Archive for September, 2007

October 10 Democratic Forum Training for 2008 Election Volunteers

“Election Volunteers 2008: Making Friends While You Make A Difference”

Come meet like-minded people with a passion for politics. Enthusiastic, experienced volunteers will give brief presentations on important volunteer jobs available now and through the campaign season. There’s a volunteer opportunity to fit every interest. Find out all the ways that you can get involved, using your time and talents to make a difference in the 2008 elections.

Where: October 10, 2007, 7 P.M. at Champaign County Democrats Headquarters, 14 E. Washington St., Champaign

Program: Former State Representative Helen Satterthwaite will speak about running for office and being an election judge; Dorothy Neumann will explain the process of voter registration; and other volunteers will cover working for the Democratic Party, working for a candidate, poll-watching, getting out the vote, becoming a precinct committee person, door-to-door and telephone canvassing, making and delivering yard signs, public relations work, office duties, and outreach activities such as staffing booths at fairs and local events, walking in parades, and participating in community activities.

Admission is free, refreshments will be served, and the public is welcome. Sponsored by the Champaign County Democrats.

September 12 Issues Forum on Election Reform

The public is invited to attend the next Issues Forum, scheduled for Wednesday, September 12 at 7:00 pm at Democratic Headquarters, 14 East Washington Street in Champaign. The forum will focus on “Election Reform.” Democratic State Representative Mike Boland (71st District) will speak on the system of public funding for elections already in place in Arizona and elsewhere, that permits candidates to run with no special interest funding. There will also be a discussion of Instant Run Off Voting for elections. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Champaign County Dems thank the Meet-Up Committee leadership group: Peggy Kovacic, Dorothy Neumann, Astrid Berkson, Debra Schrishuhn, Helen Satterthwaite, Laura Wetzel and the entire committee for their work in organizing the issues forum events.

2007 Democratic Picnic Sunday Sept. 9 Barbecue and Bluegrass

Democrats are invited to picnic in the park this Sunday, September 9, at Eisner Park in Champaign (across the street from Huber’s, between Church & University streets)from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. But the real fun starts at noon, when the Champaign County Democrats will play the UI College Democrats in a rematch, 16″ slow-pitch softball game. Two years ago, the Champaign County Democrats challenged the U. of I. College Democrats to a game of softball, and the unthinkable happened — the older Dems won!
Whether it was their years of experience that gave them the edge, their power hitting, or dumb luck, they will tempt fate again this Sunday. Come out and play or cheer them on.

The Democratic Picnic will begin immediately after the game, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Even if you can’t join us for softball, make sure to join us for great food, fun, and music. Barbecue legends, Democrats Lloyd Carter & Lee Roberts are cooking the BBQ.
Lee will take off his chef’s hat and put on his country hat to play live bluegrass music with his friends in the band, The Corn Desert Ramblers. Barbecue fare, and beer, wine and soda will be provided, potluck picnic. Bring a dish to share if you can.
Suggested donation is $10 for adults, children are free. Hope to see you Sunday!