HCDP E-News – June 15, 2019
COULD HCDP Breakfast be even easier? <Mindy Collins>
On July 6th the Breakfast Punchcard will be introduced!
Breakfast 9 am – 11 am. 1216 6th Ave. W. (HQ – in rear
You may purchase your punchcard at the office starting June 18th or at our July 6th breakfast. The card allows you to save a little money for three breakfasts of your choice. The card will be $24 and will expire December 31st. You can use or buy (!) your new punchcard at our next breakfast July 6th! Buy an additional card for friends and family. We LOVE newcomers!!! (Note: still $9 per single breakfast at the door.)
Message From The Board:
The Board is working on creating more issues forums at the precinct level and via ‘county events’. We have begun to listen to and note the concerns of the voters in our precincts and hope the forums (for all demographics), will assist voters by providing local and national information along with practical steps toward improving climate change, health care, the opioid crisis, and education. The Board and Committee have identified a number of issues in Henderson County understanding as more voters are reached, the list could grow. If anyone would like to see the committee address other issues that are likely to be high interest to many, please contact our Secretary, Joe Elliott.
The Democratic Discussion Group discussion on June 12th will be on “Project Drawdown”, covering personal approaches to cutting carbon cycle abuses. This Dem-Discussion group has a monthly topic for discussion every second Wednesday morning (see details here for June 12 http://www.myhcdp.com/Wordpress/).
And, please stay tuned – additional issue forums and events coming! We will post the upcoming issues forums dates, times and venues here (E-News) and on website.
* The Be One Good Apple award and fundraising dinner * (June 7) was perfect! It was memorable and a financial success! The award recipients Manuel Lim, MD and Marcia Caserio and Juan Pablo were stellar and well deserving. The Board wants to thank Jeannie Medlin and her Events team: Jessica Edney, Angie Smith, Steve Carlisle, Peri David, and Cindy Ellis. Well Done Team! Check out the pictures from the event on the front page of the HCDP website or on HCD Facebook. http://www.myhcdp.com/Wordpress/
PRECINCT Happenings <Cindy Ellis>
June 26-27 – Be sure to watch the first Democratic Presidential Debates on NBC, 9PM. Ten candidates will debate each night.
June 27 – Votebuilder Training for Precinct Chairs – 2:00-3:30 pm at headquarters. Maximum of 12. Learn to do quick lookups, make lists, and cut turfs. Bring your own laptop if you can. Sign up by clicking on the VB Sign Up Sheet or email Cindy Ellis at email@example.com if you need assistance with the sign-up sheet (below). Alternate date:
June 28 – Votebuilder Training for Precinct Chairs – 6:00-7:30 pm at headquarters. Learn to do quick lookups, create lists, and cut turfs. Maximum of 12. Bring your own laptop if you can. Sign up by clicking on the VB Sign Up Sheet or email Cindy Ellis at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance with the sign-up sheet.
Votebuilder Sign Up Here for Precinct Chairs: https://docs.google.com/ document/d/ 10774qnoSK085YTTmaVekfI- nhRxCc7-N4PkSj7mprUo/edit?usp= sharing
June 27 – Horse Shoe Precinct – Meeting! Let’s make a difference in 2020!
When: Thursday, June 27 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Where: 143 Campground Road, Hendersonville – home of Jack Robinson – precinct chair & Catherine Rael – vice chair. Cel. 828 335 2479. Please RSVP by email email@example.com — and please invite a family member or friend!
Details: location of 143 Campground Rd.: the left side of Hwy 64 east going toward H’ville, opposite Horse Shoe Gap Village. #143 is the stone house in the curve of Campground Road.
Several smart initiatives are underway in the Henderson County Democratic Party, and as the new Horse Shoe precinct Chair I want to review them with you, get your thoughts, and respond to your questions and suggestions. The centerpiece of our efforts involves an early start to the campaign, backed by an improved organization, better volunteer training and more tailored messages for our voters – 2020 will be the most important election year of our lives. Bruce Sargent from the Atkinson Precinct will join our meeting. Bruce is our precinct “cluster” leader, and will talk about how we will use this tool to improve information sharing and events planning across precincts. Our neighbors from Etowah will also be on hand.
With Sadness… <Karl Silverman>
It is with a broken heart that we share this sad news. Judy Ader, lifelong Democrat, passed away Saturday morning. Judy was active in the HCDP until her sickness. Judith “Judy” Lynn Ader, 71, of Hendersonville passed away at the Elizabeth House on Saturday, June 8, 2019 surrounded by her loving family, after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She was born in Queens, NY to the late Kurt Alfred Jacobs and Louisa Seelig Jacobs, who is now 101 years old. Also left to cherish Judy’s memory are her husband of nearly 50 years, Gary Ader; her daughters Deborah Beth Hunt (Jackson) and Emilie Meredith Labud (Jason); grandchildren, Annabelle and Amelia Hunt, and Liam Labud; and brother, Kurt A. Jacobs, Jr. (Janie).
