About Metro Dems

When We Are

Metro Dems meets the second Wednesday of each month at the IBEW Hall, 4315 Preston Highway. Doors at 6:00; program at 6:30. To get to the meeting , enter the IBEW side of the building at Suite 102. Follow the hallway straight down until the elevator, and then come upstairs one floor to the room.

Who We Are

An open, inclusive organization of progressive Democrats that shares ideas, supports candidates, and champions progressive policies.

Our Mission

  • To serve as a forum for developing and distributing Democratic ideas and policies among a dedicated and activist membership.
  • To build grassroots support for Democratic candidates and public officials who hold Democratic values and positions.
  • To positively impact our community through programs and projects that inform and educate about Democratic issues and the political process.
  • To support and influence the work of our local, state, and national Democratic party organizations, and to supplement that work when necessary.

Our Goals

The Metro Democratic Club will work to:

  • Develop programs and projects that inform and educate members and the general public about Democratic values, issues and policies and help members evaluate their options for participation in a democratic society.
  • Develop grassroots projects to mobilize voters in support of Democratic candidates and issues.
  • Develop and maintain resources to further the goals of the organization, working through structured committees that report to the Board.

About Us

When the Metro Democratic club was organized in 1998, we chose the name Metro because we serve as a magnet for activist Democrats throughout Kentuckiana.Through monthly events, we educate our members on public issues so they can be an informed and active force in local Democratic politics. Our candidate fairs for both local and statewide elections introduce candidates to our members.Through training programs such as “Politics 101,” we educate our members about the political process.

Club Organization

Executive Board

  • Made up of elected officers, elected board members, and committee chairs
  • Officers: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Sergeant at Arms
  • Board members elected by the club
  • Provides oversight, direction, coordination, and continuity for the club
  • Directs the work of, and receives reports from, the club committees

Programming & Events/Food Committee

  • Determine topics for programs in consultation with the board and other committees
  • Find appropriate speakers/presenters
  • Prepare publicity before and after an event
  • Determine format for presentation
  • Manage logistics for meetings
  • Introduce speakers/presenters at meetings
  • Establish evaluation methods to get feedback from the membership and the board

Membership/Diversity Committee

  • Prepare communication vehicles about Metro Dems that can be sent to members and prospective members
  • Prepare an audit of current and prospective communication tools
  • Consult on training methods for events
  • Maintain databases of membership
  • Develop and implement a volunteer recruitment process for increasing volunteerism and activism within the club, including a volunteer database for use within the club
  • Develop and maintain a web site dedicated to club activities
  • Obtain and maintain adequate technology to support all other committees in achieving their goals
  • Assess status of current technology, and recommend new technologies for use by the club
  • Assist other committees in using technology to achieve their goals
  • Support and implement the communication vehicles of the club as needed

Activism Committee

  • Assess needs for activism and events outside of the monthly program, and discover or develop activities and events to meet those needs
  • Determine whether events sponsored by other groups are appropriate for our participation
  • Coordinate events for member participation (e.g., rallies, demonstrations) and issue a call for participation
  • Encourage members to participate in canvassing and get-out-the-vote activities sponsored by the LJC Democratic Party
  • Train members to be effective volunteers in campaigns of their choice
  • Develop and deliver training on political topics as approved by the board
  • Develop and deliver training as needed by other committees or as directed by the board

Recent Posts

June Update

June 14: Kentucky Tax Reform
Who May Be Helped, Who May Be Hurt
Join us with State Representative Joni Jenkins and Anna Baumann with Kentucky Center for Economic Policy to discuss the proposal for a special session to deal with tax reform. Who may be helped and who may be hurt. How will you be affected and what can we do. See more here.
Metro Dems June Meeting
Wednesday, June 14
IBEW Hall, 4315 Preston Highway
Doors open at 6:00 PM — Program begins at 6:30 PM
June 10: Repair Affair
Volunteer to Help Neighbors in Need
This year the Metro Democratic Club has pledged to help New Directions Housing Corp in their mission to help our neighbors in need.

The average annual income for Repair Affair homeowners is less than $8000! We’re talking elderly and or disabled homeowners in our own community. New Directions Housing Corp is striving to help 150 homeowners in Southern Indiana and Louisville, and last year they repaired an amazing 186 homes.

Let’s show the city that Democrats care and join us June 10 for the 24th Repair Affair.

Please contact Troy Ransdell at transdell1@gmail.com if you wish to participate. Also check out the Facebook event and let your friends know how they can do good in the community.

Next Actions

Friday, June 9 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at Old Louisville Tavern, 1532 S 4th St, 40208 – Come meet the Louisville Young Democrats! This is a casual get together where you can hear a little more about who they are and what they do, and mostly just enjoy good company over a refreshing drink. Details here.

Monday, June 12 – 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm at Teamsters Local 783, 7711 Beulah Church Rd, 40228 – Okolona Roundup!  Bring a friend and enjoy a night together with our Democratic officials! Bean soup, brats, hot dogs, and refreshments will be served.

Monday, June 26 – 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at Main Library, 301 York St, 40203 – Kentuckians for the Commonwealth will host its monthly economic justice meeting to discuss building a local economic justice campaign focused on equitable development, affordable housing and healthcare, and participatory budgeting. Meeting will be held in the Board Room on the Mezzanine Level. Details here.

Wednesday, June 28 – 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at Louisville Democratic Party Headquarters, 1501 Durrett Lane, 40213 – Jefferson County Democratic Party Executive Committee will hold its monthly meeting. Any Democrat may come observe.

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