Do you feel like you are the only Democrat where you live? Trust us. You aren't. But it in a lot of rural counties it can seem that way. Especially in the ones that have no county party or county chair, which as of this writing is around fifty or so counties across the state. Rural Democrats can sometimes fell like they are alone. For example, in the 2022 General Election 8 people voted Democratic in Loving County, just 6% of the county's population. Even though it is the smallest Texas County by population, those folks aren't the only Democrats who can feel alone.
Glasscock County had 27.
Kenedy County had 42.
Armstrong County had 60.
McMullen County had 8.
Martin County had 149.
Parmer County had 202.
Sabine County had 385.
Karnes County had 776.
We could go on, but you get the point. There aren't a lot of us in some of these places.
Each of these folks needs other Democrats to talk to, to share stories with, to vent to, to discuss what is going on in their state and county. So, The 134 PAC is starting the Party Line for just that purpose.
The Party Line is a zoom get together that will take place on the second Thursday of every month from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. We call it the Party Line because it is inspired by the old party lines folks used to have in rural communities. The whole town might share one phone line, and if you wanted you could just pick up your extension and listen in on your neighbors conversation.
This is the same idea. You can join the call at any time, meet Democrats in small, rural places just like yours, visit or just listen in. There will be no fundraising, no candidate speeches, no one will solicit you for anything. This is for rural Democrats across Texas to just get to know each other and connect.
So that we can keep it a safe place, you will have to register in advance in order to receive the link to join. You can register at the link below. Our first Party Line call will be October 12, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. Check it out. The only thing you have to risk is possibly having a good time.