Texas House Speaker Dismisses HD135 Election Contest Petition
Mike May, the losing Republican candidate for HD135 who challenged the results of his election, lost his battle on Wednesday when the Texas House Speaker dismissed his election contest petition, citing “failure to timely file security costs.” May’s failure to pay the fees were an ironic illustration of just how capable he would have been as a representative had his contest been fruitful.
“This is exactly the outcome we were expecting,” said Harris County Democratic Party Chair Odus Evbagharu.
“These baseless accusations pushed by desperate candidates like May continue to fuel election denialism in Texas.”
“We hope to see the same results with the Election-denying lawsuits happening against our candidates, who were fairly elected and sworn in to fulfill their constitutional duties.”
See the full statement
Texas Republicans Seek Broader Powers in Election Prosecution
Fueled by his baseless claims of election fraud, Texas Republicans have introduced 2 laws that would give Ken Paxton broader powers.
"Although no evidence of widespread voter fraud has been found, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has been actively pursuing election-related crimes since he took office in 2015.
"Experts and voting rights advocates say the bills would continue to empower state officials to scrutinize elections administrators, ignite more lawsuits and intimidate voters."
Read the article here.
VDVR Training at HCDP HQ
Calling all Harris County VDVR's!
It's time to get certified (or re-certified) as a Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrar for 2023-2024! Join us at the HCDP office for an IN PERSON voter registration event on January 25 from 6-7 PM. Becoming a VDVR and registering voters is the BEST way to gain new Democratic votes.
FRIENDLY REMINDER! If you were a Voter Registrar in 2022, your certificate is now expired. Time to retake the class!
Feb. 4 HCDP Fundraiser at City Orchard Cider Bar
The New Year brings new opportunities to get together!
Join team HCDP along with some very special guests for our first fundraiser of the new year on February 7 at City Orchard Cider Bar on 1201 Oliver St. from 5:30 - 7 PM.
Get tickets or join the host committee here.
Get Moving in 2023 By Joining a Democratic Club or Organization
Are you looking for a way to get involved in progressive change in 2023?
Join an HCDP-affiliated club or organization today! HCDP Clubs and Orgs are fantastic way to meet like-minded members of the community.
Find a list of HCDP Clubs and Organizations here.
Already a club member?
HCDP has you covered! Check out the volunteer page on our website for all upcoming volunteer opportunities!
You can find that list here.
Precinct Chair Corner
Welcome to the new year!
We will be working hard along with the Precinct Chair Support Committee to bring services to you in 2023. The team that brought you the Vol-In-A-Box and Knock Knock in a Box programs are planning a kickoff meeting at the end of the month. Look forward to more information coming from them!
We are very excited to have a continued alliance in the 2023-2024 election cycle with the Houston Swing Left team. We will be collaborating with them in several key areas including organizing training, VAN Training and Support and other collaborative activities. They are truly a special and dedicated group of people!
The Harris County Democratic Party receives NO funds from the Texas Democratic Party or the Democratic National Committee. Our operations solely depend on the proceeds from our fundraising activities, donations, and our Sustaining Membership program. This is how we pay the rent on our offices, the salaries for our staff, and all other expenses. We encourage all of our Precinct Chairs to support our operations by becoming a Sustaining Member with a monthly payment as low as $10 dollars per month. You can become a sustaining member at the following link: Sustaining Membership | Harris County Democrats (harrisdemocrats.org)
Help Support HCDP Through Our Membership Program
Work by the Harris County Democratic Party is supported through our membership program.
- Friend of HCDP - $10 a month
- Ally of HCDP - $15 a month
- Activist of HCDP - $30 a month
- Advocate of HCDP - $60 a month
- Champion of HCDP - $125 a month
Sustaining members who donate a regular monthly or annual amount allow us to underwrite our day-to-day operations. This is how we pay our staff. This is how we support Democratic candidates. This is how we fund our voter outreach.
This is how we help elect more Democrats to office.
Happy New Year from Team HCDP
It’s a new year and a new chance to make progress!
2023 feels like a big one. Here at HCDP, we’re ready to hit the ground running to continue making progress, and making Harris County a wonderful place to be.
Want to see what’s happening with the Harris County Democratic Party and learn more about how to help make progress in our community?
Give us a call at (713) 802-0085
Check out the HCDP website
And come say hi at our HQ on 4619 Lyons Avenue in the Fifth Ward
Let’s make 2023 the year of forward motion. We’re all in this together!
New year, same Fight. Let’s get to it.