DC Area Events inc. Pre-Primary Caucus Info


1. Stein Club Endorsement Meeting, Jan. 14

The Gertrude Stein Democratic Club is the voice of LGBT Democrats in the District of Columbia.  The group will hold a presidential endorsement meeting Monday, Jan. 14, at 7:00 PM in the John Wilson Building, Room 412, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave., SE.  Only members who joined or renewed by Nov. 9, 2007, will be eligible to vote.  If you want to verify if you are eligible to vote, e-mail Mario, steinclubdc@aol.com.

2. Monday, Jan. 14, Obama Fundraiser in Arlington

Please join Richard Danzig, former Secretary of the Navy, Alexandria4Obama and Arlington for Obama for a fundraiser this Monday, Jan. 14, 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Busboys & Poets Shirlington, 4251 S. Campbell Ave., Arlington, VA, 22208.  $50 suggested donation.  http://my.barackobama.com/page/outreach/ view/main/PAF

3. Women for Obama Meeting & Debate Watch Party, Tuesday, Jan. 15

Join Women for Obama for a volunteer meeting at 7:00 PM, Tuesday, Jan. 15 at the Pour House, 319 Pennsylvania Ave., SE, near the Eastern Market & Capitol South Metro stations.  The meeting will be followed by a Debate Watch Party beginning at 8:30 PM.  FREE!

4. Volunteer Meeting for DC Caucus, Wednesday, Jan. 16

Volunteers are urgently needed to help run the DC Pre-Primary Caucus (see below).   The DC Democratic State Committee will hold a meeting for prospective volunteers at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at the Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Room: to be determined.  Interested?  Contact Steve Gorman, stevgorman@aol.com

5. Ward 6 Dems Public Safety Forum, Tuesday, Jan. 15

The Ward 6 Democrats cordially invite you attend our January Ward 6 Democrats Meeting and Public Safety/Community Policing Forum, Payne Elementary School, 305 15th Street SE, Tuesday, January 15th, 2008  6:30pm to 8:00pm Special Guests: Assistant Chief Diane Groomes, MPD, Ron Moten, Peaceoholics
Tommy Wells, Councilmember, Ward 6 ...and others!  FREE, no RSVP necessary.

6. Jan. 17 Ward 3 Democrats Meet

Ward 3 Democrats will meet, 6:30 - 7:30 PM, on Thursday, Jan. 17 at St. Columbia's Church, 4201 Albermarle St., NW.  Among topics on the agenda are a presidential straw poll.

7. Sat., Jan 19, 2008 Washington, DC Pre-Primary Delegate Selection Caucus

On January 19, DC Democrats (ALL registered Democratic voters are eligible to participate) will gather at McKinley High School, 105 T St., NE, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM to select Delegates for the Democratic National Convention in Denver later this summer. Please come! Clinton supporters will gather to select delegates pledged to Clinton, Obama supporters will gather to select delegates pledged to Obama, etc. The Primary on Feb. 12 will determine how many of those selected pledged to each candidate will be officially elected as delegates. I, Howard Park, who sends this newsletter, am a candidate for Delegate pledged to support Obama, on the unity "Barack Brings DC the Vote" slate. One of the reasons we support Barack Obama is his commitment to voting rights for DC. Candidates on the unity slate are: CD 1 (Wards 1,2, 3 & 4) Jerry Clark, Maria Coralles, James Hudson, Kierra Johnson, Kesh Ludduwahetty and Darryl Wiggins, in CD @ (wards 5, 5, 7 & 8) Candidates are Pauline Chapman, Tene Dolphin, Julia Hudson, Cynthia Kain, Eugene Dewitt Kinlow, Howard Park & Jordan Usdan.  Our slate is endorsed by DC for Democracy, DC for Obama, , Women for Obama, Young Lawyers for Obama and Mayor Adrian Fenty, DC Chair, Obama for America.  PLEASE COME CAUCUS AND SUPPORT BARACK OBAMA IN DC.  Clinton, Edwards & Kucinich supporters will also caucus, same place, same time.

