Saturday, August 26, 2006
Democratic Fun and Fundraisers
From Oklahoma County to Texas County to Latimer County and all points in between, Oklahoma Democrats are committed to big wins in November and are working together to raise money and spread our message of hope, trust, integrity, and leadership.
Last night Democrats gathered in Edmond, yes, Edmond to celebrate our past and to commit to the future under the leadership of Democrats. Former Congressman Ambassador James R. Jones was the keynote speaker at the sold out event. Congratulations to the organizers, now, get to work on the elections! Proceeds from the club's fundraiser event will go to support Democratic candidates in Oklahoma County.
Last night Democrats (and baseball fans) met at OKC's Bricktown Ballpark for an evening of fun and to support ODP's efforts to "load the bases for a Grand Slam Homerun" in November. Governor Brad Henry and First Lady Kim Henry were hosts and special guests for the event with the ODP. It was so good to see so many Democrats enjoying America's #1 pasttime, politics, well, uh, baseball! I was particularly glad to see so many young people out supporting the party. And it was really, really great to see so many individuals who are interested in moving this state forward under the leadership of Brad Henry. One couple brought their grandchildren to the event, "this is great for them, to see some baseball and meet the governor and to allow us the opportunity to support our Democrats," the grandfather said. "We're happy to drive from Latimer County" to attend this family event. Only complaint I heard was about the weather --- it was warm but by the 3rd inning there was a nice breeze. We saw Democrats from Pittsburg County, Ellis County, Cleveland County, Oklahoma County, Payne County, Canadian County and many others. Thanks for supporting the work of the Oklahoma Democratic Party!
Last night Democrats participated in a function for the Academy of State Goals in Tulsa. This group is a vision setting group that is working in a non-partisan manner to move the state forward. I am proud of our Democrats who give time and energy to this group and leave no good idea untested. I am proud of our Democrats who advocate for our communities, our families, and our state.
In the coming days find a place to serve your state, your party, and your community, for in the end, our efforts will harness a mighty force for good and our children will thank us for our commitment to good and effective government.