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Skype with Beto O’Rourke                                                  Jan 5, 2018

Come out to the Ballroom Friday Jan 5 to skype with Beto O’rourke over the big screen from Washington DC.  This event is called Friday Night Fights! because Beto’s challenge to Ted Cruz for a Senate seat is bound to be a knock-down drag-out fight.  Beto’s campaign staff will attend, as will Texas Democratic Party leaders and former Williamson Democratic Party Chair, John Bucy III, who will talk about plans for 2018.

Get your $10.00 ticket at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/fnfticket or go to sctexas.org, log in and click on “Tickets.”  Ballroom doors open at 6:00 pm on Jan 5.  Free popcorn and water and BYOB.  There is no reserved seating.

Please note that the Sun City Democrats IMPACT Committee is sponsoring the event, but is not endorsing Beto or any other candidate until after the Primaries.  Neither will IMPACT be contributing to Beto’s campaign as his campaign does not accept donations from PACs.  Of course, you can personally contribute to his campaign, so bring your checkbooks.

Message from the President – Larry Buxbaum                 Dec 17, 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, I want to reflect on the Sun City Democrats Club during this extraordinarily eventful year. Few would argue that the political period was filled with tumult, chaos and outrage. With unprecedented dysfunction as a background, your club moved with passion, discipline and enthusiasm to play a critical role in advancing the progressive values that lie at the heart of our club.

I applaud the enormous growth in our membership. We will greet the new year with over 550 proud members, a leap in membership that is all the more remarkable for an “off-year.” Needless to say, the election results from November, 2016 played a large part in convincing folks that participation with a group of like-minded individuals is critical to resisting horrific governmental actions. The development early in the year of an Activist Group led to coordinated action by our outraged members — marching in demonstrations, writing and calling elected officials, visiting officeholders in person and generally keeping our members informed.

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Finding Democrats

Robert Melendez, Marianne Chmeleck and Vicki Simons recruit new new club members at the Sun City New Residents orientation.  Many new residents were thrilled to discover like-minded neighbors, and three signed up on the spot!

 

Wine World

Jim and Leah Baker lead a wine tasting lesson for Reds, Whites and Blue🍷

Lynda and Mark Elley, right,  hosted the Reds, Whites and Blue wine tasting club in their home,🍷

 

Sun City Democrats “closed” Facebook group?

FILE PHOTO: Facebook logo is seen at a start-up companies gathering at Paris’ Station F in Paris, France on January 17, 2017. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/File Photo

By Larry Hilliard, administrator

The Sun City Democrats “closed” Facebook group, and was created in October 2011 with the approval of the Sun City Democrats Club Board of Directors at that time.  Its purpose was, and continues to be, to provide a social media venue for group members to share information and comments/opinions in a safe and non-threatening environment ~ thus a “closed” group. As with any facebook page, comments are those of the individuals who sign their names. The views and opinions expressed in this group are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent official policy or position of the Sun City Texas Democrats Club or of its membership as a whole.

What is a “closed” Facebook group?   In order to join this group, you have to request to join.  When a request comes to the attention of one of the administrators, we do our best to determine if the requester meets the two criteria to become a member: 1) be a Democrat and 2) live in Williamson County.  Only individuals who have been approved to join this group can read comments, post items and comment on items.  While the Facebook public at-large can see the existence of the group on Facebook, as well as the members, no one who is not a member of this group can see anything beyond that information.  They can’t read what is posted or make comments.  When this group was created, it was (and still is) important that members would not feel threatened or be attacked for their political views (as happens frequently in other political Facebook groups.)

Finally, being a member of this group, in and of itself, does not make you a member of the Sun City Democrats Club.  While club membership is not a criteria to join this group, we fervently hope that you will. Currently, there are over 400 members in this Facebook group and over 500 dues-paying members of the club.  If you have friends or neighbors who meet the eligibility criteria, please tell them about us and encourage them to join.  Our strength is in our numbers, ours ideas and what we value.  Now is not the time to be a “closet” or “sit on the sidelines” Democrat.  We have work to do!

To join the group, go to facebook and enter Sun City Democrats, Georgetown, Texas  . After requesting to join the Facebook group using the link on the site, you will be authorized to post questions, comments and more. 

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Email to Don Keller at cybergeezer@suddenlink.net

Donations for a Blue 2018 are $40,000

#FF0000 Raised $40,000 towards the $50,000 target.

 

IMPACT fundraising, as of Oct 24, stands at approximately $40,000.  Of this, the popular and well-attended Juaquin Castro event netted $15,700.  Of the $15,327 of direct mail contributions, $15,327 came from donors who gave $100 or more.  Fifteen donors are making recurring, monthly donations.

A hearty THANK YOU to the wonderful contributors to the Sun City Democratic Club’s fundraising committee, IMPACT.  You all are to be congratulated for helping us raise $40,000, so far. We aren’t done yet. We are now on the move to reach our goal of $50,000  to help elect Democrats in 2018, from the top of the ticket down.

The IMPACT team, shown here from left to right, are Cheryl Riley, Vicki Miller, Connie Carden, Billie Reaney, Janet Fulk, Kim Moran, and Ira Dolich.

Did you get your letter from the Sun City Democrats?  On May 10th, IMPACT mailed 440 letters to the Sun City Democrats Club mail list, (one letter per household) asking for donations to build a campaign war chest to support our Democrat candidates in the 2018 election.  Read more and follow the direct mail campaign by clicking here.

 

Candidate Count

Here are links to current candidates for offices that pertain to Georgetown. Check in on them to see statements, priorities, and schedules for campaign events. (Sun City Democrats does not endorse candidates until after the primaries.)

 

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