Wednesday, January 31, 2007

It's Official - Drinking Liberally is Coming to Lansing!

After much wait and anticipation, it's finally here!

The Lansing Chapter of Drinking Liberally will have it's very first meeting -

Thursday, February 15th
7:00 p.m.
The Nuthouse Sports Grill
420 E. Michigan Ave.
Lansing MI., 48933 Map It!

While we get started, the plan is to meet every Third Thursday of the month. Depending on the crowd and the desire, it may happen more frequently.

Have questions? You can email the Chapter founder for more details.

So what exactly 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.

Come join us for a pint, good conversation, and great friends!


kate said...

1. Are you going to DDNC this year
2. When is it
3. can I come?

I need an excuse for a vacation!!

izardofwaz said...

These Drinking Liberally meetups are always an inspirational, energizing, thought provoking, and fun evenings. I've attended many Oakland County Drinking Liberally meetups and there's always great subject matter to work with. The variety of people that show up really add to the diverse conversations, whether they are 'regulars' or first time attendees.

I'm spreading the word to all of my friends in the Lansing area who found Oakland County just a bit too far to travel.

Good luck and let's continue to Promote Democracy One Pint At A Time!

Anonymous said...

I'm sure Drinking Liberally desires to be inclusive AND wants to have lots of fun, neither of which I find objectionable. I am a bit surprised, though, at your insensitivity toward those who don't or can't drink alcohol.

LiberalLucy said...

You're right, Drinking Liberally is not for everyone, just as some might say that Democracy for America meet ups aren't for them.

Drinking Liberally is open to everyone. I understand that not everyone drinks and/or can handle being in situations around alcohol. Fortunately, democracy itself is not inclusive and there are plenty of democratic organizations out there for everyone!