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11am on Monday, June 10, 2019 in the Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home, with celebrant Katherine Blackburn officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance.
A small “reconstruction” needed. In the move from old HQ to new… somehow the business-card board showing Dem-friendly businesses was lost. If you have a fave-Dem-business to recommend, please bring their card (& / or from YOUR business) by the office so we can start a new board!
Seeing Red (?)…and, want to respond to letters to editor that “motivate” you? Want to respond to or refute a letter? A “LTE” (letter to editor) training session is planned. <A date & time for Dawn Kucera, who will lead the workshop, will be settled in next few days.> To be discussed: how to get message across best in 200 words or less. Please contact Peri David firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the ‘list’ for this upcoming session, probably late June or early July – dates coming soon!
Phone-Banking.Thank you to Princess, Rich, Mike & Blair for their expertise, availability and time for training! We (HCDP) have gotten new emails in (from phone banking), making it easier to share HCDP E-News and events. Perhaps those called are feeling less pressure when “Thanked” for voting? Phone-banking helps to update the contact list, so there may be updated info for canvassing & calling next year. Keep those calls going and send new (or corrected) emails to peri at email@example.com please.
JUNE Events! Many choices to support!
JUNE 11.Democratic Women of Henderson County
5:45 – 7:00 pm 103 Third Ave. E., Hendersonville NC 28792. Come join us. We have social time: 5:00 to 5:45 and a meeting with a speaker from 5:45 to 7:00 pm. We meet at Three Chopt Shoppe 103 3rd Avenue E. Hendersonville, NC If you wish to order a meal, please be there around 5 to make sure you have time to get your order and enjoy your meal and the company before the meeting begins.
JUNE 12. Democratic Discussion Group
Wednesday, @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am. Mike’s On Main, 303 N. Main St., Hendersonville, NC 28792.
8:30 am: Breakfast! at Mikes on Main, 303 N Main St, Hendersonville, then
9:30-ish am: #305 N. Main (Mikes Annex): community educators Pam and Charley Rogers who are offering several sessions this summer on Project Drawdown, covering personal approaches to cutting carbon cycle abuses. It’s based on a book and ideas from Paul Hawken, an early advocate of building green businesses. Then time for discussion & feedback.
June 12, 2-3:30 pm: PAHC speaker: Brian Caskey, campaign NC district 48. Donaldson Event Space – Suite 500 – 1216 W. 6th Ave. The Progressive Alliance of Henderson County (PAHC) meetings are held from 2:00 – 3:30 on the second Wedl of each month at Donaldson Event Space, 1216 W. 6thAve. STE 500. There is time for socializing and networking with other progressives prior to the lecture/presentation. PAHC: https://www.progressiveallianceofhendersoncounty.com/#!
JUNE 14. Progressive Alliance Postcard Party
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm – Sanctuary Brewing Company 147 1st Ave. E Hendersonville, NC 28792. Come join Progressive Alliance of Henderson County to write postcards to your elected officials.
JUNE 14. “Stonewall Uprising” film.
7:00 pm at the Center for Art & Inspiration, 123 South Main Street, Hendersonville.
JUNE 15. LGBTQ Lunch & Chorus
12:00 – 2pm, Lunch! at the Patton Park Pavilion, 114 E. Clairmont Ave., Hendersonville, NC 28792. Bring a dish & we’ll give you a cheeseburger!
AND: 3:30 pm, Gay Men’s Chorus of Atlanta. Trinity Presbyterian. (900 Blythe Street.) Tickets are free but limited: Tickets online www.fcchendersonville.org/upcomingevent. Doors will open at 3 PM for the afternoon performance. 7 pm performance all taken!
JUNE 17. LGBTQ Democrats
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm – at the Henderson County Democratic Party HQ 1216 Sixth Ave W., Hendersonville
JUNE 19. HCDP Senior Democrats
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm at Mike’s Pizza & Pasta 803 Spartanburg Highway. 12:30 Social, 1:00 Business, 1:30 Speaker(s) Speakers this month are Brian Caskey candidate for NC Senate and Steve Woodsmall candidate for NC Congress. There will be a short Q&A after. Please join us for lunch & conversation. (Lunch) Purchase not required and you don’t have to be a member to attend. Details: call Rose Stone at 692-5001.
JUNE 21. Progressive Alliance Postcard Party
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm at ! Sanctuary Brewing Company 147 1st Ave. E Hendersonville, NC 28792. Come join Progressive Alliance of Henderson County to write postcards to your elected officials.
June 26 and 27 – 9 pm on NBC—The first Democratic Candidate Debates will be aired. Watch Party at the Donaldson space may be held on debate evenings? Check back http://www.myhcdp.com/Wordpress/ after June 3 (Precinct Cluster meeting).
