Empowering Girls: Political Power

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by Tracee Sioux

Guess where I am going to be tomorrow?

I’m going to the Texas Democratic Convention!

How many of you still feel disconnected to the political process?

Perhaps this is because you’ve never attempted to get involved? Never attended a school board or city council meeting? Never gone to a caucus or a Party meeting?

Here’s the thing. We live in a Democracy. You have a right to get involved. The doors are wide open for you.

Those politicians – they work for you!

You don’t like paying that tax? You think your public school sucks? You want healthcare for everyone?

Hello! It’s election season! There’s a 1,000 ways to be the change you want to see in the world!

Vote, Blog, Contribute Money, Write Letters to the Editor, Signage, Talk to Friends and Family, Go Door to Door, Write Representatives, Read & Research Bills – that’s EMPOWERING.

Lucky you, I’ll be blogging about how easy it is to get involved.

I couldn’t believe how simple it was for me to be elected a delegate at my local party meeting. Do you know they said they have faced such voter apathy in the last 8 years that they haven’t been able to send enough people to the convention as delegates? No one volunteered to go. What a shame.

I can’t wait to sift through the process of the Texas Democratic Convention.

Perhaps, like me, you’ve been watching the Democratic Party’s convoluted complicated system and thought, Who came up with that stupid idea?

No idea is set in stone in a democracy and I’m going to find out who has the power to make this motion:

One nation-wide primary election on the same day – winner of the popular vote becomes the party’s candidate.

If a delegate has that power I’m going to make that motion. If an elected party leader has that power I’m going to petition them to make it.

We are not powerless in a Democracy. We can have as much power as we use.

My daughter will grow up around this empowering political attitude and she will know she has access to political power too.

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