2020 Message from the president
Greetings Fellow Democrats:
2020 is just around the corner and it's time for us to get more involved!
First a word about candidates. The Sun City Democrats Club has not endorsed any candidate in any primary race and does not contribute to candidates. The Club does contribute the legal maximum to IMPACT, which is a separate entity affiliated with our Club. IMPACT has its own policies, independent of the Club, regarding endorsements and contributions to candidates. Those policies are on our website, in the IMPACT section:
With the unhinged lunatic in the White House, his GOP enablers, and another ten years of gerrymandered districts, 2020 is the most important election of our lives (I know, again?). How do we respond to this challenge?
BY GETTING INVOLVED!!!
First we must get involved in the political fray. The harsh reality is that money, not ideas or values, fuels politics today. Through IMPACT we have the power to support financially all of our Democratic candidates throughout the ballot. I cannot stress enough the importance of supporting the whole ticket.
Where do our national candidates come from? They often come from governing at the local and state level. As important as the high-profile races are, it is at the local and state level that we can have the most influence on our lives. I urge you to support IMPACT, as I do, with a recurring $10 a month donation and buying a ticket to the October 27 event with Wendy Davis.
Sure money talks, but we have voices too. Our Activists Committee is how we make our message heard by those who are supposed to serve us. Right now we are a small, but mighty group who are registering voters with great success.
Our next challenge is to get out the vote and for that we need lots more of us to participate. That effort involves all sorts of actions. Block-walking is vital, but there are lots of less strenuous tasks that are needed to back up that effort. If you can't walk, phone bank. Don't want to call folks (it's really not that bad), write postcards. If you're not sure what you can do, just join and Paula Mulhearn will help you find something to do that fits your skills and interests.
If you have a particular issue that is important to you, help us form a sub-group that will work toward making sure your thoughts on that issue get to our government officials to influence their decisions. Your participation is vital for us to take back our government! Let Paula know that you are ready to be an Activist and work for our cause.
We also need to support one another so that we don't get discouraged by the onslaught of outrageous behavior that we see on a daily basis. We have many opportunities to participate in activities where we can express ourselves freely without push back from our less enlightened neighbors.
We thank the many folks who have already stepped up and volunteered, but we need everyone to get involved as much as they are able. We welcome all like-minded folks to our monthly meetings and happy hours. To participate in the other activities though, you must be a paid member.
This message is going to nearly 600 dues-paying members and an equal number of followers. If you are one of the followers, we have an offer that you can't refuse. Join starting November 1 by paying annual dues and your membership will continue to the end of 2020. By joining then you will be able to attend our annual holiday party on December 21. Send your check for $20 to Sun City Democrats, 1530 Sun City Blvd, Suite 120, PMB 432 Georgetown TX 78633
COME ON LET'S GET ACTIVE!!!
President, Sun City Democrats Club