Inside This Issue:
- May 24 Democratic Primary Runoff: The Importance of Casting Your Vote
- Early Summer Heat Shows Texas Power Grid Remains Shaky
- The Frontline Fight to Protect Human Rights: Roe v Wade
- HCDP Coordinated Campaign Kicking into Gear
- Hate Crimes on the Rise Nationwide
- Get Your Shop On!
- Leadership Academy Applications Now Being Accepted
- Get Your Tickets to the HCDP Pride Drag Show at Buddy’s on June 13
- Volunteer Action Alert: Help Us Get Out the Vote for May 24
- Precinct Chair Corner
- Help Support HCDP Through Our Membership Program
- HCDP Welcomes Common Power to Harris County!
May 24 Democratic Primary Runoff: The Importance of Casting Your Vote
Tuesday, May 24, is election day…
Have you voted yet? If not, you’re in the majority. In fact, most registered voters don’t show up for runoff elections, and that’s what makes the votes of the minority who do that much more crucial.
It’s now 2022, and the pandemic is back in full swing. A woman’s right to choose is being taken away before our eyes, hate crimes are on the rise, a climate crisis that requires immediate attention is being ignored, and all that just scrapes the surface. Please, let’s change the norm. Let’s make this election one where Democrats show up in droves. Let’s show up together because when Democrats show up, progress happens.
Early Summer Heat Shows Texas Power Grid Remains Shaky
After the Electric Reliability Council of Texas announced that the Texas power grid again is struggling to meet demand, HCDP Chair Odus Evbagharu issued the following statement:
“The Texas power grid continues to prove unreliable, and our governor refuses to take the necessary steps to ensure the people of Texas are protected from extreme weather.
"Abbott repeatedly has said our power grid is ‘better than ever’ and even said last year that his new reforms ‘fix all of the flaws.’ Calling the grid issues ‘fixed’ is yet another example of flawed leadership from our Republican state leader.
"Gov. Abbott continues to deliver empty promises to the people he was elected to lead and protect. His continued leadership failures confirm that Beto O’Rourke should be our next governor.”
The Frontline Fight to Protect Human Rights: Roe v Wade
As outrage grows over the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion by Justice Alito that would abolish Roe v. Wade protections, folks around the country took to the streets last week to fight to protect abortion rights. HCDP stands with the majority of Americans who support the right to abortion. We will continue to challenge abortion restrictions and promote abortion access.
Help us fight!
HCDP Coordinated Campaign Kicking into Gear
Join the Coordinated Campaign today! We have plenty of events planned for the upcoming summer season, including fundraisers, bowling tournaments, and block walking, of course! We are going to make sure Harris County stays blue!
Contact HCDP Candidate Coordinator America Garcia for more information.
Hate Crimes on the Rise Nationwide
Preliminary data from more than three dozen U.S. police departments indicate a double-digit spike in hate crimes last year and a continued rise into 2022, with incidents targeting Asian and Jewish Americans accounting for the bulk of the increase.
We saw three more mass shootings last weekend. They were not only senseless acts of violence, but vicious acts of terrorism meant to sow hate and division during a volatile moment in history, and what’s worse, they’ve become commonplace.
It is our responsibility as a community to address the culture of hate that breeds so much violence and tragedy in our nation. This simply can’t keep happening.
Education is “the most powerful way you can combat hate crimes,” says producer Tom Werner whose 2021 documentary “Undeniable: The Truth to Remember” follows Holocaust survivors as they share their stories with a group of Texas high school students.
Get Your Shop On!
Need to stock up on HCDP gear? Get fitted at our store! You can find hats, shirts, signs, and more!
Leadership Academy Applications Now Being Accepted
HCDP invites you to join our annual Leadership Academy program! Come learn how to become an effective organizer in your community, build your political network, and cultivate your leadership to elevate yourself to the next step on your path in politics. The Leadership Academy will run from July 23 to Sept. 3.
Get Your Tickets to the HCDP Pride Drag Show at Buddy’s on June 13
Join HCDP, local royalty Queen Persephone, and a gaggle of fabulous performers for a night of drag, drinks, and Democratic progress!
The show will take place June 13 from 7 to 9 PM at BUDDY'S on Grant St.
Volunteer Action Alert: Help Us Get Out the Vote for May 24
Get Out the Vote in Spring Branch!
Saturday, May 21 at 9:30am
Join HCDP and the Spring Branch Democrats in getting out the vote for the CD 38 race! We will be joined by our two Runoff candidates, and will head out to remind voters about the upcoming election on May 24th.
CyTom Dems/HCDP Monthly Phone Bank!
Sunday, May 22 at 3pm
Join the Cypress Tomball Democrats and HCDP in making calls to voters in Northwest Houston!
Primary Runoff GOTV Phone Bank!
Monday, May 23rd at 5pm
Tuesday (ELECTION DAY!) at 12pm & 3pm
It's that time again!! We will be talking to reliable Democratic voters about the upcoming Primary runoff election on May 24th.
Precinct Chair Corner
Precinct Chair Badges — Order your badge replacement soon. June 1 is the deadline.
VAN Update — There have been issues with some Precinct Chair VAN accounts. Please sign on and make sure your ID works! Email: VAN@Harrisdemocrats.com if you have any questions.
Dedicated Facebook Group — You can collaborate with other Precinct Chairs in the HCDP Precinct Chair Facebook group. Look for "HCDP Precinct Chairs" on Facebook.
CEC Meeting — The next CEC meeting will be Thursday, June 23, 2022. All precinct chairs will be sworn in for the 2022 to 2024 term. Register here.
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 Welcomes Common Power to Harris County!
Team members from Common Power traveled from Seattle this week to join HCDP to get out the vote in Harris County!!! The organization mobilizes volunteers for voters around the country.
Common Power works to foster, support, and amplify a democracy that is just and inclusive.
They believe the most common power we should all have is the power of our vote.
Team HCDP agrees, and we welcome and celebrate the arrival of the Common Power team!!
Momentum is Building!