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.”
All Democrats Are Invited To The
RANDOLPH COUNTY DEMOCRATS
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)
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
Democratic Party of Randolph County
P.O. Box 4814
Asheboro, NC 27204-4814
For more information, call (336) 629-9003 or email email@example.com
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.
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.
Jim Meredith,Randolph County Democratic Party
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns prior to the convention.