Congratulations to the Democratic Winners of the Nov 5 Municipal Elections!
Town of Canton – Alderman
- Gail Mull and Ralph Hamlet
Town of Clyde – Mayor
- Jim Trantham
Town of Clyde – Alderman
- John Hemingway and Diane Fore
Town of Waynesville – Mayor
- Gary Caldwell
Town of Waynesville – Alderman
- Chuck Dickson, Jon Feichter, and Anthony Sutton
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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 2 – A 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:
We need to place the Trump administrations proposed attack on Medicare and Medicaid in historical perspective:
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.