Urgent – Early Voting is threatened again!

EARLY VOTING IS ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK AGAIN

Call your Representative

The Republicans are at it again. They are trying to cut Early Voting again by 7 days.

Did you know that 44% of all ballots cast in the last presidential election were made early and in person?  If Early Voting is cut, counties will be forced to spend more money to accommodate voters or we will be the national joke with long voting lines, both of which we cannot afford.

What can you do about it?

You can call your State Representative tomorrow morning when the legislature is open for business and tell them you want to keep early voting just like it is now.  You can find the name of your State Representative here, or call the phone number at the top of this message.

 

It’s important that we act nowLet your representative know you support 21 days of early voting.

March Business Meeting

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It’s time for our March business meeting:

WHEN:  Tuesday, March 24, 2015
TIME:  7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
WHERE:  Old Lawrenceville City Hall 18 S. Clayton St, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046 map

I’m please to announce that our guest speaker will be Brad Rouse of the Greening Georgia Coalition. His presentation, entitled “Beyond Fossil Fuels”, will explore the problems associated with our reliance on fossil fuels including pollution, economic instability and national security with particular focus on climate change. He will also discuss possible paths to a fossil fuel free future and how we all can help bring about the change.

Brad is the Vice Chair of The Democratic Party Greening Georgia Advocacy Group.  For his entire career, Brad has been interested in the economics and environmental impact of the use of fossil fuels in our energy system. Over the last several years he has become an advocate for the need to essentially end our use of fossil fuels by the midpoint of the 21st century.

Brad leads a ministry at his church that has helped over 40 low income local residents reduce their energy use. His home was on display in the 2013 Towns County Tour of Homes as a model energy efficiency retrofit with an 8kw photovoltaic system, solar hot water, high efficiency lighting and HVAC and other energy saving features. He has not had to pay an electric bill since 2011. 

Volunteer Dinner

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Last Saturday, last summer’s campaign volunteers got together for a pot luck reunion dinner.  Chuck Johnson and Mitch Lavender lead the way in organizing the event.

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Tina Marie Head did a great job with food table decor. Debbie and Fred Ollinger , Debbie Vannah, Francine and Larry Burrell helped set up and break down.

 

 

 

Everybody brought a dish and the deserts were scrumptious!  Gwinnett Democrats are not only great volunteers, they are great cooks too!

 

Then we had some fun with pics and poses!

 

 

Renita Hamilton gave the awards presentation.

Renita Hamilton gave the awards

Renita Hamilton gave the awards

 

 And here are some of the other attendees!