Polk County

We are the Polk County Democratic Party, the chartered affiliate of the North Carolina Democratic Party. We represent the political interests of Polk County Democrats, not only through direct political action, but also through community service.

The party headquarters is located at 64 Ward Street in Columbus, behind the courthouse and between the Sheriff’s Department and the Post Office.

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Don’t Let the Crazy Get You Down!


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Don’t Let the Crazy Get You Down!

 Get excited about our candidates!<!–


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Postcards to Voters Party!

 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.


Help our local Party thrive.  
Donate securely any time by visiting our website 
polkncdemocrats.org 
and clicking on the DONATE button at the top.  
Thanks!


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Honoring Sheriff  Donald Hill 


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Honoring Sheriff  Donald Hill 

Whole Lot Going On!<!–


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You’re Invited!

Please join us for a reception to honor
 
Sheriff Donald J. Hill 
 

 
As we show our appreciation for his years of
dedication and service to Polk County.
 
Thursday, September 6, 2018      5pm – 6:30 pm
 
Polk County Democratic Party Headquarters
64 Ward St. in Columbus

 

Light refreshments will be served by the
Democratic Women’s Club.


Polk Commissioners Open Doors to
Corporate Hog Farms

Commissioner Ray Gasperson voted against the resolution. We need more Democratic Commissioners who will not just roll over when powerful special interests come along!

tryondailybulletin.com/polk-supporting-state-hog-farms

https://exit59.wordpress.com

 


Tuesday 6 pm         382 W. Main St. Forest City


Women’s Club Fundraising Breakfast 
Saturday, Sept. 1st           8-10:00 am   

Scrambled Eggs,  Biscuits, Sausage Gravy
Blueberry pancakes, sausage and fruit.

Democratic Headquarters, Columbus
Help us help our candidates!  
            Minimum Donation $5                   
                                         Everyone welcome                                             


Postcards to Voters!

 Thursday, August 30th 
 

Coffee, Tea and Postcards Party
                             

                                 Write postcards for candidates or stuff envelopes.                                                                                   
Every Thursday 4 – 5:30 pm
Democratic Headquarters in Columbus

Lively discussions and delicious snacks will be served!

* NOTE – There will not be a postcard party on Thursday, Sept. 6th due to the reception
that afternoon for Sheriff Hill .


Statement of Concerned Lawyers of North Carolina
Regarding Two Proposed Constitutional Amendments

As concerned lawyers from all political spectrums and from throughout the State, we ask that you read this Statement, endorsed by all six former Chief Justices of the Supreme Court of North Carolina, regarding the Judicial Selection and Separation of Powers constitutional amendments proposed by the North Carolina General Assembly. 
 

Click here to read the Statement.
 


Help our local Party thrive.  
Donate securely any time by visiting our website 
polkncdemocrats.org 
and clicking on the DONATE button at the top.  
Thanks!


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Buckle up.


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Buckle up.

We’re ready to roll!<!–


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Dinner with the Democratic Women 
 
Monday, August 27th   5:30 pm    
Everyone is invited to join us for the monthly Women’s Club meeting
and enjoy a delicious home cooked meal.


Capt. BJ Bayne, candidate for Polk County Sheriff,
will be our guest speaker.


Postcards to Voters!

Starting Thursday, August 23rd
 

Coffee, Tea and Postcards Party
                             

                                 Write postcards for candidates or stuff envelopes.                                                                                   
Every Thursday 4 – 5:30 pm
Democratic Headquarters in Columbus

Lively discussions and delicious snacks will be served!

* NOTE – There will not be a postcard party on Thursday, Sept. 6th due to the reception
that afternoon for Sheriff Donald Hill .

 


Voter 2 Voter
We’re Ready to Roll!

 
Our special “Get Out the Vote” Program will begin training and mobilization this week.  People who have already volunteered will receive an email with the details. If you have not signed up, please contact Margaret at mep1814@gmail.com or call 828-859-6162.  Soooo much is riding on this election!

All training will take place at the Democratic Headquarters in Columbus.

Sunday, Aug 26th – 2 pm Teen Democrats                               
                                4 pm Saluda 
Tuesday, Aug 28th – 6pm  Columbus 7 and Coopers Gap

Wednesday, Aug 29th – 6pm Columbus 8 and Green Creek

Thursday, Aug 30th – 6 pm Tryon and White Oak

If you can not attend your scheduled training , just let us know and
we will get you in with another group.
828-859-6162
Thanks to everyone who has volunteered!


