Thursday, Sept 20th and 27th Every Thursday 4 - 5:30 pm
Democratic Headquarters in Columbus
Women's Club Meeting and Envelope Stuffing Monday, Sept. 24th 5:30 pm Democratic Headquarters in Columbus
We have a large mailing to do, so come if you can. Men are always welcome. Drinks provided. Bring snacks to share, if you like!
Candidate Events Everyone is welcome to all events and bring a friend!
Tuesday, Sept. 25
David Wilson Brown for US House Town Hall 6 PM
The Meeting Place Senior Center
75 Carmel Land Columbus
Thursday, Sept. 27th
David Wheeler for NC Senate
House Party Hosted by Jeff and Helen Byrd 6 PM 11 Freeman Hill Ct. Tryon
Sam Edney for NC House Town Hall 6 PM The Meeting Place Senior Center
75 Carmel Land Columbus
Saturday, Sept. 29th
David Wilson Brown for US House Reception Hosted by Andy and Sharon Millard 6:30 PM 69 Oak Ridge Circle Columbus
Why I Vote By Helen Clement
When I was a girl, my grandmother used to tell me stories of her childhood and growing-up years. One of her stories was about the first time she had the right to vote—which actually didn’t happen until she was grown, married and had two children. She told me how hard women had worked during the 50-plus years they had been fighting for the right to vote, and the stories of how women supporting the cause were both ignored and ridiculed. The story included what she wore on election day (hat and gloves of course) and how she and 3 other women had gone to the polls together. At last, she said, her daughter (my mother Genevieve) and I could be real American citizens.
Today, our daughters and granddaughters are growing up in our country with a president who openly brags about “grabbing (women) by the p****” and has referred to women as dog, slob, and disgusting animal. He said no one would vote for his former rival Carly Fiorina because of her face. Would we want our daughters to think this is okay and that we didn’t even protest by voting?
The largest group of voters in this country are not Democrats or Republicans—they are those who don’t vote. Why don’t we have universal healthcare, free college education and higher minimum wage? It is because those who do vote are predominately older and wealthier than the nonvoters and these voters have other interests and priorities. Think what a difference we could make if everyone voted! By telling her story, my grandmother was passing the baton to me. This is why I vote. Now I’m asking you to take it and keep it going for the next generation.
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change we seek”
Thanks to everyone who joined us to honor Sheriff Donald Hill. We are so fortunate to have had him serve our community. And thanks to the women who put on this lovely reception.
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