The Life Unwired with Ben Combee (unwiredben) wrote,
The Life Unwired with Ben Combee

Responsibility of my Delegation

This evening, I walked across Brigadoon Lane to the elementary school and joined a dozen other Democrats in the Precinct 259 convention held after the primary election. It was fun; the precinct chair has been doing the job for over a decade and seems to have the drill down, but also is very personable and friendly. We started at 7:15 and immediately recessed until 7:45 to allow more time for people to join us. I volunteered to be the recording secretary for the meeting, so I got to fill in the boilerplate meeting minutes. This precinct had a lot of Democratic voters in the last gubernatorial election, so we get to send 24 delegates to the Travis County meeting on March 25th. That meant anyone there who wanted to go was elected to the team, and that was most of the room.

We also got to vote on a variety of proposed resolutions. My group was pretty liberal, so we voted in most of the proposed language. We skipped consideration of the two abortion-related issues; one had language that felt anti-choice, and the other didn't have enough common ground for the group. We also added a 13th resolution urging the Democratic Party to start impeachment hearings on a certain president and vice-president :)

Oh, I won a donkey. A stuffed plush donkey, to be exact. It was a door prize, and the other attendees moved to award me the toy to thank me for taking the minutes, and I couldn't really refuse. I'll have to find a use for it in my future political activities.
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