Nov
20
7:30 PM19:30

JCDP Presidential Debate Watch Party

The Johnston County Democratic Party will be hosting a Presidential Debate Watch Party on Wednesday, 11/20.

We will be meeting at the Cleveland Draft House in Clayton, NC. We will be there at 7:30 pm with the debate starting at 8:00 pm. The private room has two large TVs. Everyone can order from the menu if you desire. We encourage everyone to arrive as close to 7:30 as possible. That will allow time for orders to be placed with the staff and hopefully be received by the start time for the debate. In order to give the restaurant an estimated headcount, please RSVP no later than Monday, 11/18. You may also call the JCDP office @ 919-550-4186. If no one answers, please leave a message.

We hope you will join us for this debate! The previous debate watch party was great to share with fellow Democrats. We hope to have an even larger turnout for this one.

Location: Cleveland Draft House, 461 Shotwell Rd, Clayton, NC…….behind CVS on Hwy. 70

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Nov
21
6:30 PM18:30

DWJC Monthly Meeting - Friendsgiving

Please plan to join us for our Friendsgiving meeting! This was a favorite last year, so please bring a dish to share as we celebrate the season of giving and friends!

Our guest speakers will be:

Elaine Marshall  NC Secretary of State

Elaine Marshall

NC Secretary of State

Beth Wood  NC State Auditor

Beth Wood

NC State Auditor

Rep. Erica Smith  Candidate NC Senate

Rep. Erica Smith

Candidate NC Senate

They each will be speaking and will be available for questions from you.

Please plan to come participate in this special meal (bring a favorite dish) and welcome these candidates to Johnston County! Invite your neighbors and friends to come along!

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Nov
22
8:30 AM08:30

NC Supreme Court - Johnston County Sessions

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The Johnston County Judicial Community will host the Supreme Court of North Carolina as part of the Court's Bicentennial Celebration.

To commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the North Carolina Supreme Court, during 2019, our state's highest court has conducted sessions all over the state. On November 22, the Supreme Court will hear Civil and Criminal Oral Arguments at two sessions in the Historic Courtroom of the Johnston County Courthouse in Smithfield. The first case will begin at 9:30 a.m., and last until 10:30. After a break, a second case will be heard from 11 a.m. until 12 noon.

If you are interested in attending either of these special NC Supreme Court Sessions, please use the links provided below for registration and more details. Please read details carefully as a valid NC photo identification will be required.

First Session / 8:30am

Second Session / 9:30am

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Nov
7
6:30 PM18:30

You Can Vote - Organizing Meeting

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You are invited to a You Can Vote Organizing meeting for Johnston County to be held Thursday, November 7, at the Public Library of Johnston County & Smithfield on Market St in Smithfield. At this meeting we will discuss strategies and ideas for voter registration and engagement in Johnston County in 2020. Please share with your networks -- anyone who cares about Johnston County and has ideas is welcome to attend! 

You Can Vote is 501(c)3 non-profit organization and not affiliated with JCDP or any political party.

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Nov
5
6:30 AM06:30

Election Day - Municipal Elections

ELECTION DAY

November 5, 2019 6:30am - 7:30pm

Please check for your voting location on election day. The Johnston County Board of Elections has combined some voting sites. See here for list of municipal election polling places.

Mayors, Town Council Members and Town Commissioners are chosen in municipal elections. Municipal elections are held in November during odd-numbered years and are non-partisan. Registered voters living within the city limits are eligible to vote in municipal elections.

Please see this link for a list of candidates.

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Nov
2
10:00 AM10:00

Volunteer - Harvest Festival - Clayton, NC

On Saturday, November 2nd, we will have our booth setup for the Harvest Festival in Clayton. Please come by the booth while attending the festival. We will be located in front of the JCDP Office on Main St. (across from Mannings).

If you are available to volunteer, please sign up HERE. We can certainly use volunteers to help spread the support for Johnston County Democrats!

CLAYTON HARVEST FESTIVAL

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND

10AM - 5PM

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Oct
26
10:30 AM10:30

You Can Vote - Voter Registration Training

A great way for folks to learn about You Can Vote. Anyone interested in voter registration or the new photo ID law will find it beneficial, whether they want to volunteer with YCV or register voters with another organization. Please check the webpage for details and to register.

This will be held at the Hocutt-Ellington Library, 100 S. Church St., Clayton NC 27520

You Can Vote is 501(c)3 non-profit organization and not affiliated with JCDP or any political party.

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Oct
21
12:30 PM12:30

Senior Democrats Meeting

  • Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield (map)
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Please join us for the October meeting. Guest speakers will be Jason Butler, candidate for the NC 2nd Congressional District and Sergeant D.L. Mobley, N.C. Department Of Public Safety. He will be speaking on Safety Tips for Seniors.

