May 23, 2019
General Membership Meeting
Room 105, ADT Bldg, RCC Campus
215 Wrenn Memorial Dr, Hwy 65, Wentworth NC
Success in 2020 depends on actions taken in 2019.
Everyone is encouraged to join in to discover how you can be an integral part of improving the Democratic share of the vote
in Rockingham County.
In the words of Dr Martin Luther King, Jr,
" Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability,
but comes through continuous struggle."
Please join us.
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RCDP, PO Box 753, Reidsville NC 27323
May 4 - 5, 2019
County & District Chair Training
May 4, 2019
41st Annual Convention
May 4, 2019
Progressive Caucus Spring Meeting
May 13, 2019
Cutting Room Barber Shop
1313 S Scales St, Reidsville NC
May 23, 2019
RCDP General Membership Meeting
7pm, Rm 105, ADT Bldg, RCC Campus
215 Wrenn Memorial Dr/NC Hwy 65
June 8, 2019
SEC Summer Meeting
Enloe High School
An extension of the controversial Mountain Valley Pipeline has been proposed for North Carolina, potentially opening the door for fracking operations in Rockingham County.
Citizens opposed to the pipeline are organizing early with a gofundme billboard project. https://www.gofundme.com/stopthepipealamance/
Attend County Commissioners Meetings
and keep telling them what you think about continued commitment to fossil fuels, eminent domain, construction in watershed areas with attendant damage to streams and forests, etc.
VA has filed a lawsuit against MVP over construction practices. We should pay attention to this before decisions are made in NC.
- Stoneville Town Council has passed a resolution against the MVP
- The Rockingham County Commissioners Chairman Kevin Berger has said Commissioners will not take a stand on this matter.
Things you can do to help from home:Call these townships and ask them kindly for a strong resolution AGAINST MVP Southgate!
RCS Pathway To Transparency
Distraction tactics are in play again, as conservative legislators file a bill to recognize same sex marriage as a religion. Looks like we can count on morality issue focus as voters are less and less happy about the adverse effects of tax breaks, escalating healthcare costs, and education needs not being met.
A bi-partisan bill to end gerrymandering in North Carolina was filed. Lawmakers feel this is the perfect time for this legislation since there is doubt as to which party will control the NCGA in after the 2020 election. Based on votes on similar bills in the past, sponsors anticipate passage of this or a similar bill during this session.
Gerrymandering cases will be heard by SCOTUS and the NC Supreme Court, starting in March, with decisions anticipated by June. This will afford enough time for conclusion of appeals if those cases are won, with enough time for districts to be redrawn in order to meet statutes for the 2020 Primary races.
Lawmaker to push plan for safer water in NC schools and daycares
Charlotte Observer // Editorial Board // August 24, 2018
Summary: The reports are as concerning as the photo is gross. In Mecklenburg County, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools ran tests on drinking fountains at 58 schools last fall and found 27 had unacceptably high levels of lead, the Observer reported this month. In Guilford County, a sampling of one tap per site at 99 Greensboro-area schools found three with lead levels to the point at which the Environment Protection Agency recommends corrective action, the News & Record reported last week. Then there’s that photo, which is best not viewed within a half-hour of meals. It was taken by a South Mecklenburg High School teacher and showed a bag with rust-colored liquid tied to a faucet. It didn’t appear to be a faucet that students would be drinking out of, but the photo nevertheless tied together a troubling issue that schools face: old plumbing might be threatening the water our children drink.
Update: The first funds from the Tax Referendum are being made available to RCC. Architectural planning is underway and is anticipated to take at least a year. In the meantime, RCC is looking into curriculum expansion supported by upgrading existing buildings for vocation programs, using other funds currently on hand.
The Rockingham County Democratic Party supports the Board of Education in its pursuit of promoting the American Values of Liberty, Equality, and Self Government. We denounce any actions taken by individuals or groups that seek to intimidate a minority, or any individual, based on but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or age. The strength of our Nation is in its diversity. It is through consideration of all stakeholders and educating ourselves that we arrive at the best decisions to serve our community and our children.