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

April Meeting

April 12: Legislative Session of 2017
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly!
This month, we will host three great legislators to talk about the first 30 days of Republican government in Kentucky. Join us to hear Senator Morgan McGarvey, Representative Reginald Meeks, and Representative McKenzie Cantrell will discuss this past legislative session and what it means for us. Come learn about what happened and what it means for our community. Come join us!

Metro Dems April Meeting
Wednesday, April 12
IBEW Hall, 4315 Preston Highway
Doors open at 6:00 PM — Program begins at 6:30 PM

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Lunch with Attica Scott

On Thursday, April 20, at 12:00, the Metro Dems will host a lunch with Representative Attica Scott, at the Bristol Bar & Grill Downtown. The lunch will focus on give us an update of the session, answer questions about a special session and what activism she needs to help her. Please RSVP by April 14 to ensure space. Click here to RSVP. Lunch at own expense.

Metro Dems April Luncheon
Tuesday, April 20
The Bristol, 614 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202
12:00 PM

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Next Actions

Saturday, April 8 – 9:00 to 10:00 at Western Branch Library, 604 S 10th St, 40203 – Cafe LOUIE will meet at the Western Library for a community forum with Councilmember Barbara Sexton-Smith and Representative Attica ScottDetails here.

Saturday, April 8 – 9:00 to 10:00 at Iroquois Library, 601 W Woodlawn Ave, 40215 – Cafe LOUIE will meet at the Iroquois Library for a community forum with Senator Paul Hornback, Representative Jeff Donohue, Representative McKenzie Cantrell, and Councilmember Marianne ButlerDetails here.

Monday, April 106:30 to 8:00 at First Unitarian Church, 809 S 4th St, 40203 – Kentuckians for the Commonwealth will hold its Jefferson County Chapter Meeting. Members of the chapter’s Participatory Budgeting workgroup will present the recently released “People’s Guide to the Budget” and discuss ways to impact Louisville Metro’s 2017/2018 budget. You can download a copy of the guide on KFTC’s website here and get more information here.

Wednesday, April 12 – 6:00 to 8:00 – Metro Dems monthly meeting. Details above.

Saturday, April 15 – 9:00 to 10:00 at South Central/Okolona Library, 7709 Preston Hwy, 40219 – Cafe LOUIE will meet at the South Central/Okolona Library for a community forum with Representative Al Gentry, Representative Jim Wayne, and Councilmember Vicki Aubrey WelchDetails here.

Thursday, April 20 – 12:00 to 1:00 – Metro Dems monthly downtown lunch. Details above.

Saturday, April 22 – 9:00 to 10:00 at St. Matthews-Eline Branch Library, 3940 Grandview Ave, 40207 – Cafe LOUIE will meet at the Iroquois Library for a community forum with Senator Julie Raque Adams, Representative Attica Scott, Councilmember Bill Hollander, Councilmember Brent Ackerson (tentative), and Councilmember Angela LeetDetails here.

Saturday, April 29 – 9:00 to 10:00 at Westport Library, 8100 Westport Rd, 40222 – Cafe LOUIE will meet at the Iroquois Library for a community forum with Senator Julie Raque Adams, and Councilmember Angela LeetDetails here.

Saturday, April 292:00 to 3:00 at Pikeville City Park, 243 Main Street, Pikeville, KY 41501 – Join Pikeville Rally for Equality & American Values to stand up for peace, diversity, and love and to stand AGAINST Neo-Nazis and everything they represent. This event is open to people of every race, religion, orientation and class. Details here.

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