GFDW Updates & Save the Dates!

Georgia Federation of Democratic Women (GFDW) has been aggressively working around the state to support Democrats with their candidacy. Georgia is making traction in taking control of the state and turn the state blue in November’s General Election. The Primary Elections were exciting and escalated qualified Democrats to the next level. Now they your help to ‘Get Out the Vote’.

I ask of each of you to partner with your local GFDW chapter and join us for Women’s Wednesday’s weekly in your local Democratic Women’s chapter or the Coordinated Campaign office beginning  in early September from 6:30pm to 8:00pm in cafe’s, conference rooms, living rooms, or a place of choice to help get Democrats elected in November.

Help us celebrate Women’s Equality 2018 on August 26th, the day that women who have fought and continue to fight for women’s equal right. August 26th commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution giving women the right to vote. This political movement was carried out by thousands of women and men. Outside the voting booth, the gender pay gap, the lack of paid maternity leave, and the struggle for reproductive rights continue to affect women’s daily lives. So on August 26, take a moment to appreciate all the work it took to make Women’s Equality Day a reality. Celebrate the day by joining us for a viewing of that women who have fought and continue to fight for women’s equal right, and how we can get involved with the ERA movement.

Also let’s remember that as stewards of Georgia Federation of Democratic Women (GFDW), we are responsible for educating voters on “Know Before You Go”.

Be sure to read what’s going on in Georgia and around the nation with Democratic Women’s organizations in the National Federation of Democratic Women newsletterhttps://mailchi.mp/a03ae612d2e9/nfdw-communicator-142141.

Thousands of voters throughout the state are misguided and misinformed about elections and it is our reasonability to assist and help voters to perform their civic duty, VOTE!

SAVE THE DATES!

DATE ACTIVITY
September 18th, 2018
  • Earliest day for a registrar to mail an absentee ballot for the November General / Special Election.
October 9, 2018
  • Last day for a person to register and be eligible to vote in the November General Election and runoff election.
October 15th, 2018
  • Advanced (absentee in-person) voting Begins for the November General Election.
October 27th, 2018
  • Mandatory Saturday voting for The November General Election.
November 2, 2018
  • Last day for a registrar to issue absentee ballots for the November General Election and runoff election.
November 6th, 2018
  • Date of General Election/Special Election.

VOTER EDUCATION AWARENESS SPOTLIGHTS:

Hall County Democratic Women:
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 – 7:00 pm
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Film

Location: Tara Cinemas
2345 Cheshire Bridge Road
Atlanta, GA 30324

Tickets available at the door for $15.  Hall County Dems are organized with the help of two people from Stacy Abrams campaign and phone banking is going on daily along with other activities.

Fannin County Democratic Women:
Fundraiser: 
Saturday, August 25, 2018 – 10:00 am – Fannin County Democratic Women’s meeting – location TBD

Saturday, October 6, 2018 
Pete’s Pavilion in Blue Ridge
Details forthcoming.

Fayette County Democratic Women:
Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 11:30 am

This luncheon is a celebration of the incredible momentum women have created in speaking truth to power and increasing their representation at all levels of our government. Our theme this year is Women Will…Stand Up, Speak Up, & Show Up.
For ticket purchase go to Eventbrite. http://bit.ly/fdw2018lunch

Rockdale Democratic Divas:
The Democratic Divas (Rockdale/Newton) are actively preparing for GOTV 2018!  They are working with several community partners on National Voter Registration Day and Mrs. Michelle Obama’s “When We All Vote” initiative.  Following our “coming out” at the Newton Dem’s Dinner, they are hosting “Who said, Politics Isn’t Pretty” Pop-Up Wednesday’s.

9th District Democratic Women’s Network
Gathering For a Fundraiser:
Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 1:30 pm
Candidates have been invited. Complimentary Elegant cheeses, snacks and adult beverages served. The Kip Dockery Duo will provide instrumental music.
John Barrow Democratic nominee for Secretary of State and Otha Thornton nominee for State School Superintendent will join other invited statewide and district candidates. This is also your opportunity to learn more the mechanics of the coming election from our Elections Board member David Worley. RSVP HERE. For more information click here: https://georgia9thdemocraticinfo.com/calendar-update/

Douglas County Democratic Women’s Council:
Transportation and Mobility is a not only a local issue, the passing of State HB 930 this legislative session shows that it is a State of Georgia issue. In Douglas County, DWCDC, and the Douglas County Democratic Committee have been on the front lines to get our community involved in pushing our leaders to accept an Atlanta Regional Commission Grant that would allow small vans to start to circulate around Douglas County for our first public transportation initiative. The grant was approved by the BOC in a 3-2 vote, largely because of the support and voices of our community of Democratic Constituents. Now our efforts will swing towards GOTV efforts at our local high-schools. Our Voice is Our Vote!

Henry County Democratic Women:
Saturday, October 20, 2018 – 
9:30 – 11:30 AM
Annual Breakfast N Blue
Location: At Affairs By Pinehurst
108 S Lee Street
Stockbridge, GA 30281

Forsyth County Democratic Women:
The Forsyth County chapter is planning a dinner event to raise funds for the Stacey Abrams Campaign.  They have continuous weekly volunteers at the emergency shelter for girls in Cumming (Jesse’s House).  There is also heavy participation for getting residents in our area registered for the upcoming election.  Plans for a demonstration to garner support for Democratic causes is in the works (date TBD).

Encouragingly yours,
Kathy Adams, President
Georgia Federation of Democratic Women
The Year of the Women