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County Democrats Plan Reorganization Convention

Updated: Aug 20, 2021

Electing an executive committee, county party officers, and building momentum for 2022 elections are aims of the Giles County Democratic Party Reorganization Convention set for Saturday, Aug. 15.

The convention starts at 10:30 a.m. at The Event Center, 410 North First St., Pulaski. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m.

County Democrats also will adopt bylaws for the next two years.

For the county executive committee, a man and woman are to be elected from each of the county’s seven legislative districts. Those plus party officers will make up the rest of the executive committee.

After lunch, attendees will hear two guest speakers.

Thomas Jefferson, 7th Congressional District Chairman of the Tennessee Democratic Party, will speak about matters relating to the party at 12:45 p.m., and Linda McFayden-Ketchum will talk on “Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America/Tennessee,” at 1:15 p.m.

Local Democrats have been seeking candidates for local races in the 2022 elections, especially on the city and county level. Also sought are candidates for state representative, public defender and judicial positions.

An open forum for speakers is scheduled from 1:45-2:30 p.m.

“If you have been following the news, you know that our state is among many Republican-controlled states that are planning or already have enacted laws restricting voter access,” Claudia Johnson, a party spokesman, said.

“To overcome the built-in bias of voter suppression, Democrats will have to work harder in upcoming elections to get out the vote.

“We will need your help. We are asking you to join our efforts in building our county party in order to get Democrats elected to local, state and national offices.”

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