Please note that this is not a lunch meeting. Only light refreshments will be available. There will also be a drawing for two gift cards for all those attending!

Please RSVP no later than Friday, October 18th, to JCDPSeniors@gmail.com

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Oct
17
6:30 PM18:30

DWJC October Meeting

Location
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
218 South 2nd Street | Smithfield, NC, 27577

Dawn Blagrove, Executive Director of the Carolina Justice Policy Center, will be our guest speaker. Dawn has visited with us in the past and her presentations are always informative! She will be speaking with us about how our local elected officials can help make the justice system more fair, humane and accountable.

Please plan to join us on October 17th.

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Oct
16
to Nov 1

2019 Early Voting - Municipal Elections

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For all municipal elections in Johnston County, early voting will be available only at the Johnston County Board of Elections office. Please see details below.

2019 MUNICIPAL ELECTION

ONE-STOP EARLY VOTING SCHEDULE

October 16th – November 1st

Johnston County Board of Elections

205 S. Second Street

Smithfield, NC 27577

Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday October 26th 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Oct
5
9:00 AM09:00

Volunteer - Selma Railroad Days - Selma, NC

On Saturday, October 5th, we will have our booth setup for the Selma Railroad Days, Selma, NC. Please come by the booth while attending the festival.

If you are available to volunteer, please sign up here. We can certainly use volunteers to help spread the support for Johnston County Democrats!

SELMA RAILROAD DAYS

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5TH

9AM - 4PM

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Sep
24
6:00 PM18:00

Smithfield Fundraiser for Senator Terry Van Duyn

  • 105 Bridge Street Smithfield, NC 27577 United States (map)
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JULIA & JIMMY NARRON

INVITE YOU TO JOIN THEM FOR A RECEPTION IN SUPPORT OF

SENATOR TERRY VAN DUYN

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH

6:00PM - 7:30 PM

105 BRIDGE STREET SMITHFIELD, NC 27577

Senator Van Duyn is running for Lieutenant Governor because she knows that Governor Cooper needs a strong ally as his number two and with just four more seats in the state senate, a Lieutenant Governor Van Duyn will be the tie-breaking vote we need to enact strong policies and help working families.

Host: $5,400 | Co-Host: $2,500 | Benefactor:  $1,000 Patron: $500 | Sponsor: $250 | Supporter: $100

With questions or to RSVP, please contact Greg Lademann by phone, at  (919) 205-3780, or by email at:  Greg@VoteVanDuyn.com You may register online at Smithfield For Terry or you may mail in your support to our team at:  Van Duyn for NC, P.O. Box 26342, Raleigh NC  27601

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Sep
19
6:30 PM18:30

DWJC September Meeting

Location
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
218 South 2nd Street | Smithfield, NC, 27577

For our September meeting, we will have three candidates visiting with us.

Jason Butler, Candidate for NC 2nd Congressional District

Scott Cooper, Candidate for NC 2nd Congressional District

Yvonne Lewis Holley, Candidate for NC Lt. Governor.

This will be the first time visit to Johnston County for Jason Butler and Yvonne Holley. Each candidate will speak to our group and will be taking any questions that you might have.

Please plan to join us and meet these candidates!

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Sep
12
7:30 PM19:30

JCDP Presidential Debate Watch Party

The Johnston County Democratic Party will be hosting a debate watch party on Thursday, 9/12. It has been officially announced that there will only be one night for debate in September.

We will be meeting at the Cleveland Draft House in Clayton, NC. We will be there at 7:30 pm with the debate starting at 8:00 pm. The private room will have two large TVs. Everyone can order from the menu if you desire. In order to give the restaurant an estimated headcount, please RSVP no later than Wednesday, 9/11. You may also call the JCDP office @ 919-550-4186. If no one answers, please leave a message.

Plan to join us for this debate! It will be great to hear these candidates’ responses and discuss among fellow Democrats.

Location: Cleveland Draft House, 461 Shotwell Rd, Clayton, NC…….behind CVS on Hwy. 70

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Aug
20
6:00 PM18:00

African American Caucus of JCDP Meeting

Jernigan Building
110 E. Anderson St.
Selma, NC 27576

Guest speaker will be Earl Ijames, Curator, African American History/ NC Museum of History. Please join us to learn more about the rich history of Johnston County. Also, Ron Newton, Candidate for NC Lt. Governor will be speaking.

If you are interested in running for an officer position in the AAC, please submit your request by Tuesday, 8/20. Membership dues must be current.

The last meeting for this year will be in December. Membership dues are now due.

