Haywood County "Struck Speechless" Rally

Just got this email from our county party communications team..

The Democratic Party "Struck Speechless" Rally will be held on Friday, May 6th, 12 noon, on the Haywood County Courthouse lawn. Rep. Ray Rapp will be there with us and will be our spokesman to the media, since we will not say a word. The banner will say, "Struck Speechless by the goings on in Raleigh and Washington" Individual signs will say why we are struck speechless. ie: gutting education to abounding seniors, privatizing social security, etc.

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Struck Speechless!

Medical providers will soon inform 9/11 first responders about a provision in the James Zadroga 9/11 Health And Compensation law that requires them to be run through the FBI's terrorism watch list before they can receive health care benefits.

Prove You're Not a Terrorist First

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The measure of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. - FDR

A Great Day in Waynesville

We had about 25 "protesters" with signs in front of the Haywood County Courthouse on Main Street in Waynesville at lunchtime. "Aren't Our Kids Worth a Penny" was among the messages we carried on signs, in our silent protest. Many of the people in cars passing by during this busy time of day with Superior Court in session gave us the "thumbs up" or honked their horns in approval of our message.

Rep. Ray Rapp was there and spoke to reporters from The Mountaineer and the Smoky Mountain News. Our message is that we are Struck Speechless by the goings on in Raleigh and Washington.

After standing there for about 45 minutes, we were all encouraged by the positive response we got. We hope that the message gets through loud and clear to the five Democrats who voted with the Republicans on their version of the budget.

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The measure of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. - FDR

One Cent Makes Sense

Ray Rapp laid it on good at tonight's Haywood County Democratic Party spring rally at Tuscola High School. Ray from Mars Hill and Phil Haire from Sylva are fighting the good fight in Raleigh on behalf of us here in the mountains.

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The measure of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. - FDR

Good to know

It may seem odd for me to say it, but I've seen more to make me proud of our elected Dems in the last few months than I have in the last few years.

Not that I want them to stay in the minority, mind you, but there's something to be said for the character-building effect of adversity. And they're going to need it after our state is exposed to the "tender mercies" of the GOP.