US Senate Candidate Ed Tarver Meet & Greet!

US Senate Candidate Ed Tarver Meet & Greet!

Register Using this Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIucOGsrjgiHNHV_ft2nIH8HSfLq8L89EPS

Ed Tarver is a Democrat running for the US Senate seat that Kelly Loeffler currently holds. This is the “jungle primary” you’ve heard about where all the Democrats and Republicans are running against each other without a proper primary.

So far in 2020, we hosted Richard Dien Winfield at our March meeting, and we joined in a Zoom call with Rev. Raphael Warnock; two other Democrats running. Now it’s time to meet and get to know Ed Tarver! Please join us with your questions, but until then here’s a little bit of info about Mr. Tarver:

Ed Tarver is an experienced, committed and trusted leader with an exemplary record of public service. Ed actively served the local and state community before elective and appointive office. He was Chairman of Easter Seals of East Georgia, Chairman of the Augusta Technical College Board of Directors, the first African American President and Chairman of the Board of the Leadership Georgia Foundation, an affiliate of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. He also served as Chairman of the Metro Augusta Chamber of Commerce.

In 2009, he was appointed by President Barack Obama, becoming the first African American U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia. Ed served Georgians as a state legislator for three terms, championing bipartisan policies supporting veterans, consumers, and individuals with disabilities. He is a former U.S. Army Field Artillery Officer and an experienced attorney with unparalleled expertise in government relations, civil rights, and compliance. He is a graduate of Augusta University and the University of Georgia School of Law. A father of four, Ed resides in Augusta with his wife, Carol, a pediatrician.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Election for MCDC Post Committee Set for September 8

MUSCOGEE COUNTY DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE
POST COMMITTEE ELECTIONS FOR DISTRICTS 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10
Tuesday, September 8, 6:30 pm
MEETING OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

Email MCDC Chair, Laura Walker, at lauraw64@aol.com for the Zoom registration link.
We invite you to join the Muscogee County Democratic Committee and to serve as a Post Seat Holder in your District!

The MCDC is holding elections to our Post Committee for Districts 2, 4, 6, 8, and the at-large District 10. In order to run for a Post Committee Seat, one must:

  • Be of legal age to register to vote
  • Reside in Muscogee County, and specifically in the Districts mentioned above
  • Support the Guiding Principles of the Muscogee County Democrats
  • Declare oneself to be a member of the Democratic Party

The duties and responsibilities of our Post Committee Seat Holders are as follows:

  • Maintain MCDC membership in good standing
  • Attend all business meetings and notify the Chair when they cannot attend
  • Participate in MCDC activities
  • Provide Democratic leadership within their own neighborhoods and spheres of influence
  • Participate in voter outreach and precinct organizing efforts

If you would like to be a Democratic Party community leader on our Post Committee, please email Chair Laura Walker at lauraw64@aol.com, or visit our website, www.muscogeecountydems.org. There you can check your District, read the MCDC Guiding Principles, and download the required affidavit form (DOC | PDF).

Record Turnout, Vote-by-Mail and More Results from June 9

There was at least one bill which, THANKFULLY, didn’t go through: HB 463, which would have barred the Secretary of State from sending absentee ballot application forms in future elections as was done for the June 9 primary. This bill died before it could get a vote. 

Unfortunately, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has already announced that he doesn’t want to send out another slew of absentee ballot applications for the November 3 general election, and would rather have residents apply through a dedicated website. This ignores the fact that a digital divide still exists here in Georgia, and a great number of voters in both parties don’t have Internet access or even smartphones. This is voter suppression, and it is unacceptable. 

Plus, this is suspect to us Democrats because the total of the March 24 presidential and June 9 combined primary, even while votes are STILL being certified by the Secretary of State’s Office, had the highest primary turnout in over a decade: Georgia Democrats cast at least 1,311,391 total votes, the highest turnout since 2008’s February presidential preference primary, when 1,060,851 votes were cast. This generated a record level of turnout for the Senate Democratic primary, with 1,186,661 votes being cast for the various Senate primary candidates, four times as many voters as the 2016 Senate primary. The primary resulted in a massive shift toward Democratic candidates for county offices in counties like Fayette and Gwinnett.