Inside This Issue:
- HCDP Launches ‘Direct to You’ Online Store!
- Save the Date: HCDP ‘Road to 2022’ Golf Tournament Scheduled for Sept. 25
- Apply Now for the HCDP Fall Leadership Academy
- County Sees Dramatic Increase COVID Vaccinations with Cash Card Offer
- Headlines: Good & Bad News for Women’s Equality
- Phonebanks: Sign Up to Make Calls for Trustee District 7 Anne Sung
- Reminder: CEC Meeting Saturday, Aug. 28
- HCDP Volunteer Highlights: Betty Baer & Joanne Burrows
- Running for Election in 2022? Join Our Coordinated Campaign
- Post CEC Training Scheduled: Sign Up Today
- Help Support HCDP Through Our Membership Program
HCDP Launches ‘Direct to You’ Online Store!
The Harris County Democratic Party is excited to announce the launch of an online store, providing HCDP-branded merchandise. Every purchase goes toward supporting HCDP’s work to elect Democrats up and down the ticket.
Get your hat, t-shirt, yard sign and other merchandise to show your support of HCDP and the Democratic Party!
Save the Date: HCDP ‘Road to 2022’ Golf Tournament Scheduled for Sept. 25
Join HCDP for our Road to 2022 Golf Tournament! Play a round of golf on a tournament site at the Golf Club of Houston and support turning Texas blue in 2022! Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, 1 PM The Golf Club of Houston 5860 Wilson Road Humble, TX 77396
Sign Up to Sponsor! Sign Up to Play!
Diamond Title Sponsor - $15,000
Platinum Sponsor - $10,000
Gold Sponsor - $5,000
Silver Sponsor - $2,500
Team Sponsor - $1,000
Grassroots Donor Duo - $500
Yellow Dog Golfer - $150
Apply Now for the Fall Leadership Academy
Educator Jessica MacMurtrie joined the HCDP Leadership Academy this summer because she has a passion for politics. "I highly recommend the Academy to anyone and everyone with even the slightest interest in politics," she says. "You'll love it."
We're now working toward 2022! The midterm elections are critical for Democrats to make progress in turning Texas Blue.
County Sees Dramatic Increase COVID Vaccinations with Cash Card Offer
“A week after public health officials in Texas’ most populous county started handing out $100 cash cards to locals getting their first COVID-19 shot, the number of daily vaccinations has shot up to six times its previous rate, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo said.”
Headlines: Good & Bad News for Women’s Equality
The good news: The City of Houston voted to create a commission to examine gender disparities in Houston!
The bad news: The State of Texas continues to hold a dismal ranking on women’s equality in a recent WalletHub study.
Houston Launches Women's Commission to Address Gender Disparities
District C Councilmember Abbie Kamin spearheaded the project to launch a 25-person women’s commission to examine gender disparities in Houston and recommend policies to address them. The council voted unanimously to approve the commission and name its first 25 members.
Texas Disappoints in Recent Women’s Equality Study
This week we celebrated Women's Equality Day, but a recent study shows Texas as a long way to go — ranking 3rd to the bottom of the 50 states when it comes to women's equality, per a recent WalletHub.
Phonebanks: Sign Up to Make Calls for Trustee District 7 Anne Sung
Help us get out the vote! We will be making calls for Trustee District 7 Anne Sung. Anne has served on the board since 2017 and has worked for stronger governance, budgeting and student-centered education. Anne is a tireless advocate for strong schools in all neighborhoods.
Reminder: CEC Meeting Saturday, Aug. 28
The Aug. 28 CEC meeting will be held at 3 PM via Zoom for Precinct Chairs.
There will be a YouTube and Facebook Live link for the general public. Precinct Chairs may register using the link below!
HCDP Volunteer Highlights: Betty Baer & Joanne Burrows
Betty Baer is a retired occupational therapist who spent most of her career working at the VA Hospital. She grew up in New York before moving to Texas in her 20s, and has volunteered with HCDP for almost three years.
“What impresses me most about being a volunteer at the HCDP office is how dedicated the staff is and how much the party relies on volunteers,” she said.
“There is an overwhelming sense of optimism. When the office was open, it was encouraging to see so many young, diverse people coming to the office to engage in phone banking, get training for election work and whatever else was going on. That and the notion that I am making a small contribution to a more just society are what keep me motivated.”
Joanne Burrows grew up in Montreal and landed in Houston after moving throughout Canada (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario) and to Chicago and Cleveland. She got her U.S. citizenship in 2011 and has been volunteering for HCDP for about a year. “I volunteer because I feel a need to contribute — even a little — to stopping the Red Tide of horror that seems to be engulfing us,” she said.
Running for Election in 2022? Join Our Coordinated Campaign
Join the HCDP Coordinated Campaign today! We help energize and empower members of the community to support local candidates. We conduct outreach to constituency groups — Democratic clubs and allied organizations. We implement direct voter contact programs to motivate and mobilize voters. We know we are stronger together. Become part of the Coordinated Campaign and capture the attention of a larger audience.
Learn more by visiting harrisdemocrats.org/run-office or call us at 713-802-0085.
Check out our current Coordinated Campaign supporters for the 2022 primary below!
Post CEC Training Scheduled: Sign Up Today
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.
Harris County Democratic Party