The Yellowstone Democratic Club met on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at the Fortin Culinary Center. The program included speakers Danny Choriki from the YC Democrats about their website, Kari Kaiser from Big Sky Rising, and three speakers from the Billings chapter of The Citizen’s Climate Lobby.
Among the speakers was Kari Kaiser. She talked about the origins of Big Sky Rising as the Pant Suit Nation secret Facebook page during the Hillary Clinton run for President.
First, the Yellowstone Democratic Club is NOT the Yellowstone County Democratic Central Committee. The Yellowstone County Democratic Central Committee is a body created by Montana Law and as such is the legal Democratic Party for Yellowstone County. By law it is composed of two Precinct Committee Persons from each Precinct in Yellowstone County. Under the law it can do certain legal acts like nominate a replacement for Yellowstone County Commissioner Bill Kennedy when he resigned. In contrast the Yellowstone Democratic Club is a simple social club of Democrats from the entire Yellowstone Basin from Gardiner to the Missouri River. Its members meet to have fun socializing with fellow Democrat and hear speeches.