Inside This Issue:
- Who Gets to Vote? Conversations on Voting Rights in America Scheduled for Oct. 16
- What’s on the Nov. 2 Ballot: Constitutional Amendments
- What’s on the Nov 2 Ballot: School Board Elections
- Early Voting Begins Oct. 18 for the November State Election
- In the News: HCDP Chair Odus Evbagharu on the Nation’s Infrastructure
- ‘Clear Majority of Americans Opposes Key Provisions’ of New Texas Abortion Law
- Save the Date: Empowerment, Engagement Halloween Fair Set for Oct. 30
- Thousands in Houston March to Support Safe Access to Abortion
- Action Alert: Upcoming Block Walks
- For Our Precinct Chairs
- Welcome HCDP Leadership Academy Fall 2021 Class
- Help Support HCDP Through Our Membership Program
- U of H College Democrats, Texas College Democrats Recognized at College Democrats Convention
Who Gets to Vote? Conversations on Voting Rights in America Scheduled for Oct. 16
Join panelists Sen. Borris Miles, State Rep. Senfronia Thompson, Harris County Democratic Party Chair Odus Evbagharu, and Senate District 13 Chair Vincent Sanders for conversations on voting rights in America.
The discussion starts on October 16, 2021 at 5 PM via Zoom.
What’s on the Nov. 2 Ballot: Constitutional Amendments
What’s on the Nov 2 Ballot: School Board Elections
The upcoming Nov. 2, 2021, election includes voting for members of our school boards. Check out your sample ballot, and identify a voting location near you at www.harrisvotes.com
Early Voting Begins Oct. 18 for the November State Election
In-person early voting for the Nov. 2, 2021, election will run from Monday, Oct. 18 to Friday, Oct. 29.
The last day to apply for a mail-in ballot is Friday, Oct. 22.
In the News: HCDP Chair Odus Evbagharu on the Nation’s Infrastructure
“We have an opportunity right now to make bold investments in our country’s infrastructure, including our power grid. The Senate passed the bipartisan infrastructure bill. The House must too.
And both the House & Senate must pass a budget plan furthering support for these urgent needs,” says HCDP Chair Odus Evbagharu in the Texas Signal.
‘Clear Majority of Americans Opposes Key Provisions’ of New Texas Abortion Law
A recent NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds that “almost 6-in-10 Americans oppose limiting abortions up to when cardiac activity is detected, at about six to eight weeks in a typical pregnancy….
That includes 59% of Republicans, 61% of Democrats and 53% of independents.”
Save the Date: Empowerment, Engagement Halloween Fair Set for Oct. 30
Join HCDP — along with the Hon. Rosalind Caesar, Community Advocate Sima Ladjevardian, Activist John Humphries and Pastor Rev. Gerald Shanks — for an Empowerment & Engagement Halloween Fair on October 30 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Mary Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 2804 McGowen St., Houston, TX 77004.
Come out and meet local judges and candidates, listen to great music and sample some fabulous, free food! There will be train rides for kids. Health information and COVID-19 resources will be available.
Thousands in Houston March to Support Safe Access to Abortion
HCDP joined thousands in Houston — & across the nation — on Oct. 2 to protest the new TX abortion law. We believe in the human right to access safe, legal abortion & will continue to fight against the Republican lawmakers who put in place restrictive laws that violate human rights.
See photos from the Houston Chronicle’s coverage
Action Alert: Upcoming Block Walks
Bayou Blue - Fall Precinct Canvass
Weekly canvasses in our Precincts to educate voters & boost turnout for candidates & issues important to us!
Sat, Oct. 9, Oct. 16, Oct. 23
9:30 AM to Noon CDT
Swing TX Left Model Community-Building Block Walk in Spring Branch West
“Model" community-building block walk in West Spring Branch, Houston, precinct 0262. This is a friendly mini-block walk that will provide training on the community-building approach to organizing.
Sat, Oct. 23
9 – 11:30am CDT
Texas Young Democrats with Swing TX Left: Harris County Community Block Walk
A relational Block walk aimed at building a community of fellow Democrats and at having conversations with Democrats on the issues that concern them most. Co-Hosted by Texas Young Democrats, Harris County Young Democrats, and Swing Left Texas.
Sat, Oct. 23
10:30am – 12:30pm CDT
For Our Precinct Chairs
Precinct Chair VAN 101 training is located on our website below.
Collaboration with other Precinct Chairs/Precinct Captains is available on the "HCDP Precinct Chair" Facebook Group.
Not a member? Search for the group & request access OR email HarrisDemocrats@HarrisDemocrats.com to join. (Note: This group is restricted to Precinct Chairs/Precinct Captains only.)
Welcome HCDP Leadership Academy Fall 2021 Class
Join us in welcoming members of the Fall Leadership Academy, which kicked off this week! The Leadership Academy program provides a unique learning opportunity for volunteer leaders to gain hands-on exposure to grassroots organizing, strengthen their understanding of the political process, and help prepare to elect the progressive leaders in our community!
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.
Until Next Time,
Harris County Democratic Party