Tuesday, May 19, we had our first meeting with the new officers for the 2015-2016 voting cycle. As your new County Chair, I was really pleased with the response and participation of everyone in attendance.
As is always expected, the financial coffers are very low at this time in the election cycle, and fundraising activities need to begin. A very wise decision was made some time ago to make the Democratic Party Headquarters available year-round. Keeping headquarters open contributed to our success in the 2014 elections. It meant we had meeting and storage space plus a place to display the Democratic Party promotional items available for distribution and sale. Additionally, during the last election cycle there were a number of visitors to headquarters wanting material and information regarding the Jackson County Democratic Party.
It costs between $1000.00-$1100.00 monthly to keep our headquarters up and running throughout the year. That covers rent, utilities and insurance. Although the Democratic Women’s and Men’s Clubs are the primary fundraising arms of the Party, they cannot raise the money they need by themselves. So, we have annually done some direct solicitation of funding to help with operational expenses.
Once again I want to appeal to you, a loyal Democrat, to step up and make a donation to the Jackson County Democratic Party. No donation is too little or too big. All monies collected go directly toward the expenses of the Jackson County Democratic Party. We have no paid employees. All of us are volunteers for a cause we believe in very much. Jackson County Democrats had a successful election in 2014; we now need to continue our success locally, as well as, help our state have a successful election in 2016. So, please consider making a contribution today.
There are several ways to contribute to the Jackson County Democratic Party. You may mail your check to this address:
Jackson County Democratic Party
P.O. Box 114
Sylva, NC 28779
If you have a PayPal account, or wish to use a credit card, you now have the option to make your contribution online. Click on this link to make an online contribution
Thank you in advance for your continuing support of the
JACKSON COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY.
Now and forever, think BLUE!
Frank C. Burrell
Chairman, Jackson County Democratic Party