Update on Georgia Voter Purge

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As the summer winds down, we see continuing attacks on our voting rights.  Whether due to actions by the Justice Department, the Commission on Voting Integrity, our own Secretary of State, or our counties, we must remain vigilant to protect these rights. So, with this message we reach out to you to find out if you have been contacted in connection with the on-going purge of inactive voters or the moving of active voters to inactive status. We would appreciate it if you would fill out the form through the link below if you have been contacted for either of these purposes. In addition, if you have friends who have received communications of this type, please pass on this form to them so we can gather this information from as many sources as possible. This information is important for us to have as we monitor the Secretary of State.

Voter Roll Form

If you received communication that you would be placed on the inactive list that means they need to hear from you or with the passage of enough time you will be taken off the voter role, i.e., you will be “purged.” You are still authorized to vote if you are on the inactive voter list. So long as you either vote in the next federal election or contact the superintendent of elections in your county you will be returned to active voter status.  You should have received a form to complete. Please do that.  If you do not still have the form, reach out to us through the link we have above and we will get you the appropriate information to contact your county superintendent of elections so you will be placed back into active status.

If you received a notification that you were removed from the voting list, you must re-register. Please use this link to register again or go into a Driver’s License Bureau or other location for voter registration. Unfortunately, once taken off the voting rolls this is the only effective way of being sure you are registered. If you re-register online you will be required to show photo identification for registration when you vote. If you register in person, be prepared with those materials. Photo identification requirements can be found here.

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide. The efforts to suppress our vote are real.  We must fight back.


Pinney Allen
Chair, Voter Protection Committee

Annual Dinner

Every Voice Matters Glynn County Democrats

Please join us for
Saturday, August 12, 2017
at the Clarion Inn Brunswick (directions).
A meet and greet begins at 5:30 PM
Dinner follows at 6:00 PM.

Dr. James Beverly, newly elected chair of the Georgia House of Representatives Democratic Caucus.
Dr. James Beverly, newly elected chair of the Georgia House of Representatives Democratic Caucus

Dr. James Beverly, who has represented Georgia’s 143rd District in Macon since 2011, is the newly elected chair of the Georgia House of Representatives Democratic Caucus. He also serves on the Minority Whip Team at the state Capitol.

An optometrist, Beverly is chairman of the Macon-Bibb Community Enhancement Authority. Beverly was instrumental in mitigating effects of construction of a new interchange for interstates 16 and 75 in Macon. As part of the $500 million construction project, residents of the Pleasant Hill neighborhood have been hired to help with the renovation and moving of homes in the community.
Beverly earned his undergraduate degree from Guilford College in 1990 and a doctorate in optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1994. He also has an MBA from Wesleyan College in Macon and an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

In 2008 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention and a field organizer for President Obama’s presidential campaign.

In the legislature, he serves on the Health and Human Services, Retirement, Small Business Development, and Special Rules committees. He also is a member of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus.

Sources: Wikipedia, The Telegraph, CBS46.

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Free Candidate Training

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Democratic Party of Georgia Announces Free Online Training for Democratic Candidates

Atlanta, GA – Today the Democratic Party of Georgia announced their partnership with National Democratic Training Committee to provide online training for any Democrat running for office in the state of Georgia. The online candidate training apparatus is designed to give both first-time candidates and seasoned elected officials the know-how to run smart, successful campaigns at no cost to the candidate or the campaign.

Who: Democrats running for office anywhere in this state for any position from School Board to Governor.

What: Free online training for any and all Democrats running for office.

When: Training starts now and will always be available to Democrats in Georgia through this partnership between the Democratic Party of Georgia and the National Democratic Training Committee.

How: Simply sign up at https://www.traindemocrats.org/GADems to get started.

“The Democratic Party of Georgia is thrilled to be partnering with the national experts at the National Democratic Training Committee,” said DuBose Porter, the Chairman of the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Together we are providing the tools for every candidate to run and win from the local level to statewide office.”

This partnership is announced in time for Democrats qualifying for local office this August to take full of advantage of the training modules.

“It’s our hope that this training will equip Democrats running from City Commission to Mayor with the tools needed to win across the state this November,” said Rome City Commissioner and Georgia DNC member Wendy Davis. Davis also serves as Chair of Georgia Democratic Municipal Officials.

In addition to the trainings, leaders at the National Democratic Training Committee are partnering with leaders at the Democratic Party of Georgia to host discussion calls on certain modules in September so as to particularly help the Democrats running for local office this November synthesize the training and put it into action. If you or someone you know plans to get trained up, be sure to hold the following dates in your calendar:

Tuesday, September 5th, 7:00 p.m.— Discuss “How to Build a Field Plan” module with National Training Committee Experts, DNC Member and Rome City Commissioner Wendy Davis and DPG’s Director of Outreach and Organizing, Chrystian Woods.

Wednesday, September 13th, 7:00 p.m.— Discuss “How to Make the Ask” module with National Training Committee Experts, DNC Member and Rome City Commissioner Wendy Davis and DPG’s Director of Finance, John Buckner.

Thursday, September 21st, 7:00 p.m.— Discuss “Finding Campaign Volunteers” module with National Training Committee Experts, DNC Member and Rome City Commissioner Wendy Davis and DPG’s Director of County Affairs, Melva Steps.

Questions about the program may be submitted by email to the Executive Director of the Democratic Party, Rebecca DeHart at Rebecca@GeorgiaDemocrat.org