In August 2011, after realizing there were very few Democrats on the November ballot, five people met to discuss the reorganization of the party in our county. We pledged to meet again the next month and “bring a friend.” From that time on, our database grew from 5 to over 150 at present and growing every time we put our booth in a festival. We hear from many Democrats who cannot have their names associated with party activities but we are supportive in other ways.
We have twice had the honor of hosting representatives from the 14 counties comprising the 4th U.S. Congressional District and were considered to host the 2012 District Convention which selected delegates to the National Convention for President Obama’s second term. Our former state executive committee chair, Rickey Cole, has been to our county many times and calls us the jewel of party for our accomplishments. In 2016, our committee chair was award the Fanny Lou Hamer Award for Outstanding Activist for the State Party.
Our meetings are held the the first Tuesday of every month at 7 pm at the conference room of the County Administration building on Goodyear Boulevard in Picayune, across the street from the public library. FDW meetings are held after the Party meeting on the first Tuesday at 8 pm, same place. Ruthie Long is the new chair of the PRCFDW and can be contacted at (985) 788-1158.
If you are interested in joining the Young Democrats, please contact our chair. You can learn more about the Young Democrats by visiting the Young Democrats of Mississippi Facebook page.
Our meeting and activities are published in the newspapers and by email to those in the database. Watch for our a guest column in those same newspapers. All Democrats are welcome at our meetings. We discuss issues important to our citizens, upcoming elections and national issues that affect us in Pearl River County. We will be actively involved in hiring poll workers, party training sessions, Voter ID issues, County Redistricting and Voter registration.