Tuesday, September 8, 2009

It's a Drinking Liberally twofer this week (with a special guest!)

Tomorrow (Wednesday):

Portland Metro-West Drinking Liberally meets at Ringo's, 12300 SW Broadway St, (just east of Hall Blvd). map), Wednesday night at 7pm. (DL-PDX M-W meets the 2nd Wednesday every month.)

Join the Portland Metro-West email list.


Author and Daily Kos contributor Jill Richardson will be in town this week to promote her book, Recipe for America: Why Our Food System is Broken, and What We Can Do to Fix It.

(Check out: Book Chat at Crooks and Liars and book review at Daily Kos.)

And Jill will wrap up her Portland visit this Thursday night with Drinking Liberally (and kossaks) at It's a Beautiful Pizza, 3342 SE Belmont, from 6pm - 8pm. (Note: We're starting one hour earlier than usual.) [map]

(Join the Portland email list. )

And here's the September schedule for other DL chapters in Oregon (and Vancouver WA):


Third Thursday of each month, 7:00 pm, at Browns Towne Lounge, 189 Liberty St NE # 112 (Old Sportstop next to Read Opera House)

Join the Salem email list.

St. Helens:

Second Wednesday of each month, 6:30 pm, at the Klondike Restaurant PATIO, 71 Cowlitz Street (We'll meet IN the restaurant if too cold outside.)

Join the St. Helens email list.


Currently on summer hiatus.

Join Corvallis' email list.


Second and fourth Tuesdays, 7pm, at the Back Alley Bar and Grill
6503 E. Mill Plain Blvd.(West of Andresen, in a strip mall 1/2 block west of Safeway on the south side of Mill Plain. It's deep in the lot.)

Join Vancouver's' email list.

(To find the DL chapter near you--there are over 300 hundred of them--go here.)

One last item of importance:

Brown-Forman (makers of Johnny Walker, Bailey's, and Guinness) is having a pretty good year, but they've still chosen to launch a mostly-under-the-radar online campaign against health care reform. (There's a website for their organization Axe Taxes Not Jobs, but damned if I'm going to throw them any traffic by linking to them.)

With the SEIU, Living Liberally is sending a letter to liquor companies that are organizing against healthcare reform. As a drinking-based organization, who better to argue: "We like drinking. And we like health care."

Please consider joining SEIU and Living Liberally by signing this petition.

And here's the kicker:

For every name that joins this petition, the SEIU helps support Living Liberally with $1. These funds keep the Living Liberally email system sending, the website running, and Josh Bolotsky, our National Program Coordiator, employed!

And if you appreciate Living Liberally promoting progressive action through social interaction--including keeping the whole Drinking Liberally network up and running--consider sending them a little love via Tipping Liberally.

So wherever you are, join the Drinking Liberally gang for drinks and political conversation.

And remember: DL encourages everyone to drink, and vote, responsibly.

(Cross-posted at Loaded Orygun.)

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