RECAP: We celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day, as Dr. King continues to inspire us in our struggle for equality and fair pay for all workers in the United States. We had 22 Democrats in attendance, each taking the opportunity to share their favorite MLK quote and some very insightful comments and personal experiences related to civil rights. Our hearts were touched and encouraged to continue on the path blazed by Dr. King.
In addition, the Wise County Community Coalition held their MLK Celebration at St. Johns Baptist Church in Decatur the same evening. To show our support for the Coalition and to make some new friends, the Wise County Democratic Party divided our forces and sent 8 of our regular participants to St. Johns (some of which made it back in time for the last part of our 3rd Monday Meet and Greet). The group was led by three of our precinct chairs: Precinct Chair 17 – Kristina Kemp, Precinct Chair 15 – Maggie Stephens, and Precinct Chair 16 – Linda Gee-Nestle.
Thanks to all who participated in both events!
The Wise County Democratic Party (WCDP) will be holding their next regular 3rd Monday meeting on January 16, 2017, from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm (MLK Day). All Democrats are welcome to attend, please join us!
Please contact us if you have any suggestions to help us celebrate the Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
|Location: Decatur Visitor’s Center (just south of the square) at 106 S. Trinity St., Decatur, TX 76234 (see map below)
Date: Monday, January 16, 2017 (i.e. 3rd Monday), which is also Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Meet and Greet: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM