REMINDER: Meeting tonight

Business Meeting
ATTENTION: NEW LOCATION
WHEN: Thursday July 21, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
WHERE: Lilburn City Hall ( MAP )
76 Main St. Lilburn, GA

The special session for redistricting starts in less than a month. State Senate Minority Leader Steve Henson (D-41) will be joining us tonight.

There will also be a candidate announcement at the meeting tonight.

 

Herb Green Event & Fund Raiser

Come out and show your support for Democrats, new and old, as we celebrate Herb’s 60 years of service to his community and the party AND President Barack Obama’s 50th Birthday!

Door prizes include 2 tickets to an Atlanta Braves game, bumper stickers, buttons, gift cards, etc.

WHEN: Saturday August 6th 5:00pm – 7:00pm
WHERE: WP Jones Park, 3770 Pleasant Hill Rd., Duluth
COST: Tickets are $10 per person or $25 for a family of 3 or more.

We encourage you to pay at our ActBlue special events page online HERE. You can also pay by check. You can also pay at the door but please RSVP Cheryl so we can get an accurate head count.


July Business Meeting

Business Meeting
ATTENTION: NEW LOCATION for this month
WHEN: Thursday July 21, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
WHERE: Lilburn City Hall ( MAP )
76 Main St. Lilburn, GA

Having to meet at 6:30 while people are still trying to fight through traffic and then being rushed out by 8pm at the library wasn’t working very well. We

The special session for redistricting starts in less than a month.

It’s been months and we still haven’t heard anything about Ethics reform from the Board of Commissioners.

BIG Event coming up on August 6th. Details below

 Herb Green Event – Fundraiser

Come out and show your support for Democrats, new and old, as we celebrate Herb’s 60 years of service to his community and the party AND President Barack Obama’s 49th Birthday!Door prizes include 2 tickets to an Atlanta Braves game, bumper stickers, buttons, gift cards, etc.WHEN: Saturday August 6th 5:00pm – 7:00pm
WHERE: WP Jones Park, 3770 Pleasant Hill Rd., Duluth
COST:Tickets are $10 per person or $25 for a family of 3 or more.We encourage you to pay at our ActBlue special events page online HERE. You can also pay by check.

Republican shenanigans with reapportionment

PRESS RELEASE

July 13, 2011

For Immediate Release

Contact:
Liz Flowers
Democratic Caucuses
404-291-4755
liz@gahousedems.com

 

 

TACTICS EMERGE IN REAPPORTIONMENT PROCESS

Dems criticize GOP memo

 

Atlanta, Ga. – JULY 13, 2011 – The first reapportionment political tactics emerged this week as the Georgia GOP failed to serve adequate notice to Georgia Senate and House Democrats who responded sharply today.

 

Rep. Roger Lane, chairman of the House Reapportionment Committee, sent a notice calling for a meeting of his committee on Wed., July 20, 2011, at 2 p.m.  In the notice he asked Georgia General Assembly members to submit comments to him by 2 p.m. on Friday. Lane is seeking comment on principles and guidelines that would direct the reapportionment process.

 

Lane’s memorandum, dated July 12, 2011, was sent electronically to members of the Senate; but on the House side, the meeting notice was laid on member’s desks in the House Chamber. The legislature is not in session.

 

“Under the best circumstances, Democratic members have only 48 hours to respond to the request. In reality, there is less time, if any, to respond to Lane’s request since the legislature is not in session. During the summer months, members aren’t regularly at the State Capitol building,” said Sen. Horacena Tate (D-Atlanta), chairperson of the Senate Democratic Reapportionment Committee.

 

Republicans have locked out Democrats from any meaningful discussions of reapportionment, the once-a-decade process that uses new census information to determine how elected officials are chosen.

 

“This most recent action further politicizes a process meant to be fair and transparent,” said Rep. Carolyn Hugley (D-Columbus). Hugley chairs the House Democratic Reapportionment Committee.

 

Some Democrats have argued for an independent commission similar to the one recommended in 2006 by a Task Force assembled by then-Gov. Sonny Perdue. The task force recommended that a seven-member commission conduct reapportionment because the process has become too politicized.

 

Perdue’s Floor Leader Bill Cowsert (R-Athens) introduced legislation in 2007, and a similar measure was introduced again this year by Sen. Jason Carter (D-Decatur). Neither measure passed.

 

“The best interest of the voting public should be the primary figure in determining how new legislative and congressional boundaries are drawn,” said Sen. Doug Stoner, chairman of the Senate Democratic Caucus. “There are enough politics in politics.”

Voter Registration Drive

C’mon down and help OFA with a Voter Registration Drive.

 

WHEN:   Saturday July 16 2011

TWO locations:

 

Location 1:

WHERE: Global Mall 5675 Jimmy Carter Boulevard Norcross

TIME:  12:30-5pm

 

Location 2:

WHERE:   Lawrenceville Farmers Market 20 S Clayton St Lawrenceville, GA

TIME: 8-10am

Voting is so important to our country.  Please take the time to help OFA register new voters.

 

July Breakfast is Saturday

Monthly Breakfast

Breakfast Meeting 

WHEN: Saturday July 09, 8:30am – 10:00am

WHERE: Georgia Diner ( MAP )

1655 Pleasant Hill Rd. Duluth GA 30096

 

Redistricting Maps – We will have our draft Board of Commissioner map and possibly a Board of Education map on display. Once we have double-checked our numbers we plan on submitting them to the BOC/BOE and the county legislative delegation for official consideration. We believe these maps are fair and representative of the county, unlike the current districts.

 

 

Herb Green Event/President Obama’s Birthday Cookout – August 6th

WHERE: W.P. Jones Park – Pleasant Hill Park ( MAP )

3770 Pleasant Hill Rd. Duluth, 30096

 

WHEN: August 6th 5:30pm – 7:30pm

 

COST: $10.00 Per Person OR Family of 3 or more $25.00

 

For additional infor or to volunteer to help with the event please contact Cheryl 404-219-0841gw6060@aol.com

 

 

HD 113 Special Election Runoff – July 19th

 

Please remember to bring your canned food items for the food drive.

Our New FACEBOOK Page
We have moved from a Facebook group to a Facebook page…just search for Gwinnett County Democratic Party or go HERE

The page is public which does not require a log in to view. They also keep better tracking and usage info.