Georgia 9th Congressional District
- Monday, March 20, 2017, 10:00am – 10:30am - LAST DAY to reserve a spot for 2017 WINning Women “Boot Camp” in April. Atlanta & Savannah.
Georgia’s WIN List will offer three one-day “Boot Camp” Training sessions in early April – in Savannah on April 3 and in the metro Atlanta suburbs on April 5 and 6. The training serves as an introduction for what it takes to run for office or to be a key part of a WINning campaign team. All ages are welcome and a commitment to run for office in the future is not required for registration.
The instructor is the nationally known and respected Kate Coyne McCoy, who has contributed to the success of hundreds of electoral and issue campaigns across the United States. Kate is a trained social worker, an experienced advocate, coalition builder, organizer, recruiter and former candidate for Congress. She has designed and implemented candidate recruiting training and support programs for EMILY’s List and for the Oval Office program at Harvard University.
The trainings introduce current and future candidates to the components of building a winning campaign including: getting ready to run, making the decision, building a campaign plan, fundraising, working with and selecting consultants, crafting and delivering strategic message, implementing a direct mail plan and building voter contact programs.
While the training is free, participants demonstrate commitment for a reserved spot with a $25 fee to covering lunch and a closing reception.
PLEASE NOTE: In the spirit of our mission, the training is offered only for women. Register one person at a time to ensure we have complete information about each applicant. All reservations must be complete by 5 pm on March 20, 2017.
- NEW! Monday, March 20, 2017, 5:30 p.m. - Rabun County Democrats are meeting at the Ranch House resturant on War Women Road. The resturant is closed on Monday but the owner is allowing us to use the facility. They will have a cash bar if you would like a soda or adult beverage. We will be providing light refreshments.
We have a full agenda. The majority of the meeting will be spent on brainstorming the potential work of various subcommittes and soliciting volunteers. There is so much to do we need as many volunteers as possible. The attached agenda shows the proposed committees and the ideas that the Committee have identified already. We are sure there are lots more so come with lots of new ideas!
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions: Mary Smith (email@example.com).
- Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 6:00 p.m. - Dawson County Democratic Party General Meeting, Big Canoe Swim Club.
Ted Terry, Mayor of Clarkston, Georgia Director of Sierra Club, 2nd VP of DPG will be speaking. Light dinner at 6:00 followed by presentation.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get you on the list to get into Big Canoe!!
- Wednesday, March 22, from 1:00 pm – Atlanta, State Capitol. Moms Demand Action. With several bad gun bills in addition to the Guns on Campus/Campus Carry Bill that are looming, Moms take to the Capitol Rotunda with tabling to catch-up with legislators and drop-by public and Capitol employees. Trained Moms will be seen and heard as they collect support for common sense gun safety. Public polling has ALWAYS been against the legislative efforts to impose guns everywhere. Legislators have not listened and you can be a part of reversing their failure to represent. Moms Demand is not an idle threat, it is an organized educational effort to bring more sanity (not more guns) to the streets. Stop by and support the Moms warriors. And make calls to the Lt. Governor and Senators since this week hearings are being scheduled for all the gun proliferation bills still alive this session. Enough already!
- NEW! Wednesday, March 22 at 3:00 p.m. - Webinar: How to hold a great press event. ProgressNow—one of the leading progressive communications organization in the country—will present a highly practical session showing step-by-step how to hold a very effective press event. If you can’t make it, send staff! To register, click here.
- NEW! Thursday, March 23, 2017, 12:00 noon-1:00 p.m. - Gainesville, GA. The Equal Rights Amendment: A Non-Partisan Historical Perspective from 1929 - 2017. John S. Burd Center for Performing Arts, 429 Academy Street NE, Gainesville, GA 30501. Refreshments will be served.
Co-Sponsored by Brenau University's College Republicans & College Democrats. Moderators: Ashley Childs, President, College Democrats; Emma Johnson, Chairman, College Republicans.
The information presented at this program will be from a historical perspective and does not reflect the personal opinions of the speakers or sponsoring organizations.
If you plan to attend, please respond to Gail Buckner, email@example.com.
- Thursday, March 23, 2017 - Gilmer County Democrats General Meeting. Jury Assembly Room of the Gilmer County Courthousse. All Democrats are invited. Come and bring your friends. Also, bring a donation for the Gilmer County Foodbank. Beverly Martarella will be working on this activity and will be grateful for your donations of food that the Foodbank cannot buy at reduced rates. We are focusing on items for the Kids' Sack -- individual servings of fruit or gels with fruit, Van Camp's Pork and Beans, cups of oatmeal, and similar healthy items. Melba Gandy, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Saturday, March 25, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - Dahlonega. 9th District Democratic Women's Network Spring Meeting. The Crimson Moon Cafe, 24 North Park Street, Dahlonega, GA 30533. RSVP 770-722-7994.
- Monday, March 27, 2017, 6:00 p.m. - Lumpkin County Democratic Party meeting will be at the United Community Bank meeting room.
- Friday, March 31, 11:00 am - Atlanta. 10th Annual Cesar Chavez Day Celebration. Join GALEO at in Room 216 CAP (inside the capitol) to honor the legacy of Cesar Chavez as well as the winners of the 10th Annual GALEO Cesar Chavez Essay Contest. This year’s ceremony will feature guest speakers such as Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO and others. The purpose of the ceremony is to honor civil rights legend, Cesar Chavez, and increase awareness of the continual plight of farm workers and their contributions to America. Chavez’s leadership was critical to organizing farm workers and founding what is today known as the United Farm Workers Union. He remains one of the foremost Latino leaders in American history. His birthday, March 31st, is officially recognized as a state holiday in California, Colorado, and Texas. GALEO supports the movement to create this date a national holiday in honor of Mr. Chavez. Facebook event page.
