Drinking Liberally Spartanburg Chapter Blog

Gathering Reminder

Hello Everyone,

It's with pleasure that we get to welcome Jane, Alexis, Michael, and Maryeah to our group. It was great to get to know them last week and look forward to gathering with them again in the weeks and years to come. Welcome Jane, Alexis, Michael, and Maryeah!

The post card mailing to President Trump March 15th was a big success with an estimated one million cards sent. So we're going to do it again on April 15th. We all have some thing to say on tax day right?

Our thanks go out to David Kulma, Green Party candidate for Congress, District 5 for visiting with us last week. It was a very informative talk. Always good to see fresh faces running for office.

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday March 21st, 6 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table.

Rock On Chuck Berry,

Al, Cass, and Diane

Gathering Reminder

Hello Everyone,

This is so cool! Another week, another time to welcome a new member. Jacob joined us for the first time last Tuesday. It was great to get to know him and we all hope to see him with us in the weeks and years to come. Welcome Jacob!

David Kulma, the Green Party challenger for the South Carolina Congressional District 5 seat will be joining us Tuesday. District 5 does include a portion of Spartanburg County. This should be a good opportunity for us to focus on what's happening with state elections, 2018 is not that far away.

This Tuesday is the last time to bring your postcards for Trump in so that your hosts can mail them on March 15th. We have a few blank cards available for those of us who don't have a card. But if you have a card please bring it Tuesday so that they can be mailed March 15th.

Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday March 14th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table.

Respect,

Cass, Al, and Diane

Gathering Reminder

Hi All,

"Number Nine, Number Nine, Number Nine..." Nine is the number of new members we had at our gathering last week! Welcome Shani, Andrew, Joseph, Seher, Angel, Laura, Anders, Megan, and Carrie! It was great to meet you all and we all look forward to having you join us in the weeks and years to come. With more people at the table, the more informed and active we can become.

For those of us who could use a little down time, The Stone Soup Story Telling Festival is happening April 20th through April 23rd. in Woodruff. Professional story tellers from around the country will amaze you, make you laugh,, make you cry, make you glad that you were there. It's family friendly, and a great night or two out. Mark the dates, check it out.

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday March 7th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table.

Solidarity,

Al, Cass, and Diane

Gathering Reminder

Hi Everyone,

Two new members joined us recently so we would like to welcome Emily and Ron to our weekly gatherings. We all hope to see them again at the table in the weeks and years to come. Welcome Emily and Ron!

Members of The Spartanburg Activist Meet-Up will be with us Tuesday. This will be a good opportunity to connect with some of the new Activist groups in the Spartanburg area.

Donald Trump will be addressing a joint session of Congress Tuesday beginning at 9:00 PM. We'll have the television on for all who are interested.

On Friday March 3rd at 12:00 PM there will be a demonstration in front of Trey Gowdy's office at 101 West St. John Street, Spartanburg, to protest the lack of a town hall meeting from Mr. Gowdy. This activity is being organized by R.E.S.I.S.T. and will last until 2:00 PM.

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday February 28th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table.

Cass, Diane, and Al

Breaking News

Hi All,

Kate Roark reached out to us today about organizing a Spartanburg Anti-45 Activist Group. She is new to the area and needs input and support from local liberals. I told her she had made the right contact. Kate will be gathering with us tomorrow Feb. 21st so if you can, please come out and meet Kate. See you at the table, ac

Gathering Reminder

Hi Everyone,

We have experienced great growth in our chapter over the last nine months. To those of you that have recently joined us we say thank you! And to those of you that have been around these last nine years, a big thank you to you!

So for the newbies, let us point out a few things we have going on. We have a corner niche in our room called Randy Fowler's Barbrary where you can take a book or leave a book. It works just like a library only you don't need a card and you won't get fined.

On the table every Tuesday there is the TANC, the Totally Absolutely No-obligatory Contribution jar. Funds contributed allow us to give to local charities or organizations. Every year we all decide as a group where the money is distributed.

We really only have one request, and it's a strong one. In order to cut down on the plastic containers that wind up in the landfill, we ask that you bring your own glass for your favorite beverage.

Please stay active in your chapter. One way you can do this is to recommend speakers for our gatherings. The only thing we require is at least two weeks advance notice so that we can get the word out to ensure a good crowd. You can respond to these reminders, only the hosts will see your response.

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday February 21st, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table.

Bill Pressley--We'll be missing you.

Al, Cass, and Diane

Gathering Reminder

Hello Everyone,

We have the wonderful opportunity to welcome two new members to our group this week. Rebecca and Ray joined us for the first time last Tuesday. It was great to meet them and we all look forward to talking with them in the weeks and years to come. Welcome Rebecca and Ray!

There will be post cards available Tuesday for everyone to mail to Mr. Trump expressing your opposition or support (we are an apolitical group after all) to or for his executive orders, cabinet posts, you name it. Your hosts will gather these up and mail them to The White House on March 15th. This is an idea that is being used by several DL chapters and other organizations. The movement has been named "THEIDESOFTRUMP". Good time to vent a bit and have some fun.

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday February 14th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table.

Tranquility,

Al, Diane, and Cass

Clarification

Hello again,

Just to clear up the notice of the march in Spartanburg this weekend. Upstate R.E.S.I.S.T. "Warm Hearts for Human Rights" march in support for human rights for all will happen on Sunday Feb. 12th. The march will begin at 3:30 at Cleveland Park and proceed to Barnet Park, a distance of 1.8 miles. According to their website, the goal is to raise awareness of human rights issues, not to shock or offend. Color suggestions for clothing and signs are red and pink to signify love for all people regardless of sexual orientation, religion, nationality or race. This is a march not a demonstration, so if you get to Cleveland Park later than 3:30, you'll miss the whole thing.

Let's do this! See you Sunday.

Al

Gathering Reminder

Hi Everyone,

Some new members joined us at the table for the first time last Tuesday. We would like to welcome Donna H, Michael, April, and Vanessa. It was great getting to know you and we hope to see you in the weeks and years to come. Welcome!!

There is a boycott against Budweiser Beer because of their recent commercial that aired during that football game Sunday. Some people thought it was too pro immigration. The beer in our pitchers is Amber Bok, by Michelob, but maybe we can partake of one pitcher of Bud Lite Tuesday to show our support for an all inclusive world.

There will be a Town Hall Meeting Tuesday on CNN with Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz beginning at 9:00 PM. Might be interesting. There is a march scheduled for Saturday the 11th in Spartanburg beginning at Barnett Park and ending at Cleveland Park. More info. on this to follow.

"We Shall Overcome". The melody dates back to before the Civil War from a song called "No More Auction Block For Me". Originally the lyrics were "I'll overcome someday" which links the song to a turn of the century hymn written by the Rev. Charles Tindley of Philadelphia. Just want to throw this out here as a lot of us have been singing this song recently.

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday February 7th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table.

Al, Cass, and Diane

Gathering Reminder

Hi Everyone,

In our reminders we try to list a few topics and events that might be of interest to discuss but this isn't necessary right now. We all know what's going on.

Monday please make time in your day to contact your senators and representatives. It's easy, takes about five minutes by phone. You can discuss with them anything that's on your mind. Remember we are paying their salary.

The reason contact should be made this Monday Jan. 30th is because the vote to confirm Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education will be held Tuesday.

Take that small step, make that call. And if you have called recently, call again. Steps, no matter how small, can lead us in the right direction.

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday January 31st, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your smiling faces and thoughts to the table.

Comfort,

Al, Cass, and Diane