The Rowan County Democratic Party Convention was held on Saturday, April 10 on Zoom! Zoom means “fast” and after welcoming the 64 participants from across the county including 16 organized precincts, we got to work!
We re-elected our Chair and Vice-Chairs, Geoffrey Hoy and Chariel Dye, and Dianne Sartiano as secretary. Shawn Rush was elected 2nd Vice-Chair, Mary Ducksworth 3rd Vice-Chair, and Linda Perdue treasurer.
For delegates to the North Carolina Democratic Party State Executive Committee, George El-Khouri, Shawn Rush, Pat Sledge and Chariel Dye were elected. Chair Hoy is a member ex officio. We also approved sending 72 delegates to the District 13 Convention in May.
Issues were also addressed by passing two resolutions brought forward by the Spencer precinct.
Ed Hull presented a resolution asking for support of the Commission to study Reparation Proposals for African Americans – H.R. 40.
Rosalind Kotz presented a resolution regarding voter suppression.
Both passed and will be sent on to the District 13 Convention.
We received greetings from Dr. Bobbie Richardson, state party chair, Governor Roy Cooper, and Secretary of State Elaine Marshall.
The COVID-19 vaccine is the vital ingredient in the recipe for our country’s progress.
It’s bigger than any individual. It’s a community effort. Getting a shot is a patriotic act.
At this point, the vaccine is available for all Americans age 16 and over.
That’s a lot of people. It’s a massive effort — and you can be a soldier in this effort.
The Rowan County Health Department needs volunteers to sign up and work shifts at the West End Plaza on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Each vaccine impacts not only the person being vaccinated, but each person he or she lives with, works with, or comes in contact with. Just as the vaccine spread was exponential, the vaccine impact is also exponential.
We’ve worked hard learning how to minimize exposure with social distancing, mask wearing, and closures of indoor public spaces. This is the opportunity to move in the opposite direction and give people the freedom to be with each other again.
Thank you for your incredible generosity, making a huge difference for many people you will never even know.
Geoffrey Hoy, Rowan County Chair
Join us for our Rowan Democrats 2021 Virtual County Convention on Saturday, April 10th at 10 AM!
Due to the ongoing public health crisis, we will be holding our convention via Zoom.
This year we will be electing new County Officers, four SEC Members from Rowan, and Delegates to the Congressional District Convention. We will also be voting on any resolutions from the Precincts.
If you would like to donate to help us reach our sustaining fund goal (our yearly dues to the NC State Democratic Party), you can do so here: www.actblue.com/donate/rowansustainingfund
This meeting is open to any Democrat and our wonderful allies. But, please note only elected Precinct Delegates from Rowan County may vote or participate in any floor debate.
Did you know that we receive no funding from the State or National Democratic Party?
In fact, as an affiliated County Party, it is our annual sustaining dues that help keep the NCDP running.
This year our sustaining fund dues are almost $1800.
Help us reach our goal as quickly as possible by donating online today: http://www.actblue.com/donate/rowansustainingfund