VALDOSTA — Food, fellowship and festivities are on the agenda for th  Lowndes County Democratic Party meeting this week.

The event will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 6, at Mathis Municipal Auditorium, 2300 N. Ashley St., according to an organizational press release. Tickets are $25 each and may be purchased from any Lowndes County Democratic Party committee member or at the door.

“Thank our Teachers” signs, food provided by Miller BBQ and plans from Democratic candidates seeking office will be available, according to organizers. 

Guest speakers include Sarah Todd, Democratic Party of Georgia vice chair of congressional district chairs and county party liaison, and Claudia Collier, Democratic Party of Georgia greening chair.

"Democrats have a lot to be proud of," said J.D. Rice, Lowndes County Democratic Party chairman. "After all, Social Security (Franklin Delano Roosevelt), Medicare and Medicaid (Lyndon Baines Johnson) and the Affordable Care Act (Barack Obama) were all passed under Democratic presidents. The LCDP advocates for our health, especially considering South Georgia Medical Center is a mainstay of our local economy. LCDP also advocates for public transportation so our residents can get to work, to the benefit of our businesses, as both the chamber and the development authority also recommend. LCDP’s platform includes equal and impartial justice under the law and leaving the earth as safe, beautiful, and majestic as we found it, so LCDP continues to advocate against the Sabal Trail pipeline and for solar power. Help us make Lowndes County a more beautiful and better place to live for all."

The Lowndes County Democratic Party: 

• Promotes development of party organization and activities

• Seeks and encourages qualified candidates for public office

• Supports Democratic nominees

• Performs such election functions as are required by law

• Maintains appropriate records, and supports the State Affirmative Action program.

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