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Greetings from the Texas Democratic Party Convention!

Greetings from the Texas Democratic Party Convention!

The Texas Democratic Convention is underway, and you can be sure that team HCDP is here and having a blast while building momentum for the midterm election.

The convention brings together Democrats from across our great state of Texas. We are the party of grassroots, hard-working doers focused on helping facilitate the change we want to see in our community. The palpable energy at this year’s convention is exactly what we need as we barrel toward November!

If you’re at the convention and see one of our HCDP staff, say hello!

POTUS Signs Executive Order on Abortion Rights, Calls on Action by Voters

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POTUS Signs Executive Order on Abortion Rights, Calls on Action by Voters

Last week, President Biden signed an executive order with the goal of applying federal protections for those seeking and providing abortion care. The order aims to “protect and expand access to the full range of reproductive healthcare services,” such as emergency contraception and IUDs (amongst others), and ensuring that pregnant women are entitled to life-saving emergency care when in need. It also improves legal protections for patients and healthcare providers and seeks to improve public awareness of reproductive healthcare practices. 

During the signing event, President Biden acknowledged that federal avenues on this issue are limited and urged Americans to vote this November and elect members of Congress who will work to protect these rights.

Read more about the order.

Review the order

Houston Sees Spiking Ozone Concentrations

Houston Sees Spiking Ozone Concentrations

“Since the beginning of the year, Texas air monitors have recorded 43 days as of Tuesday when ozone concentrations were high enough somewhere in the state to be considered unhealthy by the Environmental Protection Agency.”

The EPA recently cracked down on the Houston and Dallas regions for violating national ozone standards. But “the EPA never gets to do its work because it’s always going to be challenged politically… Some states, like Texas, will sue the EPA no matter what. And it delays things,” said Victor Flatt, an environmental law professor at the University of Houston Law Center.

Read more.

President Biden Commemorates Passing of New Bipartisan Gun Safety Bill

New Bipartisan Gun Safety Bill

"President Biden on Monday commemorated the passage of the recent bipartisan gun control legislation, declaring elected officials have ’finally moved that mountain’ to reform the nation's firearms laws after nearly three decades of inaction due to political gridlock."

Learn more.


Check your Voter Registration Today

Check your Voter Registration Today

Is your registration current?

The November 8 midterm election may be one of the most important elections of our lifetime and it’s just under 4 months away. 

So much is on the line; from a woman’s right to choose, to a child’s right to feel safe in their own classroom and so much more. It is imperative that Harris County Democrats show up to vote in droves so we can make this progress possible.

Make sure that you are registered to vote at your current address!!! 

Learn how to register and check your registration status.


Volunteers Needed to Get Out the Vote

Volunteers Needed!

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

Precinct Chair Corner

As we ramp up, it is important to be aware of some of the tools at your disposal.

VAN (Voter Action Network) is one of the most important tools at your disposal in Democratic organizing. We have created new accounts for the newly elected precinct chairs.  After the account was created, you were sent an invite to set up your ActionID. If you did not respond within 48 hours, you will need a new invitation to use VAN.  You can do this by emailing your name and precinct to Returning precinct chairs' accounts were extended to June 2024, the end of the precinct chair cycle. They should not notice any issue.

All VAN issues should be reported to

Should a voter need to know their precinct and district assignments, they can use the Find My Precinct utility.  From, under the Elections tab, you will find the utility.  Any registered voter can use this utility. Should you need to receive that voter information, substitute your email for the voter's and the information will be emailed to you.  Give it a try!

Look for more information in the coming weeks!

ALSO! The next badge order will close on July 24 so we can have them in time for the August CEC. 

You can order yours 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.

Recap: Coordinated Campaign Volunteer Kickoff Party

Happy One-Year Anniversary to HCDP Chair Odus Evbagharu

Thank you to everyone who came out to HCDP’s Coordinated Campaign Kickoff at Axelrad last week! 

HCDP held a Coordinated Campaign Kickoff at Axelrad on Thursday. Organizers and volunteers from a multitude of campaigns were present along with other Democratic candidates and judges.

County Clerk Teneshia Hudspeth spoke about the importance of electing Democrats up and down the ticket in Harris County. County Commissioner candidate Lesley Briones highlighted the importance of getting our friends, neighbors, and family to participate in neighborhood canvassing.

Judge Angela Graves Harrington discussed the importance of helping raise funds for Democrats and the local Democratic party. Jordan Bowen, HCDP’s Organizing Director, outlined our plan to win, and Chris Rice, HCDP Voter Registration & Training Director, talked about the largest demographic in Harris County, our Latino neighbors, and the importance of making sure we turn out those votes.

It is imperative that Democrats are fired up with less than four months until Nov. 8. There is still a lot of work to be done in our community.

Be part of progress. Join other Harris County Democratic volunteers, and let’s win this together!!!

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