LCDP Cash Mob at Stan’s Quality Meats & Grocery Outlet

LCDP’s first-ever Cash Mob! 8AM to 8PM next Tuesday March 3, in line with our March Monday 2 meeting topic, “Democratic Party Values: Supporting Local Business”. facebook event. Continue reading

GA HB 170 would force local boards of education to raise taxes

The Valdosta and Lowndes school boards and the Valdosta City Council all already unanimously passed resolutions against Georgia HB 170, which would convert a local motor fuel sales tax into a state excise tax, forcing local governments to raise taxes to support education and transportation, and would set counties against their cities for allocation of taxes. This is relevant to the first item in LCDP’s platform:

Georgia Democrats believe every child in every classroom in every school in every county in Georgia should have access to a high quality public education.

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March Monthly LCDP Meeting

IMG_4384The next monthly meeting for the Lowndes County Democratic Party meeting will be held in the lobby of the Lowndes County Board of Elections at 2808 N. Oak St. Valdosta, GA 31601 on March 2nd, 2015 at 6:00 PM. This decision was made due to requests of a few members who remarked that there was too little room for members during the February meeting. Please mark your calendars for this event and come watch the LCDP continue to grow.

After SRO for Dr. LaPlant, LCDP moves to bigger hall for business speakers in March

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Valdosta, February 5th, 2015 — Two rooms filled and standing in the hall, so many people came to hear Dr. James LaPlant talk about how Georgia is “in play”, that the Lowndes County Democratic Party (LCDP) is moving to a bigger venue for its March meeting.

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Georgia is in play –Dr. James LaPlant

I’m looking forward to next Monday’s (February 2) potluck meeting 300x118 In play, in Georgia is In Play, by Tom Hochschild, for LowndesDems.org, 2 February 2015 from 6:00 to 7:00 (1008 Slater St.) with guest speaker Dr. James LaPlant. We’ll be talking about how Georgia is “in play,” and what we can do to turn South Georgia blue! Allison and I will be bringing a kale, walnut, parmesean cheese dish. Can everyone list any food items you will be bringing so that we ensure a good variety? Thanks.

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-Tom Hochschild

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Videos: GA Rep. Dexter Sharper District 177 @ LCDP 2015-01-05

After a pot luck supper at the new location at the party office, new chair Tom Hochschild presided over a standing-room-only crowd that heard Deb Cox, Dexter Sharper, Demarcus Marshall, and J.D. Rice.

Lowndes County Elections Supervisor Deb Cox said there’s a special election in Lake Park for an unexpired City Council seat, poll workers are needed, and you can register to vote online.

Dexter Sharper, re-elected from District 177 (Valdosta and parts of Lowndes County) to the Georgia House, spoke about the need for early financial education, for gun safety instruction should be required to get a firearm permit, and for medical certification for coroner positions throughout the state of Georgia. Rep. Sharper is a paramedic, so he’s had Continue reading

Dexter Sharper to speak at monthly meeting Monday 2015-01-05

Hello LCDP Members,

I hope you are enjoying the holiday season. It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that Vicki Pennington, long-time treasurer for the LCDP, passed away on Friday, January 2nd at South Georgia Medical Center. Vicki was a wonderful person and valued member of our community. Arrangements are in the care of the Carson McLane Funeral Home, Valdosta.

Also, we would like to remind you that that our potluck meeting will take place tomorrow (Monday Jan, 5) from 6:00-7:00 at our headquarters on 1008 Slater Street, Valdosta GA (Next to VSU’s University Center). Feel free to bring a dish of your choice, but you do not need to bring food to join in. We are excited to be hearing from State Representative Dexter Sharper.

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Pot luck and quality of life issues: come to the party meeting –Tom Hochschild @ LCDP 2015-01-05

New LCDP Chair Tom Hochschild invited everyone to the monthly party meeting Monday 5 January 2015 at a new location: the LCDP office, 1008 Slater Street, Valdosta, which he noted is near VSU. He made this announcement at the Town Hall Meeting 15 December 2014 organized by Demarcus Marshall, Lowndes County Commissioner, Superdistrict 4; Dr. Marshall will also speak at Monday’s party meeting.

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Thanks to Lowndes County and Valdosta for resolutions against Sabal Trail

Last night LCDP Chair Tom Hochschild thanked the Valdosta City Council that had just passed a resolution supporting the Lowndes County Commission’s resolution of Tuesday 9 December 2014 opposing the proposed Sabal Trail pipeline, as noted in the Valdosta Daily Times this morning.

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