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Sep
7
9:00 AM09:00

PLAN OF ORGANIZATION AND ROBERT’S RULES OF ORDER TRAINING

  • Buncombe County Democratic Headquarters (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have you ever thought to yourself,

“why a quorum for precincts is 5 registered Democrats present when a quorum for a convention is 40% of precincts”? 

“why is a proxy for County Executive Committee Meetings, but not Conventions”? 

“I’m new to presiding over a meeting, how do I handle a motion from the floor”? 

The questions go on-and-on…   

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Hot Club of Spruce Pine
Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

Hot Club of Spruce Pine

Hold the date and purchase your tickets to the Hot Club of Spruce Pine. Come enjoy and dance to the sounds of Asheville's renown Gypsy Jazz Band "One Leg Up". Your ticket covers hors devourers, entertainment, and fellowship with the Best Democrats, Progressives, and Liberal individuals in the Mountains of Western North Carolina.

Take part in both our silent and live auctions. Remember that all the Money raised at the Hot Club funds the Get Out The Vote, training, information distribution, and watch dog activities of the Mitchell County Democratic Party.

Hoping to see you there.

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Sep
21
9:00 AM09:00

PARTY AND FIELD ORGANIZING, LEADERSHIP TRAINING

  • Clay County Democratic Headquarters (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

“What role does the county party and precincts play”?

What should we be doing and when…”?

“I’ve never been in a leadership role…now what”?

“My county is red…how can we make a difference”?

These questions will be addressed as we discuss strategy, setting goals, and working to achieve those goals.

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Sep
22
2:00 PM14:00

PARTY AND FIELD ORGANIZING, LEADERSHIP TRAINING

  • Parish House of St. John’s Episcopal Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

“What role does the county party and precincts play”?

What should we be doing and when…”?

“I’ve never been in a leadership role…now what”?

“My county is red…how can we make a difference”?

These questions will be addressed as we discuss strategy, setting goals, and working to achieve those goals.

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Burke County Pot Luck
Aug
20
6:00 PM18:00

Burke County Pot Luck

  • Burke County Democratic Headquarters (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come join us for the 3rd Tuesday Pot Luck meeting of the BCDP. Bring a dish to share and come talk to other like minds. We will be talking about statistics for GOTV (Get Out the Vote) and plans for 2019 and into 2020. Please plan to attend and add your input and hear what is going on in the BCDP.

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Aug
18
1:00 PM13:00

VoteBuilder Admin Training

(Each county is strongly encouraged to send at least one person.  If you haven’t yet done so, now is a good time to identify the person in your county who will take on this role as VoteBuilder Administrator.)

The VoteBuilder Administrator is an excellent leadership opportunity for a volunteer willing to learn VB administrative duties.  You’ll be trained on password resets, assigning VoteBuilder access, and fulfilling any other basic VoteBuilder requests, in addition to being the primary county contact for NCDP Data Director, Vicky Szuflita.  You don’t need to be a computer guru since Vicky will train you and will always be available as questions arise.

When: Sunday August 18th in Macon County; Location and exact times to be provided at a later date, so please check back for updates or, request to be emailed info as it comes in by emailing Michael Careccia at michael92careccia@gmail.com with the subject titled “NC11 VoteBuilder Training info”

Led by Vicky Szuflita, NCDP Data Director

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Aug
17
1:00 PM13:00

VoteBuilder Admin Training

  • Burke County Democratic Headquarters (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

(Each county is strongly encouraged to send at least one person.  If you haven’t yet done so, now is a good time to identify the person in your county who will take on this role as VoteBuilder Administrator.)

The VoteBuilder Administrator is an excellent leadership opportunity for a volunteer willing to learn VB administrative duties.  You’ll be trained on password resets, assigning VoteBuilder access, and fulfilling any other basic VoteBuilder requests, in addition to being the primary county contact for NCDP Data Director, Vicky Szuflita.  You don’t need to be a computer guru since Vicky will train you and will always be available as questions arise.

