The Washington County Democratic Party (WCDP) held a District Representative Meet-and-Greet with County voters on Sunday, October 29, at The Depot at Franklin Commons, Food City, 920 N. State of Franklin Road. District Representatives are executive members of the WCDP who amplify the voices of residents in their districts across Washington County and represent their concerns and ideas in all decisions made by the Party.
The event was friendly and very well attended with new acquaintances being made and lively conversation throughout, over snacks and beverages. Besides acquainting local voters with their District Representatives, a main objective was sharing the goals and accomplishments of the Democratic Party, and discussing perspectives, ideas, and concerns of those in attendance. Some of the impact at the local and national levels discussed included:
- Over $194 million of federal infrastructure dollars invested in Northeast Tennessee
- A boost in national security, industry competitiveness, American manufacturing and innovation through the CHIPS and Science Act with $53 billion for American semiconductor research, development, manufacturing, and workforce development
- Over $500 million of federal funds for broadband internet expansion in rural Tennessee
- Flipping one local precinct blue in the 2022 election
- Registering hundreds of voters in Washington County and turning out voters in record numbers
- Fighting to keep voting at ETSU
- Supporting our community at over 15 local events in the County
WCDP Chair Sylvain Bruni facilitated this discussion and there were many questions posed, ideas shared, concerns offered, and solutions discussed.
In addition to its dynamic work promoting Democratic ideals and getting Democratic candidates elected at local, state, and national levels, the WCDP plans to make these Meet-and-Greet events a regular feature of its outreach, in an effort to engage, mobilize, and energize voters to make their voices heard.