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The Progressive Democrat Newsletter grew out of the frustration of the 2004 election. Originally intended for New York City progressives, its readership is now national. For anyone who wants to be alerted by email whenever this newsletter is updated (usually weekly), please send your email address and let me know what state you live in (so I can keep track of my readership).

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  • Thursday, August 06, 2009

    Coweta County, GA Focus

    As my Georgia readership grows, I feel I have to focus more on that state. So now I will highlight what is going on in Coweta County, GA.

    COWETA COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY

    The Coweta County, Georgia Democratic Party's regular monthly meeting is the first Saturday of every month at 10:00 am (come at 9:30 for breakfast) at the Westside Restaurant on Temple Avenue in downtown Newnan. Upcoming events from the Coweta County Democratic Party Calendar:

    August 8, 2009
    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM: Gwinnett YDs: Back To School Picnic
    Location: Ronald Reagan Park 2777 Five Forks Trickum Rd, Lawrenceville, GA, 30044
    Contact: email
    Price: Free
    Website: http://www.facebook.com/group....

    End the summer in style at a full filled evening with food and games. Pets are welcome! Have an opportunity to meet some elected officials as well as some who seek your vote in the next election.
    When: Saturday, August 8, 2009
    Arrive at 6:00 PM, eat at 6:30 PM
    Where: Ronald Reagan Park
    2777 Five Forks Trickum Rd.
    Lawrenceville, GA 30044

    August 14+15, 2009
    07:00 PM - 11:00 PM - One America Celebration: Mobilizing National Service
    Location: Fernbank Museum 767 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA, 30307 US
    Contact: Preston Harden, prestonlharden@hotmail.com, 404-376-6833
    Price: $7.00
    Website: http://www.oneamericacelebration.org/
    On Friday, August 14th and Friday, August 15th, Empowerment Partners is sponsoring the "One America Celebration: Mobilizing National Service" weekend. The weekend program includes a Welcome Reception at Fernbank Museum, National Panel Discussion on Healthcare Reform at Emory University; Community Service projects/Food Drive; Celebrity Golf Tournament at Cherokee Run Golf Club and conclude with "One America Red Carpet and Awards Gala" where we are saluting community leaders such as: Juanita Baranco, COO of Mercedes of Buckhead; Elizabeth Omilami, CEO of Hosea Feed the Hungry and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN Medical Correspondent. The goal of "One America Celebration" is to educate, empower and increase understanding of public policy issues that impact our communities.

    Come out to the Welcome Reception at Fernbank Museum - Dancing with the Stars (Salsa) Night; admission is $7.00.

    Please register at: www.oneamericacelebration.org

    Must be 21 to drink


    August 5, 2009
    02:00 PM - 09:00 PM - Happy Hour: Summertime Blue
    Location: Turner Field 755 Hank Aaron Dr SW, Atlanta, GA, 30315 US
    Contact: Gabriel Pressman: gabrielpressman@yahoo.com

    The Young Democrats Want to Take You Out to the Ball Game! We’re going out to the ball game to watch our Atlanta Braves take on the division-leading Philadelphia Phillies, and we want to take you with us - for free!

    The game is Saturday, August 15th and starts at 4:10 but we’ll be meeting in the Turner Field parking lot to tailgate at 2:00. The best part is, we want to pay for your ticket! All you have to do is be a current, dues paying member by the day of the game - you can even pay at the game - and your ticket is on us! Food and non-alcoholic drinks for tailgating will also be provided. If you want to come simply shoot an e-mail out to Gabriel at gabrielpressman@yahoo.com letting him know how many people you are bringing. Seating is limited, and is available on a first-come first-served basis. Members who are current on dues will get first priority. You must e-mail gabrielpressman@yahoo.com to reserve your seat. Go Braves!

