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6th Annual Defending Democracy Banquet 2014

September 1st, 2014

October 16, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Located at The Exchange in Down Town Asheboro, NC

Mark your calendars!!

 

Keith Crisco

May 13th, 2014

Keith

In the untimely and tragic death of Keith Crisco, the people of
Randolph County and North Carolina have lost a statesman, a leader, a
friend, and a true public servant. Keith was a successful businessman
who loved his family and his fellow human beings. He was honorable in
word and action and lived his belief that those who have been blessed
(as he was) with talents for business and leadership have a duty to
use those talents to benefit the whole community. To all who knew him,
Keith’s life taught volumes about courtesy, friendship and service. We
all grieve Keith’s passing, but our thoughts and prayers especially go
out to Jane and the Crisco family at this sad time.

Comments from Jim Meredith, Chairman of the Randolph Democratic Party.

Randolph County Democrats Endorse Justice Robin Hudson

May 4th, 2014

The Randolph County Democratic Party is proud to endorse NC Associate Justice Robin Hudson in the May 6 primary.

It is extremely important that Democrats vote in the Supreme Court Associate Judicial race for the incumbent justice, Robin Hudson. She is the only Democrat running and she has been an outstanding judge. Outside money from the Koch Brothers and other large corporate interests, such as Walmart, have mounted a smear campaign against her, but if we turn out in force, we can prevent the Koch brothers from buying this important judicial seat.

Throughout her 37 years of legal experience, Justice Robin Hudson’s focus has been on fairness and on understanding real people and real families.

In her 13 years on the appellate bench, Justice Hudson has worked hard to make the fair decision in every case, no matter how difficult it is.  She never brings any personal or political bias into the courtroom.

And more than anyone else on the Supreme Court, she knows the real challenges that real people face with jobs, families, property, safety, kids, and schools.

Justice Robin Hudson.  

Fair. Independent.

Understanding real people and real families.

Feel free to download, print and distribute the flyer linked below. If you can do so, we are requesting volunteers to distribute copies of the flyer at voting location on Tuesday, May 6. If you can help, please be at Randolph Democratic Party Headquarters (118 N Church St. Asheboro, NC) at 7pm, Monday, May 5. At that meeting, we will assign locations and times to volunteers and will provide handout materials.

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The 2014 Second Congressional District Convention: May 3rd, 2014

April 26th, 2014

The location is the Lee County Court House at 1400 S. Horner Blvd., Sanford, NC 27330.

Registration is at 8:30 AM. We’ll plan to call the meeting to order at 9:30 AM.

The focus of the convention will be our 2014 North Carolina Democratic Party candidates for public office.

This is not a year for electing national convention delegates or district officers. However, pursuant to the NC Democratic Party Plan of Organization, we will need to elect one member of the State Convention’s Committee on Credentials & Appeals, elect one member of the State Party’s Council of Review, and nominate one member to serve on the State Party’s Resolutions & Platforms Committee.

We will also be required to consider any approved resolutions from county conventions that were transmitted to the district chair within the five (5) day period following the county conventions.

If you have individuals in your county who you believe are willing to serve on these committees, please encourage them to attend the convention and to run for these offices.

I look forward to answering any questions you may have.  Thank you for allowing me to serve as your district chair.

 

Yours In Service,

Chris

—-
Mayor Chris V. Rey

Spring Lake, NC

 

Early voting started Thursday, April 24th 2014

April 26th, 2014

Early Voting Hours (all locations):

Thursday – Friday, April 24-25
Monday – Friday, April  28-May 2
8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday, April 26
Saturday, May 3
8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Early Voting Locations:

Randolph County Board of Elections
158 Worth Street, Asheboro, NC 27203

Randolph County Office Building
725 McDowell Road, Asheboro, NC 27205

Randolph Community Services Building
213 Balfour Drive, Archdale, NC 27263

Randleman Community Center *NEW*
144 Academy Street, Randleman, NC 27317

April 2014 Randolph County Democratic Party Executive Committee Meeting

April 21st, 2014

The regular “third Monday” meeting of the Randolph Democratic Party Executive Committee will be Monday night, April 21, from 6:30pm to 7:30pm at Randolph Democratic Party Headquarters. The main items of business will be (1) the upcoming Second Congressional District Convention on May 5 in Sanford and (2) Headquarters Operating Hours and volunteer staffing schedule.

There is no speaker program scheduled at 7:30.

Our Executive Committee meetings are open to all interested Randolph Democrats.

Our headquarters is at 118 North Church Street in Asheboro. We are across the street from First Baptist Church and two doors down from Central Bakery. Free parking is available on Church Street and in the Municipal lot accessed from N Church Street between our building and the Municipal Building.

If you attend, please consider bringing a snack food item to share with your fellow Democrats.

 

2014 County Convention

April 4th, 2014

Hey Folks! This is a reminder that the Randolph County Democratic Party Convention is Saturday, April 5 in the main courtroom of the new Randolph County Courthouse on East Salisbury Street in Asheboro. Registration begins at 9:30 am and the convention will call to order at 10 am. We will adjourn no later than 11:30 am.

