Thoughts from a Political Newbie
Last Sunday started out like any other - I woke up to the cat climbing on my face, the kids fought during breakfast, and everyone was “bored” by 9am. And then I remembered (with dread) that I was block walking for the very first time that afternoon.
What if I messed up what I was supposed to say? What if someone yelled at me? My nerves were out of control . . . and then I received a(nother) news alert on my phone containing the words “GOP” and I knew that my nerves were no match for what I needed to do.
So off I went, armed with my block walk packet, my 6’4” husband (so no one would yell at me) and our 10 year old daughter (so no one would yell at me).
And you know what? It was great!! People were kind and interested and excited that we were talking to Dems about voting. We heard quite a few colorful comments from neighbors about our current representatives and talked to some who didn’t even realize a primary was looming (it’s working!!). Everyone was excited to hear about Blue Action Dems and our plans for this election cycle and were even more excited to find out we will be hosting 15 candidates at our next meeting (February 4, 2-4pm at Mandola’s - shameless plug).
My husband even took his turn at the door and our daughter enjoyed carrying the clipboard and being an (un)official member of BAD. In the end, my anxiety and nerves were for nothing - it actually turned out to be a fun experience and I look forward to doing it again this weekend. Sign up here to join me.
So, don’t be afraid - we’ll do this together. Let’s Turn Texas Blue in 2018!!
BAD Secretary and political newbie