The Sugar Land Democrats Club held their first major fundraising event on Saturday, August 6 at the Sugar Land Social Club. Jim Hightower was the keynote speaker. Hightower is a National Radio Commentator, writer, public speaker, and author of the book Swim Against the Current: Even a Dead Fish Can Go With the Flow. He reminded the audience “Under Governor Rick Perry’s leadership Texas is number one where we should be number fifty and number fifty where we should be number one.
For example, Texas is number one in the percent of uninsured children and we are number fifty in percent of population aged 25 and older with a high school diploma.” After Mr. Hightower’s presentation Barnes and Noble Bookstore of Sugar Land was on hand and Mr. Hightower autographed over 30 books.
Gilberto Hinojosa, candidate for Chairperson of the Texas State Democratic Party was also in attendance. Mr. Hinojosa expressed his vision to increase the voter strength of all Texas Democrats, especially the growing Hispanic population in Texas. Mr. Hinojosa said, “We Democrats have to start talking more like Democrats and speak to the core values of our Party – equality, justice, education.”
Closing out the ceremony, Mr. “Q” Imam, Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Sugar Land Democrats Club told the audience that he had broken his fast for the day and said, “Happy Ramadan”. “Q” then told us he is a Democrat because the Democratic Party celebrates openly and heartily the diversity of all peoples.
On Saturday and Sunday, October 22-23, Sugar Land Democrats Club will participate in the Dragon Boat Regatta. The Sugar Land Democrats Club challenges the Republicans of Sugar Land to a Dragon Boat race. But, beware…for Deron Patterson, Co-Chair of the Sugar Land Democrats Club is a Dragon according to the Chinese Zodiac Calendar!