For anyone interested in democrats and politics:
Meet Up now includes monthly meetings for Democrats in addition to Meet Ups for specific candidates like Dean, Edwards and Kerry (check the M/U site as more groups are added all the time).
Meet Up is a local informal gathering of a group of people brought together by a common interest. Real world, face-to-face, to talk over coffee or even a beer.
The National Democrat Party Meet Up meets nation wide on the third Wednesday of every month. If you don't see one for your area, you can always jump in and start one.
At the Meet Up site, you can sign up for email announcements.
PS The Green Party and the Republicans have Meet Ups too if you are so inclined. http://www.meetup.com/