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September 17th, 2018. We are officially 50 days away from Election Day.
The day we’ve been counting down to, working hard toward, and holding on to hope for is almost here. Can you believe it?
As we approach Election Day, there are some key dates you need to know:
Next Tuesday, Georgia’s WIN List hosts our “Stand With WINning Women” candidate rally. This is our biggest event of the year to celebrate and support the 36 women running for statewide or legislative office who have earned our endorsement.
This is the LAST DAY TO REGISTER or update your voter registration in order to vote on Election Day.
Make sure everyone you know – family, friends, neighbors, colleagues, etc. – is registered to vote before October 9th.
This is the FIRST DAY OF EARLY VOTING.
To find out where you can vote early and what time the polls are open in your county, check here. You can also check your county’s Board of Elections website.
The polls will be open for STATEWIDE SATURDAY VOTING.
To find out where you can vote on this Saturday and what time the polls are open in your county, check here.
This is the LAST DAY TO REQUEST AN ABSENTEE BALLOT.
To request an absentee ballot, fill out the application here and mail/email it to your county registrar. You can find your county registrar information here or on your county’s Board of Elections website.
This is the LAST DAY TO VOTE EARLY.
This is it. This is the day we’ve all been waiting for… ELECTION DAY!
If you were not able to participate in early voting, you will need to make plans to cast your vote on this day. This is the last chance. You will vote at your assigned polling place. If you’re not sure where you’re assigned polling place is or need to check when the polls will be open, check here.
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- If you have trouble voting or witness something that seems wrong while at a polling place, please call the Democratic Voter Protection Hotline for support: 888-730-5816
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP?
Now is the time to volunteer to help our Democratic candidates win.
This election may be one of the most important elections of our lifetime and we cannot afford to leave anything on the table.
We encourage everybody to set aside at least one day or one weekend between now and Election day to volunteer with a Democratic candidate. There is something for everyone: canvassing, making phone calls, writing postcards, volunteering in the campaign offices, etc.
Georgia’s WIN List proudly endorses Julie Jordan for House District 179. She is the first Democratic challenger in eight years to appear on the ballot for this Glynn County district which includes Brunswick, Saint Simons Island, and Jekyll Island.
Julie is a California native who was adopted at two weeks old and raised in Lancaster. She became the first member of her family to graduate from college after attending Cal Poly San Luis Obispo on a basketball scholarship. She became a coach for the Georgia Southern Women’s Basketball Team while completing her Master’s of Science in Sports Management.
During her eight years at Hinesville Middle School, Julie was a coach for basketball and soccer, served as Athletic Director and later became certified to become a school counselor. She returned to Georgia Southern University from 1995 to 1997 to earn a Master’s of Education and Education Specialist in Counselor Education. As a resident of Saint Simons Island for the past 19 years, Julie has worked in public schools as a school counselor at Needwood Middle School, Glynn Middle School and currently serves as Registrar at Glynn Academy.
From 2012 to 2015, Julie served as President-Elect, President and Past President for the Georgia School Counselors Association which has more than 1,000 members. Julie also supports the 100 Miles environmental group focused on protecting Georgia’s coastline and Georgia Equality. She is a Democratic Party Precinct Captain, a leader of the Women’s Voices of Glynn County, a member of the Glynn Dems Executive Committee, and a Glynn County liaison to Greening Georgia, an environmental caucus of the Democratic Party of Georgia.
Here are some issues that Julie is passionate about:
- Economic Development and Living Wage – “Everyone deserves to earn a living wage,” Julie says. “No individual or family should struggle to make ends meet. In Glynn County, the average wages are below the national average.” Julie will strive to attract new businesses and will help build and develop opportunities for higher wage jobs.
- Preservation of Coastal Georgia – Julie is passionate about maintaining the natural beauty of the Glynn County Environment. She will strive to ensure the safety of the waters and protect native wildlife. She is strongly opposed to offshore drilling and pledges to work to prevent it.
- Quality and Affordable Healthcare – Julie believes that quality healthcare should not become a financial burden for families. Julie will work to increase access to affordable and quality healthcare in Glynn County. She supports rural hospitals and will work to reduce the physician shortage as well as increase the availability of primary care facilities.
- Expand Access to Childcare and Pre-K Education – Julie believes access to quality, affordable childcare along with early childhood education is beneficial to children and their families. These benefits include lower retention rates and higher graduation rates. Julie wants to increase access to quality Pre-K education and provide transportation to Pre-K programs.
Learn more about Julie and her campaign here:
Julie Jordan for Georgia State House District 179
- Website: www.juliejordanforgeorgia.com
- Facebook: @juliejordanforgeorgia
- Instagram: @juliejordanforgeorgia
- Twitter: @juliejordan4GA
Georgia women like Julie are making history in this midterm election cycle as they run for seats long held by Republicans. With women in record numbers on the ballot this year, WIN List needs your help to elect these women and train the candidates we want to see on the ballot in 2020 and beyond.
Georgia’s WIN List is proud to announce our endorsement of 2015-16 Lowndes County Teacher of the Year and Army veteran Dr. Treva Gear for the House District 175. During a special election for this seat in February 2018, she was the only Democrat running against three Republican men and placed second.
Treva never really suspended her earlier campaign efforts and has spent these past few months visiting churches, attending festivals or community meetings, and making connections for a strong grassroots campaign leading up to this November. She is particularly excited to have an energetic group of Valdosta State University fraternity and sorority students volunteering for her.
