Dave in Franklin County is organizing our first statewide in-person meeting of people interested in Democracy for Virginia! The meeting will take place on Friday night at the Virginia Democratic Convention in Roanoke. Remember, you do not have to be a convention delegate to attend the convention!
Below is the information from Dave's post...
There will be a statewide Meetup for DFV on Friday evening, June 4th in Roanoke, VA at the Hotel Roanoke. This will be followed by a "unity" Meetup of all Meetup participants (Dem party, Clark, Kerry, etc)and will be followed on June 5th by the state party convention. We are targeting 7:30pm as the start time (the "unity" Meetup is at 8:30). I'm coordinating the first (DFA/DFV) Meetup and have compiled a tentative agenda. I've had 20 positive responses so far, so I'm estimating 40-50 of us by the convention.
I had considered feeding people and wanted to keep it frugal (in tribute to Gov.Dean's JCPenney suit) but buffets at the hotel would have run from about $35@ and up (+drinks) and downtown Roanoke restaurants were looking for about the same to reserve a private room. Then, talking to party officials, I was enlightened on convention proceedings... Friday night there will be dozens of hospitality suites with food & drink all courtesy of our great Party!...So, we don't have to worry about food- just run around the hotel and freeload until 7:30. Then come to the meeting (Room will be posted).
This will definitely be a working (not social) meeting, but all DFA/DFV folks are welcome and the bigger the numbers, the better. I hope that there will be representatives from every Dean Meetup in the state. (If my guess of 40-50 turns into 100-200 think of the impact it will have on the party leadership; some of them will be addressing us at our Meetup).
If you are coming please email me (remove the obvious - drackmales (at) earthlink (dot) net) with your name, city, contact info, as well as the name and contact info for your Meetup host/coordinator. Thanks, and keep working...
Though there are a number of Dean suppoters in Virginia who will be attending the 21st Century Democrats training in Washington, DC that weekend, we hope anyone else who is free and able to travel to Roanoke will attend! Please email Dave and comment below if you plan to attend!