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“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, 7:30 pm 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.

Tickets are $15 in advance and are available at the Haywood Democrats headquarters (Tue, Wed, Thu 10am-2pm) or online. To purchase online, click on the ActBlue button below.

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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.

 

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.
Tom Alexander, President, RTA95240@gmail.com

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.