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UCDP Reorganization

Monday, March 4th, 2019

Dear Unicoi County Democrats,

As you probably know already, our official Unicoi County Leadership Elections (Reorganization) will occur on Saturday, April 6. Instead of our usual meeting time, we will meet at 11 am for a light breakfast and fellowship. At noon, we will close and lock the doors in order to begin the actual Reorganization process. It shouldn’t take long at all to finish the Reorganization once we begin. The 2019 County Party Reorg Guidelines describes it this way: “Every two years the Tennessee Democratic Party undertakes County Party Leadership elections – often referred
to as Reorganization – to elect the chair, vice chair, secretary, treasurer and the executive committee of each county party.”

I want to encourage as many of you as possible to attend this important event. It’s all about electing effective county party leaders for the next two years, and we certainly have a crucial two years ahead of us. The all-important 2020 election will determine whether Democrats can steer our country back on track or we continue to falter at home and on the world stage while a demented toddler king throws tantrums and demands obeisance from everyone around him. We must do the good, hard work to see as many Democrats go into Office in 2020 as possible, especially the White House.

We also must work on local and state elections. Our plate is going to be full, so we need as many people on board as possible. Please join us on April 6 for the Reorganization and on the first Saturday of each month following that as we build strategy and get the Democratic Party moving toward Victory at home, in Nashville, and in Washington D.C.

As we get closer to April 6, I will send out more information about the Reorganization. The main thing to remember right now is that you must be inside the Erwin Town Hall before noon, or you will not be able to participate.

Michael Briggs
Chair, Unicoi County Democratic Party

Unicoi County Democratic Party Sets Reorganization Date

Monday, March 4th, 2019

Erwin – The Unicoi County Leadership Elections (Reorganization) will occur on Saturday, April 6 at Erwin Town Hall. The Reorganization process will begin at 11 with registration and lunch. The doors will be locked at 12 and the Reorganization will begin with voting for new Bylaws. Officers and Executive Committee will then be elected. The County Party Reorganization is an event every two years where the Tennessee Democratic Party directs all County Party Leadership elections – often referred to as Reorganization – to elect the chair, vice chair, secretary, treasurer and the executive committee of each county party.

All Democrats in Unicoi County are welcome to attend.

Unicoi County Democratic Party Holds Special Election April 22

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

When_Did_the_Republican_and_Democratic_Parties_Trade_Places_757_3613Erwin – The Unicoi County Democratic Party will hold a special election on April 22nd at 8:30 a.m. at Erwin Town Hall. A new Vice Chair and Executive Committee members will be elected. Anyone interested in these offices should attend this special meeting. The election will be conducted in accordance with the party Bylaws. View the party Bylaws at this link.

UCDP Elects new Officers and Executive Committee members

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Erwin – Today members of the Unicoi County Democratic Party elected new officers and Executive Committee members:

Chair – Michael Briggs
V Chair – *
Secretary – Sally Dillon
Treasurer – Brunhilde Tober

Executive Committee:
Michaela Platt
Steven Wilcox
Virginia Hampton
John Hashe
Nikki Engle
Mike K Hampton

* A special election to be held in April to elect a new Vice Chair. The newly elected V Chair was unable to serve. Date of the special election is forthcoming.

Unicoi County Democratic Party to Elect New Leaders at Reorganization Convention

Friday, February 17th, 2017

When_Did_the_Republican_and_Democratic_Parties_Trade_Places_757_3613Erwin, Tenn. — The Unicoi County Democratic Party will hold a Biennial Reorganization Convention to elect new leaders on Saturday, March 25th at 9 a.m. The meeting will take place at Erwin Town Hall.

Local Democrats will elect a new Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and the Executive Committee for Unicoi County for a two-year term. All Democratic residents who are eligible voters of Unicoi County are urged to attend to discuss the party’s agenda and events for 2017-18. During reorganization, attendees will review and adopt the County Party bylaws. We are anxious to build a stronger grassroots organization.

The Reorganization Convention is open to all Unicoi County Democrats. Attendees should arrive early to complete credentialing forms. Doors will open at 8:30 for registration and reorganization committees will meet. and be admitted to the convention prior to 9 a.m. The reorganization will be conducted in accordance with the Unicoi County Democratic Party bylaws. The bylaws can be viewed on this website at under the GOP Dirty Tricks tab at the top right side of the home page.

For more information, contact Michael Briggs at 423-341-1555 or Mike Hampton at 423-743-7608 or visit our facebook page.