- Friday, March 31, 2017, 5:00 p.m. to April 1, 2017, 9:00 p.m. - Statesboro, GA. Young Democrats of Georgia 2017 Convention. Georgia Southern University, 1332 Southern Dr., Statesboro, Georgia 30460.
Festivities will begin Friday, March 31st with a kick-off Happy Hour followed by a full day of speakers, sessions, and our evening reception on Saturday, April 1st.
Voting will take place for the 2017-2018 YDG Executive Board during General Session on Saturday afternoon — members must be registered for the full convention in order to participate in General Session.
For more information regarding accommodations, sponsorships, and when speakers are announced, please visit here.
- Saturday, April 1, 2017, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. - Gilmer County Democrats cordially invite you to attend our Spring Fling on April 1 (this is no fooling!), 2017, at the ETC Pavilion on Legion Road by the river in Ellijay. The band, Orange Wall, will play from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- Sunday, April 16, 2017 - Atlanta. APPLICATION DEADLINE to apply for Wellstone Action's Digital Organizer School, to be held June 5-9 in Atlanta, Georgia. Apply today!
We’re headed to Atlanta for a week of intensive training. Whether you are working full-time as a Digital Organizer already or are hungry to get started in the field, this is an opportunity to learn new skills, build relationships with fellow Digital Organizers from around the country, and imagine how we can use online tools to resist creatively and fiercely in the coming months and years.
Attendees will learn how to develop a digital strategy and move it through their organization or campaign as well as sharpen skills on social media and email writing, but also design, coding, analytics, SMS (texting) organizing and more. You’ll walk out the door on Friday ready to kick your organization into high gear or start a new job as a Digital Organizer.
- NEW! Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - DEADLINE to register for April 29 DPG Blue School. See below at April 29 for registration link.
- Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 6th Congressional District Special Election for U.S. Congress. This election is to replace Rep. Tom Price, who was appointed to a position in the Trump administration. All candidates, regardless of party, are on the same ballot (5 Democrats, 11 Republicans, 2 Independents). (The 6th District includes north Fulton County and adjacent parts of Cobb County and DeKalb County.)
If no candidate wins a majority on April 18, the top two finishers, regardless of party, will advance to a second ballot set for June 20.
To help Democrats win in the 6th, go here. Websites of the candidates who have qualified as Democrats are Jon Ossoff, Ragin Edwards, Rebecca Quigg, Richard Keatley, Ron Slotin.
- Thursday, April 20, 2017, 6:00 p.m. - Banks County general meeting. Louis Elrod, National Chair of Young Democrats and political director of Better Georgia, will speak at the Farm Bureau building in Banks County, off historic 441 at 1337 McDonald Circle, Commerce, GA 30529. Surrounding counties are invited to this meeting. Refreshments will be served.
- NEW! Saturday, April 29, 2017, 12:30-4:00 p.m. - Atlanta, GA. The DPG Executive Committee is pleased to announce the first GA Blue School of 2017.
Who: Executive Officers of each county committee (Chair, two Vice Chairs, Secretary, Treasurer). Where: IBEW Auditorium; 501 Pulliam Street, Atlanta 30312.
Please plan on having lunch before you arrive and bringing snacks as needed. We have several new officers so this will be similar to the Back to Basics training from 2016—best practices, bylaws, operations, etc.
Click here to register. For planning purposes, please register by Tuesday, April 18.
- Saturday, April 29, 2017 - Washington, D.C. People's Climate March. (Event Facebook page, Georgia Sierra Club). In Washington DC and around the country, we will come together for one massive march to bring our demands to the streets. We will march for our families. We will march for our air, our water, and our land. We will march for clean energy jobs and climate justice. We will march for our communities and the people we love. And we will be louder and stronger than ever before.
There is no denying it: Donald Trump's election is a threat to the future of our planet, the safety of our communities, and the health of our families. He is taking office as the only climate denying world leader and threatening to throw all that progress away. We're ready to fight back. That's why the People’s Climate Movement is seizing the first 100 days of the Trump Administration as our own and putting all of our energy toward stopping Trump's attacks on our climate, our communities, and our jobs and advance our vision of new American economy that protects our planet and people.
It's more important than ever to stand up for what's right. Join your fellow Georgia Sierrans on the bus to D.C. More details to come! Let us know you're in by RSVPing below.
PLEASE VISIT EVENTBRITE TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT ON THE BUS!!
- Friday/Saturday, May 19-20, 2017 - Kennesaw. League of Women Voters Convention. Reception on the evening of Friday, May 19th for a Meet-N-Greet and all day Saturday, May 20th, starting at 8:30 am. To be held at the First United Lutheran Church of Kennesaw located at 3841 Campus Loop Rd., Kennesaw, 30144 for a full day of networking, learning and mobilizing. To register, visit here.
- August 10-13, 2017 - Atlanta. Netroots Nation. Register here. Note the "Early Bird Local" fee!
"For more than a decade, Netroots Nation has hosted the largest annual conference for progressives, drawing thousands of attendees from around the country and beyond.
"Our attendees are online organizers, grassroots activists and independent media makers. Some are professionals who work at advocacy organizations, progressive companies or labor unions, while others do activism in their spare time. Attendees can choose from 80+ panels, 40+ training sessions, inspiring keynotes, caucuses, film screenings and lots of networking and social events."