2014 is an extremely important election year. It is time to begin to take our state back and reverse the disastrous course we have been on since the Republican takeover. PLEASE come tomorrow, hear from party leaders and candidates and learn how you and other good Democrats can bring sanity and good leadership back to North Carolina. Together, we will make good things happen!

Monday March 17 Democratic Party Meeting Rescheduled to Saturday, March 22,

March 17th, 2014

March 17, 6:30pm Randolph Democratic Party Meeting Rescheduled to March 22, 9:30am

 

Our weather has worsened and the forecast has been revised. Under the revised forecast, drivers may encounter ice in Randolph County during the late afternoon and evening hours. We are cancelling the meeting tonight and moving it to 9:30 AM, Saturday Morning, March 22 at our headquarters, 118 N Church Street in Asheboro.

We apologize for any inconvenience this postponement may cause and we thank you for understanding that safety considerations make this action necessary.

The main business Saturday morning will be to organize as many precincts as possible from the members present. We will also discuss HQ operating hours and volunteer schedules, and we will recognize the volunteers who helped us move into the headquarters this past Saturday, March 15.

This and most other party meetings for the remainder of the year will be at headquarters, 118 North Church Street, Asheboro, NC 27203.

Please bring a (breakfast) snack or beverage item to share with your fellow Democrats at 9:30 Saturday Morning.

I hope to see to see you there!

Jim Meredith,

Sincerely,

Jim Meredith,
Randolph County Democratic Party Chair

2014 Precinct Meetings

February 24th, 2014

CANCELLATION NOTICE POSTED MONDAY MARCH 3, 2014

PRECINCT MEETINGS SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, MARCH 3 IN ASHEBORO AND TUESDAY, MARCH 4 IN RAMSEUR WILL NOT TAKE PLACE DUE TO FORECAST ICY CONDITIONS. PLEASE MONITOR THIS SITE FOR RESCHEDULED ASHEBORO AND RAMSEUR MEETINGS. PRECINCTS AFFECTED ARE – Asheboro East, Asheboro North, Asheboro South, Asheboro West, Back Creek, Grant, Southern, Southwest, Tabernacle, Union Grove, Deep River, Southeast, Liberty, Staley, Ramseur.

 

DATELINE – The North Carolina Democratic Party will hold annual precinct organizational meetings in Randolph County throughout the first week of March, 2014. Dates and locations are listed at the end of this announcement.

 

“Precincts are the building blocks of a strong and vibrant Democratic Party,” said Jim Meredith, Chair of the Randolph County Party. “We need robust precincts to help move our county, our state, and our country forward. Only through your work, will we elect Democrats who will provide educational opportunities for our children, help for our seniors and disabled, and create jobs.”

 

NOTE – In 2013, the Randolph County Board of Elections restructured and consolidated many voting precincts. Instead of having 41 voting precincts as in years past, there are now only 22. Please find your precinct and the date and location of your particular meeting below. ALL MEETINGS START AT 6PM.

 

Monday, March 3 at the Asheboro Public Library (downstairs meeting room), 201 Worth Street, Asheboro for the following 10 precincts: Asheboro East, Asheboro North, Asheboro South, Asheboro West, Back Creek, Grant, Southern, Southwest, Tabernacle, Union Grove

 

Tuesday, March 4 at the Ramseur Public Library (meeting room), 1512 Main Street, Ramseur for the following 5 precincts: Deep River, Southeast, Liberty, Staley, Ramseur.

 

Wednesday, March 5 at the Archdale Public Library, 10433 South Main Street, Archdale for the following 4 Precincts: Archdale, New Market, Trinity, Trinity Tabernacle.

 

Thursday, March 6 at the new Randleman Community Center, (Conference Room)  144 West Academy Street, Randleman for the following 3 Precincts:  Providence. Randleman, Level Cross.

 

Attendees will elect precinct officers and delegates to the County Convention which will occur on April 5 at 9:30 am in the Randolph County Courthouse, Courtroom 1B. Meetings are free and open to registered Democrats residing in the precincts. All are encouraged to attend during this important election year.

 

For more information visit us on the Worldwide Web at www.randolphcountydems.org, call 336-317-1182 or email randolphdems@rtelco.net.

 

Randolph Citizens Marching in Raleigh

February 7th, 2014
Hello Friends,
Tomorrow, Saturday, February 8 we will march with many thousands of others in Raleigh to protest and bear witness. Greater St John is sending their church van to Raleigh. If you live in the Asheboro area and either want to ride with them in the van, or drive in a caravan with others attending, please be at Greater St John no later than 7:45am Staurday. The church is at 819 Martin Luther King Jr Drive, Asheboro, NC 27203.
Please call me at (336)317-1182 if you have questions that I might be able to help you with.
Jim Meredith,
Randolph County Democratic Party Chair