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

October Meeting – Yarmuth!

Please note the NEW DATE FOR OCTOBER. Thank you for making the change to come to this special event.
October 16: An Evening with Congressman John Yarmuth
Join us to hear Congressman John Yarmuth discuss the political climate both on the national and state level. He will discuss his vision for the progress of Democrats and what it will take to accomplish. Join us!
Metro Dems October Meeting
Monday, October 16
IBEW Local 369
4315 Preston Hwy, Louisville, Kentucky 40213
Doors open at 6:00 PM — Program begins at 6:30 PM

Next Actions

Wednesday, October 11 – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at 2509 Portland Ave, 40212 – Join Metro Dems as we take a break from politics and help out our four legged friends. We are hosting a fundraiser for My Dog Eats First. More information here.

We are collecting donations of the following items:
Dog/Cat Food – Wet and Dry
Heavy Duty Storage Bins (for the foodbank, to keep the mice out)
Zip Lock Bags (1 or 2 Gallon and Sandwich Size Ziplock Bags)
Cat Litter
Animal Food Dishes & Water Bowls
Collars/Leashes & Harnesses of ALL sizes
New or GENTLY USED (clean) fleece blankets

Sunday, October 15 – 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Highland Baptist Church of Louisville, 1101 Cherokee Rd, 40204 – Actors Theatre is proud to announce a special, one-night-only reading of Robert Schenkkan’s newest play, Building the Wall, directed by Artistic Director Les Waters (Recent Alien Abductions, Macbeth, For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday), and co-hosted by the ACLU of KentuckyJefferson County Chapter of Kentuckians For The CommonwealthFairness CampaignHighland Baptist ChurchKentucky Alliance Against Racist and Political RepressionKentucky Interfaith Taskforce on Latin America and the CaribbeanLouisville Showing Up for Racial Justice and Mijente Louisville. This two-person cast will feature Drew Fracher, best known to audiences as the perennial director of Fifth Third Bank’s A Christmas Carol, and local actor and educator Kristi Papailler. Building the Wall plays on October 15 at 7 p.m. at Highland Baptist Church. Pam McMichael, Executive Director of the Highlander Center (2005-2016) and co-founder of Showing up for Racial Justice and the Fairness Campaign, will facilitate a post-reading conversation, with featured guest Sarah Nuñez with Mijente Louisville. A second performance is scheduled for students at Central High School.

It’s the very near future, and the Trump administration has carried out his campaign promise to round up and detain millions of immigrants. Now, a writer interviews the supervisor of a private prison as he awaits sentencing for carrying out the federal policy that has escalated into the unimaginable. This riveting, harrowing and illuminating drama delivers a powerful warning and puts a human face on the inhuman, revealing how when personal accountability is denied, what seems inconceivable becomes inevitable.No reservations are required for this free event. More information can be found here.

Saturday, October 21 – 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Owl Creek Country Club, 12400 Osage Rd, Anchorage, 40223 – Democrats Unite! Fundraiser and Wine Tasting. Join other Democrats as we prepare for the midterm elections. John Yarmuth will join us from 5-6. Mayor Fischer will make an appearance. Bid on silent auction items for interesting experiences. $25 ticket includes appetizers and conversations with fellow Democrats. Cash bar available.

Wine Tasting
Experience the wines of John Bojanowski, a Louisville native who is now making organic wines in the south of France. John will be at the event pouring his wine and sharing his experiences as a winemaker.
$65 ticket includes five wine selections presented by the winemaker in addition to items listed for basic tickets.

Children’s Event
Kentucky Gymnastics Academy will be hosting a fun event for children on the same evening as the Democrats Unite event. Call 502-254-1010 to register.

Tickets available here. Or click here for more information.

Wednesday, October 25 – 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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