This badge was produced by Drinking Liberally, an organisation formed in the United States to promote political engagement by giving progressives a place to gather and talk politics and, according to its motto, ‘build democracy one drink at a time’.
The donor of this badge, John Ellis, writes:
This badge was given to me by my niece who lives in New York. I wore
it for fun to stir up my left-leaning friends who thought I had
flipped. The group ‘Drinking Liberally’ originated in the United
States in 2003 and has chapters
around the world including Melbourne.
… The word
‘liberal’ has a different meaning to that used by the Liberal Party of