CULLMAN – The Cullman County Democrats gathered for their October meeting recently to discuss pressing issues about the local party and recent events throughout the country.
The group plans to send aid to states hit by hurricane Matthew in the coming weeks. Roger Duke, vice president of the North Central Alabama Young Democrats and a key member of the Cullman County Democrats, called the governor’s offices of the states affected on the southeastern seaboard last week and has been in contact with disaster relief organizations across those states.
“Right now many of the states are taking monetary donations and cases of water. We will be taking donations for that and we will have back-up supplies for people needing supplies for other tropical storms,” said Duke. Duke says he will be in touch with those organizations in the following weeks for a more complete list of supplies needed.
The Cullman County Democrats are also going to be participating in Toys for Tots campaign this year, accepting donations until election night, Nov. 8. Donations can be dropped off at the group’s headquarters at 415 Second Ave. SW in Cullman.
The group is hosting a debate watch party on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m.
Volunteer drivers are being sought for the group’s Ride to the Polls initiative on Election Day. Those who would like to volunteer should stop by headquarters, or call, email or message the group on Facebook. Volunteers must have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.
On election night, there will be a celebration at the headquarters to celebrate the ending of the presidential campaign.
The Cullman County Democrats meet on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at their headquarters.
Address: 415 Second Ave. SW, Cullman, AL 35055
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
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