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From the Chair

Short term and long term news this month!  In the “now” category are the coming Precinct Committee Person (PCP) training sessions and the County Meeting September 6th.


All of us need to be reminded of OUR precinct committee person’s responsibilities.  There are two opportunities for you to sit in on a training session covering those responsibilities - choose either date but be sure to attend.  6-7 pm prior to the County Meeting either September 6th or October 18th. This applies to district leaders and officers as well - they need to know what to expect from precinct people and of course they are also precinct committee people themselves.

The Sept 6th County Meeting agenda includes meeting judicial and local candidates, discussing proposed by-law changes, catching up with committee reports, and importantly getting feedback from the Task Forces set up after our Leadership Summit.  

The July 15th Leadership Summit had us looking backward at what we did well, looking inward, and looking forward.  Out of that exercise cameTask Forces covering PRIORITY GOALS for LCDC in areas of Resources, Candidates, Committee, Representation, and Platform. Those task forces added members after a discussion at an August committee meeting.  Now all four are moving ahead to answer questions about goals in those five areas, what actions we can take to reach them, when should those actions start/end, who should be responsible, and importantly, how will we know we’ve achieved the goals? All this is focused on building our party for the future.

Note:  After the September 6th County Meeting there will be a brief meeting of the Chair, Vice Chairs, Secretary and Treasurer to sign and notarize candidate nomination forms for the two additional ELCO ballot positions created by late resignations.

Lois Herr
Chair, Lebanon County Democratic Committee
chair@lebanondemocrats.com
717-371-5721

FALL DINNER SPEAKER ANNOUNCED

Jamie Longazel is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at John Jay College in New York City. His book, Undocumented Fears: Immigration and the Politics of Divide and Conquer in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, won the Midwest Sociological Association's 2017 Scholarly Achievement Award. A native of Hazleton, he is a co-founder of Anthracite Unite, a collective working on issues of racial and economic justice in Pennsylvania's Anthracite Coal Region. 

SAVE THE DATE

Salsa the Vote

November 6
6 PM
Location TBD

Reminder
You must now use 10-digit phone numbers when dialing.  Update your records to include the 717 area code as necessary.

 

On Friday, September 8th, from noon to 4 pm,  the PADems State Committee meeting presents Deminars on Fundraising, PCP training, Digital Organizing, Local Messaging, Understanding Progressive and Democratic Leadership, Understanding Medical Marijuana.  These are open to all Democrats -- you need not be a member of the state committee.  

Check out the times and other activities of the Sept 8-9th meeting on the 30-day call which is posted on the PADems website  
http://www.padems.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Fall-17-30-day-call-v2.pdf

Silent Auction Items Needed!  Please contact Cornell Wilson if you can donate items for the Fall Dinner.
717-679-1509
 
WLBR Candidates Night
Monday, Oct. 30th
7pm
HACC Multi Purpose Room
The event features Lebanon City Council and Lebanon mayoral candidates.
Its that time again!  If you're a former Democrat of the Year, we will be meeting briefly Sunday, Sept. 10th at 6pm to choose our Democrat of the Year. Please let Cornell Wilson know if you can attend.  The meeting should only take about 10-15 mins.
Upcoming Events:
9/6 -- County Committee Meeting
9/10 -- Hispanic Initiative Meeting
9/16 -- Fall Dinner
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