2017 – We’re Back!

Hey everyone – we’re back!

First off, sorry about the lack of updates – the Board has been incredibly busy over the past year. Between running the chapter, working on campaigns, and coping with the results of the election over the holidays, we haven’t had as much time as we’d like to keep the site updated. It’s a bit more difficult than updating the Facebook page.

But we are officially back up and running now. As you’ve no doubt noticed, our next meeting is scheduled for February 16th at Keegan’s Pub in Smyrna. So far we’ve got some pretty incredible interest, so we hope to pack the room!

As far as membership goes, it’s about time to renew. Full disclosure: due to the fact that the chapter is rebuilding, we had some trouble accessing the previous membership registration signups. We have resolved that issue through some creative computer wizardry, so we do have up to date records of all signups over the past year. We’ll be emailing everyone whose membership has expired or is expiring soon to let them know, as well as emailing out to the new sign ups to confirm their membership.

So - what does this mean for all of us?

Right now, it means we have all the tools we need to get this chapter up and running at full speed to join the fight in Georgia and across the nation to resist the Trump administration and build a network to support local candidates in Cobb County in 2018.

As for the nominations for the next Board taking place in two weeks and the elections in March, we will be discussing the process for that at the February meeting. It may or may not be open to members only. We have not yet settled on that. It’s likely that, to encourage participation in the group, all will be welcome. But, with that being said, we would love to have you as a member. We are currently sorting out the sign up for that, and I will post an update here as soon as that is up.

Thank you all for your patience as the rebuilding continues, and thank you for standing with us in defense of women, refugees, the LGBT community, people of color, the disabled, liberals, progressives – and every other group Donald Trump has angered over the past couple years.

In Solidarity,
Matt Southwell
Secretary, Young Democrats of Cobb County

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