Pa. Dems State Committee Preview

This weekend, the Pennsylvania Democratic Party is gathering for its Fall dinner Friday night, and general meeting Saturday afternoon.  The meeting is being held at the Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel.  

The dinner will feature speeches from former Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander, U.S. Senator Bob Casey, and Congressman Matt Cartwright (D-Lackawanna).  Supreme Court Justice Debra Todd, Supreme Court candidate Dwayne Woodruff, Philadelphia City Controller candidate Rebecca Rhynhart, and Wilkinsburg Councilwoman Marita Garrett will also speak at the dinner.  

The only reception scheduled for Friday night is hosted by the Young Democrats for the statewide judicial candidates.

The Fall meeting in odd years often serves as a kickoff for the fall campaign for the statewide judicial candidates, and a place for possible candidates in 2018 to start floating their names to activists.  

PoliticsPA will be there for the whole event, follow our Twitter account, and our Managing Editor’s Twitter account for live updates during the event.

Friday, September 8, 2017

9:00 am – 4:00 pm Credentials/Registration

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm DEMINAR- Fundraising: County Party & PACs

Presenter: Aubrey Montgomery/Neil Deegan

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm DEMINAR- Precinct Committee Member Training

Presenter: Katie Blume

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm DEMINAR – Envision: Understanding Progressive & Democratic Leadership

Presenter: Dwayne Heisler

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm DEMINAR- Vote Local Pa- Developing Local Messaging

Presenter: Mitch Kates

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Regional Caucus  

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Constituency Chair

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm DEMINAR – Digital Organizing: Increasing Social Media Presence

Presenter: Craig Grella

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm DEMINAR – Marijuana- PA’s New Cash Crop

Presenter: Eugene DePasquale- Pa Auditor General

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Rules Committee

2:00 am – 3:00 pm Voter Outreach

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Veterans Caucus

4:00 am – 5:00 pm By-Laws Committee

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm LGBT Caucus

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Labor Caucus

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Progressive Caucus

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm DNC Committee Meeting

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Rural Caucus

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Dinner.

9:30 pm – 12 Midnight Pennsylvania Young Dems Fundraiser/Reception. Join your fellow State Committee members, Democratic activists, and 2017 candidates as we celebrate the upcoming Judicial General Election.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

8:30 am – 10:00 am Credential/Registration Table

7:00 am – 9:00 am Breakfast Sponsored by Senator Sharif Street in Honor of Judge McLaughlin And all the Candidates for Judges

8:00 am – 9:00 am Black Caucus

8:00 am – 9:00 am Executive Committee

8:00 am – 9:00 am Senior Caucus

9:00 am – 10:00 am County Chairs

9:00 am – 10:00 am Women’s Caucus

9:00 am – 10:00 am Latino Caucus

10:00 am –11:00 am Regional Caucus Meetings

11:00 am – 11:50 am PA Young Democrats Meeting

11:00 am Lunch

12:00 pm State Committee Meeting

5 Responses

  1. I find it somewhat comical that the Dems and Reps are using the same hotel for their fall meetings and just weeks apart. I wonder if they joined forces would the block rate for the rooms go down?

  2. Keep an eye out for perpetual loser SEPA Democratic leaders to praise each other wildly and think they know what they’re doing.

  3. Will Cole Goodman be there prowling for high school girls?

    Will Rogette Harris be peddling her ebay business that was once run from inside the capitol?

    Will Charlie Dent join the Democratic Party?

    Will David Diano get to the bottom of Ubergate 2016?

    Will Jason Kander assemble a rifle blindfolded?

    See you all there!

    1. Ubergate update: there seems to be a shift from investigating to setting up future auditing procedures. It’s unclear about the will to have an audit of what already occurred (since the people who’d have to vote for an audit are likely the people the audit would catch).

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