Global Climate Strike March in Maryville

On September 20, three days before the UN Climate Summit in NYC, young people and adults will march all across the US and world to demand transformative action be taken to address the climate crisis.

Join the Smoky Mountain Climate March in Maryville, TN on Friday, September 20. Gather at 11:30 am in the Clayton Center parking lot on Maryville College Campus. At noon attendees will march up 321 to New Providence Presbyterian Church, 703 W Broadway Ave, Maryville, TN, followed by a rally.


RSVP for the Climate March here:
https://actionnetwork.org/events/smoky-mountain-climate-march/

The march takes place rain or shine.

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: https://www.facebook.com/events/2351206181800886/ or email us: blountcountydemocrats@gmail.com

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.