Monday, February 04, 2008

Take Back the Texas Legislature

The Fort Bend Democrats have a new fundraiser, and its theme is “Take Back the Texas Legislature”. This is something we in Texas are currently poised to do in November 2008, and what better way to kick it off than to hold a fundraiser/dinner honoring State Representative Senfronia Thompson.

Rep. Thompson stands as the only Democrat currently running for the 81st Texas Legislature’s position of Speaker of the House. The only Democrat, that is, who did not support what became the very autocratic rule Speaker Tom Craddick at any time during the 80th Texas Legislature.

Her Democratic opponent in the race for Speaker, State Rep. Sylvester Turner, cannot make that claim.

As the only “Real” Democrat running for the Speaker position, this makes State Rep Thompson a shoe-in as the next Speaker of the House of the Texas House of Representatives when Democrats retake the majority in the House, the first woman to have that distinction, as well as the first minority.

This makes it doubly important that you and everyone you know who supports Turning Texas Blue go here now and find out about making reservations online or by phone (I’d post it on this notice also, but I’m lazy and slightly under the weather).

But here are the pertinent dates and times for you so you can mark your calendar.

Who: State Rep. Senfronia Thompson

What: The Fort Bend Democrats Annual Winter Fundraiser

When: Friday, February 22nd, 2008 from 6:30 until 10:00 (dinner served at 7:30)

Where: Quail Valley Country Club, Missouri City, Texas [map]

Why: To hear the words of the future Texas Speaker of the House and to help the Fort Bend Democrats raise money to support our Fall 2008 candidates.

How: It’s easy. Click HERE.

1 comment:

jolie said...

senfronia on a tear is a sight to savor! she is an absolutely terrific legislator, and would be an absolutely terrific speaker.