Inside This Issue:
- HCDP Welcomes Its Current 2022 Primary Coordinated Campaign Supporters
- Birdie While Helping Turn Texas Blue: HCDP Golf Tournament Sept. 25
- Leadership Academy Accepting Applications for Fall Session
- COVID Update: More Houston Businesses Requiring Vaccine
- Headlines: Gov. Abbott Calls 3rd Special Session of Legislature
- In the News: Justice Department Sues Texas Over Abortion Law
- Upcoming Block Walks & Training
- Volunteer Highlights: Leah Caplan & Pat Marks
- Help Support HCDP Through Our Membership Program
- Join Your Neighborhood Democratic Club or Organization
HCDP Welcomes Its Current 2022 Primary Coordinated Campaign Supporters
Running for election? Join the Coordinated Campaign today and capture the attention of a larger audience. We know we are #StrongerTogether!
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.
Complete the candidate interest form on harrisdemocrats.org/run-office or call 713-802-0085.
Check out our current Coordinated Campaign supporters for the 2022 primary below!
Birdie While Helping Turn Texas Blue: HCDP Golf Tournament Sept. 25
Join HCDP for our Road to 2022 Golf Tournament!
We want to ensure a fair way for all Texans but know there are hazards ahead. Help us ace 2022 in Harris County and beyond by participating in the HCDP Golf Tournament. After a round of golf, we’ll meet at the 19th hole to celebrate the day.
The action takes place on a tournament site at the Golf Club of Houston. Proceeds from sponsorships and participants will support turning Texas blue in 2022!
Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, 1 PM
The Golf Club of Houston
Leadership Academy Accepting Applications for Fall Session
The Harris County Democratic Party is looking for hardworking, passionate, future organizers to join our virtual Leadership Academy this Fall!
“Leadership Academy was a perfect opportunity to begin getting exposed to politics in a way I hadn’t before, as well as to meet some local organizers in my new town," says recent graduate Mike Urzillo.
"The program did not disappoint, and I’m excited now to have a better knowledge of where I may volunteer my time to help progress the democratic cause here in Texas."
COVID Update: More Houston Businesses Requiring Vaccine
“About one in four Houston-area employers plan to require their workers to get vaccinated for COVID-19, according to a survey released by the Greater Houston Partnership.
“That figure marks a notable increase from June, when only 8 percent of employers surveyed by the Greater Houston Partnership said they planned to adopt a vaccine mandate.”
Headlines: Gov. Abbott Calls Third Special Session of Legislature
Gov. Greg Abbott this week “announced a third special legislative session that will begin on Sept. 20."
The session "will tackle redistricting, restrictions on transgender student athletes and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.”
In the News: Justice Department Sues Texas Over Abortion Law
The Biden administration on Thursday sued the state of Texas over its highly restrictive abortion law that the Supreme Court allowed to take effect last week.
“The act is clearly unconstitutional under long standing Supreme Court precedent,” Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a news conference.
Upcoming Block Walks & Training
Volunteer Highlights: Leah Caplan & Pat Marks
Leah Caplan has lived in Houston since she graduated from the University of Florida in the late ‘70s. After retiring from the Fort Bend Independent School District, where she taught senior English, she began volunteering for HCDP.
“I have volunteered by answering the phones at the HCDP for nearly two years with other politically like-minded and interesting individuals who continue to brighten my day,” Leah says.
Pat Marks retired from the Houston Arboretum after more than 44 years as an environmental educator where she introduced thousands of children to the wonders of nature. Pat began volunteering with the Harris County Democratic Party in September 2020.
“Although to date all of the volunteering has been remote, I enjoy the online camaraderie of the other volunteers, as well as assisting callers as they navigate the voting process,” she says.
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.
Join Your Neighborhood Democratic Club or Organization
HCDP-recognized clubs and organizations work to strengthen the Democratic party by building groups of Democratic volunteers and leaders. Our clubs and organizations help engage and inform members through voter education, organizing and events, candidate support, party platform support and community outreach.
Here’s to Progress,
Harris County Democratic Party