Thursday, September 15, 2005

Dems in Training

I've long been a staunch supporter of getting younger people involved in all aspects of the political process. For those people who happen to be Democrats, there is a great opportunity coming up this Saturday for a crash course in the nuts and bolts of campaigns.

DL21C's 3rd Annual Campaign Training

Learn what goes on behind the scenes in politics, brush up on your campaign skills, and get ready for the 2006 Election Cycle!

Keynote Speaker: State Rep. John Fritchey (11th House District)

Panelists include:

* Ken Bennett, State Director, Senator Barack Obama
* Pat Botterman, Wheeling Township Committeeman and Campaign Manager
* John Corrigan, Lobbyist/Campaign Manager - Garrett for State Senate
* Daniel Dennison, Kerry Traveler Coordinator
* Marissa Garciosa, Organizer, ICIRR
* Sarah Gersten, Finance Director, Schakowsky for Congress
* Pete Giangreco, Partner, The Strategy Group
* Mike Kreloff, Northfield Township Committeeman
* Kevin Lampe, Partner, Kurth/Lampe
* Ann Liston, Partner, Adelstein/Liston
* Vasyl Marcus, Research Director, SEIU Hospital Accountability Project
* Mia Phifer, Freelance Fundraiser
* Brenden Reilly
* Leticia Reyes
* Dan Shomon, Political Director, Obama for Illinois
* Erica Summer

September 17th, 2005 10 AM - 3 PM

Registration begins at 9:30

UNITE HERE Building 333 S. Ashland Chicago, IL 60607

Registration Fees (lunch included):
$10 Student
$20 Non-Member
Free for Members
* Proceeds from the training will go to Hurricane Katrina Relief

RSVP to Alex at

There will be a post-training party at Jak's Tap,
901 W. Jackson Blvd.

By Car:
The UNITE HERE building is located at the corner of S. Ashland and W. Jackson, near the Ashland Exit of the Eisenhower (290). Parking is available on site.
By Bus:
The #9 Ashland Bus stops right outside the UNITE HERE building
By El:
Blue Line (Forest Park) to Medical Center stop. Walk E on Jackson, to Ashland.


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