Fellow Texans for Obama,
The holiday season is upon us, and we have much to celebrate.
Congress is close to passing real health reform for the first time in 60 years. The Federal Stimulus program has created hundreds of thousands of jobs across America. A new solar panel loan program via the City of Austin will enable Texans to live more energy-efficient lives. And the Texas Longhorns are 12-0 heading into the Big 12 Championship.
However, there are still many needs unmet in our community. Families here in Central Texas are struggling. Our state still suffers from a lack of basic leadership. With 24% uninsured and 8% unemployed in Texas, we need real change. Luckily, this holiday season, we can all pitch in to help everyone feel the spirit of the season.
Please read below about two upcoming events that can help make a difference. First is a Rally for Real Leadership, with Houston Mayor Bill White, who is considering a run for Governor of Texas. Second is the Texans for Obama holiday party, where we ask you to please bring a gift for a needy family here in Central Texas.
Texans for Obama volunteers have partnered with area organizations to provide needy families with what they most need this holiday season. Please click here to visit www.AustinHopefortheHolidays.com and sign up for a specific gift that you can provide at our December 15th meeting.
As Barack Obama said when he won the Iowa caucuses nearly two long years ago, "in the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it." We hope to see you at both of these events, where we can all do our part to bring Texas the change it needs.
All the best,
Texans for Obama