Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Lenoir County Democratic Women

Lenoir County, no matter what anyone thinks was transformed on Nov. 3rd. The City of Kinston elected its first Republican Mayor since Reconstruction (Congrats BJ Murphy).

With that victory also came claims of the demise of the Lenoir County Democratic Party. Well, let me just say that the reports of our demise have been extremely exaggerated. The divide in the party over who should represent Kinston as Mayor has been well documented.

We should now focus on the work of repairing the divide and healing the wounds of this campaign. The Lenoir County Democratic Women have began the work of moving the party forward at its monthly meeting on Wednesday November 10th. Democratic Women Chair Debra Tyson has provided strong leadership during this transition period in the party. She has a clear vision of what the party needs to do to move forward.

The Guest speaker at the meeting was Sarah Anderson, President of the North Carolina Democratic Women. She is a strong speaker and was able to really energize and motivate everyone in attendance to get up get active and recruit new members, reach out to the community and let people know what the Lenoir County Democratic Women has to offer.

The key to success in any party is being able to increase group membership and raise funds. Sarah Anderson gave some very good ideas of how to do both. I was very impressed with her and the entire Democratic Women Organization.

I urge every women that has an interest to get involved in their community to get in touch with Debra Tyson and the Lenoir County Democratic Women.

They are the heart and soul of the Lenoir County Democratic party.

Anthony D. Hall
President - Young Democrats of Lenoir County
Member - Lenoir County Board of Health