This doesn't happen that often, campers! The Alabama Democratic Party has scheduled its next meeting in Birmingham instead of Montgomery, so mark your calendars, ignore the football games, and show up to see the party leadership in action.
The time hasn't been set yet, but we'll let you know. These meetings usually begin around midday. The meeting will be at the Wynfrey Hotel near the Galleria.
The scuttlebut before the meeting is that the interim chair Nancy Worley will ask the executive committee to open qualifying in October, which is several months earlier than the party usually does so. If the committee agrees to do so, it could allow candiates to boost their public profiles before the primary and it would certainly help fill the party's depleted coffers with qualifying fees.
In any case, make plans to attend. The Over The Mountain Democrats said it best in a recent email:
As a Democrat or a Progressive, with any interest in politics in general, and how your state's party operates and governs itself, in particular, you need to come to this meeting and see for yourself how party politics works at the Executive Committee level.
Hope to see y'all there!