When: Saturday, August 17th in Burke County; Location and exact times to be provided at a later date, so please check back for updates or, request to be emailed info as it comes in by emailing Michael Careccia at michael92careccia@gmail.com with the subject titled “NC11 VoteBuilder Training info”

Led by Vicky Szuflita, NCDP Data Director

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Aug
7
6:30 PM18:30

CD11 Bi-Monthly Meeting

  • Buncombe County Democratic Party HQ (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Bi-Monthly Meeting of the 16 CD Counties. Join us as we discuss our GOTV efforts to turn out the vote in 2019 & 2020.

Agenda items include (a more inclusive agenda will be released closer to the meeting):

  • Upcoming Training

  • Report from the NCDP County Chair’s Association President, Jeff Rose

  • Staffing for Mt. State Fair

Dinner is $14 (menu below); RSVP to Clay Eddleman, 1st Vice Chair, hcethree@gmail.com

Dinner Menu includes:

 (Cool Salads for a Hot August!)

 Steak Salad with Kidney Beans, Red Pepper, and Bermuda Onions marinated in a Red Wine Vinaigrette

 Jumbo Lump Crab Salad with Orzo Pasta, Tomatoes, and Carrots tossed with a Lemon-Chili Mayonnaise

 Curried Chicken and Fresh Peach Salad with Rice, Chutney, and Walnuts

 Deviled Eggs with Salmon Caviar

 Country Ham Salad with Julienned "Down East" Salt-Cured Country Ham, Broccoli, Apples, Red Onions, Raisens, and Bourboned Praline Pecans in a Creamy Garlic Buttermilk Dressing

 Azteca Salad:  Black Beans, Corn, Green Bell Peppers, Tomatoes, and Onion with Cilantro tossed with a Southwestern Rice/Apple Cider Vinaigrette

 Shout Hallelujah Potato Salad with Andouille Sausage (The more Andouille Sausage you add, the louder they shout Hallelujah!)

 Copper Pennies:   Carrots and Onions marinated in a Sweet Tomato Sauce

 Church Ladies' Congealed Lime Salad (You KNOW the one!)

 Watermelon, Red Onion, Mint Salad with Feta Cheese on a bed of Arugula with White Wine Vinaigrette 

 Tomato Salad with Toasted Pine Nuts and Basil drizzled with (homemade) Pomegranate Molasses

 Coriander Cream Bread Pudding with Pistachios topped with Strawberries, Honeydew Melon, and Blueberries

 McFarland's Chocolate Glazed Chocolate Brownies

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Jul
16
6:30 PM18:30

Dessert & Discuss

  • Haywood County Democratic Headquarters (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

You asked for more in-depth information. Come hear more from General Insurance Services owner Steve Davis about:

  • the Affordable Care Act (ACA/Obamacare)) vs the American Health Care Act 2017 (Trumpcare)

  • rising healthcare costs & what can be done to reduce them

  • the differences between Medicare and Medicare Advantage

  • how Congress is dealing with healthcare cost.

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Jul
11
6:30 PM18:30

100th Anniversary of the Women’s Right to Vote Commemorative Lecture Series

1st Lecture

Rightfully Ours: How American Women Won the Vote

Check-in, Exhibit, Book Sale start at 5:45

Featuring:

Pamela Meister, Director Mountain Heritage Center, Western Carolina University

And

Oralene Simmons, Civil Rights Leader and Activist 

Tickets:

 http://bit.ly/BCDPWomenVote1

$10 for adults

$5 for students and Young Dems

Co-sponsored by the Buncombe County Democratic Party and the Democratic Women of Buncombe County

We welcome everyone to join us for a fascinating and informative evening about the history and voices of the American Suffragist Movement. In June of 1919, the US Congress passed the 19th amendment  to the US Constitution to allow women the right to vote.  Celebrate with us and learn about this critical time in the history of American and African-American women. Light refreshments.

Two more lectures to follow. Tickets will go on sale in July for these 2 lectures.

Aug 20: Women: Equal Yet?

Sept (Date TBD) Women’s Issues: Then and Now

Contact: denise@buncombedems.org

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Woodsmall for Congress Kickoff and Fundraiser
Jul
10
5:00 PM17:00

Woodsmall for Congress Kickoff and Fundraiser

You’re Invited!

Come talk to your future congressman, Steve Woodsmall, about the issues that matter most to you. Share your hopes for the future of Western NC, and hear how Steve wants to serve the people.

