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Please find attached a press release on the lack of town halls by our Congressman Mac Thornberry during this current recess. The Chairman of the Wichita County Democratic Party is quoted in the press release and feels that this is an important topic for all of the people he represents. For the record, this is not a partisan attack but a plea to to interact by those he serves.
For those interested in trying to get
Mac Thornberry to meet with us:
Gabby Gifford ( Former Democratic Congresswoman) Speaks
“To the politicians who have abandoned their civic obligations, I say this: Have some courage. Face your constituents. Hold town halls. I was shot on a Saturday morning. By Monday morning my offices were open to the public. Ron Barber — at my side that Saturday, who was shot multiple times, then elected to Congress in my stead — held town halls. It’s what the people deserve in a representative.”
Over 60 people attended!
Next Meeting: Monday, February 27th at 7:30 at Headquarters.
Click on Indivisible tab at the top of this page for more information. Thanks to Leeann Andrews for her leadership in this important endeavor.
Attend the “Indivisible” meeting on Monday, Feb. 20th at 7:30 pm at Headquarters, 3305 Kemp Blvd.
Indivisible – Rachel Maddox -What is it?
Download Indivisible Guide
Make sure that you visit:
- Our webpage http://wichitacountydemocrats.org,
- Our FaceBook page https://www.facebook.com/wichitacountydemocraticparty, and
- Our Twitter presence https://twitter.com/WCDems
Call for Texas Silver-Haired Legislature
Speaker Walter Graham announces the call for election of members to the 17th TSHL for 2017-2019 term. Any older Texan, age 60 and over, may file for election provided they are a registered voter living in one of the 123 areas or districts they wish to represent. (Wichita County, presently, has no representation.) http://txshl.org
1. To motivate older citizens to realize that legislative involvement is a primary responsibility of effective citizenship.
2. To help older Texans know that if they are to become a viable political force, they must become informed and knowledgeable about the issues facing our community, state and nation.
3. To develop a forum for older persons to discuss and debate issues concerning not only their own welfare, but also that of others.
4. To educate the Silver-Haired Legislators in their advocacy role in order that they may continue their involvement in legislative matters in their local community.
5. To provide a model legislative body in which the Silver-Haired Legislators will have the opportunity to introduce, discuss, and pass resolutions dealing with major concerns of our state.
6. To work for the passage in the regular Texas Legislature of resolutions adopted by the TSHL, especially those that were prioritized.