Celebrating Democracy in Precinct 206
Members of the College Democrats at Davidson College and Davidson’s Democrat Precinct 206 sponsored “Stand Up, Davidson!” on February 19, giving more than 500 voters a chance to hear from current state and national leaders representing North Carolina Precinct 206. Although the event took place on the campus, Precinct Chair and Davidson student Drew Kromer made it clear that any views expressed represented those who spoke and not the views of Davidson College.
Student members of the College Democrats introduced the speakers, who addressed a number of issues, including voter rights, state environmental concerns, the need for an independent judiciary, teacher pay and the public schools, and a badly outdated system of information technology across the state’s court system.
A major theme of the evening was the importance of young voters and young leadership, both in the room and across the state and nation. State Senator Jeff Jackson characterized the gathering as the “Woodstock of precinct meetings!” North Carolina Congresswoman Alma Adams reminded the audience that “service is the rent we pay for living on this earth,” and admonished the audience to “stand up today and don’t ever apologize for it.”
A professional communicator with a long career in higher education, Meg now consults and volunteers in areas where words and images work together to tell a story. She's a proud member of Davidson's Class of 1977 and lives nearby with her husband, Don, Davidson professor emeritus of biology, with whom she shares a family grown by kinship and choice.