Congrats to Our Nominees!

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In addition, we remain strongly interested in the July 24 runoff primary for State Superintendent between Sid Chapman and Otha Thornton. We encourage all fellow Muscogee Democrats to participate in this runoff.

We also note¬†Ken Hodges‘ victory in the nonpartisan race for State Court of Appeals. As a Democrat, Hodges is the former District Attorney for the Dougherty Judicial Circuit and was the 2010 Democratic nominee for Attorney General. He was openly attacked by his opponent this year as a “lifelong Democrat”, so we are glad that we have elected a “lifelong Democrat” to the State Court of Appeals.

We wish to recognize all who participated in this primary, including Stacey Evans for Governor, Rusty Oliver for CD-3 and Ben Anderson for SD29. Even though many were unsuccessful in their campaigns, we thank them for their sacrifice of time, money and activities to these campaigns and welcome their support for electing Democrats across this region and state in the November election.

Finally, there will be five questions on the ballot, all of which are proposed constitutional amendments dealing with victims’ rights, green space,¬†business courts and forest land taxation. Please study these proposed amendments, and we will make our recommendations known later in the coming months.

This is an amazing time for Democrats in Georgia. Our campaign will be coordinated across Georgia, supporting Democrats as a slate up and down the ballot. Stick with this¬†Blue Wave, because we’re going to get a progressive candidates elected to a majority and progressive laws passed! Thank you for voting in this primary and making your choice known!

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Time to Choose Our Candidates

Today is primary day for all Georgia Democrats, as well as Election Day for local candidates for Mayor, City Council (odd-numbered + At-Large 10), Board of Education (even-numbered) and Judge of State Court for Columbus-Muscogee.

In the local election, we have not made a decision to endorse a candidate, but we recommend that you make an educated decision on the candidates. We hope that those who you elect will be open to progressive changes for our city, and that they will be honest in their campaigning and tenure.

In the¬†statewide election, we again ask that you make your voice heard about who should not only be our party’s nominees for statewide races, but who should best lead and represent us after November 6! We are running for a¬†majority of the General Assembly¬†this time, and we will have candidates for both Senate seats in Columbus.

But finally,¬†VOTE! This is the time and place where you make your voice heard on who should not only be our city’s leaders, but also who should go to the November election to lead the state. It’s your voice, your vote. Today is a crucial day to express yourself.

If you need to know which precinct you are registered in,¬†go to¬†www.mvp.sos.ga.gov¬†and enter your information to find your precinct address and sample ballot. (If you’re interested,¬†here’s a map of precincts in Columbus.)

If you need a ride to get to the polls, the Urban League of Greater Columbus, with the¬†IMA, NAACP Columbus GA Branch, and Davis Broadcasting is offering a free “Roll to the Polls“. Call¬†706-322-6840¬†for a pickup between 7am and 7pm today.

If you are having trouble voting or feel intimidated at the polls, call¬†866-OUR-VOTE¬†anytime today¬†from 7 am to 7 pm. The hotline is operated by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

We hope you make your voice heard and make a change for Columbus and Georgia today.

Go Vote! Go Stacey! Go Georgia Democrats!

LAST WEEK of Primary Early Voting

This week is the last week of early voting in the Democratic primary! Let’s show up and show out at the Citizens Service Center on 3111 Citizens Way to cast our early votes for our Democratic candidates¬†before 7pm on Friday, May 18.

If you need to find who is running for your Democratic nomination in Columbus, our full list is here at muscogeecountydems.org. Please be sure to select a Democratic ballot to cast your vote.

Also, be sure to answer all four questions on the Democratic ballot:

  1. Should the sale and distribution of bump stocks be prohibited in the state of Georgia?
  2. Should Georgia pull down our federal tax dollars to save rural hospitals and create more than fifty thousand jobs by expanding Medicaid?
  3. Should Georgia allow voters to elect our own representatives by amending our Constitution to place the power of drawing district lines under the authority of an independent, non-partisan commission?
  4. Should Georgia alleviate traffic congestion, reduce carbon emissions, and better connect communities by investing a substantial amount of existing tax dollars in mass transit?

After Friday, your final chance to vote in the Democratic primary is May 22 at all polling stations throughout Columbus from 7am to 7pm. We encourage all who are voting to beat the primary day traffic and cast your vote this week if you have yet to do so.

Sincerely,
Harry Underwood
Webmaster, MCDC
muscogeedems@gmail.com

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APRIL 24: Democratic Governor Candidates to Debate at CSU

abramsevansColumbus State University, in conjunction with WRBL and PMB Broadcasting, are hosting and televising a debate between the two Democratic candidates for governor, former House Minority Leader State Rep. Stacey Abrams and former State Rep. Stacey Evans. The event will be held on April 24, 2018, 7pm to 8pm at CSU University Hall at 4225 University Ave, Columbus, GA 31907.

Professors from Columbus State University’s political science department, and reporters from WRBL will serve on panels questioning the candidates during the debate. Columbus State University communications students will assist in the production of the debate telecasts.

The debates will be broadcast live via radio and television across Georgia by PMB Broadcasting and WRBL.

Attendance is free and all are welcome to come take part.

Sincerely,
Harry Underwood
MCDC Webmaster
muscogeedems@gmail.com

SATURDAY: Legislative Round-up Town Hall with Muscogee House Dems

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