Breakfast with Democrats

Join us Saturday, April 7th, at 8:30 am for our monthly breakfast with Democrats. We will meet at the Flowood Panera Bread on Lakeland Drive where we will have a special guest!

3rd Congressional District candidate Michael Aycox of Newton County will join us. Please help us have a good turnout to hear from one of our Democratic candidates for Congress! You can learn more about Michael by clicking here to visit his website.

Federation of Democratic Women

The next meeting of the Rankin County Federation of Democratic Women will be held Thursday, April 19th, at 6:00 pm in the Flowood Library. Everyone is welcome to join the Federation and attend the meetings!

Executive Committee Meeting Rescheduled

The Rankin County Democratic Executive Committee will meet Tuesday, April 24th, at the Board of Supervisors Boardroom beginning at 6:00 pm. The boardroom is located at 211 East Government Street, Brandon, MS 39042. This meeting is open to the public, and everyone is welcome to attend.

Democratic Party Primary Election

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, June 5th, for the Democratic Party Primary Election. We will cast ballots for Democratic candidates for the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives.

Voter Registration Status and Precinct Location

It’s never a bad idea to confirm that your voter registration status is active and where you vote. Use the button below to search online or call the Rankin County Circuit Clerk at 601-825-1466. Help spread the word to have voters confirm their registration status and their voting precinct location and avoid confusion on Election Day.

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In an unexpected surprise, county Chairman Ryan Brown recently visited with Virginia Senator Tim Kaine. Senator Kaine was the 2016 Democratic Vice Presidential nominee. 

Breakfast with Democrats

Join us Saturday, March 3rd, at 8:30 am for our monthly breakfast with Democrats. We will meet at the Flowood Panera Bread on Lakeland Drive and will discuss the news and upcoming elections.

Executive Committee Meeting

The Rankin County Democratic Executive Committee will meet Tuesday, April 17th, at the Board of Supervisors Boardroom beginning at 6:00 pm. The boardroom is located at 211 East Government Street, Brandon, MS 39042. This meeting is open to the public, and everyone is welcome to attend.

Federation of Democratic Women

The next meeting of the Rankin County Federation of Democratic Women will be held Thursday, April 19th, at 6:00 pm in the Flowood Library. Everyone is welcome to join the Federation and attend the meetings!

Democratic Party Primary Election

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, June 5th, for the Democratic Party Primary Election. We will cast ballots for Democratic candidates for the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives.

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Hamer-Winter Dinner

We had a tremendous turnout for the inaugural Hamer-Winter Dinner which was held in Brandon on January 27th! Alabama Senator Doug Jones was the featured guest and did a terrific job firing up the crowd!

We had 700 attendees including actress Sela Ward, Attorney General Jim Hood, Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, and hundreds of Democratic activists from across the state. Thanks to all those who were able to attend!

Breakfast with Democrats

Join us Saturday, February 3rd, at 8:30 am for our monthly breakfast with Democrats. We will meet at the Flowood Panera Bread on Lakeland Drive and will discuss the recent dinner and upcoming elections.

House District 60 Election

On Tuesday, February 20th, there will be an election for House District 60. The Democratic candidate in the race is Morris Mock, Jr. To learn more about Morris and to donate to his campaign, you can CLICK HERE to visit his site. If you want to volunteer for the campaign, please call 601-421-7528 or email CaroleCannon@Bellsouth.net.

