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  • Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 06:00 PM · 3 rsvps

    Regional Democracy Teams: Initial Leadership Planning Meeting

    Regional “Democracy Teams” Leadership Meeting Soup & Salad Dinner November 14

    If you want to take action and make a difference in money-in-politics in your community, we have an opportunity for you. Our first steps to established Regional Democracy Teams (RCTs) begin on Thursday, Noveber 14. Open Democracy staff will be hosting an informal dinner to outline the program as we see it, seek your input, and to talk through the expectations of the teams. We'll be contacting some prospective volunteer leaders but if you don't get a call, we still want you to attend this meeting! 

    We're serving soup, salad and homemade bread, and will have a vegan option available. 

    In an effort to empower our members, Open Democracy will be taking a bold step in the coming months. Our power as a movement is being limited by the number of voters and activists we can reach. The Open Democracy staff has only so much time to organize, publicize and support events, so we do the bigger events, but don't get into smaller communities, Lions Clubs, chambers of commerce, and town political committees.

    To expand our power base, we're calling on our supporters to help us organize regional Democracy teams. These teams will meet on a periodic basis, plan local events, and take actions like walks. For instance, we may ask you to organize a short walk on Granny D Day, January 24, or when Democracy legislation is pending, we may ask you to meet with your local state reps or senator to speak with them about it. We hope you'll also reach out to groups of all kinds in your communities to talk about campaign finance reform and Big Money politics, and what your friends and neighbors can do to help.

    Can't make the meeting but still want to help?   Call Brian Beihl at 603-620-8300 or  send an  email and let's make some change!