October 9, 2019
- Pizza & Politics: Meet & Greet WIU Democrats
- Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
- Location: Lincoln Room, University Union
- Description: All WIU students interested in learning more about our organization are invited to join us for our first networking event of the year!
Join President Ryan Homer and Vice President Marjerece Wallace as we welcome our WIU Advisors Merrill Cole and Heather McMeekan.
Dr. Merrill Cole is a Professor of English. A published poet, Dr. Cole is a union organizer and board member for University Professionals of Illinois Local 4100, which is a member of the Illinois Federation of Teachers and American Federation of Teachers labor unions. He's a former Fulbright Senior Research Fellow, a veteran of ActUp, a founding member of Indivisible of West Central Illinois, and a longtime activist on race, class, labor, health, and gender identity/gender expression issues. Dr. Cole serves as advisor for the UNITY, and serves on the University Committee on Sexual Orientation.
Heather McMeekan is the founder and President of the Democratic Women of McDonough County, the Digital Media Director for the Illinois Democratic Women, a founding member of Indivisible of West Central Illinois, serves as Precinct 1 Committee person for the McDonough County Central Committee, and was recently quoted in the book "Digital Civil War: Confronting the Right Wing Menace" by Democratic Political Strategist Peter Daou. She serves on the Advisory Board for SheVotesIL PAC and the Board of The Obama Legacy Initiative. She currently works as a webmaster in Web Services for uTech.
Bring your appetites and questions! We will be discussing Macomb's upcoming vote (in 2 weeks) to allow a cannabis dispensary here in the city.
We hope to see you there.
*Pizza & refreshments provided by the Democratic Women of McDonough County & our advisors.
- Related Web Site: WIU Democrats on Facebook
- Contact Information:
Phone: (309) 298-1325
- Source: Public Events