January 2017 Update

We had a well-attended and lively meeting Wednesday evening and signed up a number of folks for membership for 2017!

Our next meeting is scheduled forWednesday March 1 at 5:30 pm in Edmond at Johnnie’s located at 33 E. 33rd.  The Brennan Society is a progressive nonpartisan group focused on promoting progressive candidates and issues. 

We are recruiting candidates and planning for 2018. If you are an Oklahoma Progressive we invite you to join us.

Tom Guild will speak to our group on the 1st.  Tom will share his thoughts on the progressive agenda moving forward and discuss ideas put forward by Robert Reich in his 2015 book Saving Capitalism for the Many, Not the Few.

We meet in the room set aside for group meetings.

Thank you!

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THE BRENNAN SOCIETY CELEBRATES FIFTH ANNIVERSARY

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Tom Guild

The Brennan Society will hold their fifth Anniversary Celebration at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday September 6 at Johnnie’s (33 E. 33rd in Edmond). Justice Tom Guild will speak on Democrats Abroad and Mexican Politics. It will be our Fifth Anniversary Celebration of the Creation of the Brennan Society.

The Brennan Society made a huge difference again! Susan McCann and Tom Guild, representing Change Oklahoma, the Brennan Institute, and the Brennan Society, along with Tim Mauldin, worked for four months to make this important change a reality, They called and e-mailed delegates, prepared information and placed it on the chairs of convention delegates, and spoke out in favor of including registered 260,000+ Independents in the Democratic primaries at county, district, and state conventions.

They also lobbied hard in person and via social media. They set the table and made it safe for elected officials and people running for or serving in party offices to join in the effort to make party more inclusive and more diverse. They are excited and thrilled that their efforts paid off and party delegates by an overwhelming margin voted for both a resolution and a change in party bylaws to include registered Independents, more than a quarter million Oklahoma voters, in our nominating process.

This is an important step in making the Democratic Party in Oklahoma once again competitive at the local and state levels and in congressional races.

Tom Guild says he is very proud of his party and optimistic about its future in our state. David Glover and Melody Ball also worked with them and provided data and elbow grease to get the job done. Ultimately, they were joined by thousands of folks weighing in on social media and hundreds of Democrats who held the decision in their hands. I’m proud that we had the courage to make this important change.

Tom says they applaud new state party chair Mark Hammons and vice chair Connie Johnson, the Democratic Caucuses in the state house and senate, and former Governors David Walters, George Nigh, and Brad Henry for lending their support to this successful team effort.

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Joshua Stickney, Campaign Manager for Cyndi Munson (D-OKC), will be the featured speaker for the Brennan Society on Wednesday August 5 at 6 p.m.

Joshua Stickney, Campaign Manager for Cyndi Munson (D-OKC), will be the featured speaker for the Brennan Society on Wednesday August 5 at 6 p.m.  Cyndi is the Democratic candidate in the September special election in State House District 85.  The election is to replace Rep. David Dank, who died unexpectedly.  The Dinner with Friends will be held in the separate dining area of Johnnie’s located at 33 E. 33rd in Edmond.

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Our next featured speaker is renowned poetess Dorothy Alexander​ on Wednesday July 1 at 6 p.m.

Our next featured speaker is renowned poetess Dorothy Alexander​ on Wednesday July 1 at 6 p.m. at Johnnie’s at 33 East 33rd in Edmond. Join us!

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2015 Brennan Society Meeting Schedule

2015

Wednesday July 1 6 p.m. Dinner with Friends

Wednesday August 5 6 p.m. Dinner with Friends

Sunday September 6 1:30 p.m.  Business Meeting

Wednesday October 7 6 p.m. Dinner with Friends

Wednesday November 4 6 p.m. Dinner with Friends

Wednesday December 2 6 p.m. Dinner with Friends & Holiday Party

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Schedule for the Brennan Society for the remainder of 2014 and for 2015.

Dear Brennan Society Colleagues,

We are heading into the holiday season.  On behalf of the Brennan Society,  I want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and a Happy Holiday Season!

Here is the schedule for the Brennan Society for the remainder of 2014 and for 2015.  All scheduled functions will take place in the separate dining room at Johnnie’s located at 33 E. 33rd in Edmond.

2014

Wednesday December 10 6:30 p.m. Holiday Party and brief update on the formation of the Brennan Institute for Cultural and Political Engagement

2015

Wednesday January 28 6 p.m. Dinner with Friends/Business Meeting// Election of four Brennan Society Justices (to vote or serve as a justice your dues must be paid before the meeting…you can mail a $20 check payable to Brennan Society to 2109 Rushing Meadows, Edmond, OK 73013 or bring a check on December 10); update on rating of state legislators

Sunday March 1 1:30 p.m. Business Meeting

Wednesday April 1 6 p.m. Dinner with Friends

Wednesday May 6 6 p.m. Dinner with Friends

Sunday June 7 1:30 p.m. Business Meeting

Wednesday July 1 6 p.m. Dinner with Friends

Wednesday August 5 6 p.m. Dinner with Friends

Sunday September 6 1:30 p.m.  Business Meeting

Wednesday October 7 6 p.m. Dinner with Friends

Wednesday November 4 6 p.m. Dinner with Friends

Wednesday December 2 6 p.m. Dinner with Friends & Holiday Party

 

 

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Thursday November 13 at noon we will meet at Applebee’s in Edmond

Dear Friend,

We have invited you because you are a progressive leader in the state.  I hope you are able to join us for lunch on Thursday.  Details follow.

Thursday November 13 at noon we will meet at Applebee’s in Edmond on Broadway on the west side of the street between Memorial and 33rd.  We will continue to discuss the formation of the Brennan Institute.

We had an article on our preliminary efforts to set up a Brennan Institute in the latest issue of the Oklahoma Observer and a more detailed article in the online version of the December Observer.

All the best,

Tom Guild

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