On behalf of the DeKalb County Executive Board, I want to express our deepest gratitude for your unwavering dedication, commitment, and passion throughout 2023. Your collective efforts have left a lasting and positive impact on our community, driving progress across our county and state.
Our volunteers, committee members, house district chairs, precinct captains, blocks, and elected officials in DeKalb have been the driving force behind a year filled with successful fundraisers, community events, neighborhood outings, committee hearing battles, get-out-the-vote campaigns, and informative election forums.
As we reflect on the events of the past year, it's evident that the best is yet to come. With 2024 on the horizon, DeKalb remains a cornerstone in delivering a blue Georgia, and we are well aware of the pivotal role we play. We encourage everyone to take a well-deserved break this holiday season, recharge, and spend quality time with loved ones.
Your resilience and strength have been truly commendable, and we are confident that you will return in 2024 with the same determination to continue the good fight. The challenges and opportunities of the coming year await, and we want you to be ready to meet them head-on.
Thank you to this committee for everything you have accomplished in 2023 and for the commitment you have made to keep Georgia blue in 2024 and beyond.
Wishing you and your loved ones a season filled with warmth, gratitude, and moments of joy. Happy Holidays!
Yours in the fight,
Chair, DeKalb County Democratic Committee
GOP Dilutes Black Voting Power — Again!
Defying a court order for more Black representation, Georgia Republicans continue to prioritize political self-preservation. The new maps passed by the GOP-controlled General Assembly in the Special Redistricting Session is a shell game, moving almost as many voters out of black majority or opportunity districts as they do moving them in.
In DeKalb, an area NOT identified by the court as needing changes, House Reps Saira Draper and Becky Evans were drawn into the same district and House Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver and Senator Elena Parent, two long-serving Democratic leaders, districts’ were drastically altered, as were many others.
Georgia Win List, an organization that recruits and trains pro-choice women to run for office, has opened applications for their 2024 Leadership Academy. It’s a great opportunity for women thinking about running for any office.
This year-long program offers monthly Sunday sessions, both in person and online, providing invaluable training for women aspiring to run for office or take on leadership roles in campaigns and public advocacy.
If you're interested, visit the link below for details and apply before the January 31, 2024 deadline.
Volunteers Needed for Policy& Legislative Committee
Georgia’s Legislative Session begins on Monday, January 8th and we urgently need volunteers to join our Policy & Legislative Committee.
This Committee stays on top of the state legislative session's top issues and issues Action Alerts to keep us informed on how and when to make our voices heard on important policies. After the legislative session, the Committee will help shape our county party platform.
If you are interested in supporting this important work, please email [email protected] to join the committee.
DeKalb Legislative Town Halls:
Reflecting on 2023, Previewing 2024
DeKalb House Delegation Chair Karla Drenner (D-Avondale Estates) and Vice Chair Viola Davis (D-Stone Mountain), along with members of the DeKalb County House Legislative Delegation, will host virtual town hall meetings recapping the 2023 legislative session and previewing the 2024 session.
December 21st will be a Zoom Town Hall at 7
pm, and another meeting will take place in North DeKalb on Thursday, January 4th at 6:30 pm.
On Sunday, December 3, we celebrated our dedicated volunteers at our Volunteers for Victory holiday gathering at Wahoo! Grill in Decatur. A heartfelt thank you to everyone who joined us. Whether you could attend or not, your commitment means the world to us, and we deeply value each one of you. You are the driving force behind our triumphs and the heartbeat of our success!
REMINDER: DeKalb Dems Business Meeting
Our regular DeKalb Dems Monthly Business Meeting will resume on Thursday January 4, 2024, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. All of our Business Meetings are on the first Thursday of every month unless otherwise stated. All Dems are welcome to join us!
Connect virtually from anywhere. Zoom link will be sent upon confirmation.