Dear Lee Dems,
We have got updates galore for everyone. Much is happening, so let’s get right to it.
Rep. Robert Reives, II: Way to Go
The Lee County Democratic Party congratulates Robert Reives II for his recent appointment to the North Carolina House of Representatives.
He will fill the tern left vacant in NC House District 54 and will run to be the Democratic nominee for the seat in the May Democratic Primary. Robert received overwhelming support from Lee County and Chatham County in being named to this office.
Having Robert serve Chatham County and a portion of Lee County in the General Assembly is a reason for Lee County Democrats to be very proud.
Next Meeting: Feb. 25 at 5:00 pm at the New HQ
Robert will be the speaker at the upcoming meeting of the Lee County Democratic Party.
Please come to hear Robert and wish him well at the new party headquarters at 139 Chatham Street on Tuesday, February 25.
The meeting time is 5 P.M., an earlier time than our usual 6:30 P.M. time. Since this is the time of filing for the Democratic Primary that will be in May, there are also many candidates who will be on hand to be recognized as well.
Meet the Candidates: March 11 at 6:00 pm
The Democratic Women of Lee County will be hosting the Meet the Candidates Reception at the Wilrik Hotel Ballroom on Tuesday, March 11, at 6 P.M.
All of the Democratic candidates on the Lee County ballot are being extended an invitation to speak for a few minutes and then have an opportunity to talk informally and mingle with the crowd.
In addition to Lee County candidates in local races, candidates will also be attending who are seeking to replace Senator Ron Rabin in NC Senate District 12, Representative Mike Stone in NC House District 51, and Representative Renee Ellmers in US House 2nd District. Judicial candidates are also being invited.
Traditionally, this reception has been a great time for Lee County Democrats to hear and meet candidates and enjoy wonderful food that is always a part of this event. This reception will be very nice, so plan to come to show support for the candidates and to have a great time as the 2014 Democratic Primary campaigns are launched.
2014 Elections: Our Time to Turn Left
The Lee County Democratic Party is gearing up for the 2014 elections, and it will take all of us working as hard as we can to get Democrats elected to represent us in Lee County, North Carolina, and in Washington.
In addition to the Republicans on the Lee County Board of Commissioners, we need to replace Mike Stone, Ron Rabin and Renee Ellmers, and we must keep Kay Hagan as our U.S. Senator. Senator Hagan’s reelection is one of the most crucial Senate races because the Democrats may only hold on to the majority if she wins in North Carolina. The Koch Brothers alone are pouring millions of dollars in to the North Carolina Senate race, and it will take a huge grassroots effort to overcome the amount of money being spent against Senator Hagan. The good news is that more and more people are becoming aware of the seriousness of the 2014 election results.
Progressive Activists of Lee County:New Group. Bettering Lee County.
Jay Calendine, one of our most active Democrats, is trying to get as many people as possible involved, and he has had conversations with a lot of new people, including teachers, who want to become more active. He is holding a meeting at 6 PM. March 6, at the Lee County Democratic Headquarters.
This is the invitation that he has extended: I also want to take this opportunity to invite you to the very first meeting of Progressive Activists of Lee County. Our purpose and vision is to bring together the highest number of political activists possible, in order to provide key personnel and logistic support to Democratic candidates and issues. From letter-writing to door-to-door canvassing, and everything in between, our activities will be important to Democratic victory in 2014. Our first meeting is Thursday, March 6 at 6pm at the Lee County Democratic Party HQ (139 Chatham St.). Please come, and bring a friend!
Precinct Meetings: March 8 at 10:000 am at HQ
It’s time for our precincts to hold their 2014 organizational meetings.
The date for these meetings is Saturday, March 8, 10 A.M., at party headquarters.
Precinct officers will receive additional information, but please make an effort to attend these meetings.
The 10 precincts will meet together and then divide into individual precincts. Having active and organized precincts can be one of the most effective grassroots efforts in getting Democrats elected.
All Them Dates
While that’s quite a few dates and activities, here they are in sum.
February 25 (5:00 pm): Next Lee Dems meeting
March 6 (6:00 pm): Progressive Activists of Lee County meeting
March 8 (10:00 am): Precinct meetings
March 11 (6:00 pm): Meet the Candidates Reception
Our mailing address is:
PO Box 5011
Sanford, NC 27331
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