Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Drinking Liberally

Drinking Liberally is said to have begun in New York City sometime in May of 2003. Anyway, that’s what is remembered from the event by those who think they were there. Now it is a national political/social club with 127 chapters in 40 states. Its slogan? “Promoting democracy one pint at a time.”

According to its web site Drinking Liberally is this: “An informal, inclusive Democratic drinking club. Raise your spirits while you raise your glass, and share ideas while you share a pitcher. Drinking Liberally gives like-minded, left-leaning individuals a place to talk politics. You don't need to be a policy expert and this isn't a book club -- just come and learn from peers, trade jokes, vent frustration and hang out in an environment where it's not taboo to talk politics.”

Now this from the reanimated Richmond chapter: “It's been a long time coming, but we are re-launching Drinking Liberally in Richmond, Virginia."

The next meeting for DL in Richmond is at Richbrau Brewing Co., in Shockoe Slip, Thurs., Jan. 26, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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