September 21, 2010
I love this time of year. It’s a time of hope. The kind of hope that you have only from knowing in your heart that leaves will soon be falling – and not just because trees are parched.
Some days, it stays as cool as the low 90s. The temperature of hope.
And there’s football. Brutally hot watching it. Worse playing it. (Insert Baylor joke about whether the game against TCU could have been worse.)
But it’s alright, because it’s football. (Insert Baylor joke about whether that really was football.)
Another sign of fall that I’m sure you thought would never get here – my annual party in Zilker Park. It’s just 16 days away now.
But, you know, as much fun as I’m having listening to Robert Randolph, preparing for the next legislative session, and getting into, um, discussions with folks who like a budget crisis better when it’s not defined … the truth is that there’s an election coming up.
And as you know, it’s a big one.
There’s a deadline for campaign contributions coming up in just two days, on Thursday (the 23rd). Contributions that come in by then will all need to be reported early next month.
In other words, this is your chance to show support for a candidate in a way that really makes a statement – before that statement gets muddled in the noise of the campaign’s final days.
So if you’re planning on coming to the big party on Oct. 7 and you haven’t bought your tickets yet (and, honestly, just reading those words breaks my heart), please click here so I can include you before this week’s deadline.
(Yes, you’ll still be able to buy tickets after Thursday. But why wait? Surely your mama told you not to put off until tomorrow what you can do today. Do you love your mama? Do you? Then hit the link and show her.)
If you’re busy on Oct. 7, or you can’t get into Austin that night, or you’d just rather contribute a different amount, I’d be honored if you’d show your support for my campaign by clicking here.
And if there’s another candidate out there who you feel passionate about, please support them this week. Time’s running out to make a difference in this campaign.
There’s one more thing I want to mention this week: the Austin Area Urban League is having a gala on Friday night to celebrate the accomplishments of so many giving, caring folks across the community, and to honor the National Urban League’s 100 years of service to our country’s under-served.
Liz and I will be co-chairing this year’s event. I’m proud to work with a group with the stated vision of “a community in which all citizens are free from barriers to education, economic, and social success”.
To learn more about the Austin Area Urban League, check out www.aaul.org.
If your mother only knew, she’d be disappointed you didn’t hit the link to buy your tickets when you were so politely asked to do so earlier. She’s done so much for you and you choose this moment to rebel against her love?
If you don’t, I’m telling.