Democrats of Southern Utah disband, combine with county party for camaraderie

ST. GEORGE — The Democrats of Southern Utah announced that the will be disbanding at the end of December. The group, also known as DOSU, was founded over 20 years ago to offer a place for progressives to meet like-minded citizens, Democrats, Independents and unaffiliated people, who wanted a place to socialize, exchange ideas and listen to inspirational speakers in a pleasant luncheon setting.

“With the growth of a robust Democratic Party in Southern Utah, the DOSU feels that disbanding at this time and having its members place its energy closer to the Washington County Democratic Party can only strengthen the Democratic voice in Washington County,” DOSU President Cyril Noble said. “There has always been some confusion in the minds of our constituents between the role of the DOSU, which was a Political Action Committee (PAC) and the Washington County Democratic Party, which is a political party organization.”

Both groups feel many of their activities are redundant and that area progressives now have other opportunities for camaraderie, such as the Conversation Over Easy breakfast meetings each Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m. at George’s restaurant in Saint George and the Talk and Tapas events which are held on the second Sunday of each month in the homes of other progressives.

The Washington County Democratic Party congratulates the DOSU on the fine work it has done for 20 plus years to help the citizens of Washington County understand and debate the issues of the day in a nurturing environment,” WCDP Chair Della Lowe said.  “The WCDP welcomes the DOSU members into a more direct relationship with the Party and knows they will add other voices and opinions to the debate.”

The DOSU, will hold its final Holiday Celebration on Dec. 8, from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Best Western Abbey Inn, 1129 S. Bluff St., St. George. Dinner and entertainment will be provided. Cost is $10 for members and $18 for guests. Reservations are mandatory.

“The Washington County Democratic Party is looking for ways to incorporate many of the activities and speaker programs previously offered by the DOSU into its programs for the community.” said Lowe. “While still a minority party in Washington County and in the State in general, recent elections demonstrated a continuing growth in strength and visibility of the party and the excellent candidates who ran for State and Local offices under the Democratic banner.”

Submitted by Della Lowe, chairman of the Washington County Democratic Party, and Cyril Noble, president of the Democrats of Southern Utah

Event details

  • What: DOSU final holiday celebration
  • When: Dec. 8, from 6:30-9 p.m.
  • Where: Best Western Abbey Inn, 1129 S. Bluff St., St. George
  • Tickets: $10 for members, $18 for guests. Contact Marjorie Lisi 435-215-9899 or resdosu@gmail.com.
  • Washington County Democratic Party Facebook page

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16 Comments

  • PROTECT THE SHEEP November 21, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    I think Obama identifies more with illegal folks with darker skin tones. I don’t think he even likes white people…

  • PROTECT THE SHEEP November 21, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    It’s also a shame that the D party has become the party of gays, feminists, abortionists, and illegal aliens. The R party sucks even more tho, just in different ways…

    • The Rest Of The Story November 23, 2014 at 11:49 pm

      “It’s also a shame that the D party has become the party of gays, feminists, abortionists, and illegal aliens.”

      You speak as though those are bad things to be.

  • Koolaid November 22, 2014 at 8:32 am

    Mormons have hated Democrats since the Federal Government forced their church to end its discriminatory and racist practices. This was during the equal rights movement, and the mormons didn’t want to view blacks as equals, let alone allow them any status in the church. They’ll try to tell you their prophet got a command from God. The Democratic president must have been god that day. They have hated Democrats ever since.

    • Brian November 22, 2014 at 1:01 pm

      You do realize the Mormons fought against slavery from the very beginning, and that Joseph Smith ran for President of the United States on an anti-slavery platform? And this at a time he was living in the very pro-slavery state of Missouri, amidst massive persecution. He had nothing to gain from an anti-slavery position and everything to lose (including his life: he was murdered within 6 months of announcing his candidacy). The Mormons have been a friend to all blacks since day one, in every way except allowing them to hold the priesthood. In all other ways they embraced and defended them, often at great personal cost. Hardly racist.

      • Koolaid November 23, 2014 at 8:15 am

        You misspelled a word. The correct spelling is P R O S E C U T I O N. It’s what law enforcement does with criminals. It prosecutes them. Ole Joe had a past history of criminal and immoral ways. That’s why he kept running from the law. He fought the law and the law won! Since day one, Joseph Smith taught that black people are cursed as “sons of Cain” . That’s a hateful comment about blacks.

  • Koolaid November 22, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Mormons prefer the honest Republicans like Swallow and Shurtleff.

  • beacon November 22, 2014 at 9:08 am

    “While still a minority party in Washington County and in the State in general, recent elections demonstrated a continuing growth in strength and visibility of the party and the excellent candidates who ran for State and Local offices under the Democratic banner.” Really? Most people I know recognize the “excellent candidates” the Democrats had, but where this “growth in strength and visibility” applies given that Dems didn’t even show up at the polls mystifies me.

  • Wowsa November 22, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Interesting notes found in this link: http://mormoncurtain.com/topic_blacksandthepriesthood.html

    • Brian November 22, 2014 at 1:08 pm

      Or you could focus on the relationship Mormons have had with blacks from the beginning (see my other comment above), rather than a couple cherry-picked quotes. Here’s the other side of the coin: http://www.blacklds.org/

  • PROTECT THE SHEEP November 22, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    lol brian, mormons never historically wanted blacks to join the church. they caved to the pressure

    • Zonkerb November 23, 2014 at 6:42 am

      You got that right

    • Koolaid November 23, 2014 at 8:16 am

      They fought the law and the law won!

    • chuckie November 23, 2014 at 3:23 pm

      Blacks were always allowed membership.
      The Priesthood was another matter.
      Get your facts straight, Bigot!

      • koolaid December 11, 2014 at 2:01 am

        You mean they were allowed to give their money to the church? And you are right, it was very bigoted of the church to discriminate against them and write such hateful stuff about non-whites.

  • Delong November 23, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Both political parties suck! We have become the nation of big lobby. Values don’t exist anymore.

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