The DeKalb County Democratic Committee held elections on Thursday, January 14, 2021 for officers and vacant state committee seats. We are proud to have re-elected John Jackson as Chair, who currently serves as the Chair of the Veterans Caucus for the Democratic Party of Georgia and has served as Deputy Director of Veterans, Military and National Security for Senator-elect Raphael Warnock’s campaign. Other re-elected officers include Karen Mixon as First Vice Chair, Karen Davenport as Second Vice Chair and Andrew Heaton, Treasurer. New officers elected include Gloria Moore as Third Vice Chair and Alisa Hamilton as Secretary.Read More
We now have two Democratic, state-wide elected Senators here in the state of Georgia. But the work is not done. Saturday, January 9, the state committee met to discuss the victory and opportunities for the community to stay involved. Here are some highlights.Read More
The DeKalb County Democratic Committee is pleased to know that the DeKalb Board of Registration and Elections has upheld the principles of democracy by rejecting the partisan attack on the eligibility of DeKalb voters.
On Tuesday, December 22, the Republican Party and a Texas-based group called “True the Vote” wasted DeKalb taxpayers’ time and resources by challenging the eligibility of over 50,000 DeKalb citizens to vote in next month’s U.S. Senate runoffs. This is another blatant attack on our democracy by Republicans who do not reside in our state and Republican leaders who refuse to condemn these attacks.
Democrat or Republican, DeKalb voters should be free to exercise their right to vote without fear of losing it due to unscrupulous attacks.
Democratic Party of Georgia (DPG) Chair Nikema Williams has called for a virtual meeting of the DPG State Committee – Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 12p EST, via Zoom conference.Read More
The DeKalb County Democratic Committee is calling on elected officials, both Democrats and Republicans, to condemn violence. We condemn the death threats and threats of sexual violence targeted at State Senator, Elena Parent (D-Decatur) for publicly questioning President Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated allegations of voter fraud on Thursday, December 3rd. State Senator Parent’s has had her phone and home address released, causing her to request police protection.Read More
DeKalb Democrats, we are now in overtime when it comes to voting. Early Voting starts Monday, December 14. You can easily find a list of Early Voting options by visiting georgiademocrat.org/early-voting. If you’re voting by mail, there are several ballot drop boxes throughout the county. Click here for a list of drop boxes and click here for a list of brand new ballot drop boxes. Early voting ends Thursday, December 31. Please be aware of holiday hours.
At the DeKalb Committee level, we will be electing Post Seat Holders, Executive Committee members, and two State Committee Members.
These elections will take place on the dates below, please mark your calendars:Read More
We’re asking you to help us get out the vote for the January 5 runoff via social media! Reaching out to your family and friends about why you’re supporting Jon Ossoff, Rev. Raphael Warnock and Daniel Blackman will make a significant difference in this campaign.
State Sen. Gloria Butler was selected by her pears to lead the Democratic caucus in the upper chamber. It is only the second time when caucuses in both Georgia chambers would be led by Black legislators.
Having Black leadership at the top of the Democratic caucuses in the General Assembly better positions them to deal with racial injustice, said state Rep. James Beverly of Macon, who will be the House minority leader when the legislative session begins in January.
Butler will replace outgoing Senate Democratic Leader Steve Henson, who, like Butler, is from Stone Mountain.