BATON ROUGE — Fresh on the heels of a productive series of meetings and gatherings in Central Louisiana, the Louisiana Democratic Party’s “Day of the Democrats” project will focus on the Capitol Region on Wednesday.

The day will begin with a radio interview with LDP Chairwoman Karen Carter Peterson on Max 94.1, the Capitol Region’s hot urban station that is the top-ranked station in the 18-44 age demographic in the market. The interview will begin at 7:30 a.m.

KCP-Head-wNameTitleThe events of the day start with a meeting of Democratic elected officials (including DSCC and DPEC members) at the McKinley Alumni Center, 1374 Thomas H. Delpit Drive, at 8 a.m.

LDP Chairwoman Karen Carter Peterson and other members of the party leadership who will be in attendance. Here’s a link to a map showing the location of the McKinley Alumni Center.

That meeting will be followed by a series of meetings with key stakeholders and constituent groups across the city.

At 5 p.m., the East Baton Rouge Democratic Parish Executive Committee (DPEC) will host a reception for Democrats from across the region, to provide an opportunity to get to know each other better. The reception will be held at the Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 198 Hall, located at 5588 Airline Hwy in Baton Rouge. Here’s a link to a map showing the location of the Local 198 Hall.

At 6 p.m., Chairwoman Peterson will lead the Capital Area Democratic Exchange, during which legislators, elected officials and constituents will discuss the recently concluded Regular Session of the Legislature and the impact that five years of privatization and budget cuts have had on the citizens and communities in the region.

The Democratic Exchanges are a standard feature of the Days of the Democrats project, giving party leaders, lawmakers and Democrats to talk about the issues of the day in an informal setting.

The Days of the Democrats brings the leadership of the state party into each major population area of the state. The goals are to reconnect the party with its core constituents and to begin the work of building effective local and regional political operations based on DPECs and other state party structures.

The Days of the Democrats project will also include information gathering and fact-finding activities in each region. The party will compile, assess and synthesize the information gathered on these ventures to provide party members a common set of facts, common data and a shared vocabulary with which will serve as the basis for the formulation of future party strategy and platforms.

Day of the Democrats have been scheduled for the following regions and dates:

  • New Orleans Metro Region, July 2;

Day of the Democrats activities are now being scheduled for Monroe/Northeast Louisiana, Houma/Thibodaux, Shreveport/Bossier, the Northshore/Florida Parishes, and Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana.

Check the party’s calendar on our website for new dates and visit information.

If you’d like to get involved in the planning of a Day of the Democrats in your region, email us here

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Originally published: June 19, 2012