Oct 102013
 
Club member, Ann Porter, forwarded some great ideas from NewOrganizing.com about how to get women to run for office and how to support them once they’ve made the decision to run.

Ask a woman to run for local office. Here’s how:

  • Make the ask . . . more than once. After asking sincerely in person at least once, be creative — maybe send a singing telegram, or write it on a cake, or put it on a billboard that she passes regularly. However you need to do it, just get it done.
  • Help her make inroads with a local political party. Local party support is often key to getting elected even at the local level, so offer to be her wing-person when she goes to local party events and meetings, and introduce her to relevant people you may know.
  • Support her as she runs for local office. Knock on doors, host a fundraiser, get everyone you know to vote for her for county council/school board/water commission.
  • Help her succeed. When the zoning board meetings run late into the night, offer to help with any personal needs she might have, from errands to pet care to family stuff.
  • Encourage her to pursue higher office. After she’s done such a great job as a local elected official, chances are that you won’t be the only one pushing her to run for state legislature or Congress.
  • Repeat steps one through five until we have gender parity and then some in congress.
 Posted by at 8:45 am
Sep 192013
 

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St Tammany Democrats are hosting a fundraiser for gubernatorial candidate – John Bel Edwards – on Friday Oct 18th, 6-9 pm, at Patton’s in Slidell.  Follow link below to purchase tickets and for more information. Once you purchase your tickets and click submit, you will be sent a confirmation email.  The purchase price includes a catered menu. Cash bar extra.

http://www.johnbelforlouisiana.com/pattons_jbe_fundraiser

 Posted by at 10:43 am
Aug 192013
 

DPEC member Breanda Ann Palmer, NDWC/DPEC/Team Blue Dat members Ann Porter and Shannon Cockayne enjoy the Jefferson-Jackson dinner, August 17th, 2013 at the Hilton Roverside hotel in New Orleans. Former Governor Crist (FL) was the keynote speaker.

(L-R) DPEC member Brenda Ann Palmer and NDWC/DPEC/Team Blue Dat members Ann Porter and Shannon Cockayne enjoy the Jefferson-Jackson event, August 17th, 2013 at the Hilton Riverside hotel in New Orleans. Former Governor Crist (FL) was the keynote speaker.

 Posted by at 10:46 am
Jul 282013
 

Blue Ladies See a Play

From left to right, Liz Scott Monaghan (NDWC President), Beverley Musson, Eileen Breslin, and Nancy Lilly. They went to see “Love, Loss, and What I Wore,” by Nora and Delia Ephron on Sunday, July 28th at the recently reopened Le Petit Theatre de Vieux Carre in New Orleans.

 Posted by at 7:01 pm