Monday, July 21, 2008

Shreveport Platform Meeting this Saturday

A Listening to America Platform Meeting will be held at the main branch of the Shreve Memorial Library this Saturday, July 26 at 6:00 pm. Sign up to attend and get directions here.

Dionne Procell ( and Alan Brown ( will lead the discussion on what issues are most important to Shreveport locals. The point of the meeting is for attendees to draft their own version of the ideal Democratic national platform and submit it to the campaign for review; the campaign will then incorporate it into the actual agenda, to be unveiled at the Democratic National Convention in late August.

However, the meeting isn't limited to all that - this is yet another opportunity for Obama supporters in Shreveport to meet each other, network, and plan, and also discuss local issues important to them (ideas like the Haynesville Shale drilling/environmental protection have already been suggested).

Kneece Camp ( is looking to host another meeting Sunday. Sharon Green ( is planning another platform meeting in conjunction with the Student Government at Southern University; this will be a good opportunity for those who cannot attend this Saturday's meeting to regroup (I know a few people who will be out of town until Monday, myself included). Details to be posted as soon as we know them!

Also, for anyone who had to leave early or wasn't at the Howard Dean rally on Saturday: we have several packets available for people who want to do voter registration canvassing in the Shreveport area. The packets include a map of your designated neighborhood, a script for what to say to people at the door, answers to frequently asked questions about voting in Louisiana, and tons of voter registration forms. All you have to do to pick one up is call Lillian Priest at 635-8335, Chairwoman of the Caddo Parish Democratic Executive Committee and Caddo School Board member.

And remember - if you do go canvassing, come back and write about it here!

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