The district includes all of Brooks County and portions of Lowndes and Thomas Counties. Cities and towns in the district include Barney, Barwick, Boston, Dixie, Hahira, Morven, Pavo, Quitman, Thomasville, and Valdosta. Brooks County sits at the heart of the district and struggles from the highest levels of poverty and struggles with attracting quality industry.
“The strength of our district is based upon how well we take care of our most vulnerable members – children, senior citizens, and the disabled. District 175 has great potential for economic growth. There are parts of our district that thrive while other parts barely survive. The factors – the broken bootstraps – that hinder progress for all people are the base of my commitment to District 175. By advocating for and voting on legislation which eliminates these issues, we can all pick ourselves up with new bootstraps. These new bootstraps will involve expanding Medicaid, a living wage, and access to quality job and educational opportunities,” Treva says.
A native of the area, Treva holds a Doctorate in Adult and Career Education from Valdosta State University and is the first Instructional Coach for Lowndes High School. Treva says she and fellow educators are tasked with equipping students with the knowledge and skills needed to prosper in college, careers, and life while at the same time acting as surrogate mothers and fathers during the school day. She says adequate funding and pro-education policies and legislation are necessary to meet the educational needs of all students and proposes the following:
- Minimize standardized testing in K-12 by focusing more on the learning which occurs throughout the year as exhibited by benchmark tests and common assessments. Standardized testing robs teachers and students of time spent teaching and learning.
- Provide needs-based scholarships to Georgia’s high school graduates. HOPE is currently merit-based and requires that high school students have a 3.0 GPA and they must have taken at least four Advanced Placement (AP) or advanced level math, science, social studies, or English classes. Minority students and economically disadvantaged students are not often chosen for advanced courses, which prevents their eligibility for HOPE despite having a 3.0 GPA.
- Create a renewed focus on career development through coursework, exploration, and emphasis from primary school to high school. It is important that students have an idea of their strengths, weaknesses, and career interests upon graduating from high school. She proposes increasing the number of counselors, especially at the high school level.
- Ensure that teachers are receiving competitive pay with regular, gradual pay increases to account for increases in the cost of living. Teachers have spent more than a decade without a cost of living raise while battling furlough days which further cut into their take-home pay. In the state of Georgia, teachers should not have to worry about having enough money to pay their bills or contemplate taking a second job.
To learn more about Dr. Treva Gear, follow her campaign or to volunteer, please contact the campaign here:
Treva Gear for House District 175
Georgia women like Treva are making history in this midterm election cycle as they run for seats long held by Republicans. With women in record numbers on the ballot this year, WIN List needs your help to elect these women and train the candidates we want to see on the ballot in 2020 and beyond.
Georgia’s WIN List proudly endorses Twitty Titus for Georgia’s House District 173. This district includes Bainbridge, Cairo and Thomasville and is currently represented by Republican Darlene Taylor, who has served for four terms.
Twitty’s father once represented the district for 10 years as a much-respected conservationist on the Republican side of the aisle. She credits her father for teaching her the virtues of humility, stewardship, and belief in oneself.
Public service is a deep-rooted family tradition as Twitty’s great-great-grandfather, Judge H.W. Hopkins, was one of Thomasville’s earliest promoters, leading to the area becoming known as a health resort, a rich hunting ground, and a winter paradise for wealthy Northerners who brought spending money with them as they began to congregate and build hunting plantations in the area.
Here are policies Twitty pledges to promote if elected:
- A REGIONAL VISION: Twitty believes our state is at a crossroads and believes rural Georgia will continue to experience economic decline and population loss unless a new course is adopted. She hopes to work toward establishing a regional vision which focuses on bringing existing institutions together to promote the talent, resources, and quality of life rural Georgia provides. “The goal is intelligently managed growth,” she said.
- GREEN ENERGY: Like her father, Twitty is a conservationist who believes green energy and energy efficiency can help residents save money on their bills and reduce their carbon footprint. With the solar energy industry expanding, it opens up new job opportunities. Twitty will also work to provide equal access to high-speed internet for all citizens.
- A LIVING WAGE: To challenge the region’s poverty, Twitty will work to increase the minimum wage. Twitty says, “Working families shouldn’t have to choose between buying food and paying the utility bill.”
- JOBS: Twitty’s top priority is to attract businesses and industries that are ‘job producing’. She believes that new entrepreneurs need a space to try out their ideas and creating business incubators and worker spaces can give them a nudge to start that process.
- AGRICULTURE: Twitty wants to make sure the voice of farmers is heard at the Capitol. She wants to support and protect family and corporate farmers from unexpected price shifts and loss of trading partners. Twitty believes that to expand productivity, farmers must have access to high-speed internet and support for farm technology and 21st-century data management.
- AFFORDABLE HOUSING: Twitty wants to encourage the state to build affordable housing. She believes it is important to look at options for single-family homes on sizable lots which cost less including homes and complexes with multiple families. Twitty says, “Our developments need to reflect changing needs and lifestyles.”
Twitty Titus for GA House District 173
- Website: https://twittytitus.com
- Facebook: @TwittyTitus
- Instagram: @twittytitus
- Twitter: @Twitty_Titus
Courageous women like Twitty have stepped up to run all across the state of Georgia to challenge long-term GOP incumbents. With Twitty’s deep ties to the area, she feels compelled to fight for the citizens of HD 173 and continue her family’s legacy of servant leadership. Twitty and the other 35 WIN Endorsed women are ready to put it all on the table over the next few weeks before November. Please join us in our efforts to help get Twitty and women all across Georgia elected. Our women candidates are the visionary leaders, much like Twitty’s great-grandfather, Georgia needs.