Inside This Issue:
- Supreme Court Shows its Stripes in Rulings on Roe, Guns, School Prayer and EPA Powers
- HCDP Heating Up with Leadership Academy This Summer
- Join HCDP July 7 for the Democratic Coordinated Campaign Volunteer Kickoff Party
- Join Our Latino Organizing Project!
- Judge Lina Hidalgo Included in Carnegie Corps’ List of Great Immigrants
- Commissioners Court Approves Measures Supporting Access to Abortion, Contraception
- Harris County Judge Temporarily Protects Some Abortion Rights in Texas
- Volunteer with Us! Upcoming Opportunities to Make a Difference
- Precinct Chair Corner
- Help Support HCDP Through Our Membership Program
- Chair Evbagharu Celebrates One Year as Party Chair!
Supreme Court Shows its Stripes in Rulings on Roe, Guns, School Prayer and EPA Powers
"The U.S. Supreme Court's blockbuster rulings on successive days that eliminated the right to abortion nationwide and widened the rights of gun owners illustrate how its expanded conservative majority is willing to boldly assert its power.
“...The increasingly unrestrained court has become ever more willing to take up and decisively rule on contentious issues since the 2020 addition of former President Donald Trump's third appointee, Amy Coney Barrett, gave the nation's top judicial body a 6-3 conservative majority.”
Also from Reuters:
U.S. Supreme Court takes aim at separation of church and state
U.S. Supreme Court limits federal power to curb carbon emissions
HCDP Heating Up with Leadership Academy This Summer
HCDP will be marching in the Houston Pride Parade on Saturday, June 25, from 7 to 9:30 PM.
📢 HCDP is looking for passionate, future organizers to join our Leadership Academy, July 23 thru Sept. 1. You'll strengthen your understanding of the political process, gain hands-on exposure to grassroots organizing & help Democrats get elected!
Join HCDP July 7 for the Democratic Coordinated Campaign Volunteer Kickoff Party
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.
Join the Harris County Democratic Party July 7 from 7 to 9 PM at Axelrad to officially kick-off our 2022 Coordinated Campaign!
Meet local elected officials, candidates, HCDP staff, and other volunteers while you learn about how you can help to keep Harris County blue in 2022. This is a wonderful opportunity to really help make a difference in our community.
Join Our Latino Organizing Project!
La comunidad Latina está creciendo y ahora es tiempo de utilizar nuestro poder! El Partido Democrático del Condado de Harris te invita a unirte a nuestro proyecto para movilizar a los Latinos en el Condado de Harris. Si desea ser voluntario, por favor regístrese aquí.
The Latino community is growing and now is the time to utilize our power! The Harris County Democratic Party invites you to join our Latino Organizing Project to help mobilize Latinos across the county! If you are interested in helping out, please sign up here.
Judge Lina Hidalgo Included in Carnegie Corps’ List of Great Immigrants
Harris County’s very own county judge Lina Hidalgo was among 34 distinguished individuals to be recognized in Carnegie Corps’ “Great Immigrants” list of 2022.
This honor celebrates the “exemplary contributions of immigrants to American life,” and showcases some of the wonderful things immigrants in our diverse nation have accomplished. We are so thankful for the work Judge Hidalgo does day for Harris County and proud to call her our County Judge.
Congratulations Judge Hidalgo!
Commissioners Court Approves Measures Supporting Access to Abortion, Contraception
“Harris County leaders on Tuesday passed a trio of items in support of women's access to abortion and contraception in the wake of the Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade.
Harris County Judge Temporarily Protects Some Abortion Rights in Texas
Harris County Judge Christine Weems placed a temporary restraining order on a 1920’s abortion ban that Republicans claim is still legitimate law. Although the order will likely only last until the July 12 (the date of the next hearing), this makes it possible for some of those in desparate need of abortion care to receive treatment, even if only for a limited time.
Judge Weems’ decision is a massive win for reproductive rights throughout Texas and we are so thankful for the work she does.
Volunteer With Us! Upcoming Opportunities to Make a Difference
Sunday July 3, 3-5 pm
Priority Precinct Canvass in Southside
Wednesday, July 6, 6-8 pm
Weekly Phone Bank at HCDP HQ!
Every Thursday, 5-7 pm
Weekly Virtual Phone Bank on Zoom
Thursday, July 7, 7-9 pm
2022 Coordinated Campaign Volunteer Kick-off
Saturday, July 9, 9:30-11:30 am
West U Area Dems and West U Precinct Chair Kickoff 2022 Block Walk
Saturday, July 9, 1-3 pm
Voter Registration - Vintage clothing shop on Westheimer
HD 138 Road Show: July 23rd, 11am-1pm
HD 138 Phone Bank: July 26th, 5-7pm
HD 138 Block Walk: July 30th, 10am-12pm
Precinct Chair Corner
Congratulations to all of 2022-24 Harris County Democratic Precinct Chairs! The entire group was sworn in by the County Executive Committee on June 23.
These folks are activists and organizers who take getting involved to the next level. Precinct Chairs are beacons within their communities who, through planning and hard work, help keep Harris County blue. Their organizing efforts are the backbone of our party and becoming a Precinct Chair is one of the best possible ways to get active.
Again, congratulations to all of the 2022-24 Precinct Chairs, both those who are new and those returning. Thank you for everything you do!!!
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.
Chair Evbagharu Celebrates One Year as Party Chair!
Team HCDP would like to take this time to celebrate our fearless leader, Odus Evbagharu, on his first anniversary as Party Chair! A lot has happened in a year, and we are so proud to have a Chair who works tirelessly to handle any challenge that presents itself with tact, grace, and good humor.
Keep up the great work, Chair Evbagharu!
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