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Looking for the do-nothing culprits: Put sights on the Senate

Trump and Mitch McConnell keep repeating the phrase “do nothing Democrats” but it is Senate Republicans who are the do nothing legislators. ….. click here to read more…


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Haywood Democrats Have Been Busy

Get Real about the Climate Crisis!

Another very successful event was held with the participation of Haywood County Democrats. On September 21, the Stuart Auditorium was full of people interested in climate change and the issue of safe waters in our home North Carolina. The film Guardians of Our Troubled Waters was screened, followed by a panel discussion with the Director of the film, David Weintraub, Haywood Waterways Executive Director, Eric Romaniszyn, and a representative of Mountain True. We are planning a larger event some time in the Spring. If you would like to be a part of this, please let us know at: HaywoodDemocrats@gmail.com.


Myth-Busting Forum 2A Beautiful Healthcare Plan: Promise or Threat?

Our recent Health Care forum was a success!

While we are awaiting the latest version of Trump’s threatened budget plans for health care, which he has stated will be ‘great’ and ‘soon,’ we know that there is no telling when and what we are in store for.  So we press on…

Some possibly helpful points:
Sen. Phil Berger has declared medicaid expansion a bad idea-a ‘disincentive’ for people working. This is bases on ideology, not facts, as the analysis of Arkansas and other experience demonstrates.

Joe Sam Queen had an excellent column in the Mountaineer recently…a very non-partisan, compelling argument.
An excellent analysis of Medicaid Expansion in NC:
http://hlp.law.wfu.edu/files/2016/01/Expansion-Issues-final-2b.pdf

We need to place the Trump administrations proposed attack on Medicare and Medicaid in historical perspective:
https://www.newyorker.com/news/john-cassidy/the-republicans-war-on-medicaid

Senator Erica Smith Spoke to over 125 Democrats at a Successful Spring Rally

Introduced by our own Julia Buckner, State Senator Erica Smith gave us a rousing presentation highlighting her efforts in the General Assembly and her future aims. Senator Smith, who is running in a primary to unseat US Senator Tom Tillis, gave us a rundown of the ways in which our representatives in Washington have acted against the best interests of our state and the need to replace Sen Tiillis with a senator who has our best interests at heart.

For more information on Senator Smith, her background and her six part plan, go to: https://ericaforus.com.


Myth Busting: We Are Our Own Worst Enemy

A crowd of approximately 150 attended our first Myth Busting presentation featuring Dr. David Crane, a world-renowned international prosecutor, who discussed the truth about foreign and domestic terrorism in America. Additionally, special speaker Haywood resident, Andrew Morgan, gave a personal testimony of his faith, Islam.

The Mountaineer gave us great coverage of the event. The article can be found here; First Myth-Busting Event Exceeds Expectations.


Events

Regular Monthly Meetings

Democratic Women – 3rd Thursday of the month – 6:30pm – Various meeting places

Senior Democrats –  last Tuesday of every month – 1:00pm – Democratic Headquarters

Democratic Men – 4th Thursday of the month – 6:00pm – Captain’s Bay, Russ Ave, Waynesville

Executive Meeting – 3rd Monday of each month – 6:30pm –  Democratic Headquarters

Auxiliary Groups

Democratic Women

The objectives of the Haywood County Democratic Women’s Club are to support the principles of the Democratic Party; to encourage able Democratic women to seek public office; and to participate in Democratic Party activities. The HCDWC also works to elect Democratic Party candidates and lends support to Democratic elected officials. Come join us! – 3rd Thursday of the month – 6:30pm -Democratic Headquarters, Judy Russell, President, djrussell2003@att.net

Senior Democrats

The objectives of the Haywood County Senior Democrats are to work to get Democratic candidates elected to public office; to advocate for issues of concern to seniors; and to educate voters and potential voters about issues and candidates.  Any registered Democrat over the age of 50 is eligible for membership. Come join us!  –  last Tuesday of every month – 1:00 pm @Democratic Headquarters
Juanita Dixon, President, sjdixon28716@yahoo.com

Democratic Men

The purpose of the Haywood County Democratic Men’s Club is to promote the interests of the Democratic Party and to help get Democratic candidates elected to all levels of government. In addition, the club provides financial assistance and counsel to the Haywood Democratic Party. Join us the 4th Thursday of the month – Captain’s Bay, Russ Ave.
Steve Ellis, President, ellis849@bellsouth.net

Young Democrats

Efforts are underway to reorganize the Haywood County Young Democrats. Any registered Democrat under the age of 36 interested in joining should contact us. Go to he Contact page here or email us at HaywoodDemocrats@gmail.com.

Any group of 5 or more young Democrats can organize within their county as an official chapter of Young Democrats of North Carolina (YDNC). By promoting the values of freedom, fairness, equality and social justice, the Young Democrats organization provides the youth of North Carolina a vehicle for progressive change.