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“They have raised ignorance

 to ideology and stupefied

 an entire political party.

 No more roguish and

 rowdy band of predators

 ever did more to demean

 and despoil the democracy

 on whose carcass they feed.” 

Bill Moyers' view of the conservative echo chamber: Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, et al.

Click on this link to read the entire interview with Bill Moyers:



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Pres. Obama’s speech commemorating The 50th anniversary of the crossing of

the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma:

Finally I Hear a Politician Explain My Country Just the Way I Understand It 

"America is not some fragile thing." Words to live by.


James Fallows The Atlantic Mar 8 2015


Read Fallows' commentary from The Atlantic and also watch the video of the complete speech by clicking on this link:

Keep up with our club by visiting our Club News page.

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The Spring Calendar!


♦  Wednesday, March 18: GCDA Monthly Meeting

           6:30pm at the EMS building, 231 Friendship Lane. This month's gathering will be an open forum for members and attendees to take a look at topics of the day. Click on the Club News page for further details. ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■

Click on this link:  Despite these troubled times, this video is bound to bring a smile to your face as it did to the patrons in this London supermarket.


Membership dues can be paid at our upcoming meeting.

  • Individual membership is $10.00 and a family membership is $15.00.
  • If you are unable to attend this month's meeting, please mail your payment to the Gillespie County Democratic Association, 709 Northern Red Oak Lane, Fredericksburg, TX 78624.
  • Please make your check payable to the Gillespie County Democratic Association.

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Featured Commentaries:
Please check out our new Texas News link. It features articles and commentaries about Texas news, pols, and personalities.

Click on this News and Commentary link to read articles of current interest.

On the lighter side, please enjoy the satire from The Borowitz Report. Once you access the page, scroll down to view the pieces offered.

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The Gillespie County Democratic Association has a monthly meeting the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 at the Fredericksburg EMS building at 221 Friendship Lane. You are always welcome to attend.  Our agenda at these meetings varies and will be published here on the website each month.  Each meeting is followed by a social hour with refreshments and fellowship.  We also collect food items for the local Food Pantry.  Please plan to join us.

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Keeping up with the political atmosphere is a challenge. This website is a great way to educate local Democrats on the key issues of interest to the community.

The pages on this website are to help you be a part of the Democratic community here in Gillespie County.  If you look to the left on this home page, you will see a list of the content pages. Each page focuses on different topics of interest or ways to communicate with Democrats.

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Our Mission

1.  To revive and stimulate interest in the Democratic Party at the grass-roots level across Gillespie County in order to maximize the voter potential of Democrats.

2.  To attract new members to the Democratic Party.

3.  To serve as a device to train, inform and keep active Gillespie County Democrats.

4.  To encourage and, when possible, train individuals to become qualified to seek positions in the County Democratic Party.

5.  To encourage participation in all election precincts in Gillespie County.  To recruit Democrats to work and make Gillespie County Democratic efforts as effective as possible.

This organization will actively support by appropriate means the nominees of the Democratic Party in national, state and local elections;  it shall endeavor to maintain permanent contact with voters throughout the area and shall function continuously in order that it may contribute to the growth and influence of the Democratic Party.

For more information, call Democratic Club President Jerry Vaclav at (830) 992-0411 or email

Association Officers

President:  Jerry Vaclav
V. Pres.: Charlotte Freeborn
Secretary:  Terry Collier
Treasurer:  Janice Courtney

Gillespie County, Texas Democrat Contacts:

Party County Chair:
Cathy Collier

Club President:
Jerry Vaclav

Precinct Chairpersons:
Pct. 1      Jerry Vaclav
Pct. 2      Bill McBride
Pct. 4      Terry Collier
Pct. 7      Frank Beal
Pct. 10    Carol Wichman
Pct. 15    George Keller

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One of the best reasons to contact us is to join the Gillespie County Democratic Association.  Dues are $10.00 a year per person.   A family can join for $15.00 a year.
We want to know what you think about our website and what we are trying to accomplish. Please let us know if you have any questions, comments, or would like to get involved. Just click on the e-mail link above.

Or you can reach us at our mailing address:

Webmaster: Gillespie County Democrats
709 Northern Red Oak Lane
Fredericksburg, TX 78524

Phone: 830-998-0928

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Gillespie County Democratic Association

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