RED POPPY FESTIVAL – GEORGETOWN

Red Poppy Parade is coming —

Saturday, April 28.  We need lots of Dems to show Georgetown that we’re here.  We’ll have a float and you can ride or walk alongside.  There will be two Shuttle busses from Sun City to the parade starting point.  They will leave from Sun City Social Center on Texas Drive at 8:15 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. but you need to reserve a seat.  Call Phyllis Vogel at 512-863-9352 or email her at phyvl721@suddenlink.net.  Wear Dems shirts, bring a sign or we’ll have some for you, bring a smile and BE THERE !!

Voting Information

Joint General and Special Local Election – Saturday, May 5, 2018
Early Voting for Joint General and Special Local election:
Monday, April 23 through Saturday, April 28 – 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Monday, April 30 and Tuesday, May 1 – 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
Sample Ballot click here 

Primary Runoff Election – May 22, 2018 
Last day to register to vote is Monday, April 23, 2018.
Early voting Monday, May 14, 2018 – Friday, May 18, 2018.

VOTER EDUCATION RESOURCES – click here

President’s Message

In  2017 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 membership. We greeted 2018 with over 550 proud members, a leap in membership that is all the more remarkable from 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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Headline News

Monthly General Meeting – May 19, 2018

The candidates in the congressional runoff, Christine Mann and MJ Hegar will be here at the May meeting, keep watching SunCityDems.org for details.
Note: We will be asking attendees to sit organized by precinct! You can find your new precinct number on your voter registration card or by going to the Wilco County Elections site and entering your address. We will have lists at the meeting but will save time by knowing your precinct number in advance. Click for voter lookup.

Donations for IMPACT are 64,000! Our new Blue goal for 2018 is now $75,000.#FF0000 Raised $64,000 towards the $75,000 target.

A hearty THANK YOU to all the wonderful contributors to IMPACT – our Sun City Democrat Club’s fundraising committee.  You are to be congratulated for helping us pass our initial goal of $50,000. But we aren’t done yet! We are now moving on to our new goal of $75,000 – as voted on by attendees at our February Club meeting.  With your continuing support, we will 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.

 

 

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!

 

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, our 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