Tuesday, October 20, 2015

October Central Committee Meeting!

Please note that we are switching things up a little this month! 

The October meeting will be on Thursday, October 29th at Cherry Street Restaurant and Bar, 57 South Cherry Street in Galesburg. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. and for those who would like to order dinner or arrive a little earlier to visit, plan on coming around 6 p.m.

If anyone is interested in running for precinct committeeman, we have petitions and all the other paperwork necessary to file, or you can pick up a packet at the Knox County Clerk's Office at the Court House. There are several other opportunities to run for office in 2016, including the Knox County Board, Circuit Clerk, Recorder of Deeds, State Representative from the 74th District and State Senator from the 37th and 47th Districts.If you are interested in running, please feel free to contact Chris Winick if you have any questions.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Delegate Selection Process for the 2016 Democratic National Convention

The Democratic National Convention will be in Philadelphia, PA from July 25-28, 2016

The Democratic Party of Illinois’ Delegate Selection plan can be found at www.ildems.com. For those interested in becoming a delegate, the required documents are available in the appendix of the plan or from the state board of elections website, www.elections.state.il.us.
If you are interested in being a Delegate for Hillary Clinton, please go to https://docs.google.com/…/1Fx4yu2svMT2Hh6auUBYOgA…/viewform…to submit information to the Clinton campaign.
If you are interested in being a Delegate for Bernie Sanders, please email Sean Niewoehner at seanniewoehner@berniesanders.com.
As a reminder, delegates can begin passing petitions on October 8, 2015. Petitions and the other required documents must be filed between January 4-6, 2016. Delegates must have 500 valid signatures.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Come To Our Meetings!

The Knox County Democratic Central Committee will meet on Thursday, Spetember 24, 2015 at 7 p.m. at the Cherry Street Restaurant & Bar, 57 South Cherry Street in Galesburg. Everyone is welcome! Bring a guest and plan on arriving around 6 p.m. if you would like to have dinner and a chance to visit before the meeting.
Local Democrats have been busy since our August meeting! We had a number of candidates represented in the Labor Day Parade and we managed to avoid the rain storm that was predicted during our annual ice ream social on September 10th. Candidates have been busy collecting signatures on nominating petitions and Democrats across the nation continue to be entertained on a daily basis by the Republicans in the clown car.
John Curtis from McDonough county has announced his intentions to run for State Representative in the 93rd District and yesterday, Don Moffitt announced that he does not intend to run for the seat in the 74th District. Both State Senate Seats in Knox County will also be up, in addition to several County Board seats. If you or anyone you know is interested in running for an office or becoming active in the Democratic Party – come to our meetings!