Glynn County Democrats: Evening with Bakari Sellers

 Every Voice Matters

Thursday, October 5, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m

Bakari SellersAs promised, CNN commentator Bakari Sellers will be in Brunswick on Oct. 5 to speak to the Glynn County Democratic Party.

Sellers was elected to South Carolina’s House of Representatives in 2006 – at age 22 — where he served until 2014. A graduate of Morehouse College and the University of South Carolina law school, Sellers was featured in Time Magazine as one of their “40 under 40” among many other honors.

Join fellow Dems at 6 p.m. for a “Meet and Greet” with a cash bar. Sellers will speak at 7 p.m. Candidates for the upcoming 2017 and 2018 local elections are also expected.

Those who attended the Aug. 12 annual Democratic Party banquet are invited as preferred guests for the evening. Tickets are free, but please click to reserve your preferred space. Free, general admission tickets are available to all while the supply lasts. Come and bring your friends!

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Annual Dinner

Every Voice Matters Glynn County Democrats

Please join us for
Saturday, August 12, 2017
at the Clarion Inn Brunswick (directions).
A meet and greet begins at 5:30 PM
Dinner follows at 6:00 PM.

Dr. James Beverly, newly elected chair of the Georgia House of Representatives Democratic Caucus.
Dr. James Beverly, newly elected chair of the Georgia House of Representatives Democratic Caucus

Dr. James Beverly, who has represented Georgia’s 143rd District in Macon since 2011, is the newly elected chair of the Georgia House of Representatives Democratic Caucus. He also serves on the Minority Whip Team at the state Capitol.

An optometrist, Beverly is chairman of the Macon-Bibb Community Enhancement Authority. Beverly was instrumental in mitigating effects of construction of a new interchange for interstates 16 and 75 in Macon. As part of the $500 million construction project, residents of the Pleasant Hill neighborhood have been hired to help with the renovation and moving of homes in the community.
Beverly earned his undergraduate degree from Guilford College in 1990 and a doctorate in optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1994. He also has an MBA from Wesleyan College in Macon and an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

In 2008 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention and a field organizer for President Obama’s presidential campaign.

In the legislature, he serves on the Health and Human Services, Retirement, Small Business Development, and Special Rules committees. He also is a member of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus.

Sources: Wikipedia, The Telegraph, CBS46.

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Free Candidate Training

Georgia Democrats

Democratic Party of Georgia Announces Free Online Training for Democratic Candidates

Atlanta, GA – Today the Democratic Party of Georgia announced their partnership with National Democratic Training Committee to provide online training for any Democrat running for office in the state of Georgia. The online candidate training apparatus is designed to give both first-time candidates and seasoned elected officials the know-how to run smart, successful campaigns at no cost to the candidate or the campaign.

Who: Democrats running for office anywhere in this state for any position from School Board to Governor.

What: Free online training for any and all Democrats running for office.

When: Training starts now and will always be available to Democrats in Georgia through this partnership between the Democratic Party of Georgia and the National Democratic Training Committee.

How: Simply sign up at to get started.

“The Democratic Party of Georgia is thrilled to be partnering with the national experts at the National Democratic Training Committee,” said DuBose Porter, the Chairman of the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Together we are providing the tools for every candidate to run and win from the local level to statewide office.”

This partnership is announced in time for Democrats qualifying for local office this August to take full of advantage of the training modules.

“It’s our hope that this training will equip Democrats running from City Commission to Mayor with the tools needed to win across the state this November,” said Rome City Commissioner and Georgia DNC member Wendy Davis. Davis also serves as Chair of Georgia Democratic Municipal Officials.

In addition to the trainings, leaders at the National Democratic Training Committee are partnering with leaders at the Democratic Party of Georgia to host discussion calls on certain modules in September so as to particularly help the Democrats running for local office this November synthesize the training and put it into action. If you or someone you know plans to get trained up, be sure to hold the following dates in your calendar:

Tuesday, September 5th, 7:00 p.m.— Discuss “How to Build a Field Plan” module with National Training Committee Experts, DNC Member and Rome City Commissioner Wendy Davis and DPG’s Director of Outreach and Organizing, Chrystian Woods.

Wednesday, September 13th, 7:00 p.m.— Discuss “How to Make the Ask” module with National Training Committee Experts, DNC Member and Rome City Commissioner Wendy Davis and DPG’s Director of Finance, John Buckner.

Thursday, September 21st, 7:00 p.m.— Discuss “Finding Campaign Volunteers” module with National Training Committee Experts, DNC Member and Rome City Commissioner Wendy Davis and DPG’s Director of County Affairs, Melva Steps.

Questions about the program may be submitted by email to the Executive Director of the Democratic Party, Rebecca DeHart at