Updated: Jul 17
Dear Huerfano County Democrats,
Every day, we search the news for some sign of hope for our country. We look for stories of tolerance, kindness, hope, and empathy. Instead, we read about leaders who promote intolerance, divisiveness, bullying, and racism. The tweets, the hate speech, and the executive orders intended to squash democracy and stifle free speech are mind-numbing and terrifying.
As discouraging as this is, we must remember that it does not have to be this way. Our country is still filled with smart people who can truly make a difference (like you!) We believe that as Democrats, we have an obligation to stand up for truth, justice, and the rights of those less fortunate than ourselves – now more than ever. To help people from a community level all the way through to the refugees on our southern border, and now to the embattled POC on the streets of our American cities, takes money.
Normally, the Huerfano County Democrats host an annual Mother Jones Dinner to raise the funds that support us for the year. Due to COVID-19, this year’s event was canceled, so we are searching for another way to push through. We are asking you today to help support the Huerfano Democrats as we do everything we can to make this a country that we are proud of. Mother Jones Dinner tickets are usually $30, even half of that (the price of a couple of coffees) would be a great help (though we’re happy to take more, if you can spare it!). Of course, we know that these times are financially difficult for everyone, and we appreciate anything that you can contribute.
If your current cashflow prohibits you from making monetary donations, please consider donations of time as a volunteer and party member, or donating items for an online auction we’re pulling together to replace the silent auction usually held in conjunction with the Mother Jones Dinner.
Please send checks to Elenaor Foley Box 346 La Veta, CO 81055 (attention Huerfano Democratic Party), or donate online through our website, huerfanodems.org. You can also find more information on volunteering, and on who we are and what we believe, on our website or on Facebook.
Thanks so much and be strong in these challenging times. There’s some good in this world yet, and we believe it’s worth fighting for!
The Huerfano County Democratic Committee