It’s always a great rah-rah session!
The Texas Democratic Convention will take place next weekend in Fort Worth from Thursday-Saturday evening. Here is a quick guide for those attending:
Do not feed the LaRouche group. Seriously just leave them alone. They tend to be like lost, cute puppies. Once you talk to them you will end up taking them home. And feeding them. The LaRouche group is the cult of the Democratic Party. They are the fringe of the fringe advocating for impeaching Obama, supporting trump, and creating trade routes between the Earth, the Moon, and Mars. (I am not kidding!) Do yourself a favor and just leave them alone.
Do not sign petitions. Don’t sign petitions unless you know exactly what they are going to accomplish (if anything). If a group gets enough signatures their resolution must be brought to the floor for a vote. Sometimes this could amount to a very long, drawn out, worthless vote. If the resolution they are pushing have merit they should have pushed them through the resolution committee.
The Texas Democratic Party has a load of information at their website, TexasDemocraticConvention.com. It has a schedule of events and the rules of the convention as well as other information. Take some time to read it.
Go to the Kickoff receptions. The kickoff is a great way to meet your elected officials, donate to the party, and have fun. It is always a good party for the party. The kickoff is at the Omni on Thursday evening.
Find hospitality suites. Many elected officials and organizations will have hospitality suites. Organizations like Annie’s List, Texas Freedom Network, Young Democrats, etc are just a few that will most probably have a party. This is again a great way to meet like minded people on specific issues. And they are usually a lot of fun!
Visit the vendors. Once they are open find a plastic cover for your convention credentials. The vendors will have t-shirts, stickers, and other political merchandise. Many organizations will have a booth with information about their specific issue. Find an issue you are concerned about. Sign up to keep informed.
Attend your Senate District Caucus. At this time delegates will vote for SDEC chairs and positions for the various committees. You should have been contacted by those who are running by now.
Attend a caucus. There will be a caucus for a number of organizations including the Hispanic Caucus, Young Democrats, and specific issues caucus. Pick one and attend.
Next up…..endorsements for Senate District 11 and Party officials.