Members and Friends,
As spring arrives, there is no denying that this has been the winter of our discontent. All over Kentucky and all over the country there is a very deep and valid sense that this commonwealth and this country are regressing in ways that seemed quite unlikely just a few short years ago. “Conservative” positions on healthcare, tax reform, public education, overreaching executive orders, Supreme Court nominations, the Flint Water Crisis and many other issues, have inspired many to march, call their legislators and show up at town hall meetings. This unprecedented level of civic engagement is one of the few positives that has arisen out of the conservative backlash against President Obama and the emergence of Donald Trump.
But still, we must always remember that the most effective way to bring progressive change is to elect people, who care about other people, and agree with the changes that must be made. This cannot be done without organization, and sustainable grassroots organization cannot happen in the absence of community.
TPC is happy to be moving forward in both of those areas in some exciting ways.
On March 25th, we will be hosting our first ever Meet Up to Move Brunch at Parlay Social (249 W. Short Street, Lexington, KY) from 11AM to 2PM. The atmosphere and experience is sure to be phenomenal, but it will also be a tremendous opportunity to learn more about our work and to help us get ready for our Chaos or Community? Conference on August 12, 2017 at the Lyric Theatre (300 E. Third Street, Lexington, KY). You will find more information about “Meet Up to Move” in this issue of Connecting The Dots.
Let’s Win Some Elections!