Democrats hold fall rally
On Saturday, Sept. 28, Haywood County Democrats will gather at the Canton Armory for their annual fall rally.
Marchers will assemble between 5:45 and 6 p.m. at Sorrells Park (across from the ABC Store) and begin marching to the Armory at 6:15 p.m.
Dinner will begin at 6:30 followed by the program with special guest speaker Robert Dempsey, executive director of the North Carolina Democratic Party (NCDP).
A cake auction will follow.
Tickets are $12.50 per person and can be purchased from Haywood Democratic precinct chairs at party headquarters in Haywood Square or at the door Saturday evening.
“We’re thrilled to be joined by the executive director of the state Democratic Party,” said Janie Benson, party chairman. “Effective grassroots organizing will be key to Democratic victories this year in 2014 and beyond.”
Western North Carolina is critical to electing Democrats at the statewide level and taking back seats in the General Assembly, Benson said.
“The state party recognizes the importance of this area and what it means for the future of our party,” she said.
Before coming to North Carolina, Dempsey was the campaign manager for now-Congressman Scott Peters (D-CA) in a hotly contested, critical pick up for U.S. House Democrats.
For more information, visit haywooddemocrats.org.