Sunday, September 14, 2014
Posted by Daniel Matthews at 9/14/2014 07:58:00 PM
Enjoyed speaking with voters Sunday in Watkinsville, walking from the south end to the north. We have an incredibly close and diverse small town, where almost everyone at least knows of one and other, but for the most part we respect each other and leave each other alone. If we need help it is always good to know it is there, and that is beyond color of skin, church you attend, or what party you may or may not belong to. We take care of each other. I want to give businesses a honest opportunity to be reckoned with on the merits of their application and not try to force my moral agenda on anyone ever. Bought some DeWitt Smith pottery coffee mugs at the OCAF sale, and enjoyed eating at the last day of the Watkinsville edition of Kumquat Mae.
Posted by Daniel Matthews at 9/14/2014 10:39:00 AM
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
From: "Raven Bennett, Ken Dious for Congress 10th District"Vote like your future depends on it. Because it does.
If the future is important to you, then the 10th Congressional election matters more than you think.
I'm writing you to let you know about Attorney Ken Dious, the Democratic Nominee for U.S. Congress in the 10th District. In his forty years practicing law, Ken has traveled and served the people throughout this area and is familiar with their issues and concerns. Ken's life work as an attorney, businessman and community leader has well prepared him for the challenges of leading the 10th District.
Ken faces an uphill battle on November 4th against his opponent, Jody Hice. Who is Jody Hice? Let him tell you for himself. If elected, Mr. Hice will potentially disenfranchise many voters and could potentially set the district back 60 years with his extremely inflammatory remarks against women's rights, race, religion and sexual orientation. Not only will Mr. Hice be fully ineffectual in congress when it comes to policy making, he will fail to attract desperately needed industry and economic development because companies will not want to be affiliated with him. Georgia has a rich and growing biomedical and manufacturing base that needs to be promoted. Mr. Hice continues to be a national embarassment to Georgia . Without a strong contest, Jody Hice will win.
America is a remarkable place. It's a place where we can express ourselves without the fear of our government. It's a place where our sons and our daughters can grow up to pursue the lives they want. It's a place where everyone is valued and everyone is protected under the law. These are not black values or white values. These are not democratic values or republican values. These are American values.
Now is the time we need to stand up and protect our country from fanatics on both sides of the political aisle. There's a job to do and we need to send people that can get that job done. The opposition is counting on voters in an off election year to stay home and not vote; but remember this is how we arrived where we are now. Not voting is not the answer. We do not have to concede our vote.
Ken is committed to taking a rational and conservative approach to finding common ground with Democrats and Republicans; creating workable solutions to the many problems we face, both locally and nationally, instead of engaging in partisan divisiveness.We can win this election if we educate, share and participate. Please forward and share this email with your friends, families and colleagues. Elect Ken Dious on Tuesday, November 4th.For a more in-depth explanation of Ken's positions on the issues, please visit his website at www.diousforcongress.com.
Posted by Daniel Matthews at 9/12/2014 10:27:00 AM
From: "Bryan Long, Better Georgia"Subject: Kemp's actionsDate: September 11, 2014 at 8:12:53 PM EDTReply-To: "Bryan Long, Better Georgia"
Earlier today, Better Georgia released an audio recording of Georgia's Secretary of State speaking about the Nov. 4 election:"Democrats are working hard...registering all these minority voters that are out there and others that are sitting on the sidelines, if they can do that, they can win these elections in November."
LISTEN TO KEMP'S FULL SPEECH
Secretary Kemp started his speech reminding the conservative crowd about ACORN's voter registration efforts.
"Everybody remembers ACORN right?," Kemp asked.He went on to reassure the room that Republicans shouldn't worry about voter fraud in Georgia, especially if voters use the new online voter registration tool.And Secretary Kemp ended his speech saying, "we need to make sure we continue to do that so we can win this U.S. Senate race, make sure Governor Deal gets re-elected."
Secretary Kemp's words in this speech -- the words in his full speech -- show that he intends to act in a partisan manner.But his actions speak even louder than his words.Just this week, a couple of months after giving that partisan speech, Secretary Kemp filed subpoenas against a Georgia-based non-profit group in an effort to generate headlines about "voter fraud."The subpoenas are broad and vague and are intended to thwart voter registration -- not stop voter fraud.
Kemp's actions are nothing more than a partisan attack.Better Georgia will continue to fight for the sacred right of every legal Georgia voter to register and cast a ballot.
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Posted by Daniel Matthews at 9/12/2014 10:26:00 AM
Subject: The Latest from the Farm
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:00:55 +0000
Posted by Daniel Matthews at 9/12/2014 10:25:00 AM
Posted by Daniel Matthews at 9/12/2014 10:24:00 AM
Oconee County Observations: Lanes For Proposed Daniells Bridge Road Flyover Ch...: Four Or Two Possible The plan to build the Daniells Bridge Road extension with a flyover of SR Loop 10 with only two lanes didn’t last lon...
Posted by Daniel Matthews at 9/12/2014 07:56:00 AM
Thursday, September 11, 2014
From: Liz Flowers - Senate Democratic Caucus
Date:09/09/2014 6:34 PM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Release - Senate Democrats Condemn Millar for Racially Divisive Remarks
Posted by Daniel Matthews at 9/11/2014 04:43:00 PM
From: Junia Telamour - DPG
Date:09/11/2014 9:03 AM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: What are you gonna do?
A few weeks ago, I started working at the Democratic Party of Georgia as our first Voter Expansion Director. My mission is to build a permanent infrastructure that is focused on expanding and protecting the vote of all Georgians—regardless of party.
That's why I'm challenging you to do three things:
1) Make a plan to vote. Decide if you will take advantage of early voting (which I highly encourage you to do) or if you'll be voting on Election Day. If you do wait until Election Day to vote, make a plan for the exact time you'll head to the polls.
2) If you have any questions about your polling location, early voting location, or the process for absentee voting, visit MVP.SOS.GA.GOV.
3) Encourage others to register to vote and make their own plan to vote. This means your mom and dad, your friends, your neighbors, fellow PTA members, your mail carrier, and even the folks you play Bingo with on Thursday night.
1) Fill out the online form.
2) Print the form and mail it to the address given. You can also take this form to your county board of elections office.
It's as easy as that.
Voter Expansion Director
Posted by Daniel Matthews at 9/11/2014 04:42:00 PM