM Monday February 1st 2016

Where: Mama June’s restaurant, 3286 Inner Perimeter Road.
You do not need to purchase food to join in the discussion.

Facebook: event

If you’re not motivated enough, try reading about the Lowndes County Commission 4 to 1 vote Continue reading

Ask Lowndes County to reject Sabal Trail easement tonight 2016-01-26

Lowndes County apparently didn’t tell the reporter about the mercury-contaminated closed Clyattville landfill Lowndes County Parcel 0098 004 through which the The Lowndes Commission votes tonight for a Sabal Trail pipeline easement, according to the front page of the Valdosta Daily Times this morning and yesterday morning’s Work Session. Yet the county did not mention in either of those that the easement is to go through the mercury-contaminated closed Clyattville landfill in a Floridan Aquifer recharge zone. Is a one-time payment of $54,300 enough to risk ongoing hazards to our only source of drinking water, plus facilitating a pipeline company from Houston, Texas taking easements from local property owners?

If you don’t think so, please write to commissioner@lowndescounty.com before 5:30 PM tonight, and also come to the meeting if you can. But you won’t get to speak before they vote, so write first.

In March 2014 the Lowndes County Democratic Committee voted to oppose Sabal Trail, and Continue reading

Videos: Animal Rights Forum, LCDP 2015-12-07

A diverse panel from students to faculty to professionals to the Lowndes County Commission Chairman discussed animal rights at the 7 December 2015 Lowndes County Democratic Party monthly meeting. The next meeting is tomorrow, 4 January 2016, about local health issues.

You can become an LCDP member or renew today to help elect Democrats!

Here’s a video playlist:


Videos: Animal Rights Forum, LCDP 2015-12-07
Tom Hochschild, Chair,
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes County Democratic Party (LCDP),
Mama June’s, Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia.

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Local Health Issues, Public Forum and LCDP Monthly Meeting 2016-01-04

Please join the LCDP for a public forum pertaining to “Local Health Issues.” The meeting will take place at Mama June’s restaurant (3286 Inner Perimeter Road) at 6 PM on Monday, January 4th: facebook event. Speaking with us will be:

  • John Rogers (South Health District Public Health Educator),
  • Todd Smoot (VSU Cross Country Coach),
  • and Ariel Godwin (Senior Planner, Southern Georgia Regional Commission).

Aspects of health

The meeting will take place at Continue reading

Super District 4 Town Hall Meeting

Everyone is invited, and he’s a Democrat. Facebook event.

Demarcus Marshall Demarcus Marshall is holding a Town Hall for his superdistrict 4 (east side) and all of Lowndes County, 6PM 15 December 2015 at the Lowndes County Civic Center, 2102 E Hill Ave., Valdosta, GA 31601. He says:

I want to personally thank the citizens of Super District 4 for your continued support in representing you and the districts’ best interest. It has truly been an honor to serve you. As with last year, I want to have a town hall meeting to solicit feedback, ideas, complaints, and concerns of county services provided in the district and even countywide. This is your opportunity to be heard and have a direct conversation regarding the district. I intend on providing a State of the District address; after which, I will open the floor for dialogue.

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Animal Rights Forum: what about that tethering ordinance? 2015-12-07

Please join us for a public meeting about the issue of animal rights and animal welfare on Monday, December 7 at 6:00 pm. Facebook event.

Tethered dog Dr. Amanda Hall says:

“The manner in which we care for our pets is a measure of the quality of our community as a whole. A community that tolerates animal cruelty and neglect is one that tolerates low standards throughout the community.”

Our guest panel speakers will include:

  • Dr. Amanda Hall from Baytree Animal Hospital,
  • Dr. Tom Aiello from the VSU History Department,
  • Ashlie Prain from the VSU Anthropology Club,
  • and Michelle Williams from the Pixel Fund Rescue.

Lowndes County has been invited to send a speaker about the animal shelter, but has not yet responded.

The meeting will take place at Mama June’s restaurant at 3286 Inner Perimeter Road. You do not need to purchase food to join in the discussion.

You can become an LCDP member or renew today to help elect Democrats!

Dr. Amanada Hall proposing anti-tethering ordinance to Lowndes County Commission Back in January, Dr. Amanda Hall proposed an anti-tethering ordinance Continue reading

LCDP Public Forum: Gun Violence 2015-11-02

In light of the senseless shootings that continue to plague the Candlelit vigil United States, the LCDP is hosting a public forum about gun violence. Our guest speaker, Kathryn Grant, is the co-founder of the Georgia Gun Sense Coalition, and is one of the leading advocates for common sense gun laws in the United States. The meeting will take place at Mama June’s restaurant, but you do not need to purchase food to join the discussion.

When: 6PM Monday November 2nd 2015 Continue reading

Videos of Voting Rights & Voter Suppression; LCDP Monthly Meeting 2015-10-05

Very interesting discussion in these videos of the October LCDP meeting and panel discussion with Reverend Floyd Rose, Deb Cox (Supervisor of Elections), George Boston Rhynes, and Dr. Tom Aiello.

Below are links to the videos, followed by a video playlist. You can become an LCDP member or renew today to help elect Democrats! Continue reading

Videos of Meet the Candidates Night: LCDP Monthly Meeting 2015-09-14

Most of the candidates for city elections are in these videos from the LCDP meeting of 14 September 2015.

Below are links to each candidate video, followed by a video playlist. You can become an LCDP member or renew today to help elect Democrats! Continue reading