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Implement the local platform projects: Monthly Meeting 2017-03-06

LCDP March Monthly Meeting: we will be working on the two topics we identified last month, Public Transportation and Education. Plan on coming and helping to make our community a place that benefits everyone. facilitated by LCDP Chairman JD Rice.

When: 6PM Monday, March 6th, 2017

Where: Mama Junes Restaurant, 3286 Inner Perimeter Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31602

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Orange, FL Dem Party Resolution against Sabal Trail pipeline

Florida has come alive against the Sabal Trail pipeline, and the Orange County Democratic Executive Committee (DEC) passed a resolution against it on Monday February 20, 2017, Normalized almost three years after the Lowndes County Democratic Committee passed a similar resolution. The Orange DEC resolution goes further, demanding divestment from Sabal Trail and all its parent companies by its members and by public bodies. Orange DEC is communicating with all the other county parties in Florida. Osceola County DEC has already passed a similar resolution, and it is on the agenda elsewhere.

See also Frank Torres, Orlando Political Observer, 20 February 2017, Orange County Democrats pass Resolution Opposing Sabal Trail Pipeline.

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Early Childhood Education resolution passed by LCDP 2017-02-06

Passed at the monthly meeting Monday February 2, 2017 (PDF):

A Resolution

in support of early childhood

education

in the Georgia budget


Page 1, WHEREAS....

WHEREAS, the Lowndes County Democratic Party (LCDP) has as its first

platform
plank: “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”
; and

WHEREAS, the LCDP agrees with the Education & Workforce Policy
Committee of the Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce that early
education is connected to a community’s long-term economic
development potential; and

WHEREAS, the proposed budget from the Georgia Governor’s office
includes the following item in the Department of Early Care and
Learning Budget:

  • 5.5M for tiered reimbursement for Quality Rated child care programs; and

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Projects for Local Platform @ LCDP 2017-02-06

Last month we outlined our platform planks. This month, we will begin to work on exact projects, groups, activities we can do to advance our platform. Come prepared with ideas on how to support our Democratic Values, facilitated by LCDP Chairman JD Rice.

When: 6PM Monday, February 6th, 2017

Where: Mama Junes Restaurant, 3286 Inner Perimeter Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31602

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Local Platform and making Annual Plan 2016-01-09

Our first meeting with new Chairman JD Rice. We will talk about our local platform issues, and discuss projects that will help us to advance these issues in the community. Also, we will talk about the plan for the year and the upcoming municipal elections.

When: 6PM Monday, January 9th, 2017

Where: Mama Junes Restaurant, 3286 Inner Perimeter Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31602

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J.D. Rice, new LCDP chair

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J.D. Rice new LCDP Chair with more officers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Valdosta December 8th 2016 — Broadening the team, the Lowndes County Democratic Party (LCDP) brought in J.D. Rice as its new Chairman plus a new Membership Vice-Chair, and two new Assistant Chairs.

Viviann Cody voiced the sentiments of the LCDP, “We say “Thank You” to those who serve as leaders for the past two years. They did a great job “applause” please for them. Tonight we introduce our new “Leaders” for the next two years. Now we need new members to join. Our next meeting will be Jan. 2017. Listen out for me and others to ask you to get on board. We can make a difference within our city. Get Ready, Get Ready a change is about to happen in Valdosta.”

New: Aubrey Fowler (Assistant Treasurer), Gretchen Quarterman (Secretary), Teresa (Chair Membership), Jim Parker (Treasurer), J.D. Rice (Chairman), Dennis Marks (Vice-Chair Elections), Nerma Dave (Assistant Secretary), James LaPlant (Vice-Chair Qua

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Get Involved: LCDP Monthly Meeting 2016-12-05

Don’t mourn, organize! We will be discussing strategies to build a stronger Democratic Party at our monthly meeting today.

When: 6PM Monday December 5th 2016

Where: Mama Junes Restaurant, 3286 Inner Perimeter Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31602

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Election Eve GOTV 2016-11-07

Half the people already voted early: now get out the vote for the other half on Election Day! GOTV Please join us for Election Eve GOTV at the monthly Lowndes County Democratic Party meeting at Mama June’s:

  • making phone calls on behalf of candidates,
  • knocking on doors for candidates,
  • and giving rides to the polls.

Some LCDP members are planning on holding campaign signs in legally acceptable areas near polling locations. All that and slate cards, vote no on Amendment 3, and elect local, statewide, and national Democrats! Continue reading

Get out the Vote! 2016-10-03

With 37 days until the election, we are organizing to register as many people to vote as possible! 14470500 1182363355171852 5522328616385984572 N We are also promoting Democratic candidates at the local, state, and presidential levels. We will have Clinton/Kaine yard signs for $15, but really want them on busy roads with high traffic.

When: 6PM Monday October 3rd 2016

Where: Mama June’s Restaurant
3286 Inner Perimeter Road
Valdosta, Georgia 31602

What: Get out the vote!

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Meet the Candidates at VSU 2016-09-12

Join us for a “Meet the Candidates” forum sponsored by the Young Democrats of Valdosta State University and is open to the public. 13921047 1128560847218770 5664533012777217210 N We will hear from Democratic and Republican candidates running for local and state offices. This is instead of the usual LCDP monthly meeting. And there seems to be some doubt that Republican candidates will attend.

When: 6PM Monday September 12th 2016

Where: Auditorium (Room 1101)
Bailey Science Center
Valdosta State University

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