About Us

Fayette Democratic Women

Our History

In 2004, a small group of Fayette County women decided to hold a rally in the county for the Democratic candidate, John Kerry. Since that time, this small group has evolved and expanded into a strong, dynamic force of over 100 women that supports and strengthens all facets of the Democratic party and women’s participation in it.

Fayette Democratic Women

Our Vision

FDW is an organization that empowers progressive Democratic women to be leaders and decision-makers in their county and beyond.

Our Mission is to


  • Engage the public in the political process by registering, mobilizing, and enabling voters to get to the polls and vote in every election.
  • Empower women by recruiting, training, and supporting Democratic women to run for office and to serve in appointive positions.
  • Educate women about issues and events that have an impact on women, families, and communities.
  • Foster loyalty to the Democratic Party to promote its principles and candidates in all elections, including non-partisan elections.
  • Support the objectives and policies of the National Federation of Democratic Women, Georgia Federation of Democratic Women, and the Fayette County Democratic Committee.

Our Goals are achieved through our

S.A.N.E. Initiatives

How To

Make A Difference With Us

  • Become a member
  • Join a committee
  • Participate in voter registration and education
  • Participate in training about political issues and advocacy
  • Be a part of political discussion forums
  • Attend lobbying opportunities at local and state levels
  • Advocate for Democratic causes and help elect Democratic candidates
  • Donate to support Democrats

Fayette Democratic Women

Executive Board

Provides FDW with strategic direction and organizational oversight so that the organization’s vision, mission, and goals are implemented.  The board is comprised of the FDW Officers and Standing Committee Chairs/Co-Chairs.


Executive Board

Elected Officers:

Pearline Booth Greene

1st Vice President
Susan Samson

2nd Vice President
Naeemah Gentry

Sara Cookson

Assistant Secretary
Heidi Danis

Carolyn Edwards

Assistant Treasurer
Beverly Thomas

Standing Committees:

Programs and Activities Committee
Dawn Oparah & LaChanze Roberts

Fundraising Committee
Sherry Reed & Connie James

Marketing Committee
Karen Rands & Oyin Mitchell

Elections, Voting, and Appointments Committee
Derryll Anderson

Bylaws Committee
Anne Hertzog

Political Action Committee
Sheryl Corke

Ad Hoc Committees:

History & Archives
Joanne Jackson

GA Federation of Democratic Women
Sheryl Corke & Tish Naghise


In Action

Recruits new members to the organization and maintains a database of all current members.

Programs and Activities
Plans engaging programming for the monthly meetings, including securing dynamic speakers.

Plans, organizes, and executes fundraising events which allow the organization to make contributions to candidates and local charities.

Keeps the organization in compliance with local, state and national Democratic policies and procedures.

Connects the organization to the community via media and social media, maintains the website and communicates the organizations’ events to the members in a weekly e-blast.

Elections, Voting, and Appointments
Leads voter education and registration efforts, recruits candidates for local positions, staffs polls during elections

Political Action
Works diligently to identify issues impacting women, children, and families. Provides information to members on the proposed and current state and national legislation, performs all facets of candidate support, monitors local government, lobbies legislators, protests issues.

Fayette Democratic Women

Our Achievements

  • We were recognized by the Georgia Federation of Democratic Women as the Outstanding Chapter of the Year in 2015
  • Provided approximately $10,000 in financial support to Democratic candidates in Georgia in the 2018 election cycle.
  • Our 2018 annual fundraising luncheon raised almost $20,000 to support candidates and local charities
  • In conjunction with the Fayette County Democratic Committee, FDW delivered over 24,000 votes for Stacey Abrams for Governor, turning Fayette County from a red to a solidly purple county.
  • FDW’s ROAR project (Read On & Rise), a literacy project promoting reading through the donation of children’s books is a huge community success. FDW provided books to children at the Fayetteville Back to School Expo as well as to the Promise Place nonprofit. In December 2018, FDW distributed over seventy books to children being supported by the Grandparents and Kin Raising Children organization.
  • We have provided service to local organizations including the Midwest Food Bank, Promise Place, Real Life Center, Grandparents and Kin Raising Children, Fayette Samaritans, and Discovering Soldiers Potential/Waypoint.