Light refreshments and free music by All Good. Guest speakers including: Erica Smith, candidate for US Senate; Brian Caskey and Patsy Keever, Candidates for State Senate.

Cash bar.

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Jun
27
5:15 PM17:15

Democratic Women of Buncombe County's Summer BBQ

Start the blue wave and join us for a night of good food and good fun!

With Matt Hughes, Vice Chair of NC Democrats, as the guest speaker and entertainment provided by Fairview Cloggers and Fairview Hellbenders. There will also be a trivia game!

BBQ will be provided by Okie Dokie BBQ and cost will be $20 a person.

RSVP is required for this event. You can RSVP by filling out our form: http://bit.ly/DWBCsummerBBQ. Please RSVP by June 21st.

We encourage everyone to carpool due to limited parking at the Western Residence.

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Jun
26
8:00 PM20:00

Debate Watch Party in Buncombe County

The 2020 election is in full swing. With over 20 candidates running for the Democratic nomination, learning more about each candidate is important - March will be here before you know it.

We invite you to join us for the very first night of the debates for the 2020 Democratic primary, starting at 8pm, an hour before the debate officially begins.

You can meet more folks who are excited about the 2020 elections, learn about volunteering with the party, and update your voter registration, all while watching the debate with fellow Democrats.

We hope you'll join us for a fun evening as we prepare to take back the White House and North Carolina in 2020.

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Volunteer Open House
Jun
23
1:00 PM13:00

Volunteer Open House

Join us as we organize our volunteer team for 2020. We need you! Whether you are eager to chair a committee or enter data or write text for the website or organize a fundraiser or staff the front desk at headquarters —there's plenty to do. You can join a team or work on a project. Volunteer for a weekend or the election season.

We will have volunteer coordinators on hand to provide information about the various ways you can help us reach out to our neighbors to demonstrate the values that are important to Buncombe County Democrats. You will meet other volunteers and members of the executive board.

Bring a friend. Come and learn how we can work together to elect Democrats in Buncombe, in North Carolina and in Washington DC.

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Voter Registration Drive
Jun
22
10:00 AM10:00

Voter Registration Drive

  • Burke County Democratic Headquarters (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Let's get out there and register voters! We will meet at headquarters. For new people we will spend about 15 minutes going over the voter registration form and answer any questions you have. Then we will hit the streets in a targeted voter registration drive to make sure anyone that can vote, is registered.

If you have a BCDP T shirt please wear it. Remember comfortable shoes. We will have everything else you need. We will be going out in teams so no one will be going out alone. If you have never knocked on doors before this is a great opportunity to get started.

Join me for a fun day! Please check Facebook and e mail on the day of the event!....if it is raining this event will be rescheduled, so if you are interested please check back on Saturday morning if the weather is iffy!


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Meet and Greet with the Candidates 2019 Series; Hosted by The Young Democrats of Caldwell County
Jun
13
3:30 PM15:30

Meet and Greet with the Candidates 2019 Series; Hosted by The Young Democrats of Caldwell County

This will be our third Candidate Meet & Greet of 2019! Show out for Caldwell County to hear two great candidates running in the Democratic primary for Lt. Governor of NC. June 13th from 3:30-6:30pm. Location TBA. Allen Thomas of Hoke County (Raeford) www.allenthomasjr.com and Bill Toole of Belmont www.votebilltoole.com

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Brian Caskey NC Senate Campaign Kickoff
Jun
2
2:00 PM14:00

Brian Caskey NC Senate Campaign Kickoff

You are cordially invited to the Brian Caskey for NC Senate campaign kickoff!

It will be taking place on Sunday, June 2, from 2-4 PM at Bold Rock Cidery in Mills River. It is a free event. There will be a food truck on site and of course, Bold Rock will be serving delicious beverages!

Come on out and hear some great speakers, enjoy some live music, and celebrate!

