Democracy For America meetup, Wednesday at Buzz
- What: Oak Park Democracy for America December Meetup
When: Wednesday, December 1 at 7:00PM
Where: Buzz Cafe
905 S. Lombard
Oak Park IL 60304
1) Discuss election results and DFA's success stories, such as the
ten DFA-endorsed candidates who defeated incumbent Republicans, as
well as the other notable Dean Dozen successes. Dean Dozen candidates
won elections at all levels of government, in both red and blue
states. No other comparable organization experienced this kind of
success and demonstrates the power of the grassroots. For more
information, see http://democracyforamerica.com/dd_returns.php.
2) Start planning and recruiting candidates to run for office in
2005. Brainstorm what offices are up for election in the spring and
assign one member of the group to research filing deadlines and
requirements. Many offices have filing deadlines in late December and
3) Build participation in your local Democratic Party.
In December, we are also encouraging Meetup groups to plan DFACorps
activities for the holiday season. On December 11th and 12th, we are
planning a National Weekend of Action where DFA groups around the
country will participate in a variety of community service activities:
DFA is working with Toys for Tots to collect toys and distribute
them to needy children in your community. For more information about
this program in your town, please log onto:
Collect phone cards for wounded veterans spending the holidays in
VA hospitals and send them to DFA headquarters. More information at
Arrange to have your organization serve a meal or collect clothes
for residents at a homeless shelter.
Create your own activity that will benefit the people in your city
or town -- after all, you know your community better than anyone.