Sunday, August 24, 2014

Doors Had Been Opened for Democrats in 2014...

And we did not walk through them!!!

Fewer than 30% of eligible voters made the effort to vote in TX in 2014!  We got what we deserved: dysfunctional, Republican majorities in the TX House and Senate; Republican, problem children in the Gov. and Lite Gov. offices.

My name is Stephen Wyman and I was the Democrat running for TX House of Representatives, House District 20: Burnet, Milam and northern Williamson counties.

This next election year, 2016, Democrats will have many doors opened for them again; for instance:

  • Climate change.
  • Immigration reform.
  • Minimum wage.
  • Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
  • SNAP (food stamps), housing assistance, welfare.
  • Government austerity to recover from recession.
  • Supply Side (trickle down) economics.
  • Stripped down Voting Rights Act.
  • Very specific photo ids required for voting.
  • More limited access to the polls.
  • Electronic voting with no paper ballot audit trail.
  • All Unions are assailed.
  • Education outsourced.
  • Religion taught as science.
  • Equal pay for equal work.
  • Family planning or women's health care clinics.
  • Marriage equality.
  • Two long, simultaneous wars started without expansion of the VA.

Yes, doors have been opened and we, Democrats, didn't walk through them last year.

There will be messes to be picked up at the state and federal government in 2016, they will be fewest if the state Republicans are as incompetent at governing as the Republicans in the federal government.

First, still, we must continue to register voters, and then we must help them get to the polls.


It is because elected officials will have to deal with a great majority of these problems. We must elect people who will deal expeditiously with these issues. I believe the Democratic candidates on next year's ballot will still be just the folks to get the job done.

First, voters must: Give, “Hope and Change,” a
Chance... and a Push!

Register and Vote!

1% may have most of the money, but 99% have almost all the vote.  We can not all be bought, but we might give it away, again, if we don't show up, again.

Turn TX Blue in 2016!

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