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Blount County Democratic Party Newsletter:  25 February 2018
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In the wake of the tragedy at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, thousands of students are taking action across the country and demanding that elected officials take immediate action to stop gun violence. If you know a young person who will be 18 by Election Day (November 6th, 2018), please strongly encourage them to stand up and make their voices count by registering to vote.

Please save the dates for these events:
March 14 - #Enough! National School Walkout on the 1-month anniversary of Parkland shooting, starts at 10AM for 17 minutes. Sponsored by the Women’s March: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=women's%20march%20student%20walk%20out

March 24th - March for Our Lives on Washington & locally. Sponsored by the survivors of the Parkland FL shooting, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Everytown for Gun Safety and the Gabby Giffords Organization. Marches are being planned for Nashville, Knoxville & other TN locations if you can't make it to DC. https://twitter.com/AMarch4OurLives  and https://www.marchforourlives.com/

April 20th - National School Walkout on the anniversary of Columbine: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=student%20walk%20out%20april%2020 and https://www.change.org/p/u-s-senate-national-high-school-walk-out-for-anti-gun-violence 

We hear you. We stand with you. We support you.
 


BCDP helps sponsor major event in the County
 

DeJuana Thompson, founder of Woke Vote and veteran political consultant, was in Alcoa on February 16 and 17, helping Blount Countians develop plans to get out the vote here in the 2018 elections.  Thompson led the audience through a series of interactive discussions on working together to best utilize local resources and getting the most people registered to vote and to the polls.

Be Involved


Tuesday, Feb 27 - 6-8 PM - Flip-a-Seat - local Phone Bank for Gayle Jordan in District 14 State Senate Special Election, at Southland Books & Cafe. Help us GOTV. All are welcome! Bring a phone and another computer (laptop, tablet, etc).  We will be hosting a phone bank every Tuesday for the Blount County Democratic Party and need your help!

Thursday, Mar 8, 6:30-8:00 PM - Attend the next meeting of the BCDP Executive Committee.  These meeting are open for anyone interested in connecting with Blount County Democrats.
 
Are you registered to vote?  If not, you can register online here:  GOVOTETN.ORG

Not sure if your registration is current?   Check the status of your registration at GOVOTETN.ORG
 

Remember these dates:


APRIL 2 is the last day to register to vote before the May Primary.

  • May 1, 2018 – County Primary & Rockford City Election
  • August 2, 2018 – Federal & State Primary, County General, Friendsville, & Townsend City Election
  • November 6, 2018 - Federal and State General elections, Alcoa, Louisville, & Maryville City Election
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