Friday, July 13, 2007

Texas Young Republicans Give Up Beer for Babies!

On August 17, hundreds of Texas Young Republicans will descend upon Austin for their annual convention. Usually that Friday afternoon consists of hotel check-ins and an early (uh-hum!) VERY early Happy Hour. This year's convention hosts, the Austin Young Republicans, have decided to mix it up a little bit instead. To show Austin that young professional Republicans truly do care about others in their community, the convention is offering a pro-life service project for those who would like to participate.

Of course, this will delay Happy Hour for the participants by two full hours. That equates to about eight beers, depending upon how Irish you are. Or how Texan. At any rate, even in this instance, compassion requires sacrifice.

There is a limited number of convention attendees that Texas Alliance for Life can accommodate that afternoon, so please sign up for the Pro-Life Service Project soon if you are attending convention. The Austin YRs will be taking your names and t-shirt sizes. Participants will be helping a few local pregnancy care centers handle their donated items for single mothers and their babies.

Suffice it to say that the YRs who donate their time on August 17th will truly have something to celebrate when they re-join the group at 6:00 p.m. After all, doesn't so much of politics require successfully kissing babies and shaking hands?

For more information on the convention: www.tyrfconvention.org