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Oct
2
6:30 PM18:30

NC11 Bi-Monthly Meeting

  • Buncombe Democratic Headquarters (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We’re excited to invite you to join NC CD11 Democrats at our Bi-Monthly Meeting, where again we’ll enjoy a wonderful home-cooked meal provided by 1st VC Clay Eddleman.  Clay is an amazing cook, so you’ll want to RSVP!

You won't want to miss this opportunity to meet candidates and participate in a discussion on how grassroots organizing resulted in some local precincts having over 80% turnout in a mid-term election.  It’s sure to be an enlightening conversation.

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Lake Julian Picnic
Sep
22
3:00 PM15:00

Lake Julian Picnic

Join Buncombe Democrats, neighbors and friends at the Lake Julian Picnic.

We will be hearing from Terry Van Duyn for NC, Brownie Newman, County Commission Chairman and many more.

Music by singer-songwriter Aaron LaFalce
Classic Rock radio host on WTMT 105.9 FM

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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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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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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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Burke County Voter Rally
Sep
14
12:00 PM12:00

Burke County Voter Rally

For all voters of Burke County, this is an opportunity to meet and talk to 2019 and 2020 candidates. If you are not registered to vote, we can do that at the rally.

We will have a free fish fry as well as hamburgers and hotdogs! So bring your appetite and come and talk to candidates, listen to what they have to say about North Carolina, Burke County, and Morganton. Ask your questions, and enjoy the afternoon.

**Children are WELCOME!*

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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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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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