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Spotlight On Local Democratic Clubs

by Gwen Groden

Do you know about DFA (Democracy for America)? DFA was founded by Governor Howard Dean and his followers, based on the idea that the grassroots are the key to the Democratic Party’s success. Dean’s presidential campaign reenergized the grassroots by tapping into the progressive values that they cared about: strong communities, security at home and abroad, and liberty for all people to live the way they choose.

At present, DFA has over one million members nationwide and is a grassroots powerhouse working to change our country and the Democratic Party from the bottomup. They provide campaign training, organizing resources, and media exposure to support progressive issues and candidates up and down the ballot.

The Bellingham DFA group meets at 6:00 on the first Wednesday of every month at Round Table Pizza (Sunset Square). We enjoy a nice dinner together (options include salad bar, pizza, sandwiches, beer and wine)while discussing politics and current affairs. Elected officials or candidates sometimes stop by.

All Democrats, liberals, progressives, and other freethinkers are invited to join us for lively discussion.