The DeKalb County Democratic Committee would like to welcome our new chair, John Jackson. The Committee also would like to thank Lance Hammonds for the contributions he brought to the race.
DeKalb Dems reluctantly accepted the resignation of our chair, Jennifer Young, at our November monthly meeting. Jennifer was a fierce advocate of GOTV efforts and was instrumental in making DeKalb Dems more visible in DeKalb County. We wish Jennifer the best, and we will continue to execute on her vision.
Tonight, we held elections for the State Committee. Congratulations to everyone who will be representing DeKalb County!
CD 1 Larry Lowe and Karen Mixon
CD 2 Andrew Heaton andAnn Abramowitz
CD 3 Karli Swift and Tommy Travis
CD 4 Jennifer Young and Kenneth Royal
CD 5 Billy Mitchell and Dorothy Wiley
CD 6 Aliya Bahtia, Don Richards, and Amy Swygert
CD 7 Erin Parks, George Chidi, and Josephine Handy-Sewell
Please follow our Facebook and Twitter accounts for the latest news on how to help with voter issues. It is going to have to have the most up to date information.
Help turn Georgia blue by donating to the DeKalb Dems!
On August 25th, the Georgia Democrats will hold their State Convention in Atlanta. We recently held an election to see who will represent DeKalb County.
DeKalb Democrats State Committee Members (delegates by default)
1. L. Donald Richard
3. Josephine Handy-Sewell
4. George Chidi
5. John Sawyer
6. Billy Mitchell
7. Howard Mosby
8. Ann Ambramowitz
9. Barbara Campbell
10. Raymond Christie
11. Tedra Eberhart Lee
12. Edith Fusillo
13. Leona Perry
14. Dorothy Wiley
15. Jon Gerson
16. Amy Swygert
Post Seat Holder Delegate Election
Public Delegate Election
DeKalb County Democratic Party Turning Georgia Blue
Looking For Neighborhood Organizers
We are actively seeking neighborhood captains for all DeKalb County area precincts.
Come be a part of the team!
Attend an Information Meeting on Precinct organizing Thursday, August 3, 2017 7:00-9:00 at the Manual Maloof Building in downtown Decatur.
Please join the DPG next Thursday, July 20 at 7pm to learn more about their #ResistanceSummer organizing program.
Join us by dialing 712-457-0200 Pin 6775.
It is a program centered around capacity building at the local level, that will enable each of your committees to:
Activate your existing volunteer base
Recruit new members
Engage new members
Reach out to low-turnout voters
The DPG is officially launching the program this week along with a digital ‘Commit to Vote’ card. The digital CTV cards will allow you to collect voter data like emails, cell phones, address, etc while also allowing you to recruit volunteers.
In order to take part in this organizing effort we ask that committees follow these simple steps.
Collect Commit to votes (Digitally or using actual cards)
Host volunteer phone-banks centered around calling low-turnout Democrats
Follow-up with card signers to recruit them for volunteer activities/opportunities
Follow-up with volunteers recruited over the phone to invite them for volunteer activities/opportunities
If we follow this approach over the next few months we will have used valuable time establishing trust and engaging base voters who are our most valuable resource. For the past few years Georgia has consistently lost statewide elections with a vote deficit of 190,000 – 200,000 votes in state with a population of over 10,000,000 people.
Through doing our part and engaging with voters early on we are certain to increase the amount of voters who show-up during our November municipal elections and our Gubernatorial election next year.
Do you live in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District? It covers parts of Cobb, Fulton and DeKalb Counties. Do you know where your polling place is? Some have changed and there has been some erroneous information out there. Find the answers here, the only official place online to get your voter information.
Get a FREE ride to the polls:
If you have the UBER app, text VOTEGA to 38470.
If you don’t have the app, call 770-765-7175.
You will get a free ride to and from the polls.
Want to support progress? Donate to the DeKalb County Democrats Party! All spending is audited and transparent.