Memorial Day

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Today, Memorial Day, is the day we take time out to honor and remember those who died in wars serving our country.  Families remember their fallen loved ones and veterans remember their fellow soldiers who did not return home alive.

Memorial Day has its roots in the civil war and started out as “Decoration Day” and was a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. May 30 was selected because flowers would be in bloom all over the country. Congress made it an official holiday in 1971 with the National Holiday Act and it was expanded to include all who died in our nation’s wars.

Let us remember our departed veterans in our thoughts and prayers and let’s work to ensure that America’s freedoms and blessings are available to all Americans.

regards,

Jim Shealey
Chairman
Gwinnett Democratic Party

Herb Green Picnic

Our annual Herb Green picnic was a smashing success last Saturday.  It was well attended, the food was great and Leader Stacey Abrams and Chairman Dubose Porter joined us as speakers.  Also in attendance was our Democratic delegation from the Gold Dome –  Senator Steven Henson, Senator Curt Thompson, Senator Vincent Fort,  Rep. Dewey McClain, Rep Hugh Floyd, Rep.  Pedro Marin , Rep. Karen Bennett and a huge crowd of wonderful Democrats!

We want to also extend a huge thank you to our organizers, Claudette Forbes, Cheryl Williams and George Williams and all those who came early to setup and stayed afterwards to clean up.

 

 

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The annual Herb Green Picnic
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State Committee Elections

 

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On Tuesday, we will have our monthly business meeting where we will hold elections for Democratic Party of Georgia State Committee. To be eligible, you must be a registered voter in Gwinnett County and a Democrat.  You do not have to be an Executive Committee member of the Gwinnett County Democratic Party, however only Executive Committee members can vote.  If you are interested, please fill out this affidavit and send it to the Elections Chair or bring it to the business meeting.

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

Also, we have a wonderful bus trip planned to the Center for Civil Rights and the Varsity.   Details are below.

Jim Shealey
Chairman
Gwinnett Democratic Party

Get On the Bus!

Join Us on the Bus! Gwinnett Dems trip to the Center for Civil Rights and the Varsity Too!

WHEN: Saturday March 7, 2015
TIME:  10:45 AM – 4:00 PM WHERE TO MEET: Sugarloaf Mills 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA 30043 map
WHY: To learn of the struggles that underpin our party’s beliefs, to enjoy the company of fellow Democrats, to eat some great, greasy food and to raise a little money for our party.
WHO: You and a friend and your aunt and your nephew. Cost: $53 ($43 for kids 8-18)

Buy tickets HERE

January Business Meeting

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Hello Fellow Democrats:

Next Tuesday we will have the first business meeting of the new year at the Old Lawrenceville City Hall in Lawrenceville.  I hope you plan to attend.

WHEN:  Tuesday, January 27, 2015
TIME:  7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
WHERE:  Old Lawrenceville City Hall 18 S. Clayton St, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046 map

First on the agenda will be the confirmation of Donna McLeod to fill a new Vice Chair position of Community Outreach.  I am also nominating Renita Hamilton to fill the remainder of a vacant position in District 4 and the following people for At-large members of the Executive Committee:

Mitchell Silvers
Bruce Nelson
Ellen Chenault
Tony Hinkson

Elections for State Committee

At our February meeting, we will hold elections for Georgia Democratic Party State Committee Members. You do not have to be a member of the Gwinnett County Democratic Party to run for the State Committee, however, only Executive Committee members can vote. If you are interested,  please fill out this affidavit and bring it to the February meeting. The February business meeting will be held on February 24, 2015.

 

Renew Your Membership

 

It’s time to renew your membership in the Gwinnett Democratic Party. Memberships are $25 for an individual and $40 for a family. You can easily renew on ActBlue by selecting the button above. Renewing your membership is important as it helps sustain the party’s funds during the year.

See you on Tuesday.

Jim Shealey
Chairman
Gwinnett County Democratic Party.

 

Georgia State Legislature Day 1

2015 Swearing In of the Georgia Assembly

 

Here they are!  Some photos from the Gwinnett County Democratic Party delegation to the Georgia Assembly.

 

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State Representative Pedro Marin

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State Representative Dar’shun Kendrick swearing in

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State Representative Scott Holcomb swearing in

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State Representative Dewey McClain oath of office

 

 

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