Inside This Issue:
- Texas Heat is No Match for Democratic Organizers
- HCDP is Set to Parade Our Pride on July 25!
- The World is Watching: The Jan. 6 Hearings
- The Race for Texas Democratic Party Chair
- Judge Jerry Simoneaux Receives Pro Bono Judge Award from State Bar
- Judge R.K. Sandill Named 2021 Trailblazer of the Year by State Bar
- TACTAS Names Judge Tanya Garrison 2021 Trial Judge of the Year
- Volunteer Opportunities: Join the Blue Wave!
- Precinct Chair Corner
- Help Support HCDP Through Our Membership Program
- Save the Date: July 7, Coordinated Campaign Volunteer Kickoff
Texas Heat is No Match for Democratic Organizers
This Summer, HCDP is working to beat the heat AND the Republican nonsense!
As we head into the hotter months, there will be more opportunities to get involved with HCDP, and it’s important that we all help facilitate progress safely!
- Drink lots of water
- Wear and frequently reapply sunscreen with a high SPF
- Dress for the occasion by wearing hats and lightweight, breathable clothing
- Listen to your body! If the heat is making you feel woozy, take a seat and drink some water. You should let the blockwalk/event organizer know how you feel, and head home, if necessary. Remember, we can always go back and finish a blockwalk; safety is the most important thing!
- And, of course, make sure to have fun!
Your efforts will directly benefit Democratic progress in Harris County. You’re also among friends here. So, let’s have a blast keeping Harris County Decidedly Blue!!!
HCDP is Set to Parade Our Pride on July 25!
HCDP will be marching in the Houston Pride Parade on Saturday, June 25, from 7 to 9:30 PM.
The parade is part of the day-long 44th annual Houston LGBT+ Pride Celebration downtown at Houston City Hall, 901 Bagby St. This is Houston’s Premiere Event of the Pride Season.
Join community leaders, elected officials, candidates, and neighbors in coming together and celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community in Harris County.
The World is Watching: The Jan. 6 Hearings
The House committee investigating the events leading up to and on Jan. 6, 2021, has begun showing testimony and presenting evidence from their year-long examination of the attack on our country.
As we pull back the curtain on that fateful day, Americans now turn to our television screens for answers as we are given a primetime glimpse into the testimonies and proceedings of one of the most speculated upon investigations of its kind.
More than 840 people have been charged following the criminal conspiracy to undermine the will of the people. But there have been no charges yet filed against former President Donald Trump or other high-ranking participants.
We hope the hearings uncover what really happened leading up to and during the Jan. 6 riot. We believe that participants at every level of the criminal conspiracy should be held responsible and face repercussions.
The Race for Texas Democratic Party Chair
Current state party leader Gilberto Hinojosa faces challengers Kim Olson, the former candidate for agriculture commissioner and Congress, and Carroll G. Robinson, chair of the Texas Coalition of Black Democrats.
All are vying to lead the Texas Democratic Party as we head to the November election. Voting takes place at the Texas Democratic Convention, which will be held July 14-16 in Dallas.
Learn more about the candidates:
Judge Jerry Simoneaux Receives Pro Bono Judge Award from State Bar
Congratulations to Harris County’s Judge Jerry Simoneaux, who received the State Bar of Texas Judge Merrill Hartman Pro Bono Judge Award for providing exemplary pro bono service.
It was named after the late Judge Hartman, a tireless advocate for low-income communities' access to justice.
Judge R.K. Sandill Named 2021 Trailblazer of the Year by State Bar
Congratulations to Harris County’s Judge R.K. Sandill for being named 2021 Trailblazer of the Year by the State Bar of Texas in its Texas Minority Counsel Program awards.
The award honors outstanding attorneys for their impact in the areas of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.
TACTAS Names Judge Tanya Garrison 2021 Trial Judge of the Year
Congratulations to Harris County's Judge Tanya Garrison on being named 2021 Trial Judge of the Year by the Texas Association of Civil Trial & Appellate Specialists.
Garrison was honored in May in a ceremony held at The Houstonian.
Volunteer Opportunities: Join the Blue Wave!
Saturday, June 18 @ 11 AM
HCDP State House District 150 Roadshow!
Tuesday, June 21 @ 5 PM
HD 150 Phone Bank!
Friday, June 24 @ 8 PM
Voter Registration @ Super Happy Fun Land 🥳
Saturday, June 25 @ 10 AM
Block Walk HD 150 with HCDP!
Sunday, June 26 @ 3 PM
HCDP Priority Precinct Canvass in Third Ward!
Precinct Chair Corner
We are excited to congratulate all of our new Harris County Precinct Chairs! According to the Texas Election Code, their term began on June 13, 2022, and they will be sworn in during the Q2 CEC.
Q2 HCDP CEC
Thursday, June 23 @ 6 PM
Join us for the 2nd quarterly HCDP County Executive Committee meeting of 2022! Check-in will start at 6 PM, and the meeting will begin at 6:30 sharp. We can't wait to see you there!
Precinct Chair Facebook Group
f you haven’t signed up already, check out the HCDP Precinct Chair Group on Facebook. This private group enables you to learn about important dates and events, as well as highlight issues for and ask questions of our Precinct Chair community.
Select: Join Group, and then follow the prompts. (Note: This group is for active Precinct Chairs only.)
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.
Save the Date: July 7, Coordinated Campaign Volunteer Kickoff
Join HCDP at Axelrad on July 7 from 7-9 PM for our Coordinated Campaign Volunteer Kickoff!
You’ll get a chance to meet with some of the fantastic candidates and incumbents in our 2022 Coordinated Campaign and help them win BIG this November.
Stay cool this summer by riding the Blue Wave!