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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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