2014 County Convention

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 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,


Jim Meredith,
Randolph County Democratic Party Chair

2014 Precinct Meetings




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

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

HK on J – Saturday, February 8, 2014

Although this invitation is on the Randolph Democrats website, everyone is welcome to join us regardless of party affiliation.

Please help us make history in Raleigh on Saturday, February 8. This will almost certainly be the largest march in Raleigh ever. People from all over North Carolina and at least ten other states will participate. The following paragraph was copied fromwww.hkonj.com

“On February 8, 2014, tens of thousands of people will gather at Shaw University on Wilmington St. between South St. and MLK Jr. Blvd. at 9:30 a.m. in downtown Raleigh. The march to Fayetteville St. will begin at 10:30 a.m. after which we will begin the mass people’s assembly on the doorstep of the State Capitol.”

If you want to car pool with other Randolph folk, please email randolphdem@gmail.com and we will try to put people in touch with each other for ride sharing.

I hope to see you in Raleigh next Saturday.

Jim Meredith,
Randolph County Democratic Party Chair

Historic Thousands on Jones St. People’s Assembly Coalition

Ring in the New Year with the Randolph Democrats


“RING IN THE NEW YEAR” PARTY, Thursday, January 2, 2014 at The Exchange in Asheboro, sponsored by the Randolph Democratic Women and open to all Democrats.No ticket or admission fee is required for this Pot-Luck/Covered-Dish event. Please bring your favorite dish and/or dessert. Beverages will be provided by the Democratic Women. Doors open at 5:30pm on Thursday, January 2 at the Exchange, 204 South Fayetteville St, Asheboro, NC 27203. The meal is expected to begin at 6pm and we expect to be able to wrap up and leave around 8pm.Randy Voller, Chair of the NC State Democratic Party, Chris Rey, Chair of the Second Congressional District Committee and Grace Galloway, Chair of the Eighth Congressional District Committee all plan to attend. We also expect some candidates (declared and undeclared) will present, but here will not be a formal speaking program. This is just a chance to get together and enjoy ourselves.There will be no charge for this event, but voluntary contributions will be accepted. Our beverage table will include a complimentary glass of red or white wine for those who wish it, as well as soft drinks, Tea, Coffee or water. Contributions will help us cover the cost of beverages.

PS – If you wish to arrive early and help set up, Roger Anderson (owner of the Exchange) and I plan to set up at 5pm. You are welcome to join us at that time if you feel like helping.

N.C. Reps. Ellmers, Holding show true colors during Tea Party shutdown

RALEIGH, NC—As thousands of everyday North Carolinians continue to suffer due to the effects the Tea Party shutdown of the federal government this week, Reps. Renee Ellmers and George Holding’s (R-NC) true colors were on clear display this week.

Yesterday in an interview with ABC affiliate WTVD Rep. Ellmers, who voted to shutdown the government Monday night, rigorously defended continuing to receive her congressional paycheck during the shutdown proclaiming: “The thing of it is, I need my paycheck.  That is the bottom line.”

Yesterday evening while U.S. House Republicans dug in deeper and continued to jeopardize the economy, at the wee-hour of 6:38pm (EST) C-SPAN cameras caught Rep. George Holding (R-NC) asleep while preceding over continued GOP grandstanding.

“We appreciate the fact that Rep. Ellmers is living paycheck to paycheck, like so many hardworking North Carolinians, making it all the more unfortunate that she refuses to earn her paycheck and work toward a commonsense solution to end this self-inflicted crisis,” Micah Beasley, a spokesman for the North Carolina Democratic Party said.  “But what North Carolina really needs are elected officials who won’t fall asleep at the wheel as the economy tumbles off a cliff due to this Tea Party shutdown.”



RANDOLPH COUNTY DEMOCRATS 5th Annual Defending Democracy Banquet

All Democrats Are Invited To The
5th Annual Defending Democracy Banquet



Thursday, August 29, 2013, 6:30 PM
Vision of Unity Banquet Center
1513 N Fayetteville St, Asheboro, NC
(In Northgate Shopping Center)

Keynote Speaker
Elaine Marshall, NC Secretary of State

The Theme of our banquet this year is “Women, Moral Leaders of our Time.”

  • Childcare available, advance notice required
  • Rides available by request
  • Reserved seating only, deadline for RSVP August 19, 2013

Doors open at 6:30pm and dinner begins at 7:00pm
Tickets are $30 per person
Make checks payable to: Treasurer, Democratic Party of Randolph County

Mail to:
Democratic Party of Randolph County
P.O. Box 4814
Asheboro, NC 27204-4814

For more information, call (336) 629-9003 or email randolphdems@rtelco.net

This year, in an effort to raise additional funds, the banquet committee is soliciting formal sponsorships. Sponsors will receive additional tickets for the event and special verbal recognition at the banquet.

Patron  $1000 or more.
Supporter $500 or more.
Friend  $250 or more.

To discuss sponsorship, please call Jim Meredith at (336)317-1182.