Inside This Issue:
- HCDP Makes Donation to Support Democratic State House Delegation Combating Voter Suppression
- Action Alert: Community-Building Block Walk Aug. 7 in Rice Military
- Dozens Gather for Community Block Walk Hosted By Swing TX Left
- Deputy Voter Registrars Visit Memorial Park for Voter Registration
- In the News: Poor People’s Campaign March to Prevent Texas Voting Restrictions
- Headlines: 'Time for action:' Voting and civil rights groups intensify pressure on Biden and Congress to move on federal election bills
- Running for Election in 2022? Join Our Coordinated Campaign
- HCDP Volunteer Highlights: Barbara Danahy & Cynthia King
- HCDP is Hiring: Join an Amazing Team Working for Positive Change
- Help Support HCDP Through Our Membership Program
HCDP Makes Donation to Support Democratic State House Delegation Combating Voter Suppression
Harris County members of the Democratic State House delegation joined HCDP Monday night for a Save Our Democracy Rally to discuss efforts to fight voter suppression and expand voting rights in Texas and the nation. More than 125 attendees participated in the virtual event.
HCDP Chair Odus Evbagharu, who moderated the discussion, announced that the Harris County Democrats were donating $5,000 to the Freedom to Vote Fund to support the delegation’s efforts.
Support HCDP’s work to register as many voters as possible so we can re-elect these local State Legislators who took this bold move to save democracy!
Action Alert: Community-Building Block Walk Aug. 7 in Rice Military
Please join us for a "model" community-building block walk in Rice Military. This is a friendly mini-block walk that will provide training on the community-building approach to organizing.
Saturday, August 7 9 – 11am
Dozens Gather for Community Block Walk Hosted By Swing TX Left
Harris County community members joined Swing TX Left for a community-building block walk in Spring Branch on July 17. The block-walking event served as training on the community-building approach to organizing.
There are many more opportunities to volunteer and learn.
Deputy Voter Registrars Visit Memorial Park for Voter Registration
HCDP had county deputy voter registrars meet at the Eastern Glades Entrance of Memorial Park last weekend to register voters in the park.
The weather was hot, but the enthusiasm to Turn Texas Blue was hotter!
You can become a Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrar.
In the News: Poor People’s Campaign March to Prevent Texas Voting Restrictions
“Marchers set off from the Christ Lutheran church in Georgetown, Texas, at 7am (Wednesday), aiming to reach the state capitol in Austin for a voting laws rally on Saturday.
About 100 people were singing, clapping and chanting: ‘
Which side are you on, my people?' 'I’m on the people’s side.’”
Read the article in the Guardian
Headlines: 'Time for action:' Voting & Civil Rights Groups Intensify Pressure on Biden, Congress to Move on Federal Election Bills
“Civil rights activists and voting rights groups this week are intensifying pressure on Congress to advance federal voting rights legislation as a bulwark against an array of new laws in Republican-controlled states that make it harder to vote.”
Running for Election in 2022? Join our Coordinated Campaign
Want to run for office and don’t know where to get started? Visit harrisdemocrats.org/run-office or call us at 713-802-0085 to learn more about our coordinated campaign.
HCDP Volunteer Highlights: Barbara Danahy & Cynthia King
Barbara Danahy was was born in Virginia but has lived in Spring since 1976. After retiring from her job at Odyssey Networks, Danahy happily retired. She decided to volunteer for HCDP when she saw Donald Trump becoming a viable contender in the 2016 presidential election.
“I began volunteering in late 2015 as the specter of Donald Trump rose, and frankly, scared me to death,” Danahy said. “I answered phones at the office and also became an alternate presiding judge. Although we were unable to prevent Trump’s election, we were able to help in the effort to turn Harris County and Texas blue.”
Danahy says working for the HCDP has been a great experience. “The idea that I could play even a small part in electing a Democratic president and increase the number of elected Democrats in Harris County has been extremely satisfying and something I hope to continue.”
Cynthia King is a native Houstonian who started volunteering for HCDP in 2019 after she retired from her position as Executive Assistant at the local Fox stations, Fox 26 and My20,
“I was driven to volunteer by the state of our nation under the administration of one who seemed to me to be a madman,” King said. “I wanted to contribute time, money, prayers and whatever influence I had on friends and family to change the political course our country was on.”
King plans to continue volunteering:
“Even though the administration has since changed hands, I see a more urgent need to contribute to the Democratic Party as a volunteer. My motivation to continue volunteering is my belief that our democracy is under siege. There are not enough citizens involved in the politics of our nation for me to stop contributing. I am committed to serve, in some capacity, from hereon. Answering questions from callers and routing them to the appropriate persons or resources is one way of doing my part.”
HCDP is Hiring: Join an Amazing Team Working for Positive Change
HCDP is hiring! Are you fired up to elect Democrats up and down the ticket? We have these openings available for you to join our team:
- Executive Director
- Deputy Elections Director
- Operations Director
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.
We stand with our Texas Democrats!
Harris County Democratic Party