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Tuesday, January 23, 2018 (Evening)
TIME: 6:00 – 8:30pm
Bar opens at 6:00pm. Program begins at 6:30pm
EVENT TYPE: Panel Discussion
This Summit will feature an overview of the Task Force, the results from our Survey (which will crowdsource messaging and policy ideas from grassroots groups nationwide), a panel discussion on the future of Democratic messaging, breakout sessions to recruit new members for the “Issue Teams,” messaging discussions with grassroots groups, as well as networking opportunities.
Please complete our Survey so your ideas for a National Message can be heard! And see links to our National Messaging & Policy Task Force Webpage and Survey. Contact Ricardo Coleman or Aileen “Alex” Alex for questions, comments, and volunteer opportunities!
Elected officials and their representatives, national party staffers, and policy experts will discuss the following areas:
– How elected officials can work with grassroots groups to develop new messages and policies for the 2018 Midterm elections
– The process for crafting an aspirational new message to win back the voters we lost in 2016
– What types of policies and messages will resonate with voters in the Midterms based upon polling data
PRICE: This event is free, but registration is required.
Thursday, January 25, 2018 (Evening)
TIME: Bar opens at 6:30pm. Introduction at 6:30pm, followed by Film Screening at 7:00pm, Discussion Q&A at 8:15pm
EVENT TYPE: Film Screening & Speaker Reception
John Maggio’s award-winning documentary, The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee, which premiered on HBO December 4, is a must-see for all who care about the First Amendment and the importance of a free press in sustaining our democracy.
This intimate portrait of storied Washington Post editor Bradlee, the groundbreaking editor who brought down the Nixon White House with the Post’s coverage of the Watergate scandal, could not be more relevant at a time that eerily parallels the Watergate era. Told primarily in his own words, The Newspaperman traces his career, which spanned the most critical moments of the second half of the 20th century, and also provides a look into his personal world, with home movies, photographs, archival footage, and interviews with a who’s who of American journalism, Washington insiders, and family and friends.
Following the film, join Bradlee’s widow, Washington Post journalist, author, and TV commentator Sally Quinn for a discussion of the film and her husband’s impact on the world of journalism.
PRICE: $20 Members; $25 Non-members. Includes hors d’oeuvres. Cash bar.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
UPDATED TIME: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Bar opens at 6:00pm. Program begins at 6:30pm
EVENT TYPE: Speaker Reception
Hear from Anna Greenberg, of Greenberg, Quinlan, Rosner Research, the 2014 AAPC “Pollster of the Year,” about her thoughts on the November 2017 Democratic election successes, and indications for the 2018 midterm elections and a possible reorganization of Congressional leadership.
Greenberg has over 15 years of experience polling in the political, non-profit, and academic sectors. She joined GQRR in 2001, after teaching public opinion and survey research methodology at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Greenberg works with a wide range of NGOs on issues ranging from women’s health to LGBT rights to attitudes about religion to reducing gun violence to reforming drug laws. She heads GQR Digital and is a leader in the growing field of data analytics and micro-targeting, measuring the impact of social media on public opinion and using social media to move voters, consumers, and activists.
PRICE:$20 Members; $25 Non-members. $15 Young Dems. Includes hors d’oeuvres. Cash bar.
Of Orson Welles, Alec Guinness, and Sir John Gielgud: Shakespearean Actor Keith Baxter in conversation with John Andrews
Thursday, February 1, 2018 (Lunch)
TIME: 11:30 am – Bar opens; 12:15 pm – Lunch served; 1-2 pm – Presentation and Q & A
EVENT TYPE: Educational Foundation Speaker Luncheon
We hope you’ll join us for a special gathering in which Shakespeare Guild president John Andrews will converse with Keith Baxter, a distinguished dramatic artist who’ll be portraying the Gravedigger in a production of Hamlet at the Shakespeare Theatre Company. Best known for his role as Prince Hal in Chimes at Midnight, a 1966 Orson Welles classic that is now regarded as one of the finest of all Shakespearean films, Baxter will talk about what it was like to act with Welles, who played Falstaff, and with Sir John Gielgud, who played King Henry IV. He’ll also recall his associations with many of the other legends with whom he has worked, among them Alec Guinness and Paul Scofield, with whom he shared a stage in the Broadway version of A Man for All Seasons.
Baxter has appeared frequently in Washington, as the Duke in Measure for Measure, for example, and as the King in Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2. He has also directed eight classics for Michael Kahn and the company he has guided to international prominence. A superb writer, he has scripted three plays of his own, as well as a charming memoir, My Sentiments Exactly.
Co-sponsor – Shakespeare Guild
PRICE: $30 Members; $30 Non-members (includes lunch) Tickets and additional contributions are tax-deductible. (Checks should be made out to: WNDC Educational Foundation.)
Hosted by Emerge America and the WNDC
Saturday, February 3, 2018
TIME: 9:00am -5:00pm
EVENT TYPE: Workshop
Emerge America is a national organization with one mission: To increase the number of Democratic women leaders from diverse backgrounds in public office through recruitment, training and providing a powerful network. Emerge America and its 24 affiliates are the premier political leadership training program for Democratic women running for office throughout the country.
EMERGE AMERICA DARE TO COMPETE MINI BOOT CAMP
With a curriculum designed for current and prospective candidates, our Dare to Compete Mini Boot Camp is an intensive one-day program to give women the training they need to run and win. Curricula will include the following topics presented by top political strategists and trainers.
Tuition for the Dare to Compete Mini Boot Camp is $30. Tuition covers our costs for national trainer travel, the meeting location, training materials and lunch. Tuition may be paid by personal or campaign committee accounts. Due
to campaign finance regulations, we cannot provide scholarships to Dare to Compete Mini Boot Camp participants. We do encourage all participants to fundraise to cover or defray the cost.
WHO SHOULD APPLY?
The Dare to Compete Mini Boot Camp is for women who are currently running for office or are interested in running in the future.
Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 (Evening)
TIME: 6:00pm, optional pre-performance dinner at Arena; 7:30pm performance and post-show conversation
Join WNDC again at Arena Stage for specially priced tickets to The Great Society by Robert Schenkkan. His Tony Award-winning play All the Way (which many WNDC Members and guests attended in May 2016) set the stage for President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s sudden ascent to the White House. The Great Society brings the second half of Schenkkan’s epic story to its harrowing conclusion. As America is divided by Civil Rights protests and the anguish of the Vietnam War, LBJ struggles to maintain his relationship with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., keep his political opponents in check and complete a raft of impossibly ambitious social policy projects. Kyle Donnelly again directs and Jack Willis reprises his “stunning performance” (Broadway World) as LBJ, exploding the America of our past to better understand the America of today.
PRICE: $50 Members: $55 Non-members (Play Only).
$72 Members, $77 Non-members (Incl. $22 pre-performance Prix Fixe 3-course buffet dinner).
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