Hey, Democrats- Help!!
The field is wide
open for Democrats in Gillespie County. There is SO MUCH to do that the difficult question is deciding where to start.
you to everyone who has either attended a Blue Monday at my home, donated to the Gillespie County Democrats or expressed
support for this effort to start a grassroots base that will complement the existing Gillespie County Democratic Association.
it is time to take some steps forward. I have several opportunities that I would like to offer you. You have a lot of choices.
One of them may be that you don’t wish to be any further involved than coming to Blue Mondays or receiving my emails.
That is perfectly okay! But if you would like to take the next step, here are some choices:
I will be scheduling a meeting for Gillespie County Democratic Party
Precinct Chairmen as a part of the state Democratic Party’s Rural Constituency Outreach Program.
We want to evaluate the problems that people in areas like ours face and the strategies we can use to find good local candidates
and get them elected. That seems a positive first step to me. We need to legitimatize Democrats in the county and find candidates
we can support. One of the reasons that we see so few candidates for the state legislature or congress is that so few elected
Democrats exist in our area. Candidates come from communities where they have established a record and won support. Is this
even possible here? We will be asking ourselves what our realistic goals could be, what our timeline would be for accomplishing
those goals, what resources we would need and how we would fund our efforts and how we could begin.
Many of our Blue Monday women are interested in recycling
efforts at the local level. At our last meeting we decided to fund the printing of reusable grocery/shopping bags and that
project is in the works. We are also exploring several glass recycling avenues along with Fredericksburg SHINES and talking
about how our group could encourage the city in a movement toward curbside recycling.
Are you interested
in working with our recycling efforts? If
so, please return the email with your response and I will contact you about our next step.
let me hear from you! I am anxious to receive any ideas you might have about growing Democrats in Gillespie County.
Gillespie County Democratic Chairman
Click here to link to Cathy's column in the Club News section. Cathy has written a piece on the Little Free Libraries
sponsored by the Democratic Club.