This week a number of your Star Republican Women fellow members will be attending the Texas GOP Convention. I am honored to be serving as a delegate myself, a first for me. I will be joined by convention veterans Gennie Ward, Kathy Hussey, Charlotte Hewitt and Sandra Thompson.
Our associate members Bill Hussey, Jay Ward and Ron Hewitt will also be attending. And Ron is campaigning to be elected this week as a delegate to the national convention to be held in Cleveland in July. He certainly has my support!
We are looking forward to a great convention, where delegates can come together to create a platform that serves well the Republicans of Texas and can serve as a model for the rest of the country.
Unify! That is my objective at the convention and as your president of Star Republican Women. We must embrace all Republicans. We must respect diversity of race, thought and experience. Most importantly, we need to return to the values and principles on which our forefathers developed our great nation.
We must unify in order to strengthen our Party and to ensure victory in November -- to regain the White House, retain a Red Congress and a Red Texas Legislature! And to ensure that conservative justices are appointed to the Supreme Court.
After our May 17 meeting, Star Republican Women will adjourn for the summer months. Starting back in September, we will present you with a number of opportunities to help us register voters, support Republican candidates and get out the vote for November elections.
This is not the time to be complacent. There is too much to lose to "sit out" this election. Not actively participating in supporting GOP candidates is equivalent to supporting the Democrat opponents.
In other words, a non-vote for the GOP presidential candidate is like voting FOR Democrat Hillary Clinton.
I ask that you join me and pledge that you will support and vote for our Republican Presidential Candidate and other Republicans seeking office in Texas.
Mary Lou Kromer
President, Star Republican Women