Contact
AAC-JCDP President: Doris Wallace
dwcsw610@yahoo.com | 702-596-5680

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Aug
19
12:30 PM12:30

Senior Democrats Monthly Meeting

  • Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield (map)
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Location:
Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield

305 E Market St.

Board Room 305

Smithfield, NC 27577

Celebration of the 84th Birthday of Social Security. Our guest speaker will be Scott Cooper, Candidate for Congress, NC District 2.

Please note that this month it will not be a lunch meeting. Only light refreshments will be available.

There will also be a drawing for a gift card from Walmart for all those attending!

Please RSVP no later than Friday, August 16th, to JCDPSeniors@gmail.com

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Aug
15
6:30 PM18:30

DWJC Monthly Meeting

Location
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
218 South 2nd Street | Smithfield, NC, 27577

Plan to join us for our first meeting of the season! We will be working on a new Power of the Pen project. Come help us build our membership! With the upcoming election in 2020, we want to recruit as many members as possible to help GOTV and defeat Trump!

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Jun
15
10:00 AM10:00

Fair Districts Community Forum - Lillington

There will be a community forum to inform voters about gerrymandering and why we must end this corrupt practice now, before redistricting begins after the 2020 Census.

This forum will explain how gerrymandering works and more importantly, how it is undermining our democracy, how we can end it, and what you, the voter, can do about it. Please join us for a stimulating, nonpartisan, and eye-opening discussion on one of the most critical issues facing our state.

Sponsored by Fair Districts NC and the North Carolina Council of Churches

To RSVP, click here

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Jun
14
to Jun 15

301 Endless Yard Sale 2019

A group of concerned citizens will be hosting a booth during the 301 Yard Sale on June 14 and 15. They will be raising funds for:

Our POWER of the PEN letter writing campaign. This was very successful in encouraging inactive voters to come out and vote in 2018. We will try for an even bigger success in 2020.

NAACP Scholarship fund to help give students a chance to attend college. There just is no better goal than educating a child.

BACKPACK BUDDIES thru Central and Eastern NC Food-bank. Food for hungry kids!

We are seeking donations of household goods, sports equipment, tools, toys, yard tools, collectibles, costume jewelry and any items you think we can sell. No appliances, mattresses or large furniture items please. The money we make will be donated directly as stipulated above and unsold items donated to an appropriate charity. Please call or text Linda Bennett 919-455-1707, Kendally Carlson 919-980-1007 or Judy Brannon 919-607-0559 to donate items or volunteer to join in the fun.

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Jun
8
5:30 PM17:30

NCDP Unity Dinner

FEATURING 2020 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE CONGRESSMAN SETH MOULTON, GOVERNOR ROY COOPER, AND NCDP CHAIRMAN WAYNE GOODWIN

Will also be honoring our former Executive Director Kimberly Reynolds!

Where: McKimmon Center, North Carolina State University
When: June 8th, 2019
VIP Reception: 5:30PM
Dinner: 7:00PM

For more information click here

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Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

NC District 2 Convention

Franklin County Courthouse Annex

113 S. Main St Louisburg NC 27549

Registration begins at 9am

Convention Call to Order at 10 am

Please click here for a copy of Resolutions that will be presented at the convention. It will be most helpful to review these resolutions before the convention to expedite discussions/decisions for each.

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Apr
25
6:30 PM18:30

DWJC Monthly Meeting

Location
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
218 South 2nd Street | Smithfield, NC, 27577

It’s Official!!

Scott Cooper is running for Congress in NC-02!! Come out and hear what he has to say on issues near and dear to our hearts.

Please show up and turn out for our April 25th meeting of the DWJC to meet Scott Cooper!

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Apr
13
11:00 AM11:00

Second Annual Small Business Caucus Convention

Small Business Caucus of the North Carolina Democratic Party

2nd Annual State Convention

11:00am‐12:00pm ‐ Registration  12:00pm ‐ Convention Begins 

Speakers include: 

Bobbie Richardson, First Vice Chair, North Carolina Democratic Party 

Gene Davis , Attorney,  Former Vice Chair, Wake County Democratic Party   

For information contact:   Jesse Goslen (President) 919‐522‐5212,  

Register online for free at  www.ncsmallbusinessdemocrats.org

Location: 220 Hillsborough St, Raleigh NC 27602

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Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

Clayton's 150th Birthday Kick-Off Party / Volunteer Fair

Location:

Town Square @ The Clayton Center

100 W. Main St

Clayton NC 27520

Happy 150th, Town of Clayton! There will be a Volunteer Fair celebrating this landmark birthday! JCDP will have a booth at the Town Square to help celebrate this time. If you can help out at the booth, please contact Sheila Whittenton @ JCDPVolunteers@gmail.com

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