I just love this time of the year. There are parties, reconnecting with old friends, traditional foods and the weather is wonderful. I know many of us feel run ragged by the time it is over, but the memories it creates and the happiness created by giving is worth it. Notice I said giving. Sure getting gifts is nice, but the real joy is being able to give another person something they really want or need.
As the New Year sneaks up on us, let’s consider what we need in Texas. We NEED a more compassionate, Democratic legislature, Texas children need healthcare and food security, and schools need to be fully funded to provide the best education to the next generation of leaders. I am asking as you are making end of year donations, consider donating to TDW by becoming a sustaining member (only $10 a month) or donating to the candidate of your choice. Who knows, maybe all our holiday wishes will come true next year and we actually get a blue legislature.
Looking past the holidays, our annual TDW convention is coming up. If you have attended in the past, you know what a fun, educational experience it can be. We will have awesome speakers, training seminars, a candidates forum, dancing and karaoke, our silent auction and, of course, the opportunity to honor those members and elected officials who have made outstanding contributions to TDW and women’s issues in Texas. All the information you will need will be on our website and the registration form should be in your inbox as we speak. It has all the information concerning the hotel and packages. It is important to remember that because of the early primary in Texas this year, the convention is scheduled for FEBRUARY 5TH – 7TH. This means all the deadlines are earlier.
I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday and I look forward to seeing you all in February
Building the Pathway to a Blue Texas,
President, Texas Democratic Women