General Membership Meeting
Precinct Organization Opportunity
Rm 111, ADT Bldg, RCC Campus
215 Wrenn Memorial Dr/Hwy 65, Wentworth NC
It's not too late, YOU can make a difference. Come join us to help stuff door hanger sleeves, write post cards, make phone calls, pick up assignments for the last dash to get candidate information to fellow Dems and Allies.
If you don't like phone banking in a group setting, packets are available for independent work. Come pick one up!
What snail mail do you pay attention to?
Something hand written.
Come lend a hand with Post Cards.
Waves don't just happen; they are created by exerted force.
Join us to take action now, for a Blue Wave in November.
Activist Calendar is back, check the tab above for more dates of interest
Reidsville Fall Jubilee
SUNDAY ONE STOP EARLY VOTING
NAACP Souls to the Polls TBA
RCDP General Membership Meeting
Rm111, ADT Bldg, RCC Campus
215 Wrenn Memorial Drive/NC Hwy 52, Wentworth NC
Last day to request Absentee Ballots by mail.
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.
- 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
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.
Lawmakers vow to override Cooper’s vetoes
North State Journal // Donna King, David Larson // July 28, 2018
Summary: The N.C. General Assembly said they will override Governor Roy Cooper’s vetoes of two pieces of legislation passed in the special legislative session earlier this week. “The governor’s outlandish claim that labeling proposed constitutional amendments as ‘Constitutional Amendments,’ and conforming the filing requirements for judicial candidates to every other public office in the state, is somehow “rigging the system” is a poor attempt to protect political gamesmanship by his party. We will override these vetoes to deliver clear and consistent voter information on ballots this November,” Senate Leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore said in a joint statement following the Friday vetoes. One of the pieces of legislation directs that the short titles of six constitutional amendments appear on voter ballots in the November midterm elections, without additional captions to explain the proposed amendments. Republican leaders said they came back into session because they heard the Democrat-led commission charged with writing the captions were planning to word them with slanted descriptions.
(Update: NCGA overrode Gov. Cooper's veto, Cooper filed suit, the Courts found the two amendments unconstitutional, the NCGA was called back for a "special session" to rewrite the amendments...and the saga continues.
On August 5th, the State Board of Elections voted to
Expand Early Voting in Rockingham County.
No remote sites lost. Hours have been increased.
Saturday and Sunday voting options.
Costs may double.
Say thank you to Phil Berger, Bert Jones & Kyle Hall for costing us a bundle in county revenue that was totally unnecessary.
Vote them out!
Students win, businesses win, and Rockingham County wins!
1/4 Cent Sales Tax Referendum on the May 8, Primary Ballot
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 expension supported by upgrading existing buildings for vocation programs, using other funds currently on hand.
Constitution and Green Parties Officially recognized for 2018 Election
Petition for Unaffiliated Candidate Write In Challenge
approved by RC Board of Elections
for Clerk of Superior Court race.
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.