Democratic Training Session

Please Note the Change of Venue:

1902 South Main St., West Town Square, Waynesville

Calling all Haywood County Democrats wanting to get more involved in helping us win back our State and change the national landscape.

We’re excited to announce a training session for the Haywood County Democratic Party!  This training has been developed to provide valuable resources for our Party to grow into a sustainable organization and to be prepared to increase voter turnout for all Democratic candidates in 2018!

A record number of Democratic candidates have filed to run this year all across North Carolina.  Across the country we’re seeing a Blue Wave of Democrats being elected at all levels of government.  But that’s not happening by accident!  It is a direct result of strong organizing within each county’s Democratic Party!

County Parties need to function year round, not just prior to elections.

Saturday, April 14th, 9am – 2pm at 1902 South Main St., West Town Square, Waynesville

RSVP by clicking on this link https://act.myngp.com/forms/-6207359574237444352

Schedule for the day
9:00 am
Precinct 101: Basic literacy for county and precinct organization.
11:00 amListening: Participants will learn how to ask open-ended questions and have a dialogue which can lead to a fuller understanding of why a person feels and believes as they do.
A light lunch will be provided as we continue training.
12:30 pm
: Choose 1 of the following 2 Breakout Sessions
1) VoteBuilder:  VoteBuilder is the best voter contact tool currently available. It allows us to organize our data, identify and talk to specific groups of voters that we need to target, manage our volunteer teams, and track our progress.
2) Phone Bank / Canvass:  Learn how to organize phone banks and canvasses for the purpose of recruiting volunteers, gathering data, and providing information that will lead to increased voter turnout for Democratic candidates.

Be sure to RSVP by clicking on this link  https://act.myngp.com/forms/-6207359574237444352


Candidate Forum

The Haywood County Democrat Women’s Club, Democrat Men and Senior Democrats are partnering with the Mountaineer to hold a Candidate Forum for District 11 Congressional candidates Dr. Scott Donaldson, Phillip Price and Dr. Steve Woodsmall on Monday, April 16 at 6:30 pm at the Colonial Theater in Canton.  Mark your calendars for the chance to see and hear the Congressional candidates before the May 8 Primary Election.  Early voting begins Thursday, April 19.

ions.  Continuous operation means recruiting volunteers, fundraising, maintaining voter files, and being aware of issues that affect all people in our communities.  Specific training information to accomplish these tasks is listed below.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!  Please make every effort to attend so we can be better organized as a County Party.  Any campaign volunteers are also welcome!

Fair Courts, Fair Votes

Once again, politicians in Raleigh are planning more bad laws that will hurt Western North Carolina voters.

Legislators won’t return to Raleigh until May 2018; but some have already threatened to gerrymander our state courts, take control of the N.C. Supreme Court, and even rewrite our constitution to enshrine limits to voting access. And that could only be the beginning. But it’s not too early to fight back.

If you are looking for more information on the movement to protect our courts, click on this link to Democracy North Carolina.



Special Events

• Democratic Training Session – Saturday April 14, 9 am – 2 pm, USDA Center (589 Raccoon Road, Waynesville)

• Candidates Forum – Monday April 16, 6:30 pm, Colonial Theater (Park Street, Canton)

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 Will Shuford at shufordwill@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.