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The Wichita County Democratic Association (WCDA) will meet Thursday, June 15th, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Luby’s Cafeteria, 1801 9th Street, Wichita Falls. Dinner begins at 6:00 p.m.
In support of PRIDE month, there will be a panel discussion about “The Fight for Acceptance: The LGBTQA Movement- Past, Present, and Future”.
Activists from three generations of the LGBTQA community will discuss past struggles, current hardships, and future directions needed to secure equal rights for all.
Wichita County Democratic Association
Letters were recently sent to the mayor and TV stations concerning the lack of yield signs on Kell. NewsChannel6 presented a video last night on what people think about it. Thanks to Mary Ross and John Richie for their work on this issue. Click to view video.
Wichita County Democratic Party purchased a piece of texting software from TextMark. It allows us to send text messages to everyone who joins the list.
- Use your cell phone to send a text to 41411,
- Text DEMOPARTY.
- That is it!
- This will put you on the list to receive messages, such as, write to your state representative concerning a specific issue, notices of bills that are ready for vote, etc.
- Pass the word.
- Click here for more information.
Thanks to all who participated.
Special Thanks to Lou Lehman for her hours of work
and generous use of her garage.
Pricing & Organizing workers: Lou Lehman, Nan Rice, BJ Amos, Mary Ann Coe
Saturday’s workers: Mary Ann Coe, Terry & John Gilleland, Nan Rice, Catie Robinson, Liz Vernon
It’s time again to clean out those closets, drawers, corners and garages and bring the stuff you no longer need to support the TDW garage sale. Profits will go to TDW and Democratic Party.
TDW uses their money to support Democratic Candidates! We need your help!
The garage sale committee has decided to have the sale on May 6 at 4513 Westward Drive. Begin collecting the treasures that you no longer want or need. You can bring them to the above address after April 22. Things that we can take include but are not limited to –
Kitchen ware (pots, pans, etc), Sheets, Towels, Pillowcases
Plates, Glasses, Cups, etc
Tools, Furniture, Electronic devices
Purses, Shoes, Plants
Clothing (on hangers, if possible), Blankets or bedspreads
Totally useless stuff
Please call Lou at 940-692-0480 before you bring your items to be sure she is home!
Also call to volunteer to help!
- Begins April 24-May 2
- May 6
WCDA April meeting was held at Luby’s. Dr. Rebecca Dodge spoke about climate change,
Click to find out more about the topic, more about Dr. Dodge’s work, and a copy of the Presentation she used during her great presentation.
Great statistical look at what the GOP-ACA plan
A Lot More Than iPhones To Pay For Health Care
The Huffington Post
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) was widely mocked on Tuesday after suggesting that Americans who struggle to afford health care should sacrifice “getting that new iPhone” and instead choose to “invest in health care.” … Read the full story
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:
Make sure that you visit:
- 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.
March 17, 2017
Come and meet Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa of the Texas Democratic Party and Candidate for Lt. Governor Mike Collier
Wichita County Democratic HQ
3308 Kemp Blvd
Wichita Falls, TX 76308
Chairman Hinojosa will discuss where the Democratic Party at the State level is currently and where and it is headed. Mike Collier will make his case for a change as Lt. Governor.
Both will be here to help us rid the “snakes from Texas”!!
WCDA Meeting – March 16
The Wichita County Democratic Association (WCDA) will meet Thursday, March 16th, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.at Luby’s Cafeteria, 1801 9th Street, Wichita Falls. Dinner begins at 6:00 p.m.
In celebration of Women’s History Month, the WCDA would like to welcome Alieca Hux to present “Women in Activism: Past to Present”. Mrs. Hux is a two term Past-President of the Texas Democratic Women State Organization and is currently serving her fourth term as Committeewoman of Senate District 2 to the State Democratic Executive Committee (SDEC). Prior to serving with the Texas Democratic Women and the SDEC, she was an American Government and History teacher at Wichita Falls High School and McNeil Junior High School.
She is a graduate of Rider High School, attended North Texas State University (now the University of North Texas) and graduated from Midwestern State.
Ides of March Postcards to Trump Event
On March 14th and March 15th, Headquarters will be open from:
Tuesday the 14th, 8:00am-8pm
Wednesday the 15th. 8:00am-3:00pm
Join us. Write one postcard. Write a dozen! Postcards are available. Additional postcards would be helpful – available at post office. Mailing labels for postcards provide. A brief message is advisable.
The Ides of Trump Campaign was initiated by a resident of Berkeley, California who wanted to create a simple, affordable and easy way for people to show-up and be heard. The idea is that you express your concerns with brevity on a postcard. The hope is that postcards will flood the White House on March 15, the Ides of March.
Join Us for a SideWalk Health Care Rally
Friday, March 10, 11:00am – 1:00pm
3308 Kemp Blvd.
Meeting for those attending.
Saturday, March 11 to prepare for Lobby Day Trip. 2:00 pm
Logistics and poster making, if desired.
Lobbying will be discussed.
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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.
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