Last Friday night, Clark County Young Democrats had our inaugural meeting at the outdoor amphitheater overlooking Pittman Wash in Henderson. As you can see below, our meeting grew quite lively.
There was free flowing discussion, an exchange of ideas and experiences, and real, honest dialogue that was a refreshing break from the "politics as usual" that I encounter throughout the week. Oh, and did I mention yet that John Oceguera stopped by early to chat with the group? OK, so the politics did ratchet up at some point... But even that was done in a way not typically found in most political club meetings.
There was talk of "why we are Democrats". I heard plenty of support for basic principles of equality and working for the greater good. I couldn't help but think of the madness infecting Washington as we were all discussing progressive values, and it made the evening gathering that much more poignant.
It's so easy to look upon current events and be discouraged. But upon leaving the gathering Friday night, I was suddenly feeling encouraged. Perhaps we don't have to fall into further madness. Perhaps our future leaders really do want to make this world a better place, and perhaps they understand how best to make it happen.
Hopefully, this will develop into a much celebrated and beloved monthly tradition. Keep tabs on CCYD's Facebook page to keep up with what's happening and find out about future events. You seriously won't regret it.