A blog on progressive news and politics on both the California and Nevada sides of Lake Tahoe which aims at helping to elect Democrats and Turn Tahoe Blue. The blog is written from Germany by a former German exchange student at George Whittell High School in Zephyr Cove, Nevada.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Democrats Work in Reno on May 19th

Democrats Work have started their Nevada chapter and they will have their first event in Reno this coming weekend:

Dear Nevada Democrats:

We are writing (1) to invite you to join your fellow Democrats on Saturday, May 19th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for a park beautification project with Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful and (2) to introduce an organization called Democrats Work.

In addition to helping our dad, Jack Carter, on his campaign for the U.S. Senate last year, we've been building Democrats Work with the goal of making community service an integral part of political action. Democrats Work connects grassroots Democrats with visible, tangible service projects in their communities - cleaning up parks, painting schools, building houses, sponsoring soccer tournaments, helping at church bake sales, etc. Through this service-based approach, we aim to promote Democratic values at the local level, showing our neighbors that Democrats work hard to improve our communities every day, not just at election time.

We have launched groundbreaking pilot projects in Arkansas, California, Colorado, and Georgia. We hope you will join this national movement to create a new brand of political action in Nevada.

Here are the details for the park beautification and flower planting event in Reno next weekend, which Democrats Work is sponsoring along with State Assemblywoman Sheila Leslie and the Young Democrats of Nevada. (Fear not, we are working with local partners to organize service events in other parts of the state, which we will announce soon!) All of the necessary equipment will be provided, so just wear clothes that can get dirty!

  • WHEN: Saturday, May 19th 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • WHERE: Bicentennial Park, 10 Ralston Street (on the corner of First and Ralston Streets) in Downtown Reno
  • RSVP: Please click here to see all the event details and to sign up. (You can also RSVP by sending an email to rsvp@democratswork.org.) The first 15 people to RSVP will get a free Democrats Work t-shirt!

Together, we can keep the Democratic infrastructure in Nevada strong and growing between elections. We hope you'll join us!


Sarah R Carter and Jason Carter

P.S., please forward this email to your friends and family. If we all pitch in, we can build a new "politics of service" throughout Nevada.

P.P.S., click here to learn more about Democrats Work and to sign up to continue receiving notices about service events in Nevada.

Democrats Work is a great organization. I've written about them at Turn Tahoe Blue before. You probably already/still know Sarah Carter. She did all the blogging for the Carter for Senate campaign last year. Her brother Jason is a co-founder of Democrats Work and has been in South Africa for two years with the Peace Corps. He wrote a wonderful book about his experience called "Power Lines." I've recently written a book review on it which you can read here.

Last Saturday, Jason spoke to the Gwinnett County Georgia Democrats. A blogger over at MyDD filmed it and put the video on YouTube. Watch it:

Go to the Democrats Work event in Reno this weekend if you can and make sure to register with the Democrats Work in Nevada group at the Democratic Party's PartyBuilder social networking site.

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