Here’s hoping everyone enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, and oh my goodness, how about that Iron Bowl??? Regardless whether you yelled ‘Roll Tide’ or ‘War Eagle’, it was definitely one for the record books!
As Democrats, we are engaged in an Iron Bowl of our own, and in Calhoun County and Alabama, we are the underdogs. But during this season of Thanksgiving and celebration, I am here to tell you that I am thankful for our Calhoun County Democratic Headquarters. It is our “home field advantage” in our struggle against injustice, inequality, discrimination and other suppressions of democratic ideals.
The end of our first full year at our Headquarters is drawing close and we indeed have much for which to be thankful. It has been instrumental in the increased visibility and effectiveness of our organization.
The Headquarters is not just a consistent home for our monthly meetings, but so much more. It has provided us a staging area for launching protests against the government shutdown; the atrocious anti-abortion law passed by the Alabama Legislature; the unconscionable immigration policy on separating families, and many other worthwhile activities.
In short, the Headquarters has allowed us to grow. Our Facebook following is increasing, the distribution list for our communications is increasing and our monthly meeting attendance is consistently increasing with new faces.
While we are thrilled with the progress we have experienced with our Headquarters in 2019, we look forward to even more accomplishments in 2020.
We all know that when the “underdog team” begins recruiting more players, it gains diversity, experience, confidence and strength. That’s what we are doing. We are growing stronger. We are making people stand up and think about things and take notice of what the Calhoun County Democrats are saying and doing. Sometimes it may seem like slow progress, but it is happening, and it is steady; and we have our Headquarters to thank for much of this progress.
Let’s keep it going! Dee Crumly
Hope to see you all at the HQ for our Christmas Open House on December 12th from 5 til 7 pm. Headquarters will close for the Holidays December 13th and reopen for more good works, on Tuesday, January 14th.