Thursday, April 27, 2006

Georgia Democrats are Gaining Strength

Here's how I know. In Middle Georgia, Young Democrats and College Democrats are stronger than ever. At Mercer University wonderful leaders like Matt Wethering and John Buckner, have for the first time in memory grown the College Democrats organization. There are more college dems than college republicans at Mercer. Yes, that's right. I said Mercer. Plus, the Young Dems at Mercer Law School are strong and active, along with groups from Wesleyan and Macon State. And, in Bibb County, we have a newly formed Young Democrats group that is up and running and off to a great start. They are seriously committed to the community and to the values that make them Democrats.

In fact, some months ago, they YD's asked for help and advice, and while my mind was on helping with social functions, what they really wanted was help planning a community forum on economic development. The forum was a grand success, and tonight, they will host the second in that series. The information is below. I hope that, if you are in the Middle Georgia area, you will attend.

Tonight (4/27/06) ibb County Young Democrats will host a forum on education and economic development. It will be held at City Hall and will run from 7 to 9 pm. This event is free and open to the public. There will be a panel discussion featuring:
Carl Martray, Dean of Mercer's College of Education
Sharon Patterson, Bibb County School Superintendent
Joe Larche, Assistant Commissioner of Labor for Georgia
Pat Topping, Vice-President of the Chamber of Commerce
Marquis Harris, History Teacher at Central High School
Members of the audience will be able to ask questions of the panelists.

In addition to the panel discussion, there will also be an education fair, with several local colleges and all four branches of the armed services present. Here, people can learn about opportunities to further their education. Refreshments will be provided.

I look forward to seeing all of you tomorrow at the forum.

Thank you very much,

Jeff Fallis
President,
Bibb County Young Democrats

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