Update 2018-12-03: Vote Runoff Election Day, 7AM-7PM, Tuesday, November 4, 2018, at your local precinct, for John Barrow, for Secretary of State, for fair elections, and Lindy Miller, for Public Service Commissioner, for renewable energy and jobs.
Thank you to all the Democratic candidates at the state and local level! You’ve turned Georgia purple. Congratulations to State Representative Dexter Sharper and County Commissioner Demarcus Marshall on being reelected!
We need to return to the polls for the runoff election to elect
It already started Wednesday, and continues next week, in Lowndes County, Georgia:
7AM to 7PM Monday, November 26, 2018
7AM to 7PM Tuesday, November 27, 2018
7AM to 7PM Wednesday, November 28, 2018
7AM to 7PM Thursday, November 29, 2018
7AM to 7PM Friday, November 30, 2018
Lowndes County Board of Elections
2808 North Oak Street, Valdosta, GA 31602
When: 7AM to 7PM Tuesday, December 4, 2018
The Georgia Secretary of State controls voter registration and the actual elections, so if we want fair elections in Georgia, we need to elect John Barrow. John Barrow spoke at the LCDP BBQ in July:
Stacey Abrams wrote Tuesday:
The governor’s race is over, but we still have a chance to make a difference and protect voting rights in Georgia:
My friend John Barrow is in the middle of a very tight runoff election for Secretary of State. He is running on a bold platform of protecting Georgians’ sacred right to vote.
After seeing such rampant voter suppression on Election Day, and witnessing how Brian Kemp used his office as Secretary of State to make it harder for some Georgians to vote, all of us should be working as hard as we can to help John win his runoff election on December 4th. We know what’s at stake.
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The Public Service Commission can get on with solar power in Georgia, as LCDP has twice voted to support. Lindy Miller is a co-founder of a solar energy company and she said:
We are not investing enough in advanced energy and the tens of thousands of jobs that will come with it. There are three immediate opportunities for the Public Service Commission to encourage greater investment in clean energy in Georgia. First, the Commission should work with Georgia Power and other interested stakeholders to double-down on our state’s existing solar programs by approving a sizable increase in new solar capacity in the 2019 Integrated Resource Plan. Second, the Commission should prioritize the removal of barriers to customer adoption of clean energy and ensure these resources are fully and fairly compensated for the benefits they can deliver to our grid. Third, the Commission should ensure all future capacity needs are met through fair, open and truly competitive solicitations.
The incumbent continues to prop up the way late and over-budget nuclear units on the Savannah River, about which Lindy Miller said:
Georgia needs to “stop the blank check at Vogtle,” said Democrat Lindy Miller, District 3 candidate, speaking at an Atlanta debate on Tuesday.
“Georgia’s families, small businesses, cities and schools are paying dearly because the incumbent utterly failed to put in place any meaningful incentives to keep this project on time and on-budget … I believe the project should continue, but only if shareholders — rather than ratepayers — are made to bear the risk of additional cost overruns, and only if the Public Service Commission staff can continue to demonstrate that the project is economic over its lifecycle. Our commissioners cannot continue to act as rubber stamps for special interests.”
About the Lowndes County Democratic Party
The Lowndes County Democratic Party:
- promotes development of Party organization and activities
- seeks and encourages qualified candidates for public office
- supports Democratic nominees
- performs such election functions as are required by law
- maintains appropriate records, promotes and adds logistical support to the State Affirmative Action program
- raises funds for the above purposes
J.D. Rice, Chair
Lowndes County Democratic Party
P.O. Box 4198
Valdosta, GA 31604