General Membership Meeting
Precinct Organization Opportunity
Rm 111, ADT Bldg, RCC Campus
215 Wrenn Memorial Dr/Hwy 65, Wentworth NC
Help make the quorum necessary to build an Alternate Plan for RCDP Precinct Organization to be presented to the the NCDP PRLA Committee, so we can get approval at the January SEC Meeting and be ready for February Annual Precinct Meetings.
Breaking the Majority is about more than the NCGA!
We need to do our part to Send Watts to Congress,
Mangrum to NC Senate,
Booth and Lee to NC House,
Brady and Perkins to RC Commissioners,
Hoover, Smith and Wright to the Board of Education,
keep Pegram as Superior Clerk of Court,
put Earls on the NC Supreme Court,
keep Judge Arrowood on the NC Court of Appeals,
put Collins and Hampson on the NC Court of Appeals,
and Brandon on the District 17A District Court!
Candidate Campaigns Want You!
We can do this, but it takes more than talk, or rather a lot of talking and a lot of walking. Come find out what more you can do to make sure Rockingham County Democrats do our part to restore balance in government in the 2018 Mid Term Elections!
We've got Signs!
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.
Fall Festivals are upon us.
RCDP is adding fun and games to politics
and you can be part of the party!
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
Madison Bicentennial Celebration
10am - 8pm
(RCDP Booth will be on Murphy Street this year)
Hurricane Relief Drop-off
(diapers, wipes, feminine hygiene products)
Jen Mangrum Head Quarters
404 Church St, Eden
2pm to 5pm
Ryan Watts Canvas
1311 Freeway Dr, Reidsville
County Candidate Forum
5pm - 9pm
RCC Auditorium, ADT Bldg.
215 Wrenn Memorial Dr/NC Hwy 65, Wentworth NC
National Voter Registration Day
RCDP General Membership Meeting
Rm 111, ADT Bldg, RCC Campus
215 Wrenn Memorial Dr/NC Hwy 65, Wentworth NC
Stoneville Fall Festival
Erica Standfield Brandon
(District 17A Court Judge Candidate)
Fundraiser - Meet & Greet
Zion Baptist Church, 807 Piedmont St, Reidsville NC
Cutting Room Barber Shop
1313 Scales St, Reidsville NC
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.
Good Stewards of Rockingham County,
a non-partisan group,
has shared the following dates and calls to action related to the
MOUNTAIN VALLEY PIPELINE:
- The Next Good Stewards Meeting is September 24th, 6:30pm at the county Extension office. (525 NC-65, Reidsville, NC 27320)
- ‘No Pipeline’ T-shirt’s We are having T-shirt’s made so please email if you’re interested. Limited first run so reply quickly. Asking donations but not required.
- Stoneville Town Council has added a resolution to their October 2nd meeting (7pm). Please attend and show your support, you do NOT need to speak. (101 Smith St.)
- The Rockingham County Commissioners meeting is September 17th (6:30pm) and we would like a strong show of support there as well. If you’re willing to speak please do, and let us know! (371 NC-65, Wentworth, NC 27375)
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...an 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.
Say thank you to Phil Berger, Bert Jones & Kyle Hall for costing us a bundle in county revenue that was totally unecessary.
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.