8.  Edwards Supporters Travel to South Carolina

Join John Edwards supporters to campaign for him in South Carolina.  Interested? go to:

9. Jan. 21, Ward 5 Dems Presidential Debate

Meet fellow Dems in Ward 5 and check out a debate by surrogates for the Dem. Presidential candidates.  Monday, Jan. 21, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Michigan Park Christian Church, Taylor St. at South Dakota Ave., NE.

10. NOVA/DC VOLUNTEER DAYS/NIGHTS FOR OBAMA!* (sponsored by Virginia for Obama)

Join us for some phoning, emailing and data entry so we can grow the movement toward change we can believe in! We just received access to the campaign's Build The Hope database full of 24,000 volunteers and we need to mobilize them before the Early State Primaries then the Chesapeake Primary (VA/DC/MD) on February 12th.  ACDC HQ, 2009 N. 14th St., Suite 612, Arlington, VA (off Court House Rd near Route 50 exit, a few blocks from Court House orange line metro).  BUILDING NOTE: Go to back door, Scroll with "3" and when it says Arlington Dems, Dial "#" (the parking lot is currently taped off but go under it) DISCLAIMER: ACDC HQ available for use to all candidates.  Sample Activities:
VA/DC Volunteer & South Carolina Voter Cell Phone Calls/Emails, VA/DC "Build The Hope" Database Entry Training & Tasks (bring your phone, charger and even a laptop, if possible....water, snacks and paper donations are also welcome)

RSVP: http://my.barackobama.com/page/event/det ail/4vvlq
Or RSVP by email or phone: Jim McBride, 703-867-5070, virginiaforobama2008@gmail.com

11. Drinking Liberally, Every Thursday, Spencer Ackerman, Speaker on Jan. 24

We hope you can join us every Thursday, 6:30 - 9:00 PM in the back room of Timberlake's (1726 Connecticut Ave NW, Dupont Circle Metro.)  The Presidential Race is always a hot topic these days.  It's a good time for a reminder that Drinking Liberally supports all progressive candidates generally, but endorses no candidate specifically.  Of course, many of us individually have horses in this race.  That goes for the presidential race as well as the 2008 Congressional races. So, if there's a particular candidate you'd like to support, please do stop by.  We can most likely point you in the right direction to get more involved.

On Jan 24 we will host our first guest speaker of the year, Spencer Ackerman as he transitions from his role as Reporter/Blogger for TPMmuckraker.com, to his new position as Senior Reporter for the Washington Independent (set to launch Jan 28). Additionally, he's a senior correspondent for The American Prospect and national security correspondent for the Washington Monthly.  For all the latest, including events not described in this email, make sure to check out the website at http://dcdl.org.

12. Meet Me In St. Louis for Obama Before February 5

Missouri is one of the most important states that will vote on Feb. 5.  I'll be traveling to St. Louis to work for Barack Obama the weekend before Feb. 5 through the primary.  Air fares (under $220 round trip, direct from National) and hotel rooms (under $50 per night) in downtown St. Louis are at rock bottom prices.  For information about travel to Missouri for Obama contact Howard Park, 202-544-6262, hpark4@aol.com.  

13. Celebrate King Day & Network with MYLI Alumni & Friends, Jan. 18

Calling all Mayor's Youth Leadership Initiative alumni and friends!!! You are cordially invited to come out for a night of reconnecting, networking, and pure enjoyment as we celebrate the Dr. MLK, Jr. Holiday and the 46th birthday of Kemry M. Hughes.  Admission FREE before 8:00 PM, Friday, January 18, at the Sky Club at Zanzibar on the waterfront, 700 Water St., SW, RSVP to friends_of_myli@yahoo.com or call 202-298-0627.

14. Phone Bank SC for Obama from Home!

Can't travel? make a commitment to call about 50 people in South Carolina per week via the campaign's "virtual phone bank."  This is ideal for busy supporters who can't commit to specific group phone banks but want to help out in their free time.  You can call as few or as many people as time allows, and the 50 people per week number only amounts to 10 calls per day.

If you're interested, please contact Paige at paige.shevlin@googlemail.com; she'll contact the South Carolina coordinator and get you a personalized user name and a password for South Carolina's electronic potential supporter network.

