Kingwood Area Democrats Show Support For National March Against The War On Women
We were honored to have Diane Mosier and Andrea Gardner, Houston, TX leaders of the “National March Against The War On Women”. They eloquently detailed the plans for the march at our Capitol in Austin, Texas on April 28th, 2012. Please visit the site and make a donation NOW if you can. I just made my donation.
We must have a large well supported rally to let our Texas Legislature and all legislatures around the country know that we won’t allow them to infringe on the rights or put the health of our mothers, our sisters, our daughters, our grandmothers, our nieces, or our wives. Men, women, and children will be standing up for the rights of all women in jeopardy.
Our Kingwood Area Democrats members Susana Palma and Angelo Palma have kindly offered to provide a bus to take part of a group to Austin. We have wonderful members that are working in every form whether it is financially, writing articles to different media, website support, telephone and membership support, activities support, and other political activities support. We hope to need more buses and if that arises we will take donations from travelers as warranted.
In other business
Dillan Dimas of Obama For America(OFA) gave a short talk detailing their intent in Texas. I asked him what we needed to do to assist the president and what will OFA do to assist our local candidates. He gave a “President lifts all boats” response.
Dorinda Barajas, our secretary, provided sheets requesting volunteers for activities giving our growing number of members. She is doing an excellent job keeping all skillsets organized.
Deborah Mowrey, our publicity chair, encouraged the members to participate in the various activities scheduled for April (e.g., Humble Good Oil Days).
Pam Spivey (membership committee) submitted a change to our bylaw relative to membership dues to be voted on at the May meeting.
Wil Williams and Philip McNutt detailed our Senate District 4 convention. Philip McNutt made a killer hot horseradish/tomato dip that forced me to eat just about a pint of it because of its awesome flavor.
Sue Pilko gave us information on programming for the next two months.
Bruce Menke provided information on a Get Out The Vote book reading, our new monthly video showing, and of course a refreshment schedule.
Linda Abdmoulaie gave us the state of our accounts. Our growing memberships, our candidate round up at the Kingwood Country Club, and our ACLU event have added substantially to our coffers.
Marc Croes in his normally jolly self, signed up more members and gave his membership report.
Evan Carroll gave a passionate plea for members to show support against an Houston City ordinance that inhibits feeding the needy within the city.