“GO, GRANNY D!” – Thursday, August 16, 2018
Currently touring nationwide, actress Barbara Bates Smith and musician Jeff Sebens will present “Go, Granny D!” on Thursday, August 16th, 7:30PM at The Colonial Theater in Canton. The performance will be dedicated to the memory of the late C. Russell Smith, Barbara’s husband, a committed campaigner for the party.
Touting “You’re never too old to raise a little hell,” the 90-year-old Doris “Granny D” Haddock in 2000 blazed a 3200-mile trail across America for campaign finance reform, precipitating the passage of the McCain-Feingold Act. She continued her bipartisan reform efforts in countrywide voter registration drives, issuing her final challenge in 2010 at age 100: “Democracy is a running game. You huddle and you go back in. You keep going.”
Barbara Bates Smith, noted for her Off-Broadway adaptation and performance of “Ivy Rowe” from Lee Smith’s Fair and Tender Ladies, has toured for twenty-nine years with the works of Lee Smith. She has been active in the NAACP’s Moral Monday reform movement in North Carolina, even as an arrestee, in the spirit of Granny D’s efforts to reclaim our democracy. For fifteen years, Jeff Sebens has accompanied her shows with a variety of hammered dulcimer, lap dulcimer, guitar, and banjo music.
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Jonathan Creek Precinct Meet & Greet
Come on out to support our local County Commissioner, Michael T. Sorrells, and all the Democratic candidates. Meet us ay the J Creek Fire Department at the bottom of Joe Carver Road on Tuesday August 21, 2018 at 6:30 pm. Dessert and beverages will be offered. Our county and our state needs your support.
Break the Majority
In the coming months, we will be reaching out to Democrat and Unaffiliated voters across Haywood County to enlist their support for the Democratic candidates running in the November election. To this end, we will be calling on you to help canvass, phone bank and attend events held by the candidates themselves. We will also need volunteers to staff booths at the various fairs in Haywood as well as support the office staff with data entry and other needs. If you have already volunteered, great! If not, or you want to be assured that your name is on our list, please go to the contact page and let us know. Click here! And thank you for helping us in any way you can. Hint: donations are always welcome.