Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Meet local Democratic congressional candidates

A real Democratic victory this November involves electing Obama for President and giving Democrats a majority in Congress. Obama needs a Congress willing to work with him to pass legislation crucial to reversing the failed policies of the last 8 years.

The Centenary College Democrats have organized an event for the local public to meet Democrats Paul Carmouche and John Milkovich, candidates for the 4th congressional district (which includes Shreveport).

College Democrats President Nadine Kaskas offers the following message:

Have you thought about who you'll be voting for in the September 6th 1st party primary election?

Maybe you've seen some commercials or listened to a few radio ads or checked out a website or two-- but have you met any of the candidates yet?

On Tuesday, September 2nd at 11 am, College Democrats will present an informal meet and greet with Democratic Congressional candidates Paul Carmouche and John Milkovich in the Student Union Building. Mr. Carmouche will give a brief talk at 11:00 am and Mr. Milkovich will give a brief talk at 11:45 am.

Pizza and drinks will be provided so make sure to drop by the SUB at 11 am-12:15 pm on Tuesday!

All members of the public are invited to attend.

For more information on Paul Carmouche, please visit his campaign site.

For more information on John Milkovich, please visit his campaign site.

For more information on all of the candidates running for the 4th congressional district and other election information, check out the Shreveport Times' Election section.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Convention Watch parties in Shreveport

The Democratic National Convention kicked off today in Denver, Colorado - check out CNN and the cable news channels for coverage of Michelle Obama's and Nancy Pelosi's speeches tonight. CSPAN has day-long coverage of the convention.

This Thursday, August 28, Barack Obama will officially accept the nomination of the Democratic Party at 9:00 pm. Joe Biden will appear beforehand and accept the candidacy for Vice President. Supporters in the Shreveport-Bossier area are coming together to watch this historic speech in several spots throughout the cities. Check out the links below to RSVP to any one of these events!

Shreveport convention watch parties:

Southern University, 7:00 pm

Lisa Nolen has organized this event for Ark-La-Tex supporters to gather at the Student Activity Center at Southern U to watch Obama's acceptance speech.

Location: Johnny L. Vance Student Activity Center, 3050 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Southern University at Shreveport

Contact: 318-210-7662,

Sign up to attend and get directions here.

Louisiana Democratic Coordinated Campaign, 7:00 pm

Frances Kelley has organized this party on behalf of the Louisiana Democratic Coordinated Campaign at the Critchers' house.

Location: 817 Ontario Street, off of Line Avenue between Betty Virginia Park and South Highlands Elementary School

Contact: 318-780-4138

Sign up to attend this event on the Obama website or the MoveOn website.

Change Watchers, 7:00 pm

Sharron Jarmon is hosting an informal get-together for the nomination speech at the Walker/Jarmon home. Max 10 attendees.

Location: 9440 Primrose Lane

Sign up to attend and get directions here.

"Yes We Can" party, 7:30 pm

Orlisa Johnson is organizing her convention watch party through Max 20 attendees.

Location: 1833 Christopher Glen Drive, off of Russell Road

Sign up to attend and get directions here.

Bossier convention watch parties:

Bossier for Obama, 8:00 pm

Kim Brabham welcomes friends and fellow Democrats into her home to watch Thursday night's events. Max 10 attendees.

Location: 42 Waterbury Drive

Contact: 318-560-3513

Sign up to attend here.


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