I had teased a bit in other diaries that I expect some big announcements today and tomorrow with regards to some of our events that are scheduled upcoming. This is not that announcement that I had planned, but it is still a great reminder of why you want to be in Emporia on July 20!
Lyon County Democrats in Emporia will be hosting our Gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis, previously announced, and I am pleased to announce that Jean Shodorf, candidate for Secretary of State will also be in attendance as a special guest.
Let me explain why these meetings matter if you are a Kansan.
We are all here as Kossacks hoping to enact change - not just national change, but local change in our communities and state. These events are a great chance to meet not just other Kossacks, but to meet fellow Democrats - many of whom are already with you on trying to change our state for the better.
The event in Emporia is a potluck, so please feel free to bring something. I'll be dashing straight from Netroots, but I'm looking forward to seeing everyone in Lyon County. I'll be helping to provide a narrative for local campaigns and for their US House District Candidate, Jim Sherow.
Today I told a group of people I know only through the online world the real truth about these meetups: as adults, we don't make friends as easily as we did when we were children. Coming to these meetings with people who want what you do is a great way to help influence your state and make good friends while you are at it.
Also.. just a heads up.. I'm bringing BBQ Baked Beans. That's right. I'm rushing from my plane into KC to make up some of my UNBELIEVABLE BBQ Baked Beans.
So, whether you come for the friendship, Paul Davis, Jean Shodorf or the food everyone here will welcome you in Emporia and I invite you to spread the word.
The meeting will be held at: Emporia Senior Center, 603 E 12th. starting at 5PM.
I look forward to seeing you all there!