GlynnDems committee vacancies

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that three vacancies exist in the Glynn County Democratic Committee. The vacancies will be filled by election of the remaining Committee members, as proscribed in our bylaws. The committee is a 16-member volunteer body that promotes the activities of the Georgia Democratic Party in Glynn County, including recruiting candidates, supporting nominees, qualifying candidates, raising money, and electing representatives to the state party.

Current vacancies:


• District 1 representative (term ends Nov. 2020, presidential election cycle)

• District 2 representative (term ends Nov. 2022, gubernatorial election cycle)

• District 3 representative (term ends Nov. 2020, presidential election cycle)

The representatives will be elected to the committee to fill out the current four-year term for each position, designated as either presidential or gubernatorial cycle.

The virtual election will be held by the Executive Committee on Feb. 19, 2020.

If you are interested, send a letter or email by Feb. 12, 2020, to Committee Chairwoman Julie Jordan, at juliejordan@glynndems.org. Include your address so we can confirm in which district you live. Questions? E-mail Julie Jordan. Web site: www.glynndems.org

Glynn Democrat – Jan. 3, 2020

MLK weekend: An opportunity to serve

President Obama designated Martin Luther King Day as a day of service. Why stop there? It’s a long weekend and Brunswick is pulling out all the stops.

Annual MLK breakfast

     The kickoff event will be the 18th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast, Friday, Jan. 17  at 8 a.m. at College Place United Methodist Church, 3890 Altama Ave., Brunswick 31520.

     The breakfast is sponsored by Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority, the largest comprehensive human service agency in coastal Georgia. Dr. Steve Perry, host of the “Breakthrough with Dr. Steve Perry” television show on Fox, will be the  keynote speaker. Student leadership achievements will be highlighted .      Tickets for the community breakfast can be purchased for $25 online at coastalgacaa.org.

Rise Risley cleanup

Saturday, Jan. 19
     Community of Hope is sponsoring a “Day of Caring” — a cleanup and community day on the old Risley campus, Albany Street between H and I streets. Community members are invited to come our Saturday morning to help clean out the three school buildings that will house all Rise Risley activities in the future.

     Lunch is planned and there will be an opportunity to participate in painting a community mural on a large canvas to be displayed on the campus. Local artists will hold demonstration sessions and community input will be solicited.

     The Rise Risley center will offer early education programs, GED classes and other continued learning opportunities. Local nonprofits and other organizations will have satellite offices on campus and an onsite garden and café are planned. Community arts programming and trauma-informed care are expected tp be a big part of the Rise Risley initiative.

     Volunteers should meet at 10 a.m, on the old Risley campus, 1800 Albany St. Community of Hope plans to serve lunch after the cleanup.

Join GlynnDems to march in MLK parade

     Meet at 9 a.m. Jan. 20 at Howard Coffin Park to ride on our float or march alongside for the parade to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

     Wear your Democratic Party gear or wave signs for Democratic candidates. If you want to help with float theme or decoration, email Julie at juliejordan@glynndems.org.

     The parade begins at 10:30 a.m. and will wind its way to Risley Annex, located at 2900 Albany St. A rally will begin immediately afterward at the Selden Park gymnasium.

Committee openings

Join the GLYNNDEMS Executive Committee

Call for candidates for the Glynn County Democratic Party Committee

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, according to its Bylaws, all vacancies in Executive Committee Posts or Officers, in the Glynn County Democratic Committee, shall be filled by election of the remaining Committee members, provided at least three members remain.

Current vacancies:
• one (1) District 1 representative (term ends Nov. 2020, presidential election cycle)

• one (1) At-Large representative (term ends Nov. 2020, presidential election cycle)

The representatives will be elected to serve on the Committee for terms, pro-rated from when the original term began. In this case, the terms will end during the Presidential Election Year, in November 2020.

The virtual election will be held by the Executive Committee on Nov. 19.

If you’re interested, send a letter of intent (INCLUDING YOUR ADDRESS, so that we can confirm in which district you live), by Nov. 12, at 5 p.m., to Committee Chairwoman Julie Jordan, at j.jordan13@att.net. Questions? E-mail Julie Jordan.

Full house of engaged Democrats hammer out a list of “burning issues”

A full house of engaged Democrats attended our October Community Meeting, Monday. We deliberated our local, burning issues. It turns out that there are a LOT of them, so watch this space for a poll, that will help us prioritize them, as we begin the march toward the 2020 election.

Voter Hot Issues

Environment

  – super fund sites, attracting economic growth but damage to local environment

– SPLOST projects = are we funding what’s best for us?

– sea level rise, drilling on the coast line, poor air quality, island sustainability, the sunken ship impact on wildlife: these all need to be further fleshed out

– proactive on climate change

Education

– teacher salaries, recruitment

– dissemination of information re: how we keep informed re: local events, natural catastrophes, causeway closings etc.

– driving/drawing people to access of the information

– pre-K, better access to vocational education

Poverty/ Systemic Racism

– income inequality, minimum wage

– minority groups representation ( racial minority, women, elderly, young, disabled )

Healthcare

– abortion rights, community health care act

– educating the community about the availability of local healthcare options as well as where and what services these places provide

Infrastructure

–  prioritizing SPLOST spending instead of something like the roundabout

– building better drainage systems, roadways, electric grid etc.

Government

– representative candidates

– voting rights, suppression, accessibility

– flipping 16 seats puts redistricting on the table

Public Transportation

– access to job, schools, healthcare providers

Miscellaneous 

Homelessness downtown, safer neighborhoods, corruption

Consideration of the new Zoning Rights, 

Meeting Nov. 4, to comment on Envision Glynn, the major rewrite of county zoning ordinance. 5:30-8:30 Public Library

Surveying local DEMS to get involved, both online and offline

Legalization of marijuana, tackling the opioid crisis local

From a meeting attendee: ”I was at the meeting tonight discussing priorities for local dems and I can’t believe I forgot to mention my concern about the rising number of judges  that are being appointed under the current administration. This will impact our community, state and country for many years to come.”

Call for committee candidates Oct. 7

Be a part of GlynnDems momentum heading into 2020

NOTICE OF VACANCIES IN THE GLYNN COUNTY DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE

CALL FOR INTERESTED CANDIDATES

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, according to its Bylaws, all vacancies in Executive Committee Posts or Officers, in the Glynn County Democratic Committee, shall be filled by election of the remaining Committee members, provided at least three members remain.

Current Vacancies includes:
• one (1) County Commission District 1 Representative (Presidential election cycle)
• one (1) County Commission District 2 Representative (Presidential election cycle)
• one (1) At-Large Representative (Presidential election cycle)

The representatives will be elected to serve on the Committee for a four-year term, pro-rated from when the original term began. In this case, the term would end during the Presidential General Primary month, in 2020.

The election will be held, by the Executive Committee, on Monday, Oct. 28, 5:15 p.m., at our October Executive Committee Meeting, which will be held at First United Methodist Church (Miller Building, which is BEHIND the church), 1400 Norwich Street, Brunswick.

Any interested parties should submit a letter of intent or any questions you may have by Oct. 14, at 5 p.m., to Committee Chairwoman, Julie Jordan, at j.jordan13@att.net. Please include your address so we can confirm the County Commission District in which you live.

Glynn County is divided into five voting districts for the purpose of county elections for public office. You can find out which district you live in by going to MY VOTER PAGE and entering your name, address and birth date. You also can register to vote at the same site.