Sunday, June 19, 2011

Washington County Democrats to meet at county courthouse on June 20

Below you will find the weekly update from the Washington County Democrats!  

June MeetingAll are welcome to join the members and friends of the Washington County Democrats for our monthly business meeting on Monday, June 20th. Social hour begins at 6pm, the meeting will begin at 6:30pm. Please note, we meet in the Washington County Courthouse: Quorum Court Room- 2nd Floor.

Program: Mireya Reigh of the 3rd District Hispanic Caucus will provide an overview of their recent and upcoming projects as well as highlight the political expectations and needs of our Hispanic community members.

Can't make it to this meeting? No problem. You can catch up with us next month. The WCD meet the 3rd Monday of every month.

Bring a friend!

Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner
Recently the Democratic Party of Arkansas announced that Governor Bryan Schweitzer of Montana will be the keynote speaker at the 2011 Jefferson-Jackson Dinner on Saturday, July 23 at the Verizon Arena in North Little Rock.

Like Governor Mike Beebe and Arkansas Democrats, Governor Schweitzer has focused on cutting taxes, creating jobs, and investing in education. A rancher, Governor Schweitzer is a dynamic and entertaining speaker who is sure to bring excitement as we move towards the 2012 elections. You may recall Governor Schweitzer’s fired up speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver.

In addition to Governor Schweitzer, this year's Jefferson-Jackson Dinner will feature Governor Beebe, Arkansas’s senior U.S. Senator Mark Pryor, U.S. Representative Mike Ross and State Attorney General Dustin McDaniel. Also joining the evening's festivities will be Treasurer Martha Shoffner, Auditor Charlie Daniels, many Democratic members of the Arkansas legislature, and other elected officials and leaders.

The Jefferson-Jackson Dinner is the highlight of an annual, busy two days of Democratic events and meetings. The Association of County Officers will host the annual silent auction. We hope to see Democrats from all of Arkansas's 75 counties at the dinner and throughout the weekend.

Like last year, Washington County Democrats will purchase at least one table, maybe two.   The cost is $100 per person and includes dinner and the event.  If you wish to attend, your RSVP and payment is due to secure your spot by July 1stPlease respond to this e-mail if you wish to attend the JJ Dinner. 

DPA Executive and State Committee Meeting
On Saturday morning, July 23, the DPA’s Executive and State Committees will meet at the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel in North Little Rock. We expect to hear updates on redistricting, the 2012 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection plan, the 2011 legislative session, and the 2012 election cycle. That afternoon, there will be time for individual auxiliaries to meet, and the Arkansas Democratic Black Caucus is planning something special.

A reduced rate hotel room block has been reserved at the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel in North Little Rock, The Doubletree Hotel, Holiday Inn Presidential, and the Peabody in Little Rock. Please contact the hotels directly to reserve your room. Tell them you are with the DPA in order to take advantage of the discounted rates.

          RATE                            PHONE NUMBER       DEADLINE
Wyndham Hotel (NLR)           $89.95 + tax and fees      (501) 371-9000         July 15th
Doubletree Hotel (LR)            $99 + tax and fees           (501) 372-4371         July 6th
Holiday Inn Presidential (LR) $97.99 + tax and fees       (501) 375-2100        July 14th
The Peabody (LR)                  $114 + tax and fees          (501) 906-4000        June 22nd

Washington County Democrats
PO Box 864
Fayetteville, AR  72701

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