Welcome to the Haywood Democrats

Get Real about the Climate Crisis!

Calling all Volunteers!!

Please let us know if you are able to help us plan and organize the event planned for end September. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us realize our goal to raise awareness of the climate crisis in WNC. email to: haywooddemocrats@gmail.com

Democratic Headquarters was the scene for a presentation of VP Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project. The well-attended meeting led to the formation of a committee to plan a larger event to coincide with the Global Climate Strike the week of 20–27 September.If you would like to participate as a co-sponsor, a presenter or to represent your organization at a booth as part of the event currently scheduled for Sat Sept. 21, please send an email to HaywoodDemocrats@gmail.com.

For more information: Al Gore Climate Reality Project

Gun Safety Regulation in North Carolina

Greg Meyer (NC House District 50): We cannot wait to take action on gun safety. That’s why North Carolina House Democrats signed discharge petitions for #HB86 and #HB454tonight. If #NCGA Republicans won’t hear gun reform legislation, we’ll force the vote.


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:
https://khn.org/news/study-arkansas-medicaid-work-requirements-hit-those-already-employed/?utm_campaign=KHN%3A%20Daily%20Health%20Policy%20Report&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=73877862&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–G2kPPFbNIwx6ACqBPDUqj648BIUj1sSpeSlbyci3MIbM-5uBbGfRFr7Z1MBSNPz9ZkLFgu61R0ZPOBMiez0-6HX1oCg&_hsmi=73877862

https://www.ncjustice.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/BTC-REPORT-Medicaid-Work-Requirements_Final.pdf

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

https://theweek.com/articles/585955/why-republicans-are-hellbent-destroying-medicare

The above will keep us all busy!!!



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.