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Weekly Thursday Meetup
Join us for our weekly gathering. As your busy week almost comes to an end, unwind with other similar-minded progressives over liberal libations. We usually have about ten to fifteen members who attend our weekly gatherings -- many of our regular members are from outside of this Meetup group. You can find us in the covered upper deck of the backyard -- look for a large banner on the wall, like the one shown above. The NYC Chapter of Drinking Liberally has been gathering at Rudy's Bar & Grill ( since our in inception in 2003.

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We're 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

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 make
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.

It began in New York City in May, 2003, when it felt as though the
politicians, press and public were giving conservative cons a free pass.
We began as one-part support group and one-part strategy session,
playing with slogans and ideas we thought Democrats needed to be

And when we came up with a particularly good slogan, we made

Occasionally, we bring in group questions, or talking points to back
up the buttons. Sometimes our group list shares articles and forwards.
But mostly, we keep it non-programmatic and free-flowing and create a
space where people learn about each other's ideas, activities and
enlarge a circle of progressive friends.

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