On his Facebook page, Judge Mark Kennedy has announced the formation of a foundation called the Alabama Democratic Majority (ADM). As part of his announcement, he is redoing some of the things the SDEC executive board undid, like reopening the Birmingham field office. It appears from this announcement that he is also taking his young staff from the ADP to this new organization.
(text of the Judge’s announcement after the jump)
EDITED to add the Judge’s remarks from his FB page Sunday afternoon, providing more details about his vision for the ADM
I want to thank all of you that have been so faithful and supportive of me and Peggy here on Facebook and otherwise. I truly appreciate your comments and encouragement.
And today, I want to tell you DO NOT DESPAIR. I am far from finished and now, there is another pathway, filled with hope, integrity and partnership that you can walk with me as we march to victories in 2014.
I want you to join Peggy and me in downtown Birmingham at the Harbert Center at noon on this coming Monday (the 22nd) as we announce the creation of the ALABAMA DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY. (ADM)
The ADM is a non-profit foundation that will exist to expand field programs, open up field offices, educate voters on issues important to the future, register voters and promote better government. I will serve as its Chair and be happy to volunteer my time and what talents I have.
On Monday, I will introduce you to our new staff (you may may already know them) and REOPEN the Birmingham Field Office.
I hope to continue to work with County Organizations, Democratic Clubs, volunteers and those of you who will join with me.
We will have current and past elected officials joining me to show their support and I need you there to show Alabama the new face of Alabama Democrats!
I want to continue to support the Alabama Democratic Party and hope that Chairman Nancy Worley will join with me in moving forward.
I AM DONE LOOKING BACK, MONDAY OUR JOURNEY BEGINS. PEGGY AND I ARE EXCITED AND FULL OF ENERGY AND HOPE YOU BE TOO!
COME JOIN US ON MONDAY NOW IS OUR TIME TO STAND TOGETHER
edited to add Judge Kennedy’s statement on his Facebook page Sunday 4/21/13
The Alabama Democratic Majority (ADM) is NOT a new political party that will challenge the Alabama Democratic Party. It is an organization that will work for, organize for and vote for Democratic Candidate who will run under the banner of the Alabama Democratic Party AND support our vision for change.
We will fight to make the Alabama Democratic Party more representative of a broader spectrum of ALL Democrats and will support candidate who seek election to the State Democratic Executive Committee. We will offer a hand of friendship to the County Democratic Executive Committees and invite them to join us in preparing to win elections.
In our organization, there will be no “majorities and no minorities” we will all be part of a growing movement and will stand equal together. The Alabama Democratic Majority supports a philosophy of inclusion.
To have a “majority” we must welcome all people that share our vision. When I chose the name of this exciting new opportunity it never occurred to me that I was using a code word for excluding minorities as some are now saying.
Perhaps it is because I don’t see my world in shades of black and white. A majority in my world is simply that. One more vote, one more election win. Nothing more. We WILL NOT be divided and conquered on the race of yesterday.
WE WILL PREVAIL BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT WHEN YOU HOLD HANDS WiTH A RAINBOW NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE!