Awesome. Remarkable. Rocking. Those are just a few of the adjectives I have heard people use describing the 2014
Texas Democratic Convention. Never in my wildest thoughts did I envision over 1000 people, mostly women, attending the Women’s Caucus! From the exhibit hall, special interest group caucuses, issues meetings, hospitality rooms, parties, keynote addresses, to the Lady Bird Breakfast, the convention exceeded expectations.
We have a phenomenal ticket with two phenomenal women at the top, Senator Wendy Davis and Senator Leticia Van de Putte. Plus, we have a platform that advocates for all Texans and it is the first time the Texas Democratic Party platform has included separate planks for women and persons with disabilities.
The weather is not the only thing that has begun to heat up! The political races are getting really hot with special interest PAC’s and the Koch brothers funneling millions into Texas with the explicit goal of defeating Democrats. We can not become complacent. We must get voters registered and then get them to polls on November 4th.
Make your plans to attend TDW’s Summer Retreat in beautiful San Antonio on August 8 & 9. The hotel has agreed to extend the special rates beginning Wednesday, August 6 through Sunday, August 10 so you can bring the family for an end if summer vacation. The agenda for the retreat is coming together beginning with leadership workshops and a TDW web site training on Friday afternoon followed by an optional cruise on the beautiful and picturesque San Antonio River. We begin Saturday morning with a welcome to San Antonio from Representative Ruth Jones McClendon then breakfast with Leticia. There is too much to include in this space but click the summer retreat icon on the website and read the latest. There is also a link for registration and also for hotel reservations. Early bird registration ends on July 18th.
Keep up your fervor and zeal. Texas and Texans deserve better!
With Pride, Power and Purpose,
P.S. TDW will have magnets, polo shirt and color changing water bottles available for a nominal donation.
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