Sunday, November 12, 2006

Drinking Liberally - Coming to Lansing!

So the election's over, and all of us are asking "Now what?"
In the spirit of all that's great here in Lansing, a couple folks in our fine town are going to be starting back up our very own Drinking Liberally Chapter.
Wondering if all the super-blogging before last week left me a little loose in the noggin? Not quite, but since you're wondering exactly what Drinking Liberally is, I'll let the fine folks at DL break it down for you...

What is Drinking Liberally?

An informal, inclusive progressive social group. Raise your spirits while you raise your glass, and share ideas while you share a pitcher. Drinking Liberally gives like-minded, left-leaning individuals a place to talk politics. You don't need to be a policy expert and this isn't a book club - just come and learn from peers, trade jokes, vent frustration and hang out in an environment where it's not taboo to talk politics.

Bars are democratic spaces - you talk to strangers, you share booths, you feel the bond of common ground. Bring democratic discourse to your local democratic space - build democracy one drink at a time.

While drinking liberally, always remember to drink responsibly, and make liberal use of designated drivers. Drinking and driving is reckless and irresponsible, like a neocon war or corporatist tax cut. Liberals, don't do it.

Got your interest piqued? Excellent!

These fine Lansing Liberals who are attempting to organize a monthly group to meet need your input. Here's what they'd like to know...

  • What night of the week works best for you to meet?
  • Which bar/restaurant in the Lansing area would you like to meet?
  • What time would you like to meet?
We can meet anytime of the day, but since most of us work, anytime after 6pm would probably be best.

The best thing about DL is that it's open to anyone, it's free, they aren't attached to any candidate, cause, party or campaign, and it's a great place to meet new friends, all the while investing in our community!

Alright, so let's hear what you have to say so we can start our chapter up!


Anonymous said...

Sounds great. I've been to DL meetings in Ann Arbor because EL didn't have a chapter. Count us in. As far as location - Beggar's would be nice. Anything in Old Town is cool.

Maybe I can recruit more Livingston County progressives for a DL chapter in Lansing?

LiberalLucy said...

Absolutely, we'd love to have as many folks as possible come!
What days of the week work best for you?

Laura said...

I'm in!

Ron Wasczenski said...

I'm letting all my friends around Lansing know, they've been wondering when it's going to happen. Good luck and I'll make it out every now and then.
Ron Wasczenski
Oakland County Drinking Liberally