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Come and meet the man who will fix our budget! - Mike Collier

When: Saturday, July 12, 2014 From 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Where: Wichita County Democratic Party Headquarters, 3308 Kemp

 

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Wendy Davis Filibuster Anniversary Party

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Community Picnic

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From Chairman John RIchie


  Fellow Democrat,


If you do not think elections matter then please, for arguments sake, read this excerpt from Paul Burka at Texas Monthly.  If after reading this you do not think that elections matter, that your vote will not count or it will be more of the same, then you will let it all happen.  If after reading this from Mr. Burka frightens you, makes you shake your head and or (like me) makes you very angry to see what they have done and will do to our state, then it is time to go to work to stop it. 

Title says it all: "The Triumph of the Know-Nothings":

"This is the worst election campaign season in my memory. Everything has been organized to elect the most radical candidates on the ballot, those who are the farthest to the right. The result will be the triumph of the know-nothings. Vast sums of dark money are pouring into the state to influence the election. Michael Quinn Sullivan and the tea parties are running the show. We're on the verge of electing an attorney general in Ken Paxton who has violated the Texas Securities Act repeatedly. But if Paxton gets enough votes to become attorney general, can he serve as A.G. despite having felony violations on his record? Can he be disbarred?

It only gets worse from there. Dan Patrick for lieutenant governor? Sid Miller as the commissioner of agriculture? Glenn Hegar as comptroller? The tea party is running the state. This is not an election about issues. This is an election about our side versus their side, "our" Republicans versus "their" Republicans. In other words, it's the Republican civil war. It's a proxy fight for the next election, which will determine whether Joe Straus survives to serve another term as speaker.

It's scary to contemplate the likely agenda for the 2015 legislative session. Open carry. Sanctuary cities. Arizona-style immigration laws. Cutting property taxes, thereby leaving local governments without the resources to improve their schools or pave their streets. It's coming, folks. The triumph of the know-nothings."

We have a long way to Election Day but we have a lot of work to do.  Join us, get involved and let's take back our future.  

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Thanks for listening,

John Richie
Chairman
Wichita County Democratic Party
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Raising wages creates jobs

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Today's Message

TODAY’S MESSAGE: Moments after Wendy Davis issued an unprecedented debate schedule that includes debates in six cities across Texas, Greg Abbott’s campaign declined. Abbott said no because he would have to defend his record of fighting against hardworking Texans.

 

  • Davis’ proposed schedule would give all Texans in communities across the state the opportunity to hear the clear choice they have for their next governor, but Greg Abbott said no.
  • He didn’t just say no to debates. He said no to Houston, San Antonio, El Paso, and Lubbock.

 

  • Wendy Davis knows that debates are a rare opportunity for Texas's communities to hear from the people who want their trust and their vote, and every Texan should get that opportunity.

 

  • Abbott said no because he is too afraid to speak for himself, and too afraid to explain his record to Texans.

 

  • Debates would require Abbot to have to defend these simple facts:
    • He served on the oversight committee at our Cancer Prevention and Research Institute and let his donors pilfer tens of millions in taxpayer dollars from cancer patients.
    • His donors in the payday lending industry were targeting military personnel with outrageous payday loans. Payday lenders have given Greg Abbott nearly $200,000 in campaign cash.
    • He's fighting against nearly 600 Texas school districts in court - that he's defending overcrowded classrooms, teacher layoffs and public school closings.
    • He pays some of the women in his office $6,000 less than he pays the men, despite the fact that they do the same work.
    • He would veto an equal pay for equal work bill, even though Texas women earn, on average, 79 cents for every dollar a man makes.

 

  • He's not working for women. He's not working for cancer patients. He's not working for our military families. He's not working for our students. Texas, Greg Abbott is an insider, and he's just not working for you.

 

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David Alameel: the Right Choice for U.S. Senate

"Whether from a pragmatic or an idealistic perspective, Alameel is the right choice for Democratic Party voters in the primary runoff." 

 

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Bribery, and Cancer, and Corruption, oh my!

Progress Texas

Friend,

Texas government is no stranger to corruption, but now it's gone so far that cancer funds are being sent to Republican donors - complete with alleged bribes to cover it all up.

There's a lot to keep track of, so we’ve boiled down Greg Abbott and Rick Perry’s Texas-sized scandals into the ten facts you need to know.

Click here to read our scandal-list.

Sincerely,

Ed Espinoza
Executive Director

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NEW BOOK CLUB FORMING!

Come be a part of the book club starting
MAY 13th!!
 
There will be a book club forming that will meet
The second and 4th Tuesday of each month
At the Democratic Headquarters,
3308 Kemp Street, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Social time from 5:30 to 6:00, discussion from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
 
The first book to be discussed will be
“The Little Blue Book:  The Essential Guide to
Thinking and Talking Democratic”
Authors:  George Lakoff and Elisabeth Wehling.
 
Please try to join us!
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Voters Guide for 2014 WFISD Election

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