The Randolph County Democratic Party sponsored a Community Cleanup this past Saturday. Volunteers split into teams and picked up litter from downtown Asheboro to Memorial Park, retrieving 80-100 pounds of litter. The cleanup was scheduled in coordination with Bob Langston of Keep Randolph Beautiful.
Thank you to all who attended, helped organize or helped to spread the word!
To view more pictures from this event, please visit our photo gallery.
We thought you might like a preview of the baskets we will be auctioning at the Defending Democracy Blue Jean Gala. This is what we have so far, but we reserve the right to add more goodies to the baskets if we receive them between now and the banquet.
I Love North Carolina Basket
I Love Entertaining Basket
Tea Lovers Basket
Yes, I’d Love Some Wine Basket
I Love Christmas Basket #1
I Love Christmas Basket #2
I Love Christmas Basket #3
Four Saints Brewery Growler Basket
Antique 1930s Fenton Hobnail Glass
The Randolph County Democratic Party will be auctioning this piece of pottery made by well-known local potter Dwight Holland. Thrown in 2011, this piece was fired just last week. We feel very fortunate that Mr. Holland chose to donate one of his pieces of pottery for us to auction, as he doesn’t produce many for sale lately. Please make plans to attend our Defending Democracy Blue Jean Gala to make a bid on this beautiful piece of artwork.
We will also have gift baskets in various sizes which we will be offering via blind auction. Pictures of these baskets will be up by the end of the week.
On Tuesday, August 16th, the Randolph County Board of Elections will meet to adjust its early voting plan in response to the 4th Circuit’s recent ruling on North Carolina’s regressive election laws. The Court restored the original 17-day early voting window, but along with that removed the mandatory minimum hours County Boards were required to provide under the 2013 law. As a result, many County Boards of Elections across North Carolina have dramatically reduced the number of early voting sites, or are cutting back significantly on hours of operation at those sites.
Because an increasing percentage of voters are choosing to cast their ballots during the Early Voting period, we need to keep early voting as accessible as possible. Guilford County was able to get a favorable early vote plan because the community showed up. We need you to show up Tuesday, August 16 at 5pm to voice your support for a robust early voting plan.
The location is:
Randolph County Board of Elections
158 Worth Street
Asheboro, NC 27203
The Randolph County Democratic Party will ask the Board to consider the following:
- Keep the four previously approved early vote locations (two in Asheboro and one each in Archdale and Randleman) and add a fifth location in Ramseur.
- Stagger hours as needed so that we have accessible morning hours, as well as accessible evening hours;
- Extend hours on days data shows are popular days to vote, such as weekends, and the last few days of the Early Voting period;
- Designate one Sunday afternoon of “Souls to the Polls” at one of the Asheboro locations.
Please come to the Board of Elections meeting Tuesday, if you can, and voice your support for the above plan. We need as many Randolph County residents present as possible so that we can make a strong and compelling case for open and accessible early voting in our community.
Chair, Randolph County Democratic Party
Asheboro Litter Pick-up
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Meet at 118 North Church St. (Democratic Headquarters)
Followed by a free cookout for all volunteers at 11:00 am
For more information see our website at www.RandolphCountyDems.org
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