Executive Committee meeting coming up
Local Dems meet Jan. 12 to begin gearing for new two-year cycle

Friends, it’s time for us to draw deep, renew our resolve, and get CCDP organized for the new two-year election cycle ahead and the challenges it will surely bring. Let’s start by turning out for our first 2017 party meeting Thursday, Jan. 12! See the meeting notice below.

At the meeting, we’ll recap the November election and aftermath, confirm our party work calendar, and begin preparations for the upcoming Dem precinct meetings and county convention. In this odd-numbered year, we’ll be electing precinct and party officers to serve new two-year terms.

This is a great “new start” time to recommit our efforts or become a more active participant in advancing the values and policies Democrats stand for. Please mark your calendars and plan to be there Jan. 12!
Meeting Notice
Cleveland County Democratic Party 
Executive Committee

6:00 pm,* Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017
Ichiban’s Buffet Restaurant, 1712 E. Dixon Blvd., Shelby, NC

Join us:
In addition to voting members of the Executive Committee, who include Dem precinct leaders and elected officials, this meeting is open for attendance by any interested Democrat registered in Cleveland County. We especially welcome our Democratic volunteers, newcomers wanting to be involved in party activities, and past leaders and campaign helpers.

*If you want to dine with other Dems before or during the meeting, please arrive early to purchase and get your meal before the meeting starts.

It is the honor of my life to be your governor, and to work for all of North Carolina. I pledge to give my very best to the people of this great state of North Carolina, the state I love and where I have spent my life. --Gov. Roy Cooper

President Obama's Dec. 31, 2016, Weekly Address
'From the Obama family to yours, have a happy--and blessed--2017.'

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/election/article113447263.html#storylink=cpy

Democrat Roy Cooper is 
NC's new governor

The photo at left shows Roy Cooper taking the oath of office shortly after the New Year began Jan. 1, in a small ceremony in the state capitol. Public inauguration events and festivities are scheduled for Jan. 7 in Raleigh. 

Read about the swearing-in here:

North Carolina governor takes office minutes into new year, News and Observer, 01-01-2017