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


  – 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


– 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 )


– 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


–  prioritizing SPLOST spending instead of something like the roundabout

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


– representative candidates

– voting rights, suppression, accessibility

– flipping 16 seats puts redistricting on the table

Public Transportation

– access to job, schools, healthcare providers


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.”


GlynnDems: ENERGIZE FOR 2020

More than 250 Glynn County Democrats gathered Saturday night for a wonderful banquet: ENERGIZE FOR 2020.

Thanks to our speakers — author Roland McElroy, State Sen. Jen Jordan and Adrienne White of the Georgia Democratic committee. Rabbi Rachael Bregman led us in an inspiring invocation, and valuable volunteers Betty McKenzie, Gladys Lyde and Robert Morrissey were honored for their contributions.


Time is nearly up for buying tickets
to the 2019 Annual Banquet

Yes, Virginia, there are Democrats in Glynn County, and the best way to meet and greet them is to attend our annual banquet: ENERGIZE FOR 2020.

If you plan to attend, or if you want to donate to the Glynn Democratic Committee, please click on this link and make your donation by the end of this week, Aug. 16.

We have a good lineup of speakers this year, including the author Roland McElroy, State Sen. Jen Jordan, and community activist and DPG leader Adrienne White.

The dinner is being catered by the creative Brunswick restaurant A Moveable Feast. And we’ll have musical guests, and you can buy beer and wine.

ENERGIZE FOR 2020 is our primary fund-raiser for the year. Your donation is important for finance GlynnDems promotional activities, informational handouts, canvassing, office space and support for candidates. We understand that the national political uncertainty and the large field of Democratic candidates are taking a share of your political donation dollars. But we are local.

  • We are on the ground in Glynn County.
  • We are working for change at the grassroots level.
  • We are determined to offer alternatives to the steady parade of conservative GOP candidates who run and win in Glynn County year in and year out.
  • We are committed to registering voters, ensuring voting rights and turning out Democrats on Nov. 3, 2020.

Looking forward to seeing you and all our Democratic supporters on Aug. 24!

THE 411
 Saturday, Aug. 24. Program begins at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30.
WHERE: Selden Park Community Center in Brunswick.
TICKETS: $50 per person or $550 for a table for eight. Table sponsors will receive special recognition in the program, in the welcome area and during the dinner.