Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Freedomworks Packs the House Tonight in Austin!!!
Tonight, in Austin, at least 120 Patriots attended Freedomworks' Come and Take It event. The event was held to introduce Freedomworks' plan to help counter Battleground Texas. Fortunately, with no PA system [Freedomworks' Director of Grassroots] Whitney Neal's loud mouth came in handy....:)
Whitney (pictured above) opened her presentation by highlighting how Colorado went Blue. She described how Colorado Republicans stopped doing their job. She made the unfortunate point about how raiding the Rainy Day Fund in Texas is similar to the fiscal shenanigans Colorado Republicans pulled in the mid- 2000's.
Next up was an update on Battleground Texas' activities. Two factoids of note is that they're training people to start at the local level and that they have a paid staffer on every major college campus in the state. Also, 80% of their donations are in state.
Freedomworks is using Texas as the guinea pig for their national efforts. They're intend to open offices around the state to grow leaders from the local level. They're also developing data-analytics software that's supposed to be awesome!
The first major action is a community building weekend October 4 - 6. It will include training sessions on Friday night and events on Saturday. Already, there are block-walking events planned in El Paso and the Valley.
Travis county elections trains deputy voter registrars every month on the first Tuesday. This is a step everyone needs to take. The next one is the Tuesday after labor day; we'll be there.
The bottom line is that at least 120 people showed up tonight to make Texas a deeper shade of Red; that can only be good news!!!