DEMOCRATIC PARTY HISTORY
Democrats form the oldest political party in America and the youngest in spirit. For more than 200 years, Democrats have represented the interests of working families, fighting for equal opportunities and justice for all Americans.Our party was founded on the conviction that wealth and privilege should not be an entitlement to rule and the belief that the values of hardworking families are values that should guide us.Today Democrats are fighting to repair the damage done during the Bush years and grow an economy based on the values of Main Street, not greed and reckless speculation.
DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE PLATFORM
The vision is simple. Democrats want an America that gives all Americans the chance to live out their dreams and achieve their God-given potential. Democrats want an America that is still the world’s strongest force for peace and freedom. And Democrats want an America that is coming together around our enduring values instread of drifting apart.
FAYETTE COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY’S MISSION
The Fayette County Democratic Party’s mission is to support and promote the ideals of the Democratic National Committee and the Kentucky Democratic Party. FCDP promotes those principles and values, operates and maintains a grassroots network of people that is open, inclusive and accessible to all, encourages lifelong active participation by local Democrats, and takes an active part in the election process. The local party serves to recruit, support and elect progressive candidates for county, state and national offices. Executive Committee Meets on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM at 431 South Broadway. All meetings are open, and we welcome guests
UPCOMING EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Special Election – GOTV
GOTV does not stand for Got On TV, but it does stand for Get Out The Vote!
Fayette County Democratic Party will be starting an all out effort on Friday, December 6 to get voters in State Senate District 13 to the polls on December 10 to vote for Reggie Thomas. Reggie is the only Democrat in the race to replace Senator Kathy Stein who resigned when Governor Beshear appointed her to become a Fayette County Circuit Court judge.
The Kentucky Young Democrats will be leading the charge over the weekend to work for Reggie Thomas. We need you to come and join one of our walking or calling teams. It only requires a couple of hours of your time, and it will make a difference in getting Reggie elected. We will be working to “Get Out The Vote” until 6:00 PM on Tuesday, December 10. Call 268-4448 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
Need a Ride to the Polls
If you or someone you know needs a ride to the polls or you are willing to give someone a ride to the poll call 268-4448 or email email@example.com. Be sure to give your name and your best contact number if you leave a message, and one of our volunteers will call you.
Election Night Watch Party
Fayette County Democratic Party will begin gathering at 5:00 PM on election night at the Village Host, 431 Old Vine Street. There are plenty of TVs for watching, and the Village Host has a variety of sandwiches, pizzas and an expansive salad bar.
Helping Local Families
Join the FCYDs as they “adopt” families in need for Christmas. We will have a holiday party where we’ll wrap gifts for the families, enjoy snacks, and listen to Christmas music together on Sunday, December 15th from 4:00pm-6:30pm at Park Plaza.
How can you help? Email Andrea Ewen at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you want to be involved and help sponsor a family. We are collecting gifts for the children and food for holiday dinners. We accept money as well to purchase gifts and food for the families.
We’ll meet in the party room at the Park Plaza Apartment building, which is connected to the Lexington Public Library Parking lot on Main Street. The room is directly to the right as you enter Park Plaza. We’ll have snacks, but feel free to bring snacks to share and BYOB.
Everyone is welcome to donate to help us sponsor as many families as possible and join us on Sunday, December 15th!
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Fayette County Democratic Party T-shirts for Sale
FCDP has T-shirts for sale at our office at Pine and Broadway. They are $10. Our office is open on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from noon until three.
Many of our precincts lack committee members. If you are interested in getting more involved or want to volunteer, e-mail or call. Leave your name, number and best time to get in touch with you.