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:
Shenandoah Women’s Center
WV Rivers Coalition
Jefferson County Democrats Association
Vigilance Jefferson County
Citizens Climate Lobby
Sustainable Jefferson County
West Virginian’s for Affordable Healthcare
NAACP of Berkeley County
Eastern Panhandle Protectors
Voices Against Domestic Violence
WV Mountain Party
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.