March to the Polls with Dexter Sharper 2014-10-26

Running unopposed for House District 177, Dexter Sharper is helping other Democratic candidates get elected by getting out the vote through a march to the polls on the new Sunday voting day, October 26th, that the Lowndes County Democratic Party (LCDP) got added to the voting calendar this year (only only second county in the state). And what about past and potential future precinct closings, even though LCDP prevented any from happening this year?

Patrick Davis wrote for the Examiner 20 October 2014, House District 177: Valdosta’s Dexter Sharper announces ‘March to the Polls’,

On Saturday, October 18, Valdosta’s Dexter Sharper, a state representative for Lowndes County, made a formal announcement in an effort to encourage voting— “March to the Polls”— which is scheduled for Sunday, October 26. In early September, Lowndes become only the second county in Georgia to approve Sunday voting.The ‘March to the Polls’ will commence at Valdosta Middle School’s parking Lot and will end at the Board of Elections.

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Rosalynn Carter wants you to vote

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter did something she’s never done before so she could come encourage you to vote: she left a Habitat build early to come speak at the Lowndes County Courthouse last Thursday. Now you can vote for Jason Carter for Governor and the rest of the Democratic slate starting Monday October 13th.

Joe Adgie wrote for the VDT 10 October 2014, Former first lady returns,

300x351 Page1-2, in Former First Lady Returns, by Joe Adgie, for LowndesDems.org, 9 October 2014 Carter has been in the Dallas/Fort Worth area this week, participating in the 31st Annual Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project, an annual week-long home building project organized by Habitat for Humanity, a project that has occurred in a wide variety of locations around the world since 1986, such as Chicago, India, the Philippines, New York, Watts in Los Angeles, and Valdosta.

For the first time ever, the former first lady left the project early, so she could campaign for Jason.

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Connie Stokes for Lt. Gov. in Valdosta Oct 13th

Meet and Greet for Connie Stokes for Lieutenant Governor
11:00 am October 13, 2014
LCDP Offices, 1008 Slater Street, Valdosta GA 31601

One of five women running for state-wide office in Georgia, Connie Stokes will be in Valdosta on Monday. This is the first day of early voting. Stop by the office to meet Connie from 11-12 and then visit the board of elections to cast your ballot. We need to have excellent turn out and the best ways to help people decide to vote for a candidate is to actually meet the candidate. Bring your friends to meet candidate Connie Stokes on Monday. You can find out more about her campaign at http://www.conniestokes.com, Including: Continue reading

Early voting starts tomorrow, Monday Oct. 13th 2014

You can vote tomorrow at the Board of Elections, 2808 N. Oak Street, Valdosta, GA. Facebook event.

Or you can vote Sunday October 26th, since LCDP asked and the Board of Elections approved Lowndes to be the second county in Georgia to authorize Sunday voting.

Actually, you can vote almost every day for the rest of October. According to the Georgia Secretary of State’s Early / Advance Voting Information: Continue reading

Rosalynn Carter at the Lowndes County Courthouse 6PM Thursday Oct 9th 2014

To encourage voting, and to support Jason Carter for governor of Georgia, Rosalynn Carter will speak at the historic Lowndes County Courthouse at 6PM tomorrow, Thursday, 9 October 2014 (facebook event).

Mrs. Carter is the former First Lady and grandmother of Jason Carter. She is a founder of the Carter Center in Atlanta, where she chairs its Mental Health Task Force. She is also chair of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI) at Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus, and she is the author or co-author of several books. Plus she was involved in all of Jimmy Carter’s campaigns for governor of Georgia and for president of the United States.

Jason Carter debated his opponent for governor last night in Perry, Georgia. You can watch it online.

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State of city, county, and state –LCDP Monthly Meeting 2014-10-06

Monthly Meeting

October 6, 2014
6:00 pm

Bas Bleu (121 North Patterson)

We are drawing close to the busiest time of the year. Election season is upon us.  We will hear from State Representative Dexter Sharper on upcoming legislative schedule (he is unopposed this year), early voting, GOTV events and more.

Lowndes County Commissioner Demarcus Marshall will give us a wrap-up on his first term and welcomes your input on his upcoming term (he also is un-opposed).

And Valdosta City Councilwoman Sandra Tooley will talk to us about her first year in office. Our elected officials can give us special insights into how we can help to get out the vote and elect those who represent our entire community.

We will also hear about local GOTV events, phone banks, and more. If you ever thought of being involved in the Democratic process, now is the time.  

Saturday & Sunday Voting

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Fun and voter registration at South Georgia Pride today!

300x225 Sign up, register, and vote!, in South Georgia Pride, by Lowndes County Democratic Party, for lowndesdems.org, 21 September 2013 Come on down to Saunders Park today to help register voters, sign up LCDP members, and enjoy a day at the park with South Georgia Pride!

We’ll be setting up at 10AM at John W Saunders Park, 1151 River Street Valdosta, GA. The Pride Festival is open noon to 7PM. Volunteers are welcome all day, especially 12-2 and 4-7. Come meet lots of Democrats and have a good time!

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Sunday Voting

There will be Sunday voting in some elections in Lowndes County.

Monday I sent a letter (PDF) requesting Sunday Voting to the Lowndes County Board of Elections on behalf of the Lowndes County Democratic Committee.

Tuesday, September 9th, at their regularly scheduled meeting, the Board of Elections discussed this request and voted in the affirmative to have 1/2 day of Sunday voting on the day after Saturday voting in years where there are federal candidates on the ballot.

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Transportation plan –Corey Hull @ LCDP 2014-08-04

Corey Hull of VLMPO facilitated input to the 2040 Transportation Vision Plan at the August monthly meeting of the Lowndes County Democratic Party, as you can see in these videos. The transportation segment starts at 6 minutes and 30 seconds.

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Video: Liz Johnson for GA Insurance Commissioner @ LCDP 2014-08-22

Health insurance should be for financial security, including the 600,000 Georgians currently uninsured, and the Affordable Care Act is helping make that happen, said Liz Johnson at her general campaign kickoff meeting in Valdosta. Injuries, illness, old age, accidents, fire: insurance can help with all of those. 25,000 veterans and 7,000 of their spouses would be covered by Medicaid expansion. It also helps if there are local hospitals, but several rural Georgia hospitals have closed recently. We need a new insurance commissioner: Liz Johnson.

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