Mountain Party at Shepherdstown’s Progressive Action Fair

Progressive Confluence’s Progressive Action Fair
March 1, 2017, 5:30–8 p.m. Town Run Brewery, Shepherdstown

Because so many people were called to action by the recent Women’s March on Washington, an event was held to introduce progressive willing activists towards groups where they could “pick a project” and get involved.

Showcasing volunteer opportunities for people, many of whom have never been engaged in civic action but who are eager to get to work, the Fair provided an opportunity for:

*people to learn about the multitude of ways they can get involved and find information on issues, candidates, etc.
*new and existing organizations to recruit new members.
*organizations to network, collaborate, and/or coordinate and avoid duplication of effort.

Reportedly well attended by mostly local citizens, the organizations showcased were:

SkyTruth
Sierra Club
Shenandoah Women’s Center
Planned Parenthood
Voter Registration
WV Rivers Coalition
Fairness WV
Jefferson County Democrats Association
FREE-Syria
Vigilance Jefferson County
Citizens Climate Lobby
ACLU-WV
Progressive Confluence
Sustainable Jefferson County
West Virginian’s for Affordable Healthcare
NAACP of Berkeley County
Eastern Panhandle Protectors
Voices Against Domestic Violence
WV Mountain Party
EPIC Radio
Women’s March On Washington Action Committee
Diverse and United

Mountain Party District 16 Representative Dan Lutz seized the opportunity to discuss his  potential candidacy against incumbent Senator Joe Manchin in the 2018 election, handed out information about the Mountain Party, and registered attendees to become voters.Former Washington Redskins Ron Saul has already agreed to be Dan’s Treasurer, once Dan officially becomes the Mountain Party nominee.

 


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