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Location Change for Our Patriots' Day Picnic on Sept 11th PDF Print E-mail

Due to forecasted inclement weather, the LCDP Patriots' Day Picnic Committee will be held on September 11th at the Loudon County Democratic Headquarters at 507 E Broadway Suite C in Lenoir City. Festivities begin at 5:30pm.  If possible, please park in the large parking area in the lower level on the West (left) side of the building.

LCDP will provide the hot dogs and beverages. Please bring a dish to share.

There will be at least two guests speakers: Linda McFadyen-Ketchum to speak from Mom’s Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Isa Infante, the Green Party candidate for Governor to speak on the four amendments on November’s ballot. Democratic Candidate for Governor Charlie Brown has been invited.

Hope to see you there!


 
Patriots' Day Picnic, Sept 11th PDF Print E-mail

The Loudon County Democratic Party is hosting a Patriots’ Day Picnic starting at 5:30pm at Lenoir City Park, in Pavilions 2 and 3 by the children’s playground and swing area. A map to Lenoir City Park is shown below. LCDP will provide the hot dogs and beverages. Please bring a dish to share.

There will be at least two guests speakers: Linda McFadyen-Ketchum to speak from Mom’s Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Isa Infante, the Green Party candidate for Governor to speak on the four amendments on November’s ballot. Democratic Candidate for Governor Charlie Brown has been invited.

In case of stormy weather (a 60% chance of rain predicted at this time), we will revert to our wonderful newly acquired Headquarters at 507 E. Broadway, Suite C, Lenoir City. This is across the street from City Hall in Lenoir City.

 


 
New Headquarters for LCDP! PDF Print E-mail

Loudon County Democratic Party has a new Headquarters, located at 507 E. Broadway, Suite C, Lenoir City - next to the Animal Medical Clinic of Loudon County.

We are looking for volunteers to help man our HQ home for the next three months. Please click on Contact Us at the top right to volunteer and/or ask for information regarding what times we’re open, etc.

Stay tuned for events and activities we will be hosting at our Headquarters!


 
LCDP Meeting Minutes - August 21, 2014 PDF Print E-mail

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.

For Discussion:

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


 
Prop One is a matter of life and death for the woman of Tennessee PDF Print E-mail

To my fellow Democratic Chairman

RE: TN Governors Race

Friends,

We have a problem. If it were a "normal" election year the issue of the Democratic Party's nomination of Charlie Brown for Governor might be acceptable and laughable. However because of the Vote on Proposition One, this issue becomes critical. As you know a voter must vote for a gubernatorial candidate in order that their vote on Prop one counts. In this situation I worry that many voters faced with a choice of Haslam or Brown may not vote for Governor at all.

Prop One is a matter of life and death for the woman of Tennessee.

Now as County Chairman we have all had long shot candidates, novices and those that have never run for office before as candidates. In which cases we help and advise these candidates. We shine up the apple so to speak. We get the candidate out there have them speak to friendly groups, all in hopes if not a victory, then at least a good showing.

I had hoped our state party might do the same with Mr. Brown. However Mr. Brown has not availed himself to us. We still have no further information from the candidate other than a letter and a bad Facebook page. I hate to make this sound like a kidnapping but we have no actual proof of life of Mr. Brown.

Other Party Chairman have suggested a write-in Democratic campaign. But there is no candidate attached to this idea.

The Loudon County Democratic party had the Green Party Candidate for Governor, Dr. Isa Infante, speak at our August meeting on 8/21/14. Dr. Infante is a credible and accessible candidate that already is on the ballot. Under the circumstances our best option may be an endorsement of Dr. Infante for Governor. As I feel just the noise that this cross endorsement would make would inform voters and bring them out to Vote on Prop One.

Dr Infinite's views mirror most of the views of Democrats. She is a strong supporter of Vote No on Prop One. So I ask you to consider this alternative. Not so that we can elect a Green candidate for governor but instead to drive the Vote on Proposition One.

Thank you,

Stuart Starr, Chairman LCDP


 
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