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PA Dems 2015 State Committee Winter Meeting Preview

hershey-hotel1The Democratic State Committee will be holding its annual winter meeting in Hershey from Friday, February 20 to Saturday February 21 at the Hotel Hershey. The schedule for the weekend is as follows:

Friday, February 20

2:30 PM – 5:30 PM – Credentials and Registration Table. Garden Terrace Lounge Bar

Please remember to bring your credential card if previously picked up or received.

First time credentialed members will need to show photo identification.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM – DEMinar #1: VoterBuilder Training 101. Garden Terrace West

Trainer: James Nicastro, PDP Data and Field Director

Learn the basics of this powerful resource and share your VoteBuilder experiences with other members.

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – DEMinar #2: Best Practices Session. Garden Terrace West

Presenter: Dwayne Heisler, Columbia County State Committee Member

“All Politics Are Local!” Building a Firm Foundation for the Future – The importance of electing Democrats to local office and the benefits today and for the future of the Democratic Party. Come meet with members of other county committees to learn how to recruit candidates for local office.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM – DEMinar #3: VoterBuilder Training 102. Garden Terrace West

Trainer – James Nicastro, PDP Data and Field Director

Harnessing the power of VoteBuilder and making it work for you!

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM – Regional Caucus Chair Meeting. Witmer Board Room

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM – By-Laws Committee. Tea House Room

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM – Rules and Order of Business Committee. Rose Garden Room

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM – Voter Outreach and Registration Committee. Cocoa Inn Room

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM – Women’s Caucus Forum: Open Table Forum. Garden Terrace East

Candidates for Pennsylvania’s Supreme, Commonwealth, and Superior Court. To be taped by PCN.

6:30 PM – 7:00 PM – Credential’s Committee. Parkview Board Room

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Second Star Society Cocktail Reception. Overlook Room

Members and Prospective Members welcome.

Reception Schedule

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Judge Alice Dubow and Michael Wojcik. Iberian Lounge

7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Judge David Wecht. Starlight West

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM IBEW LU 98. Fountain Lobby

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Latino Dems. Overlook Room

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Judge John Foradora. Starlight East

10:00 PM – 12:00 AM Judge Christine Donohue. Castilian Room

Saturday, February 21

Breakfast Schedule. 6:30 AM – 8:30 AM

6:30 AM – 8:30 AM Judge David Wecht. Trevi 5

7:00 AM – 8:15 AM IBEW LU 98. Fountain Lobby

7:00 AM – 8:30 AM Judge Anne Lazarus. Castilian Room

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM – Constituency Caucus Meetings.

Black Caucus. Overlook Room

LGBT Caucus. Witmer Board Room

Senior Caucus. Cocoa Inn Room

Women’s Caucus. Tea House Room

Labor Caucus. Park View Room

Progressive Caucus. Starlight Terrace East

Veterans Caucus. Rose Garden Room

8:30 AM – 12:00 AM – Credentials and Registration. Garden Terrace Lounge Bar

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM – Progressive Caucus: Informal Judicial Q&A. Starlight Terrace East

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM – Executive Board Meeting. Starlight Terrace West

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – County Chairs Meeting. Starlight Terrace West

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Constituency Chairs Meeting. Witmer Board Room

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Regional Caucus Meetings

Allegheny – Starlight Terrace East.

Northeast – Tea House Room.

Philadelphia – Blue Mountain I and II.

South Central – Rose Garden Room.

North Central – Cocoa Inn Room.

Northwest – Overlook Room.

Southeast – Starlight Terrace West.

Southwest – Vista Room.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Box Lunches. Fountain Lobby

Compliments of Todd Eagen.

1:00 PM – State Committee Meeting. Garden Terrace Ballroom

Only members of the Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee may participate in the official business. All registered Democrats are invited to observe in the Visitors’ Gallery. Following the business meeting, State Committee will open their endorsement meeting to consider endorsing the judicial candidates for Supreme, Superior, and Commonwealth Courts.

10 Responses

  1. I always find the list of Democratic caucuses to be interesting. The party obviously has no place for business people that create jobs.

  2. ColdAsHeckInPhilly, I love your list of events, but you have a few presenters missing.

    “What to Expect When You’re Expecting Indictment” with Michael Eakin & Chaka Fattah.
    And of course the followup class—“How to Avoid Doing Real Time Behind Bars” The Orie sisters.

    “Location Location Location — Complying With Residency Law Requirements” by Representative Jason Ortitay, Former Senator Rick Santorum and Vince Rongione

    “There’s No Place Like Home in Northern Virginia” by Rick Santorum & Joe Sestak

  3. Robbie — the only way I could be happier is if I were a lawyer for PA Democrats…I’d be smiling my way through the real estate listings in Cabo, trying to figure out how to spend all the legal fees you fools are going to have to pay me to keep your candidates out of having to pick up the soap is a cell block shower.

    By the way…I think you’re running late for the “How to Lose Friends and Influence Nothing” panel, moderated by Allyson Schwartz.

  4. ColdAsHeckinPhilly –
    I’m sure you feel upset, lonely and left out in the cold because Democrats have 5 of 6 statewide elected political offices (plus winning PA in every presidential race since 1988), and your pathetic PA GOP has just 1 of 6. So if your weak, 4th grade attempt at humor makes you feel warmer in the absence of wins, go for it and I hope it makes you feel better.

  5. This doesn’t seem like it’s the full schedule…
    what happened to

    “What to Expect When You’re Expecting Indictment” with Chaka Fattah

    “Keep Your Friends Close, and Your Clinton-Era PR Flacks Closer” with Kathleen Kane and Lanny Davis

    “Make Your Donors an Offer They Can’t Refuse” with Rob McCord

    “Location Location Location — Complying With Residency Law Requirements” by Vince Rongione

    “There’s No Place Like Home in Northern Virginia” by Joe Sestak

  6. Chet, are you telling us that the Republicans do not bear the same standard of showing ID in order to be credentialed? Let us add that to the line of hypocritical logic that has come to define the PA Republican Party. Practice what you preach…

  7. Chet –

    Is participating in Democratic State Committee a right guaranteed by the US and PA Constitutions? No, it is a private organization with a privilege for only certain people. The right to vote is a public right where nearly all US citizens 18 and older select their chosen leaders. That right is guaranteed by the US and PA Constitutions.

    Learn either Constitution before running your mouth like you are making a valid point. Otherwise keep your uninformed opinions to yourself, as you make even the intelligent who agree with you seem foolish.

  8. Notice Judge Kevin Dougherty is paying for no events out of his campaign, but IBEW Local 98 (controlled by his brother, John Dougherty) has events on Friday night and Saturday morning which will be paid out of their PAC. IBEW Local 98, which is a client of Larry Ceisler, the owner of this website, does not have any events at most Democratic State Committee meetings. Because John cares about Kevin getting elected to PA Supreme Court, the Dougherty brothers are doing that to save Kevin Dougherty’s campaign money. Let’s see if they report it that way on the campaign finance reports (they will be required to report that).

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