Run for Office

So you’ve thought about running for office, but you have no idea where to start or what to do. Join BCDP vice-chair Nathan Higdon for an informal discussion group on realistic expectations, needs, and offices that will be on the ballot for 2020. Share the event and/or invite friends you know who are/might be interested in serving this community. Sign up here: or email us:

Lights for Liberty

July 12, 7:00-9:30pm

at The Bird and The Book

Join us for Lights for Liberty

On Friday July 12th, 2019, BCDP joins Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps and protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees. Beginning at 7 p.m. on July 12th, advocates, activists and impacted persons will speak on the issue of human detention camps in the United States. At 9 p.m., around the country and around the world, participants will light candles in a silent vigil for all those held in US detention camps to bring light to the darkness of the Trump administration’s horrific policies. “We shine a light on the inhumane treatment of migrants and refugees by the current administration. To be silent is to be complicit. To sit this out is to be complacent. Now is a time to stand for what is best in all of us, to stop the worst of us. We must stand for one another. At New Sanctuary Coalition, we hold in our hearts a vision of a world worth fighting for,” said Ravi Ragbir, Executive Director of New Sanctuary Coalition.

New Year – New Energy

Happy New Year everyone!  2018 will be another big year in politics.   Blount County primaries will be held on May 1.   Then on August 2,  we have Federal and State primaries and County General Elections.   And finally on November 6,  Federal and State General elections plus Alcoa, Louisville and Maryville City elections.

If you haven’t already, be sure to register to vote.  Your vote matters!

And buckle up!  It should be a wild ride through some blue waves in 2018!