FOR PRECINCT Chairs:
June 27 – 2- 3 pm. Votebuilder Training for Precinct Chairs at HQ. Bring your own laptop if you can. Sign up: Email Cindy Ellis at firstname.lastname@example.org or:
June 28 – 6- 7:30 pm. Votebuilder Training for Precinct Chairs – 6:00-pm-7:30pm at HQ. Bring your own laptop if you can. Sign up: Email Cindy Ellis at email@example.com or:
JUNE 28.Progressive Alliance Postcard Party
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm at Sanctuary Brewing Company 147 1st Ave. E Hendersonville, NC 28792. Come join Progressive Alliance of Henderson County to write postcards to your elected officials
LOOKING AHEAD to early JULY! (details & last minute changes: http://www.myhcdp.com/Wordpress/calendar/2019-07/)
JULY 3 – Democratic Women of HC Board Meeting
5:15 pm – 6:30 pm Henderson County Democratic Headquarters, 1216 6th Avenue West Suite 600 (back of building) Hendersonville
JULY 5 Progressive Alliance Postcard Party
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm at Hendersonville Coop, 60 S. Charleston Ln, Hendersonville, NC 28792.)
JULY 6 HCDP Breakfast
9:00 am – 11:00 am Henderson County Democratic Headquarters, 1216 6th Avenue West Suite 600 (back of building) Hendersonville. New Breakfast “Punchcards” will be available for sale!
“Traditional” charge applies. Newcomers to Henderson County welcome!
JULY 6 Pet Adoption event – Humane Society
10:00 am – 1:00 pm Henderson County Democratic Headquarters, 1216 6th Avenue West – in FRONT.
Hendersonville. The Henderson County Humane Society will hold an adoption event in coordination with HCDP, July 6th – Saturday. Estimated time: 10 am – noon. Stop by (up front) after breakfast!
JULY 9 Democratic Women of Henderson County
5:45 pm – 7:00 pm at Three Chopt Shoppe, 103 Third Ave. E., Hendersonville NC 28792 Join us! We have social time: 5:00 to 5:45 and a meeting with a speaker from 5:45 to 7:00 pm. If you wish to order a meal, please be there around 5.
JULY 10 Democratic Discussion Group
8:30 am – 10:30 am at Mike’s On Main, 303 N. Main Street, Hendersonville. Optional breakfast at 8:30 Speaker at 9:30-10:30
July 10 @ 2-3:30 pm – PAHC** presents Dalene Azarmi (Democracy Now) – on voter rights – PAHC meetings at Donaldson Event (Ste 500)- 1216 W. 6th Ave. W. Suite 500. PAHC (Progressive Alliance of Henderson County) meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month. More info at: https://www.progressiveallianceofhendersoncounty.com/#!
Call for VOLUNTEERS! <Cindy Ellis>
We need volunteers for events below! Contact Cindy Ellis firstname.lastname@example.org to get ‘signed up’ now, please. And if you cannot help with these events – let us know what other interests you have by filling out this handy form http://www.myhcdp.com/Wordpress/volunteer-form/. 2020 is an important year – we invite you to be a part of making it BLUE.
Aug 17 – Back to School Fest -10 am – 4 pm(1 hr shifts) at Jackson Park to help with kid activities, serve food, and clean up.
Monday – Friday – staffing HQ Office – 11 am – 2 pm daily. We need volunteer office workers. Please reply to this email and we will get you on the schedule!
Cannot volunteer? Donate! Every contribution helps! http://www.myhcdp.com/Wordpress/bacc/
DNC Debate Schedule & MORE:
June 26-27: Miami – MSNBC/ Telemundo
July 30-31: Detroit – CNN
Feb. 3: Iowa caucuses
Feb. 11: New Hampshire primary
Feb. 22: Nevada caucuses
Feb. 29: SC primary
Mar. 3: Super Tuesday
Mar 17: Delegates selected reaches 70%
June 16: Last Democratic primary (DC)
July 13-16: Democratic Convention – Milwaukee
Aug. 24-27: Republican Convention – Charlotte
Nov. 3, 2020: Election Day
SPEAKING of Elections…
We need Democratic Election Poll Judges for any election date in 2019-2020. If you know of precinct members, please let Cindy know. We will also need poll workers. Remember, precinct officers are not eligible. I do have a list of past election judges that will be shared at Precinct Cluster Lead meeting on June 3. These folks can be called from your precinct to see if they want to do it again. There is a stipend for training and working the polls.
Other active citizen groups:
ERA – NC: https://www.era-nc.org/ (for local efforts – go via LWV)
County Citizen Advisory Councils: https://www.hendersoncountync.gov/boc/page/citizen-participation-boards-and-committees
To help keep up with Local, State, and National Current Events: