Ashe County Democratic Party
Dear Fellow Democrats,
As I read all the ‘doom and gloom’ predictions for Democrats in the upcoming 2022 elections, I look back on where we were when I wrote you last Fall, and what we have accomplished since. Most importantly, we took back the White House, restoring a sense of normalcy to the Office of the President. Since we were able to gain control of the US Senate and hold the House, we have been able to pass some of the most important legislation to help families in decades. The Covid Relief bill has helped many families stay in their homes, and the Child Tax Credits have reduced child poverty by 30%, especially in rural areas.
So what’s the problem? I think the media likes to focus on the in-fighting within the Party to craft legislation, instead of looking at the big picture. We must show people our accomplishments. If we can get the message out that we are the Party helping local communities fix roads and bridges, expand broadband, and lower health care costs, we can do well next year.
Yes, 2022 will be a challenge. The Republican Legislature, in Raleigh, has made it difficult for us to be fairly represented. The fact that we have popular ideas and they have none, gives us a fighting chance, but we need your help. We need you to talk to your friends and neighbors. We need you to volunteer—and yes, we need your money. Your kind donation of $100 per family will enroll you in the Ashe County Democratic Party Century Club for one year. Donations of less than $100 will enroll you in the Democratic Booster Club for one year. All donations are greatly appreciated and will help us get our message out for all our candidates next year. You can donate through our website or by mail at the addresses listed below.
Thanks so much for your support. We are still meeting on the fourth Tuesday of every month on Zoom. Please join us. We hope to return to in-person meetings in the Spring and have a Century Club Social at that time.
Thanks again for all you do and feel free to reach out to me with questions or suggestions.
or send a check to:
Ashe County Democrats
c/o Steve Panella
3289 Whenlin Ridge Rd
Lansing, NC 28643