Out of an abundance of caution for public health, the Muscogee County Democratic Committee has postponed and suspended all in-person party events for the foreseeable, including our monthly meetings, and the Democratic Party of Georgia has decided to postpone all statewide party events for the foreseeable future, including DPG’s State Celebration for March 21st as well as the May meeting of the State Committee. Our party takes the concerns of public health professionals extremely seriously, and we are putting the health and safety of Georgians first. 

With this in mind, we strongly urge our fellow county committees to consider postponing or cancelling public events for the foreseeable future, or significantly adjust events to minimize public risk (some suggestions here). 

We are also observing how this outbreak is affecting our elections:

The DPG as a whole will push the SoS to allow prepaid postage stamps for absentee ballots and request forms, as well as to use other best practices for extending absentee ballots to all Georgians without critically overwhelming the U.S. Postal Service.

The DPG’s voter protection program and hotline will continue to operate throughout this period – please continue to urge voters to call our hotline at 888-730-5816 with any questions or concerns before Election Day on May 19. The MCDC is planning for more virtual events in April, in which we will hold public livestreamed forums for candidates via videoconference. Other virtual collaboration tools may likely be used by the MCDC and the DPG leading up to not only the primary, but also the national convention.

In the meantime, we encourage you to take steps to protect yourself and others: 

The MCDC and the DPG will continue to monitor the guidance of public health officials closely, and we will be in touch with further updates as this issue continues. Thank you for your help as we face this crisis together, and please stay safe.