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Georgia ballot initiatives 2018

Early voting started this week in Georgia. Turnout decides elections. If you go ahead and vote now, at the Board of Elections, 2808 N. Oak St., Valdosta, you won’t have to worry about precincts or lines on Election Day!

After you vote for candidates for office, you will also find on the ballot referendums for five constitutional amendments and two laws. Below the image are recommendations from the Lowndes County Democratic Committee (LCDC), which met October 1, 2018.

Amendments, Referenda, and Tax Assessor, Page 2
Page 2 of Sample Ballot from Georgia My Voter Page.

Constitutional Amendment 1: LCDC recommends Yes.
Creates a land conservation trust fund with 0.75 percent of revenue from sales and use taxes on outdoor recreation equipment.

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Videos: Ride the Big Blue Wave at LCDP BBQ 2018-06-02

A much larger crowd this year than the previous two years listened to Democratic candidates for local and most state offices, as well as for Congress, at the annual LCDP BBQ at Mathis Auditorium, July 2, 2018, as you can see in these videos.

After a delicious BBQ dinner prepared by Big Nick’s, the crowd was galvanized by an excellent array of speeches from local and state candidates and elected officials. It was a terrific and inspiring evening! —Haley Hyatt

The Lowndes County Democratic Party is about candidates and voting. There’s an election going on, so it’s time to pick a candidate and support them, and get yourself and others out to vote.

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Elect Treva Gear to GA House 175, Tuesday 2018-02-13

Tuesday is Special Election Day to put Democrat Dr. Treva Gear in the Georgia Statehouse.

When: 7AM to 7PM, Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Where: Go to Georgia My Voter Page.
For Lowndes County, see also precincts.

What: Turnout will determine This election, so get out and vote. Take your friends with you.
If you don’t live in GA 175, make sure your friends that do live there go to vote.

Rides: If you need a ride to the polls, in Lowndes County call the LCDP office, 229-241-1694.
In Thomas County, call TCDP, 816-786-8561.

Dr. Treva Gear for GA 175

Dr. Treva Gear, a teacher’s teacher, a recent Lowndes High School Teacher of the Year, and a military veteran, is the one Democrat running in the Special Election for Georgia House District 175. She is from Cook County, works in Lowndes County, and lives in Brooks County.

For more about the candidate, see https://trevagear.com/Meet-Treva/.

Some national coverage! Melissa Walker, Teen Vogue, Feb 9, 2018, Special Elections Will Be Held in Minnesota, Georgia, Oklahoma, and Florida: Here’s what you need to know.

Meet the Democratic candidate: “I have served my country, and I currently serve the students and teachers of my school,” Gear, an Army veteran and the 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year for Lowndes High School, has said. “I am here to lead, educate, and empower.”

Dr. Gear spoke to the Lowndes County Democratic Party about education, jobs, public transit to get people to school and jobs, and in Q&A about the school to prison pipeline.

You can become an LCDP member or renew today to help elect Democrats!

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Videos: Treva Gear for GA House 175 @ LCDP 2018-01-08

Update 2018-03-05: Treva Gear qualified Monday, March 5, 2018 to run again for District 175 in the November 2018 General Election.

Treva Gear for GA House 175, Speakers The day before Dr. Treva Gear qualified as the one Democrat running in the Special Election for Georgia House District 175, she spoke to the Lowndes County Democratic Party about education, jobs, public transit to get people to school and jobs, and in Q&A about the school to prison pipeline. The next LCDP meeting will be phonebanking for her and other Democratic candidates at the party office, 1008 Slater Street, Valdosta, GA, 6PM Monday, February 5, 2018.

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Treva Gear for GA House 175

Democrat and teacher Treva Gear says she is running in the special election for Georgia Statehouse District 175.

Teacher and Candidate, Treva Gear

Treva Gear is from Adel in Cook County, works in Valdosta at Lowndes High School, and lives in Brooks County.

Campaign website: trevagear.com
Her website should be the most up to date and accurate place for information about her campaign.

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Videos: Transportation at Monthly Meeting 2017-05-01

The Lowndes County Democratic Party is a strong advocate for a public transportation system in Lowndes County. At our May, 2017, meeting, we hosted Corey Hull, of the Valdosta-Lowndes Metroplitan Planning Organization (VLMPO) and person most responsible for doing the legwork to move this issue forward. Things are slowly moving forward, but it still needs citizen support and input to our local politicians that have the ultimate say whether or not we will have public transportation in Lowndes County.

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Democrats host barbecue –VDT

Come on down to Mathis Auditorium, 6PM this Thursday, July 6, 2017! Valdosta Daily Times, July 3, 2017, Democrats host barbecue,
VALDOSTA — Food, fellowship and festivities are on the agenda for th[e] Lowndes County Democratic Party meeting this week. The event will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 6, at Mathis Municipal Auditorium, 2300 N. Ashley St., according to an organizational press release. Tickets are $25 each and may be purchased from any Lowndes County Democratic Party committee member or at the door.

Thank Our Teachers

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Thank Our Teachers

You can get your Thank Our Teachers yard sign at any Lowndes County Democratic Party meeting, or online: Thank-Teachers1

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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.
You can become an LCDP member or renew today to help elect Democrats!

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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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You can become an LCDP member or renew today to help elect Democrats!

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