2021 May Newsletter

Upcoming Events

May 20 at 6:30 PM via Zoom

The right to vote is a foundational principle of a republic. Join us via zoom as Abril Castro of Fair Fight discusses about recent changes to state law and how you can protect this essential right for yourself and your neighbor.

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Save the Date! June 17 at 6:30 PM-Hybrid!

Join us via zoom or IN-PERSON to hear Dr. Tammy Byron,  Assistant Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and Professor of History at Dalton State College, speak about the debate on the Declaration of Independence and its relevance today!
In-Person meeting will be held at Mountain Light Unitarian  2502 Tails Creek Rd, Ellijay, GA 30540. Masks will be required and social distancing enforced.

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Do the Write Thing! Send a Letter to the Editor!

To fight disinformation and expand the information ecosystem of Gilmer County, we invite you to write a letter to the editor of 350 words or less. If you decide to sign it as a Gilmer Democrat, we ask that you email to info@gilmergadems.org for proofreading. When you are done, you can email to tceditor@timescourier.com. If you have any questions, please email us or call us at (706) 276-4477 and leave a message. Let our voices and opinions be heard!

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Who Should Be our Guest?

We want your opinion! Please let us know any speakers you would be interested in hearing at our monthly meetings by emailing us at info@gilmergadems.org

Run For Office!

With 2022 rapidly approaching, the Georgia Democratic Party is seeking qualified candidates for public office. If you are interested in serving to shape a better future in Gilmer County or statewide, we will have an informational meeting on June 5th at 5:00 PM via zoom. Please email us at info@gilmergadems.org if you are interested in attending.

From the Desk of the Chair

Mother’s Day is a special holiday in our family. Mother’s day has always been a day for my family to honor a truly exceptional woman who has taught me practical life skills like cooking the best fried chicken known to humankind, gardening, and home improvement tips.

In a broader sense my mother has also taught me life lessons like tolerance and respect for others, humility, and that no one person is better than another and thus, everyone should have equal rights, regardless of their gender. Now that I am grown, I see that tolerance and respect is not our country’s strong suit. Racial hate crimes have increased in the past four years. We have seen a resurgence in political violence. Violence against women continues to be a problem. We must strive for an an American experience, where citizens, no matter their race, political persuasion, or gender do not have to fear what their fellow Americans may do to them.

Now that I am grown, I also see that equal rights, although granted in theory, are not always granted in practice to women or other people based on things like their sexual orientation or race. States are passing laws restricting a woman’s right to chose what happens to her own body. The United States ranks 45th in gender equality in the world. States continue to pass laws discriminating against people based on their sexual orientation. Police officers continue to kill innocent people solely due to racial profiling. Needless to say, there is much work left to do in the fight for equal rights.

This mother’s day I also see the importance of the Biden Administration’s agenda of implementing the child tax credit, increasing access to child care for working mothers, and the creation of a paid family and medical leave program. With a brand new nephew, I can see how these policies would be a help to the newest mother in our family. My new nephew has made me think about the future and what can be done to help him have his best life. This improved quality of life reminds me of my mother, who always seems to make everything better. From boo-boos as a child to adult problems, my mother is the first one I call to help me make things better. I think if we take some of the lessons my mama taught me like tolerance, respect, and equality, the world would be a better place.

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