York County Democratic Forum – A Rock Hill Meeting! July 11th

The York County Democratic Forum will be meeting on July 11 at 6PM at another Towne Tavern location for this meeting. It will be held at the Towne Tavern located at 2012 Cherry Road (Loves Plaza) in Rock Hill. This at the corner of Mt Gallant and Cherry Road.  Aimee Meader, from Winthrop University, will be the speaker. From WU website:  Dr. Meader teaches courses in multimedia and storytelling production, advanced broadcast journalism, and digital news and video production. Dr. Meader’s research examines the psychological underpinnings of ideology and its impact on the citizenry, with goals of advancing the theories of ideology as motivated social cognition and selective exposure. Her current research agenda explores the role of anxiety in media...

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To Delegates and Alternates

To Delegates and Alternates I want to thank all of our York County Democratic Party delegation for the outstanding job you did at the 2017 SCDP State Convention. Our delegation was once again one of the most attended and largest Democratic Party county delegations represented at this year's convention. Thank you all for your dedication and patience at the convention. I was proud to see that the vast majority of our delegation remained until the final gavel. I was thrilled to see many new faces involved this year as well as long time friends and YCDP Democratic activists. Several other county chairs mentioned to me how impressed they were with how our county is always well represented and engaged at...

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A view of the first 45 days of the new Administration

For those of us holding onto a tiny bit of hope that Donald Trump would recognize  the responsibilities of being President of the United States, that perhaps once he held his hand on the Bible and took the oath of office, or that physically being in the Oval Office or White House he would be transformed into a rational leader, well all hope is lost. From his first words as President he demonstrated that he is the same Donald Trump who pronounced that Mexico was sending us rapists across our borders when he announced his candidacy and he is the same Donald J Trump who proclaimed his proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the United States. His first weeks...

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Thank you Mr. President

As we once again experience the transition of power from one administration to another on January 20, 2017 we can all be thankful that the incoming administration will be handed over a country that is on a solid foundation. That wasn’t the case when President Obama was sworn on January 20, 2009. As we look back on the past eight years we can be thankful that we had the steady, thoughtful, calm, ethical, and principled leadership of President Obama.  The President, his administration, and his family have made us proud.  Yes there are differences on policy or philosophy we have with any President.  However, there can be no doubt that this President, his administration, and his family have served this...

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Reflecting on the election results

There can be no doubt that the results of the 2016 election were overall  a disaster for the Democratic Party.  The fact that Donald Trump is about to be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States is surrealism in real life. Make no doubt about it, a dark shadow has settled in on the horizon and it will take all we can muster to fight the forces that are gathering under such a shadow.  These forces are relentless and know no norms, have no sense of decency, and feel emboldened by the candidacy, election, and post election actions of Trump. We will have our work cut out for us, even more so for those of us who...

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