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, NCAs 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.


Governor Pat McCrory: Veto Regressive Elections Bill

Hello Friends,

Many of us have signed the petition “Governor Pat McCrory: Veto Regressive Elections Bill” on Change.org.

It’s important. Will you sign it too? Here’s the link:


After you sign the Attorney General’s petition, you may want to mark your calendar on August 24 to help commemorate the Asheboro Sit-in participants and marchers. The ceremony will be held at the Sunset Theater, 10AM, August 24.  The NAACP has provided a flyer, which is below.

Commemoration Flyer


Jim Meredith,Randolph County Democratic Party

Randolph County Elects Officers

At the county convention held April 13 2013, the following individuals were elected to serve our Democratic Party here in Randolph.

Chair – Jim Meredith (Serving a second term)

1st Vice Chair – Cathy Snow

2nd Vice Chair – Clyde Foust, Sr.

3rd Vice Chair – Oliver Hamm

Secretary – Maria Bliss

Treasurer – Karen Katula (Serving a second term)

Members elected to serve on our State Executive Committee are as follows:

Richard O’Brien

Clarice Redding

Rebekah Todd

2013 Democratic Party Second Congressional District Convention

The Second Congressional District Convention will be held at 10AM on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at the Lee County Courthouse.

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

A number of us will meet at the Ramseur Plaza Shopping Center in Ramseur at 9AM Saturday, May 18 to share rides. We plan to park in some of the spaces in front of the “Just Save” (formerly Lowes) grocery store. The shopping Center is at the intersection of Brady St Ext and US Hwy 64. If you need to use Google Maps or Map Quest, the address is 135 Brady Street Ext., Ramseur, NC 27316.

Please email randolphdems@rtelco.net  with any questions or concerns prior to the convention.