This is the weekly DKos Asheville open thread series that RandallT and I try to deliver every Saturday morning. We would like this to become a hub for talking about our 4/20 meet up (that's four weeks from today!) to help make it a great event. So please come say hi, talk about food, talk about what you would like to see at the gathering or what you would like to see us all get out of this opportunity. And for those not coming (we know you want to but you live on Ocracoke Island), ideas are always welcome.
We would also like this series to reinvigorate us locally and regionally here on Daily Kos, building on the sense of community that's grown through our online engagement. DKos Asheville could give us all a better sense of connection if nothing else. We hope, through this meet up, that we can do a better job of leveraging our orange passion for progressive politics to help elect more and better Democrats.
There will be a candlelight vigil in Asheville this coming Tuesday, March 26 from 7:00 to 8:00 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ (20 Oak Street, a block down College St from the courthouse).
The vigil is one of a number of vigils being held across the country as the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in the Prop 8 and DOMA cases. The Campaign for Southern Equality is hosting the vigil in Asheville. If you're on facebook, you can RSVP here.
I've put it on my calendar. After the heartbreak of the amendment vote last May here in North Carolina, those of us who support equality have been encouraged by the gains made in other states and by the momentum the equality movement is carrying into the Supreme Court oral arguments. If you're in town on Tuesday, this is a good opportunity to take a moment and hold in your heart what this means to so many of our friends here in Asheville, here on Daily Kos, and of course all across the country.
Feel free to share with us anything going on around town that you think we might want to know about. I've heard tell that rabbits have been seen hiding eggs in the area; I have no idea what that's about.
Enjoy your Saturday,