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We Have Candidates! … And They Need YOU

Qualifying week is now over for all candidates in local, state, and federal seats…which means we have campaigns to run! 💙 We have a slew of campaigns that we will be working in the Oconee County local, state, and federal elections. That is amazing news, and a huge success compared to earlier ballots full of uncontested […]

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“March for our Lives” Rally: March 24, 2018

“March for Our Lives Rally” will be held at 11 am – 1 pm, Saturday, March 24, at the Pavilion in Oconee Veterans Park, 3500 Hog Mountain Road, in support of thousands of high school students across Georgia and the nation who are insisting that lawmakers everywhere put an end to the mass killings of […]

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The Issues You Care About

About two weeks ago we asked all of you to let us know what issues were important to you.  Even if you haven’t filled the survey out yet, you aren’t too late—watching that is going to be an ongoing thing for us for a while.  The goal, of course, is to better understand what things […]

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Now, about 2018…

Didn’t we just do this election thing?  And win it?  Well, yes… but that was only the 2017 special election, one race per district to fill the seats vacated by former Representatives Quick and Williams.  There’s still the regular 2018 election, with a whole slate of state, district, county, and local elections, plus our representative in the […]

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District 119 Candidate Forum, question by question

The Oconee Candidates’ Forum on Monday October 9th was, let’s be honest, a marathon: two races, six candidates, just under two and a half hours.   Which is exciting in terms of civic engagement, but does make it hard to find the questions and answers you were looking for.  So, while the full video of the […]

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District 117 Candidate Forum, question by question

We posted the entire video of the 117 session, but the questions being asked and links to those specific moments are below: Houston Gaines’ opening statement Deborah Gonzalez’ opening statement “What do you think about charter schools?  Charter schools seem to be in a limbo between public and private.” “If the Presidential election were held […]

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Calendar for 2017 Elections

It’s that time of year, as the “days until” countdown above shows. The original schedule was adjusted slightly for the qualification deadline because of Hurricane Irma, but the critical dates are: Last Day to Qualify: Friday September 15 If you want to run for any of this year’s offices, you need you have your paperwork filed […]

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Interview with Deborah Gonzalez

This year, both of Oconee County’s two districts for the Georgia State House are up for special elections: both Rep. Regina Quick and Rep. Chuck Williams (both Republicans) have accepted other positions, as a federal judge and as head of the state Forestry Commission respectively. Athens attorney Deborah Gonzalez is running in the 2017 special election […]

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Why We Fundraise

Oconee County Democratic Committee is a a supportive network of volunteers and advocates who work together to organize for a better Georgia and Oconee County. OCDC runs on due and donations received locally, and does not receive funds from either the state or the national Democratic party. OCDC provides the overall leadership for the Democratic […]

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Preventing Charlottesville

At a recent event about the racist and counter-protest events in Charlottesville, organizers asked how we could prevent similar events from unfolding here. It’s a good question: nobody wants a repeat here, but nobody should want to deny First Amendment rights either.  And while it’s great to talk about standing in united opposition (and we […]

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