TDW Members – it is an exciting time and we have WORK TO DO! Wendy is up and running and it is up to us to get her and the rest of the ticket elected! The Republicans are already going after her and will do so with every fiber of their body – and will not be deterred by facts. Facts do not matter. Facts are for somebody else. Facts reveal the truth. Please do not confuse us with facts! BUT- we KNOW the facts.
Here’s what we do: we register voters because we carry in our handbags those white voter registration cards and hand them out everywhere! We tell them about the new crazy laws that might prevent them from voting because their names are not the same on the driver’s license and voter registration card. Highland Lakes has a great postcard they have devised with instructions and can be self-addressed to return to the person, in their own handwriting to remind them to vote and what they need. They will share with other chapters. We will organize, organize, organize, with updated lists from your county. They can be obtained from the Texas Democratic Party. TDP just purchased 13+ million names of Texas voters and there is a plan to make it so that they can be accessed and worked – Glen Maxey is working on this project. Make your own list of everyone you know, then contact them to vote for Democrats.
We will have other candidates – good ones – on the ballot line up. Some have announced: Mike Collier (my friend from Longhorn Alumni Band) for Comptroller; Sam Houston (what a name!) for Attorney General; we do not know what Senator Leticia Van De Putte will do, but I think she has made her decision. There are others that are going to run and they will make their decision known by filing time in December.
It is not too early to start talking up the candidates, putting bumper stickers and wearing your buttons and t-shirts. If you need materials, go to TDP’s website (www.txdemocrats.org) and at the bottom right corner is a link to the store. Discounts are available to clubs – just call or email for the ‘deal’.
Most of all we are proud to be Democrats and we show our pride! I have read too many articles on the Texas embarassments. Makes me wonder where they learned manners, or if they simply regressed when they left home. So – the time is here: carry white registration cards, put a bumper sticker on your car; make a list of everybody you know and make sure you get at least ten people to the polls to vote for the Democratic Ticket. Most of all – be informed in order to tell others what we stand for, because we are for The People!
Forward together – We are going to win this! Do not listen to the negative put downs from the press. When they start – call them up and get on their case!
Donna Beth McCormick