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CATCHING UP!!!

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PLAYING CATCH UP!!!

This is me trying to keep all the "balls in the air".  
So much has happened since my last blog that I decided I better just highlight them instead of writing a separate blog for each event we participated in. 
After Term Limits passed we decided to hold a party to celebrate and acknowledge the work we all did to get it passed. It was a bipartisan effort. We especially wanted to thank Zack Maxwell who originally got this project  started.
Our Christmas party was next and we had great food and great conversations about all the work we did in 2018 and all the possibilities that were ahead of us.

We participated in our third Women's March in Ft. Worth, January 20, 2019! The weather was chilly but not bad and the turnout was good.  It was so uplifting to see the how committed women are to work and turn our country back to our citizens. 
In February, we were invited to join a meeting with the organizer of the Ft. Worth Represent.us group.  Represent.us is a …
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The election is over and our Term Limits project WON!Citizens of Arlington voted 63% YES to the 37% NO!It was terribly exciting and we have been thrilled for the last two days.
Of course, it won’t be implemented until the May 2019 city election when three long-term (15 to 17 years) city council people, must resign.We will be looking for some good people to run to fill those spaces. So, contact us if you are interested. In 2020, two more must go.
We do expect some "push back" as we have heard that the Mayor and the Council will be looking at some way to overturn Prop E, as it was called on the election ballot. We have even heard there maybe a lawsuit,  But, that probably is just a rumor. We will continue to follow and post the "happing's " as they show up.
For now, it is a time to celebrate and rest.But in the new year we will look forward to our next project which will be to get anti-corruption laws, gerrymandering voting districts, and dark money out of our …

CLIMATE REALITY EVENT FOR KIDS 10-20-18

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PWA CLIMATE  REALITY KIDS EVENT!
OUR FIRST EVER PUBLIC EVENT IN ARLINGTON DIRECTED AT KIDS TO SUPPORT PARENTS AWARENESS OF THE RESPONSIBILITY TO HELP OUR PLANET.  WE HAD SPEAKERS, DEMONSTRATIONS, RAFFLES AND MOVIES. NOT TO MENTION HOT DOGS!
LOOKING AT THE POSSIBILITY OF MAKING THIS A YEARLY AFFAIR.




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IMAGINE!!!!!

We have set up a youtube channel for PWA's use in the future but right now we are using it to post our new video just done a couple of weeks ago.  It is ordinary citizens giving their thoughts on Proposition E Term Limits.  I think it proves that they are not a bunch of "extremists" as the Mayor and Council have called them.

Check it out at:  https://youtu.be/12G9TQKLmSE

A lot of money is being spent for $200 a month jobs!?!?!?!

Wonder why?!?!?!
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HOW COULD THIS BE?!?!

After having a judge uphold our Proposition for Term Limits and it being placed on the ballot for November 6th, the Mayor and Council and a PAC called "We love Arlington Texas" kicked in $400,000 dollars to blanket the city with information to Vote NO on the Term Limits. 

They also filed a counter lawsuit claiming 146 resolutions that we did which makes the Proposition E unlawful.  Several of these resolutions want us to turn over all the names and all information of volunteers who helped collect the citizens signatures (that's one) and any volunteers who said anything derogatory about the Mayor or Council when we were collection signatures (another resolution). This includes addresses, phone numbers, current and previous employers etc. They say citizens did not know what they were signing.  Of course, they don't mention that on the top of each and every page was the entire proposition language! It seems in this age, individual people are not h…

TERM LIMITS ON THE BALLOT!!

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We began our Council meeting excited!  We were on the ballot!


Then some outright "shenanigans" began and the Mayor and Council tried everything to get another proposal on the ballot against ours.  We filed a lawsuit and a judge issued a restraining order against them putting their proposal on the ballot with ours. 

Time got short, several meetings called "emergency meetings" were scheduled to give time to the city to get their ballot on by the August 20th deadline.

At the first of those two meetings so many citizens came out demanding them to stop proving what the citizens of Arlington already knew.  That they didn't listen to us they did whatever they wanted to do without hearing what citizens wanted them to do in our community.

We couldn't believe it but they gave in!!!  Our petition would be the only one on the ballot on November 6th 2018!

At our next meeting, we celebrated a job well done even with all the fireworks!

YAY!



PWA is 2 years Old!

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We had a great time at our PWA Birthday party!  The food was excellent and I think we all got to know one another a little better.  By the conversation, it was clear that we all had the same thoughts about what is happening in our country.  It made our commitment to what we can do even stronger.
This is a great group of women and, I for one, am so thrilled to be able to speak my mind around them and still feel heard and understood.
We shared about how much there was to do before the November election and it is clear getting people to the polls is the most important task facing us.
We will be working with GOTV and our several voter registrars will be really busy in the coming months.

We voted on a new description for our group.  I thought it very moving. Check out the food table!
Winner in our Beto Sign raffle!