Postcard Party Nov 17, 2017
Good Times at Nov Happy Hour
Major M.J. Hegar Speaks to Dems Oct 21, 2017
She encouraged us to read her book Shoot Like a Girl: One Woman’s Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home Front to learn more about who she is.
Nov 7 Election
The Nov 7 election included 7 propositions that would apply to the State of Texas. In unofficial results, all propositions passed. To see the voting in Williamson County, you can click here.
To refresh your memory of the propositions, you can go The League of Women Voters’ site for Austin. Go to www.lwvaustin.org and click on Voters Guide. You can also view the summaries and recommendations of the Texas State Democratic House Caucus, by clicking here. Williamson County Proposition A also passed; it abolishes the office of county surveyor for the county, so that the county can use contract surveyors instead.
Can Anyone Provide a Truck?
The Sun City Dems are in need of a truck to pull the club float in the 2018 Poppy Parade. If you can supply a truck, contact Marianne Chmeleck ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Joaquin Castro Comes to Sun City Oct 7, 2017
An enthusiastic crowd of Democrats filled the ballroom to host Joaquin Castro on Saturday, October 7. Kim Moran gave opening remarks, and introduced local officials and candidates who were in attendance.
Congressman Castro stressed that the country needs the Democrats and that Sun City is important in that effort. “This is a crucial time for the United States and the world, and the United States has been the leader of the world for many years,” he said.
Congressman Castro said that issues of importance in America include high tuitions that students can no longer afford and the Affordable Care Act, which needs support. He stressed another major issue, immigration, and said that the Mexicans who come to the USA are working for better lives for their children. He told the crowd that every immigrant generation has dealt with discrimination until they’ve said, “That’s enough! No more!”
In closing, the Congressman called on us to vote out Ted Cruz and John Cornyn if we are not happy with the fact that they and the Republican Congress have not been able to pass one single piece of meaningful legislation. To read a little background on Joaquin Castro, click here.
At left, the Morans with Congressman Castro.
Adding Voters to Democracy September 18, 2017