I spoke to Lane Lewis at the CEC meeting yesterday and he seemed like a very engaging person in our body politic. Our democracy is in need of bold strong unabashed unrepentant Progressives. The little chat I had with him, and it was small talk, gave me that impression. I imagine if the talk was more lengthy there is a whole lot of issues that we could have talked about and agreed on.
The mere fact he told me he got my book (a book with a rather provocative title) speaks volumes as a Progressive that he is willing to entertain what I think is the obvious but many are hesitant in calling a spade.
This summer I announced my candidacy for Harris County Democratic Party Chair and my willingness to step forward sooner if the position became available. Since then I have traveled across the county, meeting with Democrats, listening to their concerns, and sharing my vision for the county party.
Yesterday, Harris County Democratic Party Chair Gerry Birnberg announced his intention to resign prior to the December County Executive Committee meeting.
This December 19th, Democrats in Harris County will have the opportunity to elect an interim county party chair. Today I ask for your support and your vote.
As an organizer, I have worked with the grassroots to motivate and mobilize communities.
As a Senate District Chair, I have developed and implemented programs that increased Democratic turnout.
As your HCDP Chair, I will work to create a strong and diverse county party, elect Democrats to office up and down the ballot, and ensure that our party is financially healthy.
Thank you for your support and vote on December 19, 2011.
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Martha Cottingham, Treasurer.