Archive for August, 2016

Kai Degner will speak at Lexington Democratic Committee meeting August 22

The next meeting of the Lexington Democratic Committee will be Monday August 22 at 5:15 p.m. at Lexington City Hall, 300 East Washington.

The first order of business will be remarks from Kai Degner, the Harrisonburg city council member who is our Democratic candidate for Congress challenging incumbent Republican Bob Goodlatte.

Non-members and people living outside Lexington are invited to come hear and meet Kai.

You can find out more about Kai and his campaign, and make a much-needed donation at:

Can you volunteer for the Democrats’ booth at the Rockbridge Community Festival?

We need volunteers to work the Democrats’ booth at the Rockbridge Community Festival in downtown Lexington on Saturday August 27.

This will be a big opportunity get out the word about our Democratic candidates: Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine for president and vice president, and Kai Degner for Congress. In addition to distributing campaign materials, we will be signing up campaign volunteers and registering voters.

The booth will be up from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. We need at least two volunteers for each one-and-a-half hour shift, and also for set-up and take-down. We will begin setting up at about 8 a.m.

The shifts will be:





Please let me know which shift works best for you. I hope to see you there.

Gene Zitver, chair
Lexington Democratic Committee

Volunteer for phone bank, voter registration

Our former area Democratic Party campaign organizer, Tyler Mitchell, has been promoted. Our new organizer, Seth Drake, is from Lexington (Kentucky) and attends the University of Louisville. He got his political feet wet working on the campaign for Alison Lundergan Grimes, who ran against Mitch McConnell for the Senate in 2014.

He needs volunteers this week for two activities.

Thursday, August 11: Phone Bank at the Democratic office, 7 West McDowell Street in Lexington, 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Saturday, August 13: Voter Registration. Meet at the Democratic office, 7 West McDowell Street in Lexington. Shifts from 9:00 to 11:00 am, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, and 1:00 to 3:00 pm. This event is a priority.

You can contact Seth at or by phone at 859-585-3994.

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