screening committees

An activist’s search for inspiration

Last night I took exception when seventies activist Angela Davis said an individual can’t fight city hall during her Q&A. It wasn’t a Joe Wilson moment (fixed)- the floor was open, but in Dayton- it’s almost written in stone that one has to ask permission by commission and it drives me crazy. Gary Leitzell didn’t Read More

And the truth will set you free- (just don’t record our screening meetings)

I’m faced with a dilemma. The Dayton Daily News editorial board wants to meet with the three candidates for the primary next Wednesday at 11am. I believe that deliberative meetings concerning the endorsement of candidates are as important, or maybe even more important than the deliberations of elected officials which are supposed to be held Read More

Opening doors at endorsement meetings

Ever wonder how a candidate gets endorsed? Well, I can’t tell you the whole story, because I’m only there when they ask the questions, after that, candidates leave, and the pow-wow in the wigwam begins. Puffs of white smoke for a pope and all that. Since I’m the champion of open meetings, I’m refusing to Read More