Saturday, June 3rd, 2017
The Alabama Democratic Party announced a major statewide Summer of Revival program designed to bolster local party organizations in order to win down-ballot races. The Party will partner with county parties and external allies to invest in local organizing projects over the summer, which will increase the Party’s capacity to elect Democrats up-and-down the ballot in 2017, 2018, and beyond.
The mission of the Summer of Revival is to educate, organize, and mobilize grassroots energy from Democrats in all 67 counties to help build the Party’s base of political power and resist Donald Trump’s attacks on hardworking families.
The program is partly funded with a grant from the Democratic National Committee. “There has been an explosion of activism and energy after the election of Donald Trump, and we need to turn this moment into a movement.” said DNC Chair Tom Perez. “As the Democratic Party, it is our role to support this activism and energy, and convert it into electoral wins up-and-down the ballot by making sure state parties have the tools and resources they need to succeed.”
“The best way for Democrats to revive the Party and win at the ballot box is by doing one thing: organizing,” said Alabama Democratic Party Chair Nancy Worley. “The Summer of Revival is the starting point and will take our message of higher paying jobs, quality public education and affordable healthcare to activists on the front lines and to all Alabamians looking to get engaged. We have a chance to win up-and-down the ballot, but showing up is not enough. We have to organize, knock on doors, and motivate voters to the polls. Only then can we deliver what hardworking Alabama families need.”
Key Summer of Revival Dates:
· On Saturday, June 3, Party organizations and allied groups will hold events across the state to kick off the Summer of Revival.
· On Monday, September 4, Party organizations and allied groups will hold events across the state to conclude the Summer of Revival.
More information about the Summer of Revival program will be released at a later date.