Mark Your Calendar! 
Please join us for a reception to honor Sheriff Donald J. Hill as he prepares to retire.  Thursday, September 6th 5-6 pm at the Democratic Headquarters in Columbus.


Help our local Party thrive.  
Donate securely any time by visiting our website 
polkncdemocrats.org 
and clicking on the DONATE button at the top.  
Thanks!


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Our chance to tell Congressman McHenry what we think!


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Our chance to tell Congressman McHenry what we think!

Town Hall Info.<!–


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Congressman Patrick McHenry will hold his August
Town Hall meeting for our area. 
 
 Tuesday, August 7 at 6pm 
Cool Springs Administrative Offices,
382 W. Main St., Forest City
The entrance to this building is on a side street.
A good turnout of Democrats could put some pressure on McHenry’s failure to distance himself from Trump’s agenda.  Some topics for questions include:
  • treatment of immigrant families, abuse of separated children
  • his support of Putin 
  • his increase of the national debt 
  • his attacks on our intelligence agencies and the press 
  • his lack of action on securing our election process and infrastructure from cyber attacks
  • his financial support from pay day lenders. 
  • his increasing the health insurance cost by dismantling the ACA and pre-existing conditions protection
You can probably think of more questions.  He will have well-rehearsed answers to the questions he wants to answer.  Maybe we can think of some questions he doesn’t want to answer. We are not going to change McHenry’s mind, by our questions can give his supporters in the audience some food for thought and let him know we are watching!


Thanks to everyone who came to our August breakfast!  
The Women’s Club has given $3,500 to our candidates so far
from the breakfast proceeds.


Help our local Party thrive.  
Donate securely any time by visiting our website 
polkncdemocrats.org 
and clicking on the DONATE button at the top.  
Thanks!


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Are we on the bus to crazy town?  Make a plan.


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Are we on the bus to crazy town?  Make a plan.

News and Upcoming Events<!–


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Dinner with the Democratic Women 
 
Monday, July 30th    5:30 pm    
Everyone is invited to join us for the monthly Women’s Club meeting
and enjoy a delicious homemade meal.


Our guest will be 
David Wilson Brown
Candidate for US Congress NC  District 10 


Big Country Fundraising Breakfast 
Saturday, August 4           8-10:00 am   

Scrambled Eggs,  Biscuits, Sausage Gravy
Blueberry pancakes, sausage and fruit.

Democratic Headquarters, Columbus

Help us help our candidates!  
            Minimum Donation $5                   
                                         Everyone welcome                                             


Here’s the Plan

 


We now have 75 people signed up to help us get out the vote in our  
Voter-2-Voter project!!!    Thank you so much!
We hope to get another 25 volunteers over the next few weeks.

Because so much is at stake right now, we will not be doing the same old things and getting the same results.  
To that end, we are asking you to step up and adopt a few voters and make sure they get to the polls.  We will not have endless phone banks where we harass the voters until we are all tired of it.  With 3-4 well timed contacts by the same person, we believe we can get better results than the old method.  These contacts will be done on your own schedule, from your home during September and October.  Getting these voters to Early Voting is our ultimate goal!

  • The first contact will be a phone call (or visit, if you prefer) to connect with the voter and then verify their voter registration.

  • The second contact will be a postcard mailed to them with early voting information and a personal note.

  • Third contact would be during early voting, if they had not voted yet.  

  • Last contact would be final weekend before Election Day, if they haven’t voted yet.

That’s it! You will adopt like-minded voters, who are in your precinct who don’t usually show up in mid term elections.
   With 100 volunteers we can adopt 1000 Polk County voters, who will not otherwise show up. This would be enough voters to change the outcome in many of this year’s races.  We will provide training, postcards, lists and scripts so we can reach out with a personal touch to these voters that need an extra nudge.

     Please contact Margaret Parker at:
    mep1814@gmail.com   or   (828) 859-6162
to volunteer.


Help our local Party thrive.  
Donate securely any time by visiting our website 
polkncdemocrats.org 
and clicking on the DONATE button at the top.  
Thanks!


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