Unicoi County Democratic Party Meeting set for March 4th

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

When_Did_the_Republican_and_Democratic_Parties_Trade_Places_757_3613 Erwin – The Unicoi County Democratic Party will meet on Saturday, March 4 at 9 am at Erwin Town Hall on Main Street in Erwin, TN. The agenda will include discussion of upcoming Party Reorganization on March 25th and the 2017 calendar of events for the party. The party will also have lively discussion on the immoral agenda of Donald Trump.

Unicoi County Party Reorganization Set for March 25th

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

aaaaaaaaaaaaErwin – The Unicoi County Democratic Party will hold a Party Reorganization meeting on March 25th at 9 am at Erwin Town Hall on Main Street in Erwin, TN. The purpose of the reorganization is elect new officers and Executive Committee members. Elections will be held for the following offices: Chairman, Vice-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. New Executive Committee members will also be elected. The party Bylaws will be open for revision.

For more information on party reorganization, attend the next regular meeting of the Unicoi County Democratic Party on March 4th at 9 am at Erwin Town Hall.

Get involved and make a difference in your life and future. For more information on the Unicoi County Democratic Party visit us on facebook at this link.

Erwin Woman attends Women’s March in Washington D.C.

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

15025213_1773912992858868_3559608008422432000_oWashington – While Donald Trump can’t give away tickets to his inauguration, the Women’s March in Washington is drawing growing interest and projected massive crowds. There are sixteen times more buses requested for the March vs the inauguration. Interest in the Trump inauguration is dropping as fast as his poll numbers. His current popularity is at 37% according to recent polls.

Scores of women across Tennessee are planning to join the Women’s March on Washington, which will take place this Saturday, Jan. 21, near the Capitol. The event is expected to draw women and men alike who are concerned that women’s rights could be rolled back by Congress and the new Republican White House.

Organizers in East Tennessee have chartered three buses to take some 150 people to the rally. These buses will be leaving throughout the day on Friday. Other busloads of marchers will depart from Knoxville, Nashville, and Chattanooga.

Erwin – Several Erwin residents will be attending the march; some are loading up their cars with women from across NE TN while others from Erwin are riding on the buses leaving from Kingsport. The Unicoi County Democratic Party is giving financial assistance to help offset cost of local women and students attending the March for Women.

Some of the Erwin marchers are supporters of Hillary Clinton but virtually all are attending because they fear the rhetoric of the campaign threatens to spill over into everyday life and deal a death blow to women’s rights. Several women are concerned with issues such as gender discrimination, reproductive rights, equal pay and the fair treatment of minorities, immigrants, gays and lesbians.

Yesterday, a group of Erwin women and their supporters observed Martin Luther King Day, in Erwin, making signs for their Washington trip. Cars will be leaving Erwin early Friday morning as they make the trip to Washington. We wish these women and their supporters a safe trip.

UPDATE: Record crowds gathered in Washington and across the nation and world to protest on behalf of people.

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Unicoi County Democratic Party Headquarters Opens August 27th

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

a headquartersThe Unicoi County Democratic Party Headquarters will open on August 27th at 5 p.m. at 511 North Mohawk Drive (the same location as 2008 and 2012). We have Hillary Clinton yard signs, bumper stickers and campaign badges. Call 743-7696 to pick up your Hillary campaign items. We will be open 5 p.m. through 8 p.m. on Saturday, August 27th.

The grand opening of our headquarters will kick off with a pool side cookout followed by a wine party and political conversation with like minded Democrats. Tickets for the fundraiser have sold out

Headquarter hours of operation will be announced in the near future.

For more information visit us at Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnicoiCountyDemocraticParty/ or call 743-7696.

Unicoi County Democratic Party Meeting Saturday, August 6th

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

UCDP MThe Unicoi County Democratic Party will meet Saturday, August 6th at 9a.m. at Erwin Town Hall. Hillary Clinton signs will be available at this meeting.

This meeting will involve continued conversation about our county party’s path forward. We will be discussing the latest news on Insure Tennessee, Haslam’s push for privatization of state jobs and the decline of the state focus on middle class families in Tennessee. We will also discuss the state legislation focus on bills designed to cater to special interest and lobbyists.

Additional topics will include the Democratic Convention, building the county party, Hispanic Community outreach, and the August 27th Pool side fundraiser.

Discussions will continue on ongoing area activities of the Tri-Cities Tennessee Young Democrats and College Democrats of America at ETSU.

Discussions will also include a vote to approve expenditures for the Unicoi County Democratic Party General Election and finalize plans to conduct phone banking to Tennessee and North Carolina voters for Democratic Voter turnout.

The public is welcome to attend. Get involved and help our county, state and nation move forward. For more information visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/UnicoiCountyDemocraticParty to get information on ongoing activities and events.