If you vote in the following precincts, you likely live in District 60:

  • HCC-Rankin Career-Technical Building, Highlands & Patrick Farms
  • Brandon Baptist Church, Brando
  • Briar Hill Baptist Church, Pearl
  • Christ Congregation Church, Johns
  • Crossgates Baptist Church, Brandon
  • Crossroads Baptist Church, Pelahatchie
  • First Baptist Church (Family Life Center), Brandon
  • McLaurin School, Florence
  • Monterey Fire Department #2 (Greenfield Community Center), Florence
  • National Guard Armory, Brandon
  • Pilgrim Rest M B Church, Brandon
  • Riverside Church, Brandon
  • Robinhood Baptist Church, Brandon
  • Shiloh Recreation Hall, Brandon
  • Union Baptist Church, Brandon

Absentee voting is underway. If you know a voter in the district who is over the age of 65, will be at work the day of the election, or may be out of town, please have those voters go by the circuit clerk’s office to vote absentee. For more information about absentee voting or to confirm your voting precinct, call the circuit clerk’s office at 601-825-1466.

Executive Committee Meeting

The Rankin County Democratic Executive Committee will meet Tuesday, February 27th, at the Board of Supervisors Boardroom beginning at 6:00 pm. The boardroom is located at 211 East Government Street, Brandon, MS 39042. This meeting is open to the public, and everyone is welcome to attend.

Breakfast with Democrats

Join us Saturday, January 6th, at 8:30 am for our monthly breakfast with Democrats. We will meet at the Flowood Panera Bread on Lakeland Drive. Our special gust will be Mississippi’s DNC National Committeewoman, Vicki Slater. She will give a presentation about Emerge Mississippi, a group established to encourage and support women seeking elected office at all levels of government across Mississippi. Come out and hear about this exciting new initiative!

Ready to Run and Help?

Over the past year, a number of organization have come forward to prepare candidates who want to run for offices all the way from school board to the state legislature. Check out organizations like Run for Something, a group focused on millennial candidates; Indivisible, a group working on grassroots mobilization; and Sister District, a volunteer mobilization task force. 

It is exciting to see grassroots activism taking shape like this. Be sure to check out these groups and help spread the word about them.

If you feel the time is right for you to run for office, we want to talk with you! We’ll need candidates for county and legislative seats in 2019, so let’s get to work! Please respond to this email with your information and what office you are interested in exploring.

Did You See This Poll?

According to a recent poll, Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood leads Republican Lt. Governor Tate Reeves in the 2019 gubernatorial matchup with 43 percent supporting Hood to 37 percent supporting Reeves. This is encouraging news, but we must not get complacent. There will be much work to do these next two years, and it will be up to each of us to work hard to win!

Budget and Finance Committee

The Budget and Finance Committee will meet on Tuesday, January 9th at 6:00 pm. The meeting will be held at the Pearl Dunkin’ Donuts meeting room which is located at 403 Riverwind Dr, Pearl, MS 39208. We have a number of events being planned so please mark your calendar to attend this meeting.

Hamer-Winter State Party Dinner

Our Mississippi Democratic Party fundraising dinner, the inaugural Hamer-Winter Dinner, will be held Saturday, January 27th, in Brandon. Stay tuned for updates!

Open Enrollment Deadline Approaching

The deadline to enroll in the health insurance marketplace through The Affordable Care Act is Friday, December 15th! Do not miss this opportunity to get covered! Call 800-318-2596 to learn more or visit healthcare.gov.

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Breakfast with Democrats

Due to a number of events taking place on Saturday, we will not have our monthly breakfast on Saturday, December 2nd. We apologize for any inconvenience and will look forward to seeing you at the January breakfast.  

Rankin County Democratic Executive Committee

The Rankin County Democratic Executive Committee will meet Tuesday, December 12th, at 6:00 pm in the Board of Supervisors boardroom in downtown Brandon. This meeting is open to the public. Come join us and bring a friend!

Committee Working Groups

We still have opportunities for volunteers to serve on a number of committees within the Rankin County Democratic Party. If you are interested in voter registration, outreach and engagement, fundraising, or elections, please reply to this email to get connected. 

Budget and Finance Committee

The Budget and Finance Committee will meet on January 9th at 6:00 pm at Dunkin Donuts in Pearl. Please mark your calendar.

State Party Dinner

Our annual Mississippi Democratic Party fundraising dinner is still scheduled for Saturday, January 27th, in Brandon. Stay tuned for more updates!

