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Discuss LCDP BBQ at Monthly Meeting 2017-06-05

We will discuss July BBQ, voter engagement and more. Here are videos of last year’s BBQ.

When: 6PM Monday, June 5th, 2017

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

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Thank Our Teachers

You can get your Thank Our Teachers yard sign 6PM tonight, May 1, 2017 at the monthly Lowndes County Democratic Party meeting.

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The first plank on the LCDP platform is

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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Videos: Thank our Teachers, Committees, and Monthly Meeting 2017-04-03

The next monthly LCDP meeting is 6PM Today, Monday May 1, 2017. Here is video of the previous meeting.

The “Thank Our Teachers” signs were first available at the April monthly meeting, as approved by the Lowndes County Democratic Committee (LCDC) at the end of March. The LCDC (essentially the board of directors for the LCDP) also formalized subcommittees on Education, Environment, Public Relations, and Finance, which were also discussed at the April meeting, as you can see in this video.

And the LCDC approved a new resolution against the Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline and for solar power which was handed out at the April meeting.

Here’s the video:

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Transportation at Monthly Meeting 2017-05-01

Valdosta-Lowndes Metropolitan Planning Organization (VLMPO) Director Corey Hull will give us an update on local and regional transportation issues, including upcoming TSPLOST meetings and list development, proposed truck bypass and more.

When: 6PM Monday, May 1st, 2017

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

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Help flip the Sixth

Democrats have a good chance to win in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District special election which is tomorrow, April 18, 2017. You can volunteer to phone bank through this DPG web page.

Here’s one version of why: Continue reading

Lowndes County Democratic Party renews resolution against Sabal Trail, for Solar after Florida resolutions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Valdosta, April 3, 2017 — a moral obligation to leave our children and grandchildren with an earth as safe, beautiful, and majestic as the one bequeathed to us by our parents and grandparents On March 27, 2017, the Lowndes County Democratic Committee (LCDC) approved a new resolution against Sabal Trail methane pipeline and for solar power, going beyond the old ones it passed in March 2014, this time calling for financial divestment from companies that support the pipeline, including calling on local and state elected officials to divest and not to accept any campaign finance funds from the same. The new LCDC resolution includes a quote agreeing that Sabal Trail is a threat to our drinking water in the Florida Aquifer, from a resolution of February 2017 by the Orange County, Florida Democratic Executive Committee (DEC); several other Florida county DECs have since also passed such resolutions.

The LCDC WHEREASes cite economics, damage Sabal Trail has already caused to our environment including Withlacoochee River, eminent domain for private company is not equal justice under the law, public safety and welfare, the lack of need for the pipeline now that Florida Power and Light has admitted Florida needs no new electricity until 2024, the economic victory of solar power, Floridians’ vote last year for solar power, and education, since Sabal Trail goes barely a mile from Clyattville Elementary School in Lowndes County.

This resolution will be discussed 6PM tonight at the Lowndes County Democratic Party (LCDP) at Mama Junes restaurant in Valdosta, along with new signs to Support Our Teachers.

The full text of the new LCDP resolution, entitled “A Resolution Against the Sabal Trail methane pipeline and For Solar Power”, is on the LCDP website in PDF. The resolution concludes: Continue reading

Thank our Teachers, Committees, and Monthly Meeting 2017-04-03

The Lowndes County Democratic Committee (LCDC) met at the end of March and voted to approve our project “Thank Our Teachers”. The final teacher graphic (not the one shown below) will be distributed Monday and LCDP members will be asked to get it out to the community.

The LCDC (essentially the board of directors for the LCDP) also formalized subcommittees on Education, Environment, Public Relations, and Finance. Please come, get involved on one of these subcommittees and make a difference in our community.

And the LCDC approved a new resolution; a press release on that will go out Monday.

When: 6PM Monday, April 3rd, 2017

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

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J.D. Rice runs a particpatory meeting @ LCDP 2017-03-06

Chairman J.D. Rice has a way with getting people to speak and to volunteer. Several new committees were formed at the Monday March 6th 2017 LCDP meeting, and are already working.

J.D. Rice at the lectern

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Supporting Local Business – McKinney’s Pet Lovers

SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL BUSINESS: The Lowndes County Democratic Party is proud to support McKinney’s Pet Lovers located at 2000 North Ashley Street (on the corner of Park Avenue) in Valdosta.

In business since 1995, Tracy and Perry McKinney have a pet-centered point of view. Looking for natural and holistic products for their clients, they provide supplies for cats and dogs in one half of the store and fish, exotics and small pets in the other.

McKinney’s Pet Lovers employs five people who make sure customer’s pet needs are met. They can special order items if necessary and variety of favorite brands. They also sell supplies for farm animal needs as well as bedding, food and supplies for small animals.

Thank you for supporting local businesses!

Perry and Tracy McKinney

Perry and Tracy McKinney

Mc Kinney's Pet Lovers

Mc Kinney’s Pet Lovers

Perry and Tracy McKinney

Perry and Tracy McKinney

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Important 2016 General Primary and Run-off Dates

General Primary & Runoff – 2016

The General Primary and all NON-partisan races are decided in a May election, with a July runoff (if necessary).

You do not need to register with a party to vote, you must simply be a registered voter and can choose your desired ballot on the day you vote.

To vote in this election, you must be registered by April 26, 2016.

You can check your voter registration at https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do

Date

Event
Tues, Apr 26

Deadline to register to vote in the General Primary & Runoff and Nonpartisan General Election & Runoff
Mon, May 2 – Fri, May 20

Advanced Voting for General Primary and Nonpartisan General Election
Sat, May 7

Advanced Voting for General Primary and Nonpartisan General Election

Sat, May 14

Advanced Voting for General Primary and Nonpartisan General Election

Sun, May 15

Advanced Voting for General Primary and Nonpartisan General Election

Tues, May 24

Voting in Precincts for General Primary and Nonpartisan General Election

Tues, July 5 – Fri, Jul 22

Advanced Voting for General Primary and Nonpartisan General Election Runoff

Tues, Jul 26

Voting in Precincts for General Primary and Nonpartisan General Election Runoff

For a complete list of important election dates for 2016 please visit: http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/elections/2016_election_dates