Please join us below as we plan for our April 25-26 meet up in Roanoke Virginia.
For our next meet up on April 25-26 we will be offering a dynamic community and networking experience focused on bringing together a diverse group of people who share our goal of electing more and better Democrats in every election. We will be taking the meet up on the road to Roanoke Virginia. Please sign up by dropping me a Kosmail.
This is an open invitation for all Kossacks to unite in a beautiful and relaxed setting as Spring arrives to the Roanoke Valley and wakens the dogwood and apple blossoms.Our very special guests on Saturday evening will be Dr Ferguson Reid and his son, Dr. Reid Jr.. “Fergie” has recently turned 90 and has offered to be at our gathering to acknowledge GOTV efforts not only in Virginia and North Carolina, but all of DKos as a whole. We are blessed to have these vibrantly beautiful and compassionate people grace us with their presence, advice and wisdom together with encouragement and recognition for what we have been striving for since DKos first opened it’s doors.
I’ve stayed in touch with “Fergie” Jr, through the week and I can’t thank him enough for all his guest recruiting help. He is honored that we will be featuring his Dad as our special guest and speaker and has joined with the DKos Asheville crew to raise awareness of the Roanoke event.
Essential to voting is voter registration of course and that is the focus behind the 90 for 90 model of local and effective political action and engagement with potential voters. The name is based on its Virginia roots but the model can apply anywhere.
In honor of Dr. William F. “Fergie” Reid’s 90th birthday and his long history of expanding voters’ rights, we commit to registering new voters for this years election.If all volunteers and candidates worked together to register 90 new voters in each of the Commonwealth’s precincts, our efforts would result in a quarter million new voters for the Old Dominion.
Denise Oliver Velez will have a story on the 90 for 90 Project on Sunday Kos tomorrow andplease read Vetwife’s great shoutout for this man to get more recognition of his life work.We are hoping for a great turnout at the event. It will offer two different venues and an after event voter registration opportunity. If you need a ride from the Asheville area, please let me know.
Meet at the mountaintop 12:00pm
Introduction and welcome, agenda announcement
Introductions from audience members/organizations
Skype call to KC – option1
Go to Hotel 4:00pm
Set up meeting room, distribute information
Begin program 5:30pm
SKYPE call to KC – option2
Dr. Reid and son speak
Questions and discussion
Planning for GOTV and Voter Registration projects
Downtown Roanoke voter registration training and fun
Group photo of everyone in front of Fire Station #1 in the city market where President
Obama delivered his “You didn’t build it.” speech.
Return to Hotel for late night discussion and social
Please see details below and let me know if you would like to attend.
What A DKos Asheville meet up in Roanoke, Virginia.When Saturday and Sunday, April 25-26, 2015. 12:00 pm Saturday till 12:00 pm Sunday.
Where We will start our day with lunch on the top of a mountain at Mill Mountain Parkand then go to the hotel in the afternoon.
Hotel Roanoke, Conference Center, 110 Shenandoah Avenue, Roanoke, Virginia, 24016-2025, USA
Please Kosmail me, randallt, if you would like to attend.
Let’s get local, grow our network, build this community and help win elections.
RSVPs and hopefuls
6. Steerler Grrl
7. Steeler Guy
8. Otteray Scribe
12. Chun Yang