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PAID ADVERTISEMENT 4:DP Dear Friends: 440111ACK IN” TEXAS DEMOCRATIC PARTY From the Desk of Chairman Charles Soechting The Texas Observer knows something the corporate media doesn’t: that Texas Democrats have had a great year. For the first time in 32 years, we have gained ground in the legislature. We beat the right wing chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, almost knocked off Tom DeLay, elected a Latina Sheriff in Dallas County \(along with 3 countywide But the fight isn’t over and you know I wouldn’t write to you if we didn’t need your help. Things are going well right now, and we can win the big ones in 2006 especially with the Republicans already tearing each other to bits. But it won’t happen without your help today. If you’d like to see Democrats win and right wing Republicans lose, please help us by becoming a Sustaining Member. This program is the heart and soul of our Partywithout it we couldn’t keep our lights on, much less win races. You can find a membership form at the bottom of this page, or at our website . Your support could very well be the difference between spinning our wheels and taking back Texas in 2006. Thank you so much once again. We’re here for you, and we appreciate you being here for us. Your Friend and Fellow Progressive, SUSTAINING MEMBERSHIP ENROLLMENT FORM Name CI Mr. Ms. Mrs. : Address: City: State: Zip: Home phone: Office phone: Fax: Email: Occupation: Employer: Yes, I would like to become a Sustaining Member today! Please select an option: MONTHLY BANK DRAFT AUTHORIZATION This is your authorization to honor drafts on the 15 th of each month in the amount of: $15 $20 $25 Other Bank : Account number: Please enclose a voided check; the encoded numbers are necessary for correct routing. 0 CREDIT CARD Card type: Mastercard Visa AmEx Discover Name as it appears on the card: Card Number: Expiration date: Signature: No, I would not like to become a Sustaining Member at this time, but enclosed is my contribution of $ PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM & MAIL TO “SUSTAINING MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR,” Texas Democratic Party, 707 Rio Grande, Austin, TX 78701. For more information call: 512-478-9800. Paid for by the Texas Democratic Party, 707 Rio Grande, Austin, Texas, 78701, 512-478-9800. This communication not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee. Political contributions are not income-tax deductible. Federal law requires political committees to report the name, mailing address, occupation and name of employer for each individual whose contributions aggregate in excess of $200 in a calendar year. Your contribution may be used in connection with federal elections and is subject to federal contribution limits and vrohibitions. 18 THE TEXAS OBSERVER FEBRUARY 4, 2005