Inside This Issue:
- HCDP Chair Calls for Removal of Cy-Fair School Board Member
- Action Alert: Join HCDP, TDP for Apartment Lit Drop This Weekend
- HCDP Launches Weekly Training Series
- Early Voting Has Begun for District G Special Election
- Join the “Old” SD17 Send-Off Celebration
- Get Ready for Sign Fest
- Action Alert: HCDP Volunteer Opportunities
- For Our Precinct Chairs
- Help Support HCDP Through Our Membership Program
- HCDP/Swing Left Start Weekly Virtual Office Hours
HCDP Chair Calls for Removal of Cy-Fair School Board Member
A newly elected Cy-Fair school board member this week linked the district’s greater percentage of black teachers to poorer student performance. GOP-backed Scott Henry’s declaration at a district meeting “should result in much more than an outcry,” said HCDP Chair Odus Evbagharu, calling for Henry’s removal from the board.
"It's important to recruit Black educators, & all this is going to do is damage that. We have to call this out for what it is. It's pure racism & he must resign," said HCDP Chair.
“To say that black educators are responsible for dropout rates is completely disgusting,” HCDP Chair tells Jason Miles.
“His racist attitude & political grandstanding don’t reflect the diversity of our community,” says HCDP Chair.
“I … can’t believe that when these comments were made, not one of you (other trustees) spoke out. Desmond Tutu said that if you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor,” HCDP Chair tells Cy-Fair School Board.
Action Alert: Join HCDP, TDP for Apartment Lit Drop This Weekend
Kick off the New Year right with HCDP’s first volunteer event of 2022!
HCDP and the Texas Democrats are teaming up on Saturday, Jan. 15 and Sunday, Jan. 16 for a weekend of block walking. Volunteers are needed on both days to help hit a goal of 1500 potential voters reached. There are multiple time slots available so everyone is encouraged to find a time that fits and come out to help keep Harris County decidedly blue!
HCDP Launches Weekly Training Series
HCDP is partnering with Swing Texas Left to offer a Weekly Training Series, hosted virtually. The first class, Organizing Your Precinct, was held on Jan. 13. The series will continue as follows:
Week 2 — Jan. 20: Organizing a Phone Bank
Week 3 — Jan. 27: Organizing a Block Walk
Week 4 — Feb. 3: Using VAN & MiniVAN
Week 5 — Feb. 10: Voter Registration Best Practices
Week 6 — Feb. 17: Working at the Polls
Week 7 — Feb. 24: Canvassing Apartments & Gated Communities
Week 8 — March 3: Understanding the Election Cycle
Early Voting Has Begun for District G Special Election
Residents of District G have begun voting in a nonpartisan special election for Houston City Council. The Early Voting period runs until Jan. 21 at four locations. Election Day is Jan. 25.
HCDP supports candidate Piper Madland
For a list of early voting locations, visit the county’s website. Check your voter registration status here, and verify your council district here.
Join the “Old” SD17 Send-Off Celebration
Join the Texas SD 17 Democrats and the Bayou Blue Democrats for an SD17 Send Off event on Sunday, Jan. 23, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Maggiano's Little Italy-Houston Galleria (2019 Post Oak).
We’re saying goodbye to the old Senate District 17 as the new precinct maps are adopted. Heavy hors d'oeuvres, sweets table, and cash bar. One free drink for the first 50 people at the door.
Get Ready for Sign Fest
Save the Date for Sign Fest 2022, a candidate campaign sign and literature drop event!
The contact-free, drive-through party will take place in the HCDP parking lot on Saturday, Feb. 12, from 10 AM to 2 PM.
Hope to see you there!
Action Alert: HCDP Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers are the backbone of the Harris County Democratic Party! You are critical to our success. From block walking and phone banking to registering voters as a DVR, there is a way for you to get involved with our Party.
Check out some of these upcoming volunteer opportunities:
Apartment Program Voter Registration Lit Drop
Saturday, January 15th and Sunday, January 16th with shifts from 9am-5pm
Send Texts for the City Council District G Election
Varying dates from January 14th to January 25th
Primary GOTV Phone Bank
Beginning in February
For Our Precinct Chairs
Precinct Chair Filing Period:
All current precinct chairs or anyone who would like to become a precinct chair must file an “Application for a Place on the General Primary Ballot for a Precinct or County Chair” between January 15, 2022, and 6:00 pm on February 12, 2022.
**Due to COVID, HCDP is not open to the public.
With that change, please review the process to complete and submit an application.
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.
HCDP/Swing Left Start Weekly Virtual Office Hours
Are you interested in getting more involved but aren't sure where to start? Do you have a question about organizing your precinct? Need help with creating a list in VAN? For those questions and more, we’re here to help! HCDP and Swing TX Left will hold virtual office hours Wednesdays from 6 PM to 8 PM.
We’re Hitting the Ground Running!
Harris County Democratic Party