Meeting Place - City Hall, Lenoir City, TN
Meeting Called to Order - Stuart Starr, Chair
Pledge of Allegiance - Stuart Starr, Chair
Prayer - Moment of reflection
Roll Call - Charlene Bledsoe
Welcome Visitors - Welcome to visitors Donna Watson, Jerry Croy, Linda Best, Larry Best, Chris Miller, Gretchen Kidd, and Isa Infante
Treasurer’s Report - Email submitted by Paul Buie - As approved in the special session, $400.00 was paid to Shamrock Land Developers for September rent of the new LCDP HQ. Happy Dollars- $28 was collected and given to Stuart Starr.
Prop. 1 Resolution- Gretchen Kidd read the resolution which affirms our support for women’s health, right to privacy, and right to choose. Peggy Dupont/ Dixie Damm offered a motion to accept the resolution. The motion passed.
Dixie Damm- Motion to give $200.00 to Vote No on Prop.1. The motion passed.
Don Scott- There needs to be some clarification of the language in Amendment 1. To pass, the amendment must obtain a majority of yes votes and more than 50% of votes cast for governor.
Picnic - Susan Scott and Eileen Nober - Susan and Eileen will be organizing this year’s LCDP Patriot’s Picnic. It will be held at 5:30, September 11th, at the Lenoir City Park (pavilions 1 and 2). Please bring a dish. Hot dogs will be provided. Speakers will be Isa Infante and Charlie Brown, candidates for governor of Tennessee, and David Twiggs and Ken Libby from Moms Demand Gun Sense in America. There will be a Vote No on Prop 1 table. Let us know if you are coming.
New HQ - We can move in to the new HQ any time, maybe this Sunday at 2 pm. Come and help Stuart.
Flyer - Dixie Damm suggested that we make a flyer highlighting all democratic candidates for the county. We need a committee to decide what they want on the flyer. This flyer will be for hand distribution only. It will be a limited edition, maybe 5000 pieces.
Voter Registration - Stuart Starr - Many young people in our county don’t register because they do not feel a part of the system. They see the same local people elected over and over. We need a voter registration drive before October 6th. Maybe we could try to register voters in the local high school.
Primary Vote Irregularity - Mark Mohundro’s mother heard workers at the primary election polling station in Tellico Village say that there were no democrats on the ballot. A motion was made (Dixie Damm/Don Scott) to write support letter on voting irregularities in TellicoVillage. The motion passed.
East Tennessee Labor Day Picnic - The East Tennessee Labor Day Picnic will be held at Roane County Park, September 1st, Noon-3 pm. Dixie has tickets.
Mary Headrick thanks the LCDP for the $400.00 donation for her campaign for U.S. Congress.
Program - The speaker tonight was Dr. Isa Infante. She is the Green Party candidate for governor in Tennessee.
Adjourn - Eileen Nober/ Don Scott
Respectfully submitted by Charlene Bledsoe