The Valparaiso Democratic Committee has been busy all over Valparaiso. In early June, we hosted a VDC area Precinct Chair and Candidate Meet and Greet. We had 9 candidates and campaign representatives give a three minute stump speech. Over 20 precinct chairs were in attendance and we had about 50 people in total for this event sponsored by the VDC, David Reynolds II, and Jesse Harper. There were many heartfelt speeches that energized the room at Pour House that night!
Playing off the Meet and Greet success, the VDC sponsored the Valparaiso Events Outdoor Summer Movie Series. This opportunity gave Valparaiso residents an opportunity to interact with several candidates and hear about other candidates from volunteers such as new Precinct Chair Hannah Trueblood! She did an amazing job with potential voters and worked the crowd. These events matter! There was no Republican presence and this shows WE CARE!
As we see democracy crumbling beneath our feet in the assault on women's healthcare, reproductive and abortion rights, the continued lack of equal treatment of all citizens, and the sharpening of the skills from the failed coup of 1/6, we need to focus that anger and disappointment to get out the VOTE! We need volunteers to accomplish this! Please donate your time, talent or treasure to give us the opportunity to register more voters, increase our outreach, and continue to show up for our community. We succeed nationally when we succeed locally and build our benches.
The VDC is also sponsoring the Valparaiso Events Summer Concert Series. We will have the same set-up as our Outdoor Movie Series with the 10x10 VDC tent and candidates greeting voters! We need your help! Finally, VDC is the platinum sponsor of the Valparaiso Popcorn Festival Parade! We will have the lead float (thanks in large part to a generous donation from David Reynolds II) and an amazing booth space downtown in the heart of the Festival. Kase DeWitt will be driving his blue truck to pull our float and Leslie Nuss Bamesburger (running for Center Township Board) has graciously offered her barn to store the float as we work on it.
This Fall we have so many great candidates that are skilled, prepared and ready to do the work of local government! We NEED to get them all elected! If you want to join us, become a member on our Facebook page, like us Facebook, email us at email@example.com
Michael F. Mirochna, Chair
Kathy DeWitt, Vice-Chair
Kathy Watts, Secretary
Jim Berman, Treasurer