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Rankin County Democrats’ October Newsletter

 

From your Rankin County Democratic friends, have a fun and safe Halloween!

 

Saturday Breakfast!

Join your friends for breakfast on Saturday, November 4th, at 8:30 am in the Flowood Panrea Bread on Lakeland Drive! We will meet in the event room and will hear a presentation from Mara Polk, Director of the Mississippi Central Library System. Please come out and help us have a good turnout for Ms. Polk. Stacey Cain from the Mississippi Food Network we will be on-hand to collect canned food items, in preparation for the holidays, and to take photos for local press. Please bring what you can.
 

Federation of Democratic Women

There will not be a meeting of the Rankin County Federation of Democratic Women in November; however, there is a meeting of the Mississippi Chapter of the Federation of Democratic Women on Saturday, November 11th, beginning at 10:00 am. The meeting will be held at Mississippi Democratic Party Headquarters located at 811 East River Place, Jackson, MS 39202. 
 

Rankin County Democratic Committees

Did you know that Rankin County Democrats have committees which focus on voter registration, voter engagement, fundraising, and elections? You can participate! Please reply to this email or call 601-761-0755 to learn more about how you can volunteer to serve on these committees. As we get into the 2018 and 2019 elections, we need everyone’s support to make our elections successful.
 

Update Your Voter Registration Information

Have you or someone you know had a name change or a change of address, and voter registration information hasn’t been updated? We have you covered! Click the button below to locate your current records and update your new information online in just a few minutes!
CLICK HERE TO UPDATE YOUR NAME AND/OR ADDRESS INFORMATION

Healthcare Open Enrollment

Open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) begins on Wednesday, November 1st, and continues through Friday, December 15th! If you or someone you know needs to renew health insurance coverage or to sign up for new coverage through the ACA, do not miss this important deadline.
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New Vice Chair Elected

At its October 17th meeting, the Rankin County Democratic Executive Committee elected Carole Cannon as its new vice chair! Congratulations, Carole!
 

Save the Dates

  • Rankin County Democratic Executive Committee’s next meeting is Tuesday, December 12th.
  • Mississippi Democratic Party’s fundraising dinner is Saturday, January 27th, in Brandon.

Upcoming Committee Meetings

The Legislative Election Task Force will meet Wednesday, October 4th, at 6:00 pm in the Flowood Panera Bread meeting room. Everyone is encouraged to participate in this meeting. Help us win back control of the Mississippi Legislature!

The Rankin County Federation of Democratic Women will meet at the Flowood Library at Winner’s Circle Park on Thursday, October 12th, beginning at 5:30 pm. The guest speaker is Mississippi’s DNC Committeewoman Vicki Slater. Come join the meeting and bring a friend!

The Rankin County Democratic Executive Committee will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, October 17th, at the Rankin County Board of Supervisors boardroom located at 211 East Government Street in downtown Brandon. The meeting will begin at 6:00 pm. This meeting is open to the public, and everyone is encouraged to come and bring a guest. 

Breakfast with Democrats

Join your friends for breakfast and fellowship on Saturday, October 6th, at the Flowood Panera Bread on Lakeland Drive. We’ll catch up and discuss what’s going on in the news. Everyone is invited to join us! Hope you’ll come and bring a friend!

House District 102 Special Election

Kathryn Rehner, the Democratic candidate for House District 102, is heading to a runoff election on October 3rd! This election will either keep or break up the Republicans’ House super majority. If you wish to donate or volunteer, visit www.kathrynrehner.com to learn more.

State Party Dinner

Our annual Mississippi Democratic Party fundraising dinner has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 27th. Please stay tuned for updates!

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Saturday Breakfast and Donation Collection

Join us Saturday, September 2nd, at 8:30 am for breakfast with your Democratic friends to discuss the busy month ahead. We will meet in the event room at the Flowood Panera Bread on Lakeland Drive. This event is open to the public. We hope you’ll join us and bring a friend!

