There comes a time when change must happen for the common good. That time is now. We must all put our Constitution and country first. So, come on home to the Democratic Party.

My Republican friends and Democratic friends are more alike, than different. They are fiercely loyal and patriotic. My Republican friends are trying to stay the Trump course...but they aren’t happy. It’s obvious. So I say to them,  come home to the party of your parents and grandparents-the party that helped America rise out of the Great Depression - the party that created social security and Medicare to protect our elderly. Come home to the party that stands with the working man, the party that pushed for and passed the first minimum wage law, time-and-a-half for overtime pay, and ended child labor. Come on home to the Democratic Party.

We are your neighbors and your friends. We worship beside you in church. We stand proudly beside you as we recite the Pledge of Allegiance together. We cheer for your children when they play ball, just as you cheer for ours.

So come on home. Visit to find out more about the Texas Democratic Party. There you will also find the contact information for our new Erath County Democratic chair. Come on home.

We are all Americans first, and it’s time for you to come on home to the Democratic Party. We welcome you all. Let’s work together for the betterment of our country. Come on home.

Sharla Riddle,