February 8 – Mayor Fischer

February 8: Act Locally
Louisville, the Blue Dot
Wednesday, February 8, we will host Mayor Greg Fischer to discuss what steps the city and you can take, and we are looking forward to seeing you all there! Come join us!

Louisville Leads the Way

Mayor Greg Fischer is halfway through this second term as Louisville’s 50th and Louisville Metro’s 2nd Mayor. Mayor Fischer has lobbied Frankfort for more local control for Louisville, including the Local Investments for Transformation (LIFT) ballot option, to enable communities to raise revenue for local needs, and recently testified at Uncovered: The Consequences of Repealing the ACA in Kentucky, to discuss what the Affordable Care Act has meant to Louisville. He will be speaking on the issues facing the city and how the club can help. Come meet with the Mayor to talk about what all Louisville Democrats can do better to promote local agendas and fight back against Republican control of the state.

Metro Dems February Meeting
Wednesday, February 8
IBEW Hall, 4315 Preston Highway
Doors open at 6:00 PM — Program begins at 6:30 PM

Bylaws Changes

At the February meeting, we will also vote on amendments to the club’s bylaws. Click here for the amended bylaws, with the changes shown in red. Not sure what our bylaws currently say? Click here for the current version.

Join Metro Dems!

Getting the newsletter but not a member, or let your membership lapse? You can now join or renew your membership on-line through PayPal. Click here!

Lunch with Barbara Sexton-Smith

On Tuesday, February 14, at 12:00, the Metro Dems will host a lunch with Councilwoman Barbara Sexton-Smith, at the Bristol Bar & Grill Downtown. The lunch will focus on activism opportunities. RSVP required by February 7 to ensure space. Click here to RSVP. Lunch at own expense.

Metro Dems February Luncheon
Tuesday, February 14
The Bristol, 614 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202
12:00 PM

More Ways to Contribute
Our community needs you to do more. Election setbacks have caused Democrats to do soul searching, and so has the club. 2017 will focus on educating Democrats on how to be involved, and that starts with you.

We are establishing the following committees for this year. Please choose just one, where you believe you have the most to contribute, and sign up!

Membership/Diversity – This committee will focus on recruitment and retention of members in order to turn disaffected Democrats into activists. To sign up, email Jamie McGhee.

Programming & Events/Food – Our monthly meetings provide a way to build community, inform ourselves, and prepare for action. This committee will plan the meeting content, with the goal not of putting butts in seats but boots on street. To sign up, email Daniel Grossberg.

Activism – You’ve signed up, and you’ve learned about what actions you can take, now take them. This committee will plan and execute actions to directly influence policy. To sign up, email Vitalis Lanshima.

Would You Like to Do More?

If you have ideas, share them! Contact club president Patty Stocker for more ways to be involved.

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