Richmond County Democrats Prepare for Morrison-Deane-Goodman Dinner & Rally

Richmond County Democratic Party’s
Nov. 8th in Hamlet:
Hackney, Goodwin, Kissell and Statewide Candidates to Speak

Note: Changed Date, Location, Additional Keynote since April 2007 posting

On the heels of the successful event last year where 500+ Democrats from the region turned out, the 2nd Annual Morrison-Deane-Goodman rally has been re-scheduled for Thursday, November 8, 2007.

Instead of the Hamlet Fairgrounds, the dinner and rally will be at American Legion Post 49. The post is on Veterans Drive, just down from Hamlet City Lake and Business U.S. Highway 74 in Hamlet.

The anticipated charge is only $10 per person for dinner. Candidates and others may purchase ads in the program book. Ad costs will span between $25 and $500. Doors will open at 6 pm.

Another terrific change is confirmation of who will deliver formal remarks: Representative Joe Hackney, the esteemed Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives.

Hackney has served in the General Assembly since 1980, and was recently installed as President of the National Conference of State Legislatures. He represents Chatham, Moore, and Orange counties in Raleigh.

Speaker Hackney will arrive after attending a fundraiser reception that same date for State Representative Melanie Wade Goodwin at the Hamlet Train Depot on Main Street, Hamlet. That reception begins at 5 pm. (More information on the Goodwin reception will appear later in a separate posting.)

In addition to remarks from Speaker Hackney, others will have the microphone. The 2006 Democratic nominee for Congress, Larry Kissell of Montgomery County, and state party chairman Jerry Meek will address the assembled crowd. As at all political events, the Richmond County Democratic Party will allow other Democratic candidates for Statewide, Congressional, regional and local offices the chance to greet the crowd.

The event is held in honor and memory of three great Democrats who hailed from Richmond County: Cameron Morrison, former Governor and U.S. Senator; C.B. Deane, former Congressman and early advocate for civil rights reforms in the 1950s; and, R.W. Goodman, longest-serving elected Sheriff in North Carolina at 44 consecutive years and political patron for more than six decades.

Please mark your calendar and make plans to attend!

We particularly ask Statewide and regional candidates to put this as a must-attend event in ink on their schedules. Not only will you have the rare opportunity to meet a multitude of Democratic voters from Richmond and surrounding counties, this may be one of the few times before the May 2008 primary for you to get your message directly and in-person to a solidly Democratic corner of the Eighth Congressional District.

For more information, contact the following:

Svea Strong
Chairman, Richmond County Democratic Party

Robbyn Sumpter
Treasurer, Richmond County Democratic Party
Secretary, Senior Democrats of North Carolina

Regarding sponsorships, ads:
Wayne Goodwin
Chairman, Eighth Congressional District Democratic Party

* * * *
CROSSPOSTED at "Wayne's World",


Updates on attendees

Dan Besse and Pat Smathers, Democratic candidates for Lt. Governor, have indicated that they both will attend.

I encourage all other candidates for Statewide office to begin providing similar notification. Each candidate or official who indicate their plans to attend will be identified here and at similar blogs in the weeks ahead.

of course

Dan and Pat are the two candidates most committed to bringing their message to the people right now in this state. Of course they would be the first ones to indicate they will attend.

Im sorry I am missing them and all the other speakers and attendees...especially Larry.

"Keep the Faith"

"Keep the Faith"

and not far from home!

I'm going to send this out to Moore County Dems. Even though we're not in the Eighth District, I'm sure that many of our folks would be interested in attending.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

Great idea! As you may recall, not too long ago ....

... Moore County used to be part of the Eighth District for a time back in the early days when Bill Hefner represented the region in Congress.

We'd love to have - and encourage - our Democratic friends from Moore, Scotland, Hoke, Cumberland, Montgomery, Anson, et al to join us for the rally.

Good Idea LC

Mind if I cut and paste to my blog?

I'd love to go....could we make it a foursome Linda?

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

Progressive Discussions

That sounds awesome, Momo.

It's been too long since we've seen you two. Time for a little intelligent adult conversation!

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi


I've sent the announcement to all of my fellow officers and have asked that they share it with the rest of the party.

BTW - I was not involved in local politics when Moore was part of the Eighth District. It sure feels like a better fit than the 6th. But I'm probably saying that because I want to be able to vote for Larry Kissell.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi