DC Area Events
by howardpark, Sun Jun 10, 2007 at 01:53:33 PM EDT
Next week will bring all sorts of interesting Democratic/Progressive events in the DC Area. In Virginia, don't forget to vote in the primary on June 12, especially for Gregg Galligan in the 39th Senate District in southern Fairfax & northern Prince William counties.
1. One Vote Launch Event in DC, Monday June 11
Sen. Tom Daschle, Sen. Bill Frist, The African Children's Choir, prominent members of the faith community, Ashley Judd, and you.
The launch of ONE Vote '08
St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 3rd and A St. SE, Washington, DC
June 11th, Doors open at 10:45 AM and event starts at 11:15 AM
Be there as history is made with the launch of this massive bi-partisan effort.
2. Speaker Nancy Pelosi for My Rural America, Monday June 11
My Rural America is a 501(c)4 dedicated to filling the progressive newsgap in rural America. We're having our inaugural event here in the Washington, DC area with Speaker Nancy Pelosi, 6:30 - 8:00 PM, Monday June 11 on Capitol Hill at the Mott House, 129 Maryland Ave, NE, suggested donation of $250 per person. If you have any questions, please contact My Rural America at 202-547-4421 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. New Organizing Institute Fundraiser on Tuesday, June 12
Fundraiser "Happy Hour" June 12, 2007 at MCCXXIII at 5:30 PM for the NOI
The New Organizing Institute (NOI), the Washington City Paper, DCene,
Solidarity DC, and MCCXXIII in Washington DC bring you an unforgettable event on June 12, 2007.
More than 500 young progressive professionals will come together for a happy hour at MCCXXIII (1223 Connecticut Avenue, NW) on June 12,
2007 to benefit the New Organizing Institute. Expect an evening
filled with great people, dancing, and the sounds and visuals of DC-
based producers Reehee & Shred.
100% of all proceeds benefit the New Organizing Institute and
MCCXXIII is donating $4/person. So the more friends you bring, the
more gets donated. $12 suggested cover donation. The event starts at
5:30 PM and will go until 9:00 PM.
The evening is hosted by some of DC's most fun and fabulous
progressives: Judith Freeman (AFL-CIO), Bernard Pollack (AFL-CIO),
Ben Waxman (ARA), David Jeffers (Indelium), Zack Exley (OMP), Eileen
Toback (AFL-CIO), Kate Snyder (Americans Against Escalation in Iraq),
Tom Matzzie (MoveOn), Matt Stoller (MyDD), Seth Michaels (AFL-CIO),
Trish Welte (AFL-CIO), Michelle Dixon (ONE Campaign), Tom Adkins
(Massey Media), Katelyn Sabochik (Blue State Digital), Amy Pritchard
(Mission Control), Alan Rosenblatt (IAC), Erin Hofteig, Stephanie
Taylor (DNC), April Pederson (Democracy In Action), Steve Smith (AFL-
CIO), Clay Johnson (Blue State Digital), Tina Lax (Change to Win),
Desiree Hoffman (SEIU), Courtney Sieloff (Harbour Group), Michael
Artz (Solidarity DC), Lenny Sapozhnikov (AFL-CIO), Greg White, Adam
Rosenberg (DCene), John Kenyon (AFSCME), Marcus Mrowka (SEIU), Kate
Stayman-London (ARA), Melissa Roy (The Organizing Group), Karen
Mulhauser (America's Impact), Chris Lundberg (Democracy In Action),
Melissa Byrne (Win Without War), Allyson Kapin (Rad Campaign), Dave
Engledow (Working America), Cammie Croft (Americans Against
Escalation in Iraq/MoveOn), Raj Aggarwal (Joint Concepts), Alison
Omens (AFL-CIO), Heather Cronk (mySociety/PledgeBank), Cheryl Contee
(IDI), John Jameson (Winning Connections), Colin Delany
(epolitics.com), Mara Vanderslice (Common Good Strategies), Kyle
McDermott (USW), Keith Goodman (Bullseye), Samantha Warfield (Squier
Knapp Dunn), Brad Bauman, Howard Park (Trellon), Maura Dougherty
(Envision Communications), Caleb Gibson, Jenn Waldman (Democratic
GAIN) and Roz Lemieux (NOI).
