An informal, inclusive progressive social group. 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.
Bars are democratic spaces - you talk to strangers, you share booths, you feel the bond of common ground. Bring democratic discourse to your local democratic space - build democracy one drink at a time.
While drinking liberally, always remember to drink responsibly, and makel liberal use of designated drivers. Drinking and driving is reckless and irresponsible, like a neocon war or corporatist tax cut. Liberals, don't do it.
Drinking Liberally does not endorse candidates or parties, as per our national guidelines, but we do invite candidates and others to visit our on an informal basis with the full knowledge that we are a liberal group. This, presumably, weeds out those who are not comfortable with that designation or viewpoint. We also post notices of our meetings on public calendars with the understanding that anyone can show up to a public event in a public place. During an election year, it is particularly important get to know our elected officials and it is our desire to encourage that in an informal venue. We do not vouch for or vet everyone we invite, but we do encourage our members to make those decisions for themselves. We appreciate suggestions of others who might enjoy an invitation and look forward to continuing to create an atmosphere that supports progressive ideas
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