2/8 Meeting Recap

Thanks to all of you who came out to the meeting tonight. If you did not, you missed a very productive meeting so I'd just like to recap everything we covered.

-We shared inauguration stories and experiences.

-We unanimously voted in favor of endorsing candidates in the future. This provides an opportunity to support a candidate to the fullest extent as an organization and many volunteer opportunities.

-We will be participating/attending an open forum with the 2008 Democratic candidates for District Attorney in the near future. Dates and location TBA. This event will be in conjunction with the Penn Dems and possibly other college democrats. We will endorse a candidate the following Sunday after the forum.

-Leon King, Candidate for Judge in the Court of Common Pleas, came and spoke to us about his experience, campaign and the importance of judges and the judicial system in Philadelphia. Visit www.LeonKing.org if you are interested.

-We are in the process of planning voter registration and education drives in anticipation for the May primaries.

-We will be cosponsoring a film event with the Women's Studies program. We will be showing "Iron Jawed Angels", a film about the women's suffrage movement of the 1900's starring Hilary Swank. This event will be held March 13th* at 5pm in Nesbitt 125 (Ruth Auditorium). Free food served. *Note the date change from March 6th.

-We encouraged everyone to sign up for an account on drexeldems.org and feel free to blog about anything politically related.

-Most importantly, we will be participating in an event this Tuesday at 7pm. Our social director, Anna, will be representing us on the "Scrutiny of Marriage" discussion about Prop 8, Same-Sex Marriage, etc. Anna brings experience as a member of her high school's Gay-Straight Alliance and a California native, the home of Prop 8. See blog post below.

Here is the link to the Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=47770361798

Thanks again who all those who attended. If you could not attend, I hope to see you there next time.