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From Enterprise Staff

Polk County Democrats voted at their county convention last Saturday to send eight delegates and five resolutions to the Texas Democratic Convention in El Paso June 6-8.

The five resolutions reflected a broad range of interests and concerns of those attending. However, the resolution with the most local focus called for adding two representatives from the Texas Democratic Party’s Indigenous Peoples Caucus to the State Democratic Executive Committee (SDEC). By adopting this resolution, Polk County Democrats joined with several other counties as co-sponsors of this effort. It was adopted unanimously. The SDEC is the governing body of the Texas Democratic Party between conventions.

The Polk County Convention took up the matters of selecting delegates and considering resolutions after first listening to a video message from U.S. Senate candidate Colin Allred, Democrat who hopes to unseat Republican Ted Cruz in the November General Election.

The other resolutions adopted by the local Democrats addressed women’s health rights and concerns, rights of transgender youth, needs and issues facing people with rare diseases, and the need for federal and statewide candidates to pay more attention to the needs of rural East Texas and other rural areas of Texas.

Polk County Democratic Party Chair Ann Turney said she was really pleased to see the level of passion and interest people showed in using their local power to try to effect change on the state and national party levels.

The locally adopted resolutions will be considered for adoption in El Paso by the Resolutions Committee of the Texas Democratic Convention.

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