2018 Georgia Democratic Convention Report
2018 Georgia Democratic Convention
I was an elected delegate to the 2018 Ga Democratic Convention, held at the Omni Hotel at CNN. I was representing the Douglas County Democrats. We are in Congressional District 13, represented by Congressman David Scott. Upon arriving at the Omni Hotel my wife, Cindy, and I ventured into the restaurant to have breakfast to begin our day. $52 later and well nourished from an excellent early morning meal we started the process of registration. After a short wait in line, we made it to the registration table and shortly after that we were finished and finally registered. Entering the double doors and getting our first look inside the Grand Ballroom, the front light truss struck me by its simplicity. The truss was 50’ and had 12 conventional lights and above the stage were two fresnels as backlights. After years of moving lights and other excesses, I found this set up refreshingly simple. Nice and clean. I then was jostled as a thousand delegates were stampeding, and it was time to get to my seat and stop critiquing the technical aspects of this event. Kicking off the Convention was the Reverend Raphael Warnock, from Ebenezer Baptist Church, with a fiery invocation that pitted the election in Biblical terms. Speaking at the event were three of Georgia’s Congressmen, John Lewis, Hank Johnson, and Sanford Bishop. We heard from Jason Carter, the grandson of President Jimmy Carter. We were introduced to the Democratic candidates, and each had five minutes to speak. Stacey Abrams finished the day with a moving speech about her platform. The issues are the economy which includes tech, such as Google and Switch, the film studios, and Amazon. These are the industries and companies that will determine the economic growth in Georgia. This election is a fork in the road. I hope the voters are registered, informed, and educated on the issues. If we make a mistake and send the wrong people to Atlanta and Washington DC, we will regret that decision for years to come. The deadline for voter registration is October 09, 2018. Please register and please vote. I will work with Neil to secure this work, we will do our best. Someone is doing this work and Neil can’t be everywhere at once. I will try, with Neil’s blessing, to get our foot in the door.
Dave Fedack IATSE Local 927, Atlanta GA
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