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September Newsletter

Democratic Women's Meeting September 21st

DWCC will host the September meeting on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 at 12:30 PM at CCDP Headquarters on Tate Blvd.

As always, DWCC welcomes you to our lively monthly meetings. You can expect spirited conversation and fellowship of like-minded women. Please join us! Bring a bag lunch at 12:00 PM. 

Did you hear? We're moving! Volunteers Needed to Pack for Moving Day

Our official moving day is Monday, Sept. 23. So we are calling on our wonderful volunteers to join us on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2pm to help us pack up our Tate Blvd Headquarters in preparation.

Please arrive at our Tate Blvd Headquarters at 2pm and we'll start boxing up and organizing for the movers to transport it all on Monday. Thank you!

FYI: The address for our new Headquarters is:

216-C Union Square NW, Hickory, NC 28601 (In the Julia Rush Building)

Voter Registration Workshop Oct. 3 

On Thursday, October 3rd, Sherbia Jones and Sarah Huffman are holding a workshop to teach how to register people to vote, with the new Voter ID laws now in effect. They will instruct others how to fill out registration forms, absentee ballots, provisional ballots, and provide materials on voter rights as well as the upcoming Voter ID requirements. The workshop will be held in the conference room at Patrick Beaver Library, from 6-7pm. Even those who have registered people in the past are encouraged to attend, because they will need to know the changes that have been made for the 2020 election.

Newton Candidates Forum Oct. 12

The Newton Forum Committee is sponsoring a candidates forum for the upcoming city and school board elections. It will be held on Saturday morning, October 12, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in the community meeting room downstairs in the Catawba County Library (Main Branch, Newton.) View Event Page

Candidates will make two-minute opening statements, will provide one-minute answers to questions asked directly from audience members and make one-minute closing statements.

Candidates for mayor include Eddie Haupt, Al Hoover, Jeremy Petty and John Stiver. Candidates for the three at-large seats on City Council include Beverly Danner, incumbent Jody Dixon, Laddie Ford, incumbent Jerry Hodge, Mike Honeycutt, Roy Johnson, Mary Bess Lawing, Yerby Ray, Rick Settlemyre and Addie Shuford.

Jim Stockner is unopposed for re-election to his seat on the Newton-Conover School Board.

This forum is non-partisan and is not designed to promote any particular candidates or agendas. Its purpose is to give individual voters a chance to directly question candidates and become educated and informed voters.

Please come. Early voting begins the following Wednesday on October 16th in the same location where the forum is being held.

For more information, contact Greg Cranford via Facebook, at 828-464-8294 (landline), 803-308-2916 (cell phone) or at

Upcoming Primary Election

2019 Municipal Elections (Cities, Towns, City School Board Elections)

Early Voting for Primaries: Sept. 18-Oct. 4 Hickory Primary: October 8, 2019 (top two winners move on to November Election)Only residents of the Ward may vote on their Ward's Alderman in a Primary.

Democratic Candidates City of Hickory Primary

Ward 1 Alderman: Dustin Strickland

Ward 2 Alderman: Charlotte Williams

Ward 3 Alderman: Daria Jackson

Early Voting for November Municipals: Oct. 16 - Nov. 1 Municipal & School Elections: November 5, 2019 A full list of candidates and Races can be found at the CCBoE. We'll include more candidate info on our website.

A Heart-felt Thank You!

As always, we are so extremely grateful for the support of our generous sponsors. With that critical support, we are able to keep a strong presence in Catawba County by having an operating headquarters. Should you wish to continue your support, our sustainability fund ensures that ongoing success. Thank you!


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