15. Students Mobilize for Donna Edwards

Students at the University of Maryland, College Park are organizing along with activists, families and other community members from all over Prince George's and Montgomery County to support Real Democrat Donna Edwards in her bid to beat DINO Al Wynn (MD-4). Edwards is running a strong campaign to unseat Wynn, who consistently sides with Republicans on key votes such as authorizing the war in Iraq, the 2005 bankruptcy bill, Dick Cheney's energy bill, repealing the estate tax, and other pieces of radically conservative legislation.  Edwards is the executive director of the Arca Foundation, and has experience working in various community organizations as well as for Public Citizen. She is being supported by Progressive Maryland, and is endorsed by Emily's List, League of Conservative Voters, Democracy for America, NOW, and by the blogs MyDD, Atrios, and others.  The 4th, which is one of the most Democratically partisan districts in the country, borders the District of Columbia and stretches along the beltway.  For more information, read this post at Free State Politics (Maryland's progressive blogging hub) or join the Facebook group here.

16. Dates to Remember:

Jan. 18-21, DC/MD/VA Bus Trip to Canvass in South Carolina for Obama
Jan. 19, DC Democrats Pre-Primary Delegate Selection Caucus, 10:00 AM, McKinley HS, 105 T NE
Jan. 19, Nevada Caucus
Jan. 26, South Carolina Primary
Feb. 12, The Chesapeake Primary, DC/MD/VA
Nov. 4, We Take Back the White House & Our Country!

17. Women for Obama, South Carolina Trips, January 19-27

Women for Obama is organizing car pools to SC between now and the primary.  The trip is approximately a 7 hour drive.  There will be blocks of hotel rooms reserved at a reduced cost by the SC team for the week prior to GOTV.  Alexandria4Obama may be organizing a carpool as well.  For volunteers who can only go to SC for a day or two, Alex Lofton, SC Border State Director, (alofton@barackobama.com) would like you to focus on the last few days of the GOTV initiative for greater impact.
Contact Karen Mulhauser- WFO (kmulhauser@barackobama.com)

18. Pre-Primary Weekend DC for Obama Bus Trip to SC

January 25-27
DC for Obama is organizing a bus trip to Columbia, SC for Get Out The Vote weekend (the weekend of the primary).Contact Ian Martinez-DCFO (ianindc@gmail.com)

19. Change Congress Too, Feb. 5 Blue Catapult Fundraiser

Join Blue Catapult PAC for SUPER DUPER TUESDAY on
Tuesday, February 5th from 7:30pm thru 11:00pm
17th Street Cafe 1513 17th St., NW (Dupont Circle Metro)
Watch the returns from 20 primaries across the country on two fantastic large flat-screen TVs.Meet & greet DC Democrats. Free finger food; full cash bar.  Help us choose the first Democratic congressional candidates to support in the 2008 cycle.  $20 contribution if under 30 / $30 otherwise

Blue Catapult is a Political Action Committee that supports emerging Democratic Congressional candidates challenging Republican held seats. www.bluecatapult.com

20. Save the Date March 17 - 19 Take Back America Conference in Washington, DC  http://home.ourfuture.org/tba-2008.html

List Housekeeping

21. Yes, I'll include events for any Democratic presidential candidate but I can't include anything if I'm not informed.  The next newsletter will not be until late January.

22. Want us to publish your notice? Please send me (Howard Park hpark4@aol.com) the information as far ahead of time as possible. It is much better to send simple "cut & pasteable" copy NOT attachments. This newsletter is a volunteer enterprise and is published on an irregular basis. We are not able to publicize events on short notice.

Tags: Barack Obama, DC, John Edwards, Maryland, Stein Club, Virginia, Washington (all tags)


1 Comment

Re: DC Area Events inc. Pre-Primary Caucus Info

Well now this is exciting! I look forward to pre primary delegate selection process and supporting my esteemed friend and long time mydd'er Howard Park.

I am registered in Ward 2, however this sounds like fun and I'll be there!

by crackityjones 2008-01-13 07:03PM | 0 recs


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