1. JamieG from Md
3. Diana in NoVa
8. JanetT in MD
10. Edward Adams
12. Laura Wnderer
16. Deep Harm
BDA in VA
JG in MD
Elizabeth Amy Miller
BillinLaurel and partner
This will be the third year we've had a meetup at Union Station DC -- even though last year it was in June, the year before in October -- I guess I'll start calling it our annual meetup.
After I sent out a message about the meetup to someone in Virginia Kos, she sent back the question, "What's the purpose?" It's really a great question and I wish that someone more articulate like Navajo would answer it, but I gave it a try, and I'll share my answer with you:
I have found the meetups are motivating. I'm surrounded by a lot of republicans in my community, so it helps to spend some time with other Democrats.
I've made friends through these meetups, sometimes only facebook connections, but it has helped to spread the word about issues we're interested in. I've also seen some of the Marylanders getting more involved in voter registration and Virginia elections.
I anticipate 20+ people attending from Maryland, DC, and Virginia. There is a nice area that is generally not too crowded; the last two times we managed to have the whole area to ourselves. We bring the tables in a long row, but people tend to move around so they can talk to different people.
Last year Mimi did a great diary after our Union Station meetup. Here's a link to it:
And here's links to two of mine:
I hope you can come. If you think you can, let me know either in the comments or a kosmail, and check your kosmails so we can exchange contact information.
August 23rd, from 12:30 - 4:40 pm.
Union Station, DC
Food court, roughly at the halfway point between each end of the food court, underneath the "up" escalator on the opposite side of the foot court from Flamers, and near the Aditi Indian Kitchen.