Awesome DEC Rally in Lakeland
The Polk County DEC held its first successful voter registration rally in Lakeland for the upcoming 2012 election this fall.
The Polk County DEC partnered with the Polk County Chapter of the National Congress of Black Women, Inc. and the eight local Democratic Clubs provided music, food, workshops, and voter registration at the corner of MLK & 10th Street on Saturday. After the initial training, our teams took to the neighborhoods seeking new voters and talking with residents in the community.
With the new voters, OFA also had many new volunteers sign up to work in the upcoming elections. And, all of our Polk County Democratic volunteers had the opportunity to talk with many Lakeland residents. We also secured petitions for Karen Welzel, CD 41 Candidate and Michael Lashman, Candidate for Sheriff. Charlene Hypes, DEC Chair, said the event was an awesome success and the DEC will hold similar events in the near future.
A special thank you is in order to all our Club Presidents and Club members, from Charlene Hypes and the Polk DEC, to those who participated and a special thanks to Doris Moore Bailey for securing the site and the music. We would also like to send our thanks to Pinxster Entertainment (www.pinxster.com) for providing the music that attracted many people; Regina Long who decorated the tables and tents; Ricky Shirah who provided the grill and generators; also, Paul Anderson and John Anthony who coordinated the workshops, instructing people how to get involved and walk the neighborhoods.
It was an astonishing site to see that all of the Clubs were well represented with their Presidents and members. We even had some of our elected officials come by, and the neighborhood was energized for the upcoming election and going forward with electing Democrats to office.
If you are interested in becoming involved, or would like to be a precinct captain, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and you will receive information on the DEC, the Clubs, and the process for joining the Polk County DEC.
Polk County Democrats