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“It Starts Here” GC County Democratic Party Leadership Convention

Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 10:02 am



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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” –Margaret Mead

There are many times, far more often than not, that government and politics itself can be overwhelming. Whether it is due to the elected representatives and their choices or the sheer volume of offices on the ballot every two to four years, it sure seems like a great deal to keep up with for those of us just trying to live our lives. We become overwhelmed by the process in such a way that we feel like we do not really have a say in our government. You probably hear it often, and may even say it yourself, “it’s not like my vote counts,” or “doesn’t matter, whoever wins will not fix anything.” However, as our recent local elections have shown, big changes can happen fast. Our County is full of people who care about its future and who want to see Grundy succeed regardless of any expectations cast by those outside of the County. With that said, it is important that we utilize this energy to the fullest in order to make progress toward the future. This process begins with people coming together, discussing their ideas, and building a framework for the future.democratic party

During the local races last August, the citizens of Grundy County came together on multiple occasions not just for candidates, but for their ideas on moving forward. The public interest was piqued and better served as a result. As we continue to move forward, I would invite everyone to become part of the process. Pursue the framework with your ideas and how we can be better together as a County.

It all starts here. I respectfully ask all Democrats to join us on March 27, at 5 p.m. (Convention will begin promptly at 5 p.m.) when the Grundy County Democratic Party will hold its 2015 Leadership Convention to elect new leaders at the Grundy County Courthouse in Altamont, Tennessee.

For more information, contact Chairman Roger Layne at 423-580-8205.