Thank you for making Shreveport Day of the Democrats a success!
Thank you for joining us last Tuesday for our Shreveport Day of the Democrats! As you know, we have a lot of work ahead of us in rebuilding our party. We took a giant step towards that with our meetings on Tuesday. I was excited to see the participation by Democrats from across the region.
I want to thank the members of the Caddo Parish Democratic Executive Committee (DPEC) and their friends for their leadership and support in making this Day of the Democrats the great success that it was. We learned a lot on our visit about your community and about what you expect from your party - and it is your party!
You reminded us that even when cuts don't shut down programs, hardships result on the people and families who depend on those services, often in the form of longer waits to receive the services.
We understand that you want your party to fight back against the policies of Jindal and the Republicans that are not based on the needs of the people of your region and our state, but which are destroying essential public infrastructure.
As I said repeatedly on Tuesday, the work of rebuilding our party starts in your community and in your parish. We need to work to ensure that our Democratic Parish Executive Committees become functioning political organizations that can be a reliable resource for candidates, as well as the voice for Democratic principles and positions on the important issues of the day.
I encourage you to support the Caddo DPEC, and the DPECs in other nearby parishes.
Ms. Stephanie Lynch is chairwoman of the Caddo DPEC. You can call or email Stephanie to get involved. Her number is: 318-828-0726. You can reach Stephanie by email here.
To visit the Caddo DPEC's Facebook page, click here.
Larry Ferdinand is the Caddo DPEC first vice chair. His phone number is: 318-773-3782. To reach Mr. Ferdinand by email, click here.
DeeDee Lynch is the Caddo DPEC secretary. Her phone number is: 318-773-8281. Allison Jones is the treasurer and can be reached by phone here: 318-929-7370.
We need your help in filling out and revitalizing the DPECs in Bossier, DeSoto and Red River parishes. If you know good Democrats in those parishes, send their names and contact information to me at the state party headquarters.
You can find a list of your Democratic State Central Committee members by clicking here.
Your DSCC members are your channel to connect with the state party.
The LDP executive committee members from this area are Larry Paige and Tara Hollis. They are also the Fourth Congressional District Caucus chairs. Mr. Paige can be reached by phone at: 318-352-6433. Reach him by email here. Mrs. Hollis can be reached by phone at: 318-433-1058. Contact her by email here.
Sumer Cooner is the northwest regional leader of the Organizing for America campaign that is working to re-elect President Obama this fall. If you'd like to join that team, you can contact Summer via email here.
The Jefferson Jackson Dinner will be held in New Orleans on Saturday, August 4. Governor Martin O'Malley of Maryland and Newark, New Jersey, Mayor Cory Booker are the featured speakers. You can find more information on the event - our annual fund raiser - by clicking here.
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It was great to meet with you! I look forward to working together with you to rebuild our party and to reclaim our state!
Karen Carter Peterson, Chairwoman
Louisiana Democratic Party