Saturday, March 18, 2006

Progressive Update--03/18/2006

Katrine Hutchison—You know how sometimes karma bites you in the posterior? Well last year there was an opening on the Christina School Board. I have a good friend (her husband was my best man twenty years ago), Kat Hutchison, who lives in the sub-district with the opening, so I suggested that she throw her hat in the ring. Well, she was elected by the school board, and has been working her tail off ever since, including searching for the new superintendent (and voting against the recent poorly planned referendum). She is up for re-election this May 9th, and I “volunteered” to be treasurer for her campaign.

If you have questions for her, email her at If you would like to contribute for her campaign (we need to raise money for signs and brochures), mail checks made out to Committee to Reelect Katrine Hutchison to me at Paul Baumbach, 273 E Main St, Suite E, Newark, DE 19711-7331.

Anyone in the Christina School District can (and should) vote on May 9th. We appreciate your support!

Delaware Democrats—To keep up on news with the Delaware Democratic Party, including how they plan to gain six House seats (and the majority) in this November’s election, go to regularly.

Terry Schooley is the DE State Representative from the 23rd Representative District (on whose committee I serve). She is up for re-election this fall. If you would like to know more about her views, and opportunities to help her campaign, contact Mary Herr at

The Nth annual 23rd RD Democratic Spaghetti Dinner and Auction is THIS FRIDAY, the 24th from 6-9pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark ( Please see me for $10 tickets. Chris Coons will again be emcee’ing the auction. Having seen him emcee several of these, I consider his auctioneering to be on par with Robin Williams stand-up. Come join the fun and help raise money for the Democratic Party in Delaware in 2006!

Kennett Area Democrats—This group was very helpful in enabling us to help Kerry win in PA. On April 6th, they are having their spring social featuring a talk by Russell Peterson, former governor of DE. For more information, contact Mark at

Delaware Progressives—Joe Rupert’s group is gearing up to help with three US Congressional races, two in PA (“Kick Rick (Santorum) Out”) and one in DE (Dennis Spivak). This group meets on the 4th Thursday at Newark’s Brew Ha Ha at 7pm. You can find Joe’s website at .

Progressive Democrats of Delaware—Their site is They meet the first Wednesday of the month at Dem HQ on Basin Road, and have wonderful speakers, and are also working hard for Dennis Spivak’s campaign.

Progressive LineErnie Lehman has a wonderful site at

Delaware Liberty Fund—This political action committee surveys candidates on GLBT (gay lesbian bisexual and transgender) issues. On April 9th from 4-6pm they are hosting cocktails with guest Lt. Gov John Carney. For more information, contact

Molly Ivins—At writer Molly Ivins shares a pointed view that the Democratic Party has a lot of work to do, with little progress so far.

Bill Moyers—He writes at about what needs to be done to Restore the Public Trust.