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2020 Ballot Measures

On the ballot this year are 2 state constitution amendments and one referendum. These things are always written in very thick legalese and it is difficult to determine exactly what they mean. In years past, it isn’t uncommon to read through a proposal and think it sounds harmless, only to find out after a little […]

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Committee Post Elections!

How do I get to be an “Oconee Democrat”? It is very simple, actually. Do you live in Oconee County, GA? Do you believe in the values of the Democratic Party? Poof! You are an official Oconee Democrat! Welcome to the club! Please join us in our meetings and help us out. We need you! […]

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A Plan For Gun Control

Philip Tybor is a member of the Oconee County Democratic Committee and has given a lot of thought to the gun control debate. Something must be done to end senseless gun violence in this country, and Phil has a plan. See below. Thanks Phil! Gun violence can be reduced with a step by step plan.  The […]

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Oconee County State Democratic Party of GA Member Needed

It is with mixed emotions that we announce that our former chairwoman and current DPG member, Angie Eells, is moving out of Oconee County. We are sad to see her go, happy for her finding what sounds like a lovely house, and relieved that she will be just next door in Walton County, helping CD […]

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The Real National Emergency

Maybe you’ve heard this one before… September, 1787.  Ben Franklin, the oldest of the Framers is exiting Constitution Hall in Philadelphia at the closing of the Constitutional Convention.  A crowd approaches him and asks what kind of government the delegates had created. Old Ben replies, “A Republic, if you can keep it”. Flash forward to […]

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Democratic Party of Georgia Officer Elections!

On January 26, 2019 Democrats from all over the state will converge in Atlanta for the state party meeting, and new DPG officers will be elected. The DPG website has a listing of all offices and candidates for each.  Of interest to us here in Oconee are: Chair First Vice Chair Treasurer Vice Chair for […]

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Our Next Governor’s Guidance On Ballot Measures

Oconee County, you asked and we have answers! Ballot amendments are always hard to decipher.  Too often they are worded to sound great, but are really a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Democratic Candidate Stacy Abrams has published her own guidance on these measures just in time for voting to begin.  She not only explains shares […]

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A Message From Rep. Wallace (GA 119)

From Our Representative Jonathan Wallace: Last week, I was disappointed to see a federal court reject a request that Georgia switch to paper ballots for this November’s election. Given the known weaknesses of Georgia’s voting technology, I believe paper ballots would give us the most confidence that every vote will be counted. There are still steps we can […]

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September Meeting Canceled

Dear Oconee County Democrats, We have decided to cancel our meeting  for this Tuesday.We want to give everyone the opportunity to attend  the Community Engagement meeting which is scheduled from 6 pm-9 pm on the same evening. We encourage all of you to attend and show continued support for our two school board candidates Fran Thompson […]

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Oconee Young Democrats Speak Up

If this doesn’t give you faith in the next generation, I’m not sure what will!  Carter Watson is a student at Oconee High School and he penned the following letter to Angie Eells about an inspiring visit from Jonathan Wallace to OCHS’ Young Democrats Club: On Wednesday, August 22, 2018, State Representative Jonathan Wallace came […]

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