By Victoria Green
Swing TX 7 Left’s second meeting was the best way I could have spent my Friday evening! Each day as I read, watch, and hear how congress is passing legislation that takes away people’s healthcare, removes consumer protections, destroys the environment, downgrades public education and more, I ask myself what can I do to stop this madness? At the June 2nd Swing TX 7 Left meeting I got my answer!
1) Work to unseat John Culberson in 2018.
The main organizers presented the goal of swing left. unseat John Culberson in 2018. Because The best way to halt the destruction going on in Washington is to get the republicans out of office and replace them with democrats who will protect our constitution and promote a progressive agenda that improves the lives of all Americans.
John Culberson has proven with his policies, voting record, and town halls that he not only promotes the damage congress is doing, but even more importantly, he is not trying (or interested in trying) to improve district 7 for all his constituents.
2) Join a Committee to do the Work.
There are 3 Committees: canvassing, strategy, and research. To unseat Culberson will take all hands on deck. Everyone is needed no matter the skill level. To get on a committee fill out the committee interest form and a committee leader will contact you on what put you to work :) !
At the meeting, the committee leaders emphasized that they want people to do what they like so that the work doesn’t become overwhelming. I was like, “I’m already overwhelmed with all the foolishness coming out of Washington – put me to work!” And they did :) .
3) Vote for a Progressive Democratic Candidate.
Swing Left wants members to know each candidate running for District 7 so they can be well informed when voting for someone to run against Culberson in 2018. At the June 2nd House Party, Alex Triantaphyllis shared why he is running to represent District 7 in congress and what he would do if elected. He answered everyone’s questions with conviction and thoroughness.
After the meeting I was so happy and excited to have hope and an answer! I immediately signed up for the canvassing committee. I’m all in and eager to do my part to getting a progressive democratic District 7 representative elected in 2018!
See you at the next meeting!