“Democrats as Champions for Fairness and Equality”
The Shelby County Democratic Party will be hosting its annual “Democrats Honoring Democrats” Awards Ceremony and we’d like for you to join us!
We will honor our three retiring Legislators that have so aptly and honorably served the people of Shelby County. We will also recognize the courageous individuals that fought to demand integrity of the election process while confronting and defeating voter suppression.
- Date: Saturday February 2, 2013
- Location: IBEW Union Hall
- 1870 Madison Ave.
- Time: 7:00 pm
- Reception from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Additional tickets for this event are $30.00 per person and are available in advance by clicking here. Tickets may also be purchased the day of the event.
This is a SCDP fundraiser sponsored by the Shelby County Democratic Party Executive Committee
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Polling locations around Shelby County will be open from 7am to 7pm on election day, Tuesday, November 6th.
You must vote at your normal voting location.
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If you are in line by 7pm on election day, polling officials should keep the polls open until everyone has voted.
Complaints of Election Fraud and Voting Rights Abuses
Justin Bailey – US Dist. Attorney – (901) 969-2920
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Tuesday night, millions of Americans tuned in to the Democratic National Convention to watch First Lady Michelle Obama deliver a rousing, moving, speech on behalf of President Obama’s re-election efforts. We also heard from such other esteemed leaders as Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, Rep. Tammy Duckworth, women’s rights leader Lilly Ledbetter and North Carolina governor Bev Perdue. Then Wednesday night, the Democratic Party gave women’s health activist Sandra Fluke a primetime spot to draw a stark contrast between the anti-woman policies of the GOP and the pro-woman (and indeed, pro-human) policies of the Democratic Party. And then Massachusetts Senate candidate and scourge of the Right Elizabeth Warren took the stage. Clearly it’s been a good couple of days for women in leadership on the national Democratic stage.
Meanwhile, in Memphis this week, strong women leaders were coming together to fight for the rights of women in our own backyard. The Shelby County Democratic Party gathered Tuesday night at the Candy Factory building in Downtown Memphis to recognize the strong women in our own community who are fighting for important issues like women’s health, pay parity and leadership. State Rep. Jeanne Richardson gave a rousing speech of her own to the gathered women of all generations, as well as men who believe in the same issues (we’re Democrats; we actually have those!) Jeanne talked about how far women have come, yet how much work is yet to be done, and emphasized that this is a local fight we have to engage in. In Tennessee, our legislature is run by, for the most part, conservative Republican men who don’t remotely represent the constituents of this state. This is unacceptable. We must support our Democratic women already in positions of power, and we must expand our candidate recruitment efforts. To make these changes, we have to do the ongoing work of supporting strong women who are already in positions of power, those who would like to be, and the younger generations who will grow up to be our next great leaders. We can’t afford to lose people like Jeanne Richardson and Beverly Marrero. We need their voices, and we need the voices of the next generations of women who they inspire.
The Shelby County Democratic Party is committed to this fight, but we can’t do it alone. If you didn’t make it the other night, we hate that we missed you and hope to see you at our next event. But you can still show your support by investing in the work of the SCDP. By clicking below and contributing $50, $100, or more, you will help to ensure that the SCDP can continue and expand our work to move women’s equality forward.
Thanks again for your continuing support of the Shelby County Democratic Party.
Liz Rincon & Evan Hurst