**The Transylvania County Democratic Party does not endorse primary candidates in a contested Democratic primary race. Please stay tuned to our Facebook page for news and announcements from Brian Caskey and all of our Democratic candidates!**

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Haywood County Democrats Spring Rally and Fish Fry
May
21
5:30 PM17:30

Haywood County Democrats Spring Rally and Fish Fry

Guest Speaker:  NC Senator Erica Smith 
Senator Smith intends to become the first African-American senator to serve North Carolina in the US Senate. She currently represents Beaufort, Bertie, Martin, North Hampton, Vance and Warren in the North Carolina Senate. Other candidates who have announced their intent to run in the 2020 General Election will be recognized.

5:30 pm Open Bar
6:00 pm Dinner

Tickets are $20 per person and are available for purchase online at: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/springrally19

If you have any questions or if you are not able to purchase tickets online, please contact Haywood County Democratic Party Chair, Myrna Campbell at 828-507-5331

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Town Hall with NC Representative Brian Turner
May
18
10:00 AM10:00

Town Hall with NC Representative Brian Turner

Join Representative Brian Turner for a constituent Town Hall.
He will share updates about the current legislative session in Raleigh, answer your questions and learn about the issues most important to you.

Saturday, May 18, 2019
10:00AM to 11:30 AM

Sandy Mush Community Center
19 School Rd, Leicester, NC 28748

RSVP here: https://act.myngp.com/Forms/5444853049002557440

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Rally with Bernie in Asheville, NC
May
17
12:00 PM12:00

Rally with Bernie in Asheville, NC

**The posting of this event should in no way be viewed as an endorsement. We welcome all 2020 Democratic primary candidates to visit us in Western North Carolina**

RSVP HERE: https://act.berniesanders.com/event/bernie-rally-campaign/7194/

Join Bernie Sanders in Asheville on Friday. This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required, but an RSVP is encouraged. There is limited parking available on site. Attendees are encouraged to walk, bike, carpool, or take a taxi or ride-share service to the event.

Date: Friday, May 17
Time: Doors open 10:30 am - event starts at 12 pm

Salvage Station
466 Riverside Drive
Asheville, NC 28801

RSVP HERE: https://act.berniesanders.com/event/bernie-rally-campaign/7194/

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May
4
4:00 PM16:00

Liston B. Ramsey Dinner

2019 Liston B. Ramsey Dinner

The Waynesville Inn Golf Resort

176 Country Club Drive, Waynesville, NC 28786

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Cocktail / Social Hour at 4:00 PM

Dinner and Program at 5:00 PM

 

Program includes:

Introduction of Candidates

Key Note Address from Rep. Brian Turner, NC House District 116

Presentation of the 2019 Liston B. Ramsey Awards by County

Presentation of the Mountain Democrat of the Year

 

Please join fellow NC 11th Congressional Democrats for dinner and community fellowship on Saturday May 4th at the annual Liston B Ramsey Dinner. The event will follow our 2019 Congressional District Convention.

ONLINE Tickets are no longer available. If you need a dinner ticket, email us at

 nc11democrats@gmail.com

Ticket Prices: 

Dinner Ticket: $45; Young Dems $40

 

We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

NC CD11 Democratic Officers

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May
4
12:00 PM12:00

District 11 Annual Convention

Registration at 11:00 am

Convention begins at Noon

NC CD11 District Convention

PISGAH HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM, BUILDING J (GYM)

1 BLACK BEAR DRIVE, CANTON NC

AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

  • Welcome to Canton - Honorable Mayor Zeb Smathers

  • Legislative Update - Representative Joe Sam Queen, NC House District 119

  • Election of NC CD11 District Officers

  • Review and Adoption of Resolutions Submitted from County Conventions

Agenda, Rules and Resolutions can be found on our convention page https://www.nc11democrats.org/convention2019

The auditorium is located in Building J on the west side of the campus.  Park in front of the campus and follow signs for the “GYM” to locate Building J.

If you require ADA parking, please turn left into the parking lot and follow Huggy Bear Hill around to the back of the buildings.  Keep circling around until you arrive at the last building labeled CHORUS and BAND.  Park there and walk up between the last building and the track to Building J.  If needed, cars can drive up to the Building J door to drop off individuals. 

A map can be found on our website at https://www.nc11democrats.org/convention2019

While visiting the website, please print copies of the Agenda, Rules and Resolutions for your use, as limited copies will be available.

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