    August 22, 2009
    05:00 PM - 09:00 PM - eRSVP: Young Democrats Go To the GADCC Dinner in Dublin
    Location: DuBose Porter Training Center 560 Pinehill Road, Dublin, GA, 31021 US
    Contact: Tim Cairl: tim@georgiayds.org
    Price: $40.00
    Website: http://www.heartofgatech.edu/m...

    Join Young Democrats from around the state as we attend the the Annual Georgia Association of Democratic County Chairs Awards Dinner in Dublin Georgia.

    This is a great event, awesome reception, and a chance to meet hard-working Democrats from every corner of the state.

    We are offering limited discount tickets, so be sure and RSVP here, then go to www.georgiayds.org/contribute and use the GADCC Dinner option too make your payment today.

    What: GADCC Annual Awards Dinner
    When: Saturday August 22nd 5-9pm
    Where: DuBose Porter Training Center at the Heart of Georgia Technical College in Dublin, Georgia

    http://www.heartofgatech.edu/main/InstSpptSrvs/Porter/2006_about_us_.cfm

    Cost: $40 per person, you MUST RSVP here and then go to the georgiayds.org contribute page and make your payment as soon as possible.

    Thanks!
    [RSVP]

    September 2, 2009
    06:30 PM - 08:30 PM - Business Meeting: Monthly Business Meeting
    Location: Manuel's Tavern 602 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta, GA, US
    Contact: Mijha Butcher, president@atlantayoungdems.org,
    New Member Orientation: 6:30pm
    Mix and Mingle: 7pm
    Business meeting: 7:30pm

    September 13, 2009
    01:00 PM - 03:00 PM - Meeting: Lumpkin County Forum
    Location: Hancock Park Dahlonega, GA, US
    All State Democratic Candidates have been invited to this event in Dahlonega. The function will start at 1pm and be held at Hancock Park in Dahlonega. The Celtic Band Emerald Rose will be performing.

    September 19, 2009
    08:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Fundraiser: Sterling Stampede 5K
    Location: Sterling on the Lake Clubhouse 7005 Lake Sterling Drive, Flowery Branch, GA, 30542 US
    Contact: Eric Gray: egray9@gmail.com
    678-267-3502
    Website: http://www.sterlingconnects.co...

    Sterling on the Lake’s community enhancement committee, Sterling Life, is sponsoring this event and will donate race proceeds to local charities

    5K Race Course: The course features beautiful scenic trails along Looper Lake and the residential neighborhood of Sterling on the Lake. Several hills are included in the race terrain. A water station will be located at the 1.5 mile marker. Tree House Trot: The 1/2 mile course follows the street housing the community tree house. A water station will be available for children at the tree house.

    October 7, 2009
    06:30 PM - 08:30 PM - Business Meeting: Monthly Business Meeting
    Location: Manuel's Tavern 602 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta, GA, US
    Contact: Mijha Butcher: president@atlantayoungdems.org
    New Member Orientation: 6:30pm
    Mix and Mingle: 7pm
    Business meeting: 7:30pm


    Solar Energy in Coweta County:

    You can search for a solar installer in your area of Coweta County by clicking here.

    All graphs I see for locations in Coweta County indicate that Coweta County is suitable for solar energy based on the amount of sunshine received during the year. For example, for Sharpsburg, GA here is the graph of sunshine received on a month-by-month basis compared with the national average:



    This information can be useful to help determine if Sharpsburg will do well with solar photovoltaic panels (for solar electricity generation), solar water heating systems, solar pv, solar heat, solar pool heating, etc. The closer the dark green line is to the light blue line (or the higher it is above it), the better. Sharpsburg matches the light blue line pretty well, going above (better) some months, and below (worse) some months. The rest of Coweta County, GA shows a pattern similar to that of Sharpsburg. To be sure your property is suitable, click on the link above, find your town and then zip code, then fill in the form to get a detailed analysis and quote. On average for the nation, you break even on your investment in solar energy within 3-5 years and after that you get many years of essentially free energy (warranties on solar panels range from 20-25 years...so that is 15-20 years of nearly free energy from your solar panels).

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