3. Wes Clark, Madeline Albright Speak at Foreign Policy Conference in DC, June 12:
At a time when the American people are beginning the process of choosing new leaders, the The Century Foundation and the Center for American Progress will explore how the United States can re-assert its leadership for a more peaceful, prosperous, and secure world.
Sponsored by The Century Foundation and the Center for American Progress, the conference will feature speakers and panels on today's most pressing international issues of peace and security, including U.S. nuclear weapons policy, configuring America's defenses to 21st century realities, America's role in the Middle East, the global economy, and energy and the environment. Panelists will include established and emerging voices in the international policy realm, including senior policy makers.
Confirmed speakers include former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Senator Gordon Smith, former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Wesley Clark, and former CIA Director John Deutch.
The full-day conference continues a tradition of highly successful foreign policy consultations organized jointly by the Center for American Progress and The Century Foundation in New York in 2006 and in Washington in 2003.go to to RSVP & for more info, http://www.americanprogress.org/events/2 007/06/captcf.html
Location: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001
4. Meet Elizabeth Edwards in DC, June 13
Please join Elizabeth Edwards for a reception in Washington, DC on Wednesday, June 13, 6:30 - 8:00 PM at Local 16, 1602 U St., NW, $250 donation requested. For more information contact Annie Lieberman, 202-298-2178 or email@example.com
5. June 13 - Cooling the Commonwealth: Making Virginia a Leader in Global Warming Solutions!
A "Town Hall" Interactive Forum with: Chairman Gerry Connolly - Chair, Fairfax County (VA) Board of Supervisors
Dr. Jagadish Shukla - Professor & Chair, GMU Climate Dynamics Program
Mike Tidwell - Founder & Director, Chesapeake Climate Action Network
Al Weed - Chair, Public Policy Virginia; Entrepreneur
When: Wednesday, June 13, 6:30 - 9 pm
Where: GMU Fairfax Campus, Johnson Center Cinema *
Sponsored by Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) and The Sierra Club
RSVP Appreciated to Paul Burman, firstname.lastname@example.org and (301) 891-6833, or Bram Groen, email@example.com and (703) 830-3735.
* Directions: Enter 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA. Park @ Mason Pond Parking Deck. Exit 3rd level. Johnson Center is diagonally to right past George Mason statue.
Cinema is on lower level.
6. Grist Magazine Event in DC Wednesday, June 13
Join Readers & staff of Grist, the leading online environmental magazine, this Wednesday at The Reef in Adams-Morgan, from 6pm to 9pm.
Details here: http://www.grist.org/events/dc/ A $20 per person fee includes plenty of sustainable snacks.
7. Yearly Kos DC Fundraiser, Sunday, June 17, 5:00 PM
Join local bloggers, Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (invited) DFA President Jim Dean, Frameshop Author Dr. Jeffrey Feldman, Former Maryland Dem. Party Chair Terry Lierman, Yearly Kos Executive Director Gina Cooper and a live blues band! on the eve of the Take Back America Conference, 5:00 - 7:00 PM, Sunday, June 17 at Local 16, 1602 U St., NW, just a short walk from the U St.Cardozo Metro Station, $35 in advance at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/60126841 , $40 at door, $100 host committee. Cash bar, plenty of finger food for all! Need further info? contact Howard Park firstname.lastname@example.org
8. Ward 8 Democrats, June 16 Community Discussion on Gun Control
Join Ward 8 Dems and representatives from both the NRA and the Brady Gun Law Campaign for a Community Discussion on Gun Control, Washington Highlands Library, 115 Atlantic St., SW, Saturday June 16, noon to 2:00 PM.
9. Ward 3 Democrats Straw Poll on June 19
The voting begins here, not Iowa (well, sort of). Join Ward 3 Democrats for a meeting and Presidential Straw Poll, Tuesday, June 19th, 7:30 PM at St. Columbia Church, 4201 Albermarle St. NW, no charge, you must be a Ward 3 resident to vote!
10. Drinking Liberally...
...is about meeting and talking with progressives in your area, no fees, you don't have to drink anything!
a.) DC Drinking Liberally is at our usual location, back of Timberlake's, 1726 Connecticut Ave NW, every Thursday at 7:00 PM. Meanwhile, make sure to check out all the latest on the blog, http://dcdl.org including events that we don't mention here.
b.) In Arlington, join Drinking Liberally at the Cap City Brewing Co./Shirlington, 2700 S. Quincy St., right across from the WETA Building on Thursdays at 7:00 - 9:00 PM, ask the hostess to find the Drinking Liberally group (usually in the back).
NEW DRINKING LIBERALLY GROUPS! Join two of the newest Drinking Liberally Groups
c.) In Lorton join Drinking Liberally on the first & third Fridays of every month at Glory Days Grill, 9459 Lorton Market St., 6:00 - 8:00 (email@example.com)
d.) in Alexandria/Springfield join Drinking Liberally on May 10 & the second Thursday of every month at Bungalow Billiards, 7003C Manchester Blvd.
for more info on DL locations go to: http://drinkingliberally.org/locations.h tml#va
11. Take Back America Conference in DC, June 18 - 20
It's time to come together. Everyone knows that building a progressive movement starts at the local level, but it is also important for local activists to join with other progressive leaders, thinkers and bloggers to celebrate last November's wins and work for long-term change at all levels of government. It's time to register for Take Back America 2007 in Washington, DC from June 18-20:
As in years past, America's most prominent progressive leaders will convene at Take Back America 2007. During last year's Take Back America 2006, we created a plan to retake the House and Senate. This year, we'll draw up a plan to get a veto-proof margin in Congress, retake the White House in 2008 and secure lasting progressive change for the future. Invited and confirmed speakers include: Governor Howard Dean, DFA Chair Jim Dean, Former Senator John Edwards, Representative Dennis Kucinich, Senator Sherrod Brown, Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Jon Tester, Robert Greenwald, Chris Bowers, Anna Burger
Don't miss the premier progressive conference of the year! Register today to join these movers and shakers as we work to heal America:
12. June 28, Meet Michelle Obama
On Thursday, June 28th, 2007, Michelle Obama will be the guest of honor at a fundraiser to benefit Obama for America at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001. At 12:00 noon there will be a VIP reception for $1000, followed by a luncheon at 12:30 for $250. There are also opportunities to co-host the event for $2,500 or to serve as a co-chair for $12,500. To register for this event, please click on the following link:
A mother of two young girls and an accomplished Harvard-educated lawyer, Michelle Obama was one of the two "higher powers" that Sen. Obama consulted with prior to announcing his candidacy. The event will be a unique opportunity to hear from Michelle in person about her family's historic opportunity to become the "First Family".
12. Obama Campaign
For any of the 100+ DC Area grassroots activities coming up to support the Obama Campaign go to www.dcforomama.com and, of course, www.barackobama.com
13. Hillary Clinton Supporters Discussion in Silver Spring on June 28, 6:30 PM
Is Hillary Clinton "it"? Join Clinton supporters for a gathering and discussion among middle class voters, particularly from communities of color, in the Washington D.C. Region, about what it means to support "change" in American Political Leadership. If you don't consider yourself to be "from a community of color" please come too! Light dinner fare and wine provided. Details & to RSVP go to: http://www.hillaryclinton.com/actioncent er/event/view?id=749
14. The place to be: YearlyKos in Chicago, August 2 - 5
Join confirmed speakers Sen. Barack Obama, Sen. John Edwards, Gov. Bill Richardson & many more at the most important Democratic political gathering of the summer. If you are interested in new politics check out Yearly Kos, THE Progressive Netroots Political Conference, Chicago, August 2 - 5, 2007. Go to www.yearlykosconvention.org Come to Chicago this summer! Watch the Cubs get beat at cozy & historic Wrigley Field (they are in town during YearlyKos).
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