New Officers

Thanks everyone for a successful Reorganization Convention!

Here’s our new leadership team:

  • Chair – Chase Clemons
  • Vice Chair – Angel Wilson
  • Secretary – Kerri Groce-Thomas
  • Treasurer – Nick Quaife
  • District 2 – Brenda Ables and Will Locke
  • District 3 – Kaye George
  • District 5 – Sara Mann and Joseph Martini

If you live in districts one, four, six, seven, or eight and want to serve on the Executive Committee, let us know! We’ve got vacancies available there.

Congratulations to all of our newly elected leadership team!


Zoom Offered for Reorganization Convention

With the ongoing pandemic, local party members can choose to participate in our 20201 Reorganization Convention via two options.


We’ll meet in the Fayetteville Recreation Center auditorium – 1203 Winchester Hwy, Fayetteville, TN 37334. Masks and social distancing are required for those that attend in-person.


We’ll use Zoom to meet virtually. If you choose this option, please register ahead of time using this link.

Register for the Zoom Here

Starting Time

Doors open at 11:30am with elections starting at 12pm Noon.

If you have any questions, just let us know! You can contact us here.

We’ll see you at the Reorganization!


Bylaws Update

As part of our upcoming Reorganization Convention, our local party members are updating our organization’s bylaws.

Earlier this year, the state party sent out new bylaws for county parties to adopt. Our Bylaws Committee completed the process and returned our draft bylaws for approval by the TNDP, which they gave.

The proposed bylaws will be voted on at the Reorganization Convention on Saturday August 21, 2021. Click the button below to review them ahead of the vote.

If you run into any questions, send us an email and let us know!


2021 Reorganization

Hey Folks!

This is the year for the Biennial Reorganization of the Lincoln County Democratic Party. We’ll use this time to elect those that will serve on our party’s Executive Committee. After the elections, we’ll start planning for the 2022 elections.

Our Reorganization is set for Saturday August 21st. Doors open at 11:30am with elections starting at 12pm Noon.

We’ll meet in the Fayetteville Recreation Center auditorium – 1203 Winchester Hwy, Fayetteville, TN 37334.

Reorganizations are a great time to get involved locally (and bring your friends along with you)! If you’ve not volunteered with us, now’s the time to start.

So three asks from us:

1) Mark your calendars for the August 21st date so you don’t forget.

2) Tell your friends, family, and any other local Democrats you know about the Reorganization.

3) Volunteer for our Reorganization planning team. It takes a group to pull this off successfully. If planning events is in your wheelhouse, we’d love to have you volunteer on this one! Drop us an email and let us know you’d like to help out with the event.

We’ll see you at our Reorganization!


The Guiding Star of Our Endeavors

Note: In our observance of Christmas and the holiday season, we’re publishing President John F. Kennedy’s speech from the lighting of the National Community Christmas Tree at the Pageant of Peace ceremonies on the Ellipse. On that cold winter day in December 1962, President Kennedy reminded us of the Christmas message that has been the guiding star of our nation’s endeavors.

With the lighting of this tree, which is an old ceremony in Washington and one which has been among the most important responsibilities of a good many Presidents of the United States, we initiate, in a formal way, the Christmas Season.

We mark the festival of Christmas which is the most sacred and hopeful day in our civilization. For nearly 2,000 years the message of Christmas, the message of peace and good will towards all men, has been the guiding star of our endeavors.

This morning I had a meeting at the White House which included some of our representatives from far off countries in Africa and Asia. They were returning to their posts for the Christmas holidays. Talking with them afterwards, I was struck by the fact that in the far off continents Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, as well as Christians, pause from their labors on the 25th day of December to celebrate the birthday of the Prince of Peace.

There could be no more striking proof that Christmas is truly the universal holiday of all men. It is the day when all of us dedicate our thoughts to others; when all are reminded that mercy and compassion are the enduring virtues; when all show, by small deeds and large and by acts, that it is more blessed to give than to receive.

It is the day when we remind ourselves that man can and must live in peace with his neighbors and that it is the peacemakers who are truly blessed.

In this year of 1962 we greet each other at Christmas with some special sense of the blessings of peace. This has been a year of peril when the peace has been sorely threatened. But it has been a year when peril was faced and when reason ruled.

As a result, we may talk, at this Christmas, just a little bit more confidently of peace on earth, good will to men. As a result, the hopes of the American people are perhaps a little higher. We have much yet to do. We still need to ask that God bless everyone. But yet I think we can enter this season of good will with more than usual joy in our hearts.

And I think all of us extend a special word of gratitude and appreciation to those who serve the United States abroad; to the one million men in uniform who will celebrate this Christmas away from their homes; to those hundreds of young men and women and some older men and women who serve in far off countries in our Peace Corps; to the members of the Foreign Service; to those who work in the various information services, AID agencies, and others who work for us abroad who will celebrate this December 25th thousands of miles from us at sea, on land, and in the air, but with us.

It is to them that we offer the best of Christmases and to all of you I send my very best wishes for a blessed and happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year.


Thanksgiving Proclamation

In our observance of Thanksgiving, we’re publishing President John F. Kennedy’s proclamation from November 1963.

Over three centuries ago, our forefathers in Virginia and in Massachusetts, far from home in a lonely wilderness, set aside a time of thanksgiving. On the appointed day, they gave reverent thanks for their safety, for the health of their children, for the fertility of their fields, for the love which bound them together and for the faith which united them with their God.

So too when the colonies achieved their independence, our first President in the first year of his first Administration proclaimed November 26, 1789, as “a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty god” and called upon the people of the new republic to “beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions… to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue… and generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best.”

And so too, in the midst of America’s tragic civil war, President Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday of November 1863 as a day to renew our gratitude for America’s “fruitful fields,” for our “national strength and vigor,” and for all our “singular deliverances and blessings.”

Much time has passed since the first colonists came to rocky shores and dark forests of an unknown continent, much time since President Washington led a young people into the experience of nationhood, much time since President Lincoln saw the American nation through the ordeal of fraternal war – and in these years our population, our plenty and our power have all grown apace. Today we are a nation of nearly two hundred million souls, stretching from coast to coast, on into the Pacific and north toward the Arctic, a nation enjoying the fruits of an ever-expanding agriculture and industry and achieving standards of living unknown in previous history. We give our humble thanks for this.

Yet, as our power has grown, so has our peril. Today we give our thanks, most of all, for the ideals of honor and faith we inherit from our forefathers – for the decency of purpose, steadfastness of resolve and strength of will, for the courage and the humility, which they possessed and which we must seek every day to emulate. As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.

Let us therefore proclaim our gratitude to Providence for manifold blessings – let us be humbly thankful for inherited ideals – and let us resolve to share those blessings and those ideals with our fellow human beings throughout the world.


What’s Next

What an election! 

At the national level, a wave of political organizing delivered the win we desperately needed – Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in the White House. While down ballot races went other directions, a Biden – Harris win proves that we can do the hard things. 

Two years from now, all of our local elected officials are on the ballot along with our state house representatives and governor. Our work for electing Democrats to those offices starts right now.

Here’s what we need and where you can help:

1) Each of the eight districts in our county will have a designated District Captain. This person lead organizing efforts in the district. From phone calls to postcards and everything in between, our District Captains will make sure they know every Democrat in the district and work to expand our base there.

If you want to be a District Captain, click here to sign up and volunteer.

2) With all of the offices up in 2022, we need to start setting up campaigns now. The biggest lesson learned from our 2020 candidates is that it takes two years to really run an effective campaign. Rural communities are simply to big for shorter time frames.

If you want to run for office, click here to sign up and volunteer.

3) Along with candidates and  district captains, we’re looking for folks that might be interested in managing different parts of local and state campaigns.

If you want to manage a campaign, click here to sign up and volunteer.

All three of these will be core to our organizing and winning in the next election. If you want to make a difference, this is where to start.As we get these candidates and district captains going, new needs will appear. So stay tuned for those as well.

The Biden-Harris campaign proves we can do the hard things. Organizing Lincoln County and Tennessee won’t be easy. We’ll have to fight for every inch of ground that we gain. We’ll have to have the hard conversations to persuade former-Republican voters to come our way. But to do anything less is not an option.

This is more than a moment. It’s the start of a movement. One that we intend to win. 


Biden-Harris Wins!

Statement from the LCPD Chair – Chase Clemons

Congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris!

It’s been a long election and even longer campaign for all of our Democratic candidates and their teams. This election proves that when we unite and organize, we can do the hard things.

For everyone that worked campaigns – national, state, and local – thank you. Make sure to take time now to recharge after this grueling election. There’s still work to be done. Our community need you at your best for the work ahead.


Your November Election Guide

Here’s everything you’ll need to know about the November 3rd election.

Your Democratic Candidates
Here’s the Democrats who you’ll see on your ballot on November 3rd.

How to Register to Vote
To vote in November, you must be registered by October 5th.

You’ve got three options for registering:

  • Online – Head over to the site here to register.
  • By Mail – Print the voter registration form here and send it in by mail.
  • In-Person – Stop by 208 Davidson Street East Room 106 here in Fayetteville. The Election Commission is open Monday thru Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm. You can fill out the registration form there.

Check Your Voter Registration
Head over to to find info on your polling place as well as check your registration. You can also stop by the Election Commission at 208 Davidson Street East – Room 106.

Even if you voted recently, double check your voter registration to make sure you’re still on the voting list.

How to Vote Early
Early voting runs from Wednesday October 14th to Thursday October 29th. Voting hours are 8am to 4pm on weekdays. On Saturdays, voting hours are 8am to 12pm Noon.

You’ll vote at the Election Commission – 208 Davidson Street East – Room 106 / Fayetteville, Tennessee 37334

How to Vote
Head over to to find info on your polling place.

Polls are open from 9am to 7pm on election day – November 3rd. If you’re in line at 7pm, stay in line and vote.

Make sure to bring a valid photo ID. Any of the following IDs may be used, even if expired:

  • Tennessee driver license with your photo
  • United States Passport
  • Photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security
  • Photo ID issued by the federal or Tennessee state government
  • United States Military photo ID
  • Tennessee handgun carry permit with your photoCollege student IDs and photo IDs not issued by the federal or Tennessee state government are NOT acceptable. This includes county or city issued photo IDs, such as library cards, and photo IDs issued by other states.

Need help getting a valid ID? We can help you get one.

Need a ride to the polls? We can help with that too.


Labor Day

Remarks from our Chair on this Labor Day.

Thank you to all of the working men and women who fought and organized to secure so much of what we have today. The 40 hour work week, family leave, the minimum wage, overtime pay, and the right to organize for better benefits – we have these because time after time, American workers showed up and fought for them.

This pandemic has shown us just how vitally essential our workers are. From farmers to grocery store workers, nurses to teachers, we all owe a debt of gratitude to those in our community hard at work keeping our community going.

On this Labor Day, as we celebrate our working men and women, let’s recommit ourselves to the fight for every working family. Workers right are human rights. And we have to fight for those rights every day. 

It starts with voting this fall. Organize with your friends, families, and neighbors. Show up for your community. Put in the work now to help build a better Tennessee that works for us all.