Studies have shown that millennial voters are more likely to respond favorably to a political figure or group when they are actively engaged in community service, not just running on a platform of supporting it. With this in mind, let’s consider how we can more visibly support civic work in our area.

Unfortunately, our county does not have a nonprofit animal rescue location. We only have the county shelter, which is a holding facility paid for with tax dollars. The Madison Ark runs a network of foster homes in the Rankin/Madison area and hosts many adoption events in our county. Major disasters such as Hurricane Harvey stretch already-thin budgets as organizations work to take in displaced animals from impacted areas. We can support their work during a crucial time by donating materials that most of us already have in our homes.

Please consider bringing one or more of these items to donate at our September 2nd breakfast: newspapers, old towels, blankets, garbage bags, cleaning supplies (bleach, wipes, etc.), paper towels, or buckets. A full list can be found at www.madisonark.org. Please consult for food information, if you are donating food. Items do not have to be new, just clean and in usable condition. Feel free to donate your pet’s old bowl or a half empty box of flea treatments.

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Pelahatchie Muscadine Jubilee

On Saturday, September 9th, Rankin County Democrats will have an information booth at the Pelahatchie Muscadine Jubilee. We need volunteers to operate our station. Please reply to this email if you are able to work anytime from 7:00 am until 5:00 pm. There is plenty of food and fun so come out and bring your family and friends!

Federation of Democratic Women

The Rankin County Federation of Democratic Women will meet on Thursday, September 14th, at the Pearl Library on Old Brandon Road. The guest speaker will be the state Federation of Democratic Women President, Tanya Gray! Please come out at 5:30 pm for the meeting. It is open to the public, and everyone is invited!

Save the Date!

Our annual Mississippi Democratic Party fundraising event will be held Saturday, November 4th. More details to come!

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Saturday Breakfast and Executive Committee Meeting

Join us Saturday, August 5th, at 8:30 am for breakfast with your Democratic friends followed by a 9:00 am executive committee meeting. We will meet in the event room at the Flowood Panera Bread on Lakeland Drive. This event is open to the public. We hope you’ll join us and bring a friend!

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Rankin on the Move

On August 17th at 6:30 pm in the Rankin County Saferoom on Marquette Road in Brandon, economic development expert Joe Max Higgins will make a presentation on smart economic growth. Through his work, Mr. Higgins has helped create thousands of jobs in the Golden Triangle of Mississippi. Come out and hear about how we can do that in Rankin County. CLICK HERE to learn more about this event.

In partnership with Mississippi State University, the Mississippi Democratic Party is sponsoring and promoting a training session for women ready to make a difference in Mississippi politics and advocacy. The event will be held at the Jackson Hilton on Saturday, August 19th, beginning at 7:30 am. Tickets are $25 per person. CLICK HERE to learn more about the event and to register. 

Trump(doesn’t)care Vote This Week

The Republican-led United States Senate is expected to vote this week to kick millions of Americans off of their health insurance plans while needlessly putting lives at risk. We need you to make a call to our United States Senators to share your views about this legislation. Every call from Mississippi matters.

CLICK HERE OR CALL 202-224-5054 TO CONTACT THAD COCHRAN
CLICK HERE OR CALL 202-224-6253 TO CONTACT ROGER WICKER
 

Breakfast with Democrats

Join us Saturday, July 1st, at 8:30 am at the Flowood Panera Bread for an in-depth workshop about organizing within Rankin County. Come prepared with information about your legislative and supervisor district. This meeting is open to the public. We hope to see you there!

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Congratulations to Pelahatchie Mayor-elect Ryshonda Harper Beecham on her election earlier this month! She becomes the first African-American to become a mayor in Rankin County! Her inauguration is Friday, June 30th, at 7:00 pm in the Pelahatchie Town Center on Highway 80.

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