A summer spent nurturing our communities
As we head into the autumn — and election season — we thank Debbie Linick and Liz Murphy, our membership and outreach vice chairs, for a summer of tireless work to plant seeds of change in our community. Through Monday night phone banks and precinct parties, they’ve engaged members new and old, and inspired others to get involved with our mission to save democracy at the local level. In the photo above, Democrats in Hayfield precinct gather at the home of Mary and Bob Magnini to meet one another and hear from two of our elected leaders, Franconia District Supervisor Rodney Lusk and Delegate Mark Sickles. Similar parties in several other communities gave participants an opportunity to brainstorm with community leaders and elected officials about the best ways we can support local organizing and the Democratic Party. Please let us know if you’d like to host one in your community! Contact us.
‘A republic, if you can keep it’
Mark your calendars for Thursday, September 22, 7-9pm. FCDC’s National Affairs Committee is hosting a forum of experts to consider how we confront the risks to our democratic republic posed by MAGA Republicans’ slide into authoritarianism and fascism.
Americans are increasingly coming to recognize, as conservative judge J. Michael Luttig testified before the January 6 Committee, that Trump and his allies present a “clear and present danger” to American democracy.
Panelists Drew Westen, John Flannery and David Pepper will consider various means for Democrats, indeed ALL Americans, to confront the dangers before us. Register here.
Are you in a new congressional district?
Many Franconia District residents are in new congressional, state House and state Senate districts. Check here to see which districts you’re in now. You can also check to be sure you’re registered.
We’ll talk about ways to get involved at our next Zoom meeting, at 7 pm on Thursday, October 13. Register here.