March Meeting Recap

  Meet the new Executive Committee of the Young Democrats of Cobb County! From left to right: Treasurer Lewis Polay, Parliamentarian Stephanie Hankinson, Vice President Justin Holsomback, President Matt Southwell, and Secretary Rachel Paule! Congratulations to the new board, everyone is looking forward to a great year building on last year’s work to not only keep Cobb blue, but to make it even bluer and spread that wonderful color throughout Georgia! Before we go any further: click here for the meeting minutes! So, we had another GREAT meeting this week! Turnout continues to impress – not sure what exactly it is, but SOMETHING has definitely motivated the Democrats to take action, and we’re glad to see so many people fired up! Our officer elections went pretty quickly – the entire slate was unopposed, so it was just a quick unanimous vote to approve the new board (pictured above), and then we got to hear from a number of candidates running for both State Senate District 32 and US House District 6! Thank you so much to Exton Howard, Christine Triebsch, Ragin Edwards, and Rebecca Quigg for attending, and thank you to the Jon Ossoff campaign for having a speaker present to talk with us! (Quick reminder: while we are always grateful for candidates coming to speak with us, we are expressly forbidden by our bylaws from endorsing any candidate when there are multiple Democrats in the race. That being said, if members find that certain candidates fit their idea of what’s best for our community and want to volunteer with or work on campaigns, we highly encourage you to...

February Meeting Recap

Good evening, everyone! We had a great meeting tonight with excellent turnout! Thanks so much to everyone for coming! Special thanks go to current Young Democrats of Georgia President Sarah Zibanejadrad Beeson, candidate for Marietta City Council Chris Walker, and candidate for US House of Representatives in Georgia’s 6th District Jon Ossoff for coming and speaking to the group! Here are the minutes for the meeting. Feel free to review at your leisure. Major items to note: MEMBERSHIP: In order to vote in our elections next month, you MUST be a paid member of the Young Democrats of Cobb County by the end of February! Click here to sign up! Dues are $25. NOMINATIONS: We are keeping nominations open for ONE WEEK. If you would like to run for any position on the Executive Committee please email info@youngdemsofcobb.org by February 23rd at 7:00 PM with the position you’d like to run for! Current candidates are as follows: President: Matt Southwell Vice President: Kevin Amaya Secretary: Rachel Paule Treasurer: Lewis Polay Parliamentarian: Stephanie Hankinson As you can see, it’s currently uncontested across the board, but if you’d like to change that, please let us know! And if you’d like to know more about the positions, please refer to section 4.8 of our bylaws. And remember – pay your dues if you want to vote! We’ll see you all in...

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...