Georgia 9th Congressional District
- NEW! Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 6:30 p.m. - White County Democratic Party (WCDP.) The July meeting will be at the Helen Library. We will discuss plans for next month's Climate Change Forum, so please attend if you can.
- Thursday, July 27, 6:30 - 8:00 pm - Atlanta. Where Do We Draw the Line? – The Law (and Politics) of Political Gerrymandering. Last November, a three-judge panel ruled that the State of Wisconsin’s 2011 legislative redistricting plan constituted an impermissible partisan gerrymander that unfairly guaranteed disproportionate Republican majorities for years to come. As the Supreme Court considers whether to affirm or reverse the lower court’s decision in Whitford v. Gill, other legal challenges to partisan gerrymanders have been asserted in North Carolina, Maryland, and Georgia. As these cases work their way through the federal courts, it is important to consider whether the U.S. Supreme Court will use these cases to adopt a standard for identifying unconstitutional political gerrymanders or, alternatively, will demure as it has in previous cases and rule that political gerrymandering is a non-justiciable political question.
Even as courts assess how to identify unconstitutional political gerrymanders, elected officials at the state level are proposing political solutions to reduce the influence of partisanship in legislative reapportionment.
Join the American Constitution Society for a wide-ranging discussion on current litigation challenging political gerrymandering as well as potential legal and political solutions to address the question of how governments can fairly draw legislative districts without unfairly advantaging one party or the other.
Event features: Attorneys Emmet J. Bondurant and William V. Custer, as well as Michael S. Kang, Professor (Emory University School of Law), Katie O’Connor (Director of Policy Development and Programming at ACS) and State Senator Elena Parent. Moderator: Bryan Sells, Former Special Litigation Counsel, United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division.
A reception will begin at 6:30 and the program will follow at 7:00. For questions on the day of the event, please contact Matthew Weiss at 770-235-4787. To be held at Bryan Cave, LLP, One Atlantic Center 1201 West Peachtree Street NW, 14th Floor, Atlanta, 30309. RSVP here.
- Monday, August 7, 2017, 6:30 p.m. - Fannin County Democrats meeting.
- Monday, August 7, 2017 - Rabun County Democrats Meeting at the Ranch House on Warwoman Road
- Thursday-Sunday, August 10-13, 2017 - Atlanta. Netroots Nation. Register here.
"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."
- CORRECTED! Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 6:30 p.m. - Pickens County Democratic Committee. Chattahoochee Technical College, Cherokee Hall, 100 Campus Dr., Jasper, GA.
Our featured speaker will be Cindy Zeldin, Democratic Candidate for Georgia Insurance Commissioner. For nearly a decade, Cindy served as the Executive Director of Georgians for a Healthy Future where she served as a clear voice for health care consumers across the state and led efforts to secure bipartisan, consumer-friendly protections. She has been a forceful supporter for Medicaid Expansion in Georgia. You can learn more about Cindy at her website CindyforGeorgia.com. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about one of our Georgia Democratic Candidates. Please come and bring friends and meet new ones. Dessert, coffee and tea will be served. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
- NEW! Thursday, August 17, 2017, 6:30 p.m. - White County. FORUM ON CLIMATE CHANGE. Roy Ash Building, 153 East Kytle Street, Cleveland, Georgia 30528. Light refreshments will be served!
- Dr. Jim Smoot, Former Head of Earth Sciences at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center
- Mr. Daniel Blackman, Environmental Working Group
- Mr. Rob Mishler, Chairman, Greening Georgia
Sponsored by the White County Democratic Party & the Ladies of the 9th District Democratic Women’s Network
- Josh McCall, Candidate for US Congress, 9th District
- RJ Hadley, Candidate for Georgia Secretary of State
- Other Democratic Candidates
The White County Democratic Party is sponsoring a Climate Change Forum at the Roy Ash Building in Cleveland on August 17 at 6:30 pm. Dr. Jim Smoot will be the featured speaker at the Forum and will help to co-ordinate a Question and Answer session afterwards. He will speak on climate science and global climate change.
Dr. Smoot has had a rich career in the environmental sciences and engineering fields. He was formerly the head of NASA's Earth Science Office at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. His NASA Office executed numerous research projects and science measurements using instruments on orbital satellites and airborne platforms. These included climate, extreme weather, and many atmospheric, land, and ocean processes and properties. He also served as a NASA representative to the Federal Inter-Agency Task Force guiding the National Climate Assessment process. Additionally, he was selected as a member of the United States Delegation to the United Nations World Meteorological Organization quadrennial Congress.
|Saturday, August 19, 2017, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. - 9th District. Habersham County Recreation and Aquatic Center, Clarkesville.
All Democrats are invited to join the Democratic Party of Georgia’s statewide Summer Tour which will highlight the lessons, victories, energy, and grassroots activism of our Party. Local Democrats, state and local legislators, and affiliates are expected to make a strong showing at each stop. The Habersham Democratic County Committee is pleased to sponsor a regional event as part of the tour.
As the Democratic Party of Georgia continues building a well-oiled GOTV machine, we need every local voter to engage and be a part of the building process. We share the common goal to elect and appoint citizens to serve on all levels of government who are equipped to fight for the rights of everyone. Our focus as a Party is on ensuring those qualified candidates are recruited, trained, elected, and held accountable.
The Party needs the experience and knowledge of every local Democrat if we are going to flip the State of Georgia from red to BLUE. Let’s come together and fight back.
- NEW! Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 6:30-8:30 pm - Gainesville, GA. Meet & Greet With Joshua McCall, Democratic Candidate for the 9th Congressional District. Gainesville Civic Center, 839 Green Street, N.E., Gainesville, GA 30501. RSVP at email@example.com
- NEW! Thursday, September 28, 2017 - Gilmer County Democrats meeting. The speaker will be Stacey Abrams, Democratic candidate for Governor in 2018.