Upcoming Events

October Meeting
Wednesday, October 21

11:30 AM, Lunch served at noon

NorthEast Seafood Kitchen, Ocean View, Delaware

Our speaker will be
Pete Schwartzkopf
Speaker of the House, State of Delaware
Representative of the 14th District

Don't miss this opportunity to hear Speaker Schwartzkopf discuss legislative issues in the First State and also what to expect when the next session convenes in January 2016.  
Brad Eaby will also talk for a few minutes about his campaign for Delaware's lieutenant governor in the 2016 election.


Lunch Selections

Make your lunch selection from the choices below and RSVP your choice to Sallie Melvin at salliemelvin@gmail.com
or call Sallie at (302) 537-1390 by Friday, October 17. 

Cheddar cheeseburger, lettuce, tomato, onion, homemade chips
Fried shrimp, romaine wedge, bleu cheese, pickled onion, bacon
Butternut and acorn squash salad, baby kale, cider maple vinaigrette, cinnamon, toasted seeds

$18 Members                  $21 Nonmembers
        or attend just the meeting at no cost starting at approximately 12:20

Don't forget to bring with you


Any of the items listed below to help the children who have come to Sussex County from Central America. These children are students in the APELL Program in the Indian River School District.

Items they can use:  

      Clothing: Boys sneakers (size 6-8), girls sneakers (size 5-8, hoodies (small and medium),
scarves for girls, gloves for boys and girls (large and X-large), knitted hats for boys and girls, socks for boys and girls (all sizes)

      Personal and school: Large boxes of unscented tissues, toothbrushes, toothpaste, Clorox or Lysol wipes, bottles of Germ-X,
glue sticks, composition books.

Bring any items that you can contribute to the Shore Democrats meeting on October 21. If you're unable to attend the meeting, contact Mary Thormeyer at (302) 359-0400 to make arrangements with Mary to drop off items.


Past Events


Sussex County DEMOCRATS


2:00 p.m.


(formerly The Biden Pavilion)

        Summer is here and we are two months away from a great Sussex tradition:
the Sussex Democrats’ Jamboree!
This event, nearing its 50th anniversary, started on Lewes Beach
and in the early 1970s (prodded by Joe Biden?) moved to Cape Henlopen State Park.
       The odd-year Jamboree is the traditional kickoff to the next election cycle.
That said, the 2016 elections will include not only races for president of the United States,
but also Congress, governor, lieutenant governor, insurance commissioner, and,
in Sussex County, opportunities to reelect our incumbent office holders and
increase the Democratic representation in the state legislature and the county council. 
       This family-friendly event is one of two major fundraisers for the Sussex Democratic Party.
We need to build on our successful Spring Dinner and enter 2016 well positioned to help fund the local campaigns.
       Contact Mitch Crane at judgemitch@aol.com (302-703-2804)
or Jamboree Committee Chair Marcel Hayes at mhayes159@yahoo.com for tickets,
which are $30 in advance.


Monthly Luncheon:  Weds. July 15, 2015

TOPIC: Sea Level Rise in Coastal Delaware

Speaker : Kelly Valencik  

Coastal Training Program Coordinator

Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve

Kelly Valencik


For More Information on DE Sea Level Rise Visit:

>Delaware's SLR Viewer:  http://de.gov/slrmap

>Delaware Vulnerability Assessment: http://de.gov/slrva

>Recommendations for Adaptation in DE: http://de.gov/slradaptplan

>Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange: www.cakex.org

>FEMA Floodplain Map Viewer: http://maps.riskmap3.com/DEnewcastle/

>Flood Ready Community Resources:  http://de.gov/floodreadycommunityresources


May 20 Monthly Luncheon Wrapup

State Senator Bryan J. Townsend (D-Newark) spoke on reversing Citizens United

Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission
McCutcheon vs. Federal Election Commission


State Senator Bryan J. Townsend discussed Senate Concurrent Resolution 6, which would add Delaware to the list of states calling for a constitutional convention to develop an amendment reversing the Citizens United decision, as allowed under Article V of the United States Constitution.

Both of these Supreme Court decisions have affected the way elections are held in the United States by allowing unlimited amounts of money to be spent on candidates by undisclosed donors.



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