News and information from Glynn County Democrats • Vol. 1, No.2 • February 2018
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GREAT NEWS: DEMOCRATS ARE STANDING UP AND RUNNING IN GLYNN COUNTY
We have candidates in almost every race this year. With only a couple of weeks left before the qualifying period (March 5-9), we still need candidates for the County Board of Commissioners in District 3 and District 4.
Have you ever thought that you should run for public office? This could be your year. If you live in District 3 or District 4 and you want to make our county government more responsive to the people in your district, we need you. To find out what it takes, click here now to go to GlynnDemocrats.org for a job description, time requirements, pay, qualifying, and to read and download our Candidate Handbook. There is still time. Call Steve Spears at (912) 638-8373 with your questions.
IMPORTANT 2018 ELECTION DATES
The General Primary is May 22, and the General Election is Nov. 6. Here are all the important dates leading up to Election Day. Please note them in your calendar or add our calendar to yours:
- March 5-9: Candidate qualifying period for the May Primary and the November General Election
- March 20: Special elections (as needed)
- April 23: Last day to register to vote in the May Primary (click here to receive election reminders, make sure you are registered to vote, securely register to vote if you aren’t, and apply for an absentee ballot)
- April 23: Runoff for special election (as needed)
- April 30: First day of early voting in the May Primary
- May 12: Mandatory Saturday voting in the May primary
- May 22: General Primary Election, Nonpartisan General Election, and Special Election (as needed)
- July 24: Runoff for General Primary, Nonpartisan Election, and Special Election
- Oct. 9: Last day to register for the Nov. 6 General Election (click here to receive election reminders, make sure you are registered to vote, securely register to vote if you aren’t, and apply for an absentee ballot)
- Oct. 15: First day of early voting for the Nov. 6 General Election
- Oct. 27: Mandatory Saturday voting for the Nov. 6 general election
- Nov. 6: General Election and Special Election (as needed)
- Dec. 4: Runoff for General Election (state and statewide races) and Special Election
- Jan. 8, 2019: Runoff for General Election — federal races
WE NEED YOU TO SHOW UP
We need you involved in your district meetings and at our countywide Issues Forum if we are going to turn Glynn blue.
Monthly District Meetings
Three of the five districts will have meetings in February. Please join us as we continute to organize our precincts to win in November. (Click here to find your district.)
District 1 – Feb. 21, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Magnolia CME Church
4937 U.S. Highway 82
Brunswick, 31523 (Directions)
District 2 – Feb. 19, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
St. Ignatius Church
2906 Demere Road
Saint Simons Island, 31522 (Directions)
District 5 – Feb. 15, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
St. Athanasius’ Episcopal Church – Parish Hall
1321 Albany St.
Brunswick, 31521 (Directions)
Monthly Democratic Issues Forum
All Glynn County Democrats are invited to attend our monthly issues forums every fourth Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 1400 Norwich St., Brunswick, 31520 (Directions).
During the Q&A session after the program, we engage in lively and civil discussion to understand better how issues of national import, such as climate change, the economy, voting rights and education, affect our lives right here in Glynn County. We learn a lot about the issues and about each other every time. You’re invited to attend to meet your Democratic neighbors and to get involved in the conversation. Bring a friend or neighbor.
Feb. 26, 7:00 p.m.
Program: Virginia Brown, president and CEO of the United Way of Coastal Georgia, and Dr. Don Mathews, director of the Reg Murphy Center for Economic and Policy Studies and professor of economics in the School of Business and Public Management at College of Coastal Georgia, will present up-to-the-minute information and data about “Poverty in Glynn County: What Does It Mean to Our Children and Our Future?”
Recent articles in our local papers have highlighted the studies showing that more than 25 percent of 16- to 24-year-olds in our county are neither working nor going to school. Virginia and Don have been at the forefront of efforts to better understand the implications of these studies so we can adopt public policies to reverse this trend and help us avoid the social, economic and public safety crises that flow from them. The Great Recession hit our area harder than most, and we are still rebounding after others have recovered. How is that affecting us, and what can we do about it? You can do your homework by reading this story in The Brunswick News.
- If you would like to ask a question during our Q&A, please click here.
March 26, 7:00 p.m.
Program: “Precinct Training: Meet Your Neighbors, Win Elections”
Justin Pitts, director of organizing and outreach for the Democratic Party of Georgia, will lead us in training as we begin to organize the precincts in each of our five districts.
First Friday in Brunswick
On the First Friday of every month, connect with Historic Downtown Brunswick by exploring shops and restaurants and enjoying music and fun. And you can gather with fellow Democrats: March 6 at 6:00 p.m. we’ll be set up across from Tipsy McSway’s on Newcastle Street. Come by to say hello and mix and mingle.
IF YOU DON’T GET INVOLVED, WHO WILL?
2018 is shaping up to be a big year for the Democratic Party both nationwide and in Glynn County. Now it is time for you to step up and get involved. Yes, there are many things you can do to help return our country and county to sanity.
- Make a financial donation to the Glynn Dems so we can support our many candidates running for office locally this year. This involves only a simple click on our website and the usual credit card information.
- Volunteer for one or more local Democratic candidates or for the entire party slate. We promise to keep you busy.
- Host a party for your neighbors to let them meet our local candidates. If you are willing, we’ll help you organize it.
- Make calls now to help us update our local precinct information. One key to success at the polls is having thorough and accurate voter lists. Help start our voter push this spring by collecting and verifying information about our voters.
- Canvas your neighborhood to let them know about our Democratic candidates. We’ll have flyers when qualifying for the Primary Election ends in early March.
- Make sure your friends, family, and co-workers are registered to vote in Glynn County (click here to receive election reminders, make sure you are registered to vote, securely register to vote if you aren’t, and apply for an absentee ballot).
- Ask five of your progressive friends to join our mailing list by going to GlynnCountyDemocrats.org/get-involved/join/ We’re sure you have friends lurking in the shadows who would like to help make changes to our political scene.
- Attend our monthly meetings in your voting district and our countywide forum on the fourth Monday of each month. Go to our website for details about upcoming activities.
- Send us an email and let us know what you would like to do to help.