Inside This Issue:
- Join HCDP for a Weekend of Fall Fun Nov. 13 and 14
- Kylie McNaught Named New HCDP Director
- We Love Our Primary Coordinated Campaign Members
- Headlines: Winter Storm Costs Texas Big-Time
- Open Enrollment for Healthcare.gov Begins
- HCDP Joins Community Partners for Press Conference on Immigration
- Become a Front-Desk Volunteer for HCDP!
- HCDP Team Spotlight: Allure Anoma, Candidate Coordinator
- Action Alert: Upcoming Block Walks
- For Our Precinct Chairs
- Help Support HCDP Through Our Membership Program
- Stock Up on Your HCDP Gear at Our Online Store
Join HCDP for a Weekend of Fall Fun Nov. 13 and 14
HCDP has a weekend of Fall fun planned for you!
On Saturday, Nov. 13, join us at our Fall Festival fundraiser! At Chapman & Kirby. With special guest U.S. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn.
Then on Sunday, Nov. 14, celebrate the autumn season at our Holiday Community Fair!
We'll be giving away 100 Thanksgiving dinner turkeys!!!!
Event organizers — the Hon. Rosalind Caesar, Community Advocate Sima Ladjevardian, Activist John Humphries, Pastor Rev. Gerald Shanks and HCDP have a fun event planned for the entire family!
Kylie McNaught Named New HCDP Director
Kylie McNaught has been appointed Executive Director for the Harris County Democratic Party. She joins the team from her former role as legislative director for Texas Rep. Jon Rosenthal where she performed policy analysis and helped work on legislative agenda items.
"I am beyond thrilled to be joining the Harris County Democratic Party, and I look forward to building on the successes of the previous party directors," said McNaught, who officially started on Nov. 1.
We Love Our Primary Coordinated Campaign Members
As we close out this year’s election, we look forward to 2022. The primary election is scheduled for March 1, 2022, and the HCDP Coordinated Campaign is already growing and gathering momentum.
Join the Coordinated Campaign today and capture the attention of a larger audience! To learn more, please contact our Candidate Coordinator Allure Anoma. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out our current Coordinated Campaign supporters for the 2022 Primary!
Headlines: Winter Storm Costs Texas Big-Time
"According to a statement released by Texas Comptroller Glen Hegar Tuesday, the financial fallout caused by Winter Storm Uri likely falls in the range of $80 billion to $130 billion—an estimation of direct and indirect losses made by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas based on ‘a result of power loss, physical infrastructure damage and forgone economic opportunities."
Open Enrollment for Healthcare.gov Begins
Open enrollment for plans through HealthCare.gov began this week and runs through January 15. Thanks to the American Rescue Plan coverage is more affordable than ever.
“Four out of five people can find a plan for $10 or less per month….and there are more coverage options this season than last, with the average consumer being able to choose between six and seven insurance companies with plan options
HCDP Joins Community Partners for Press Conference on Immigration
HCDP Chair Odus Evbagharu joined representatives from Workers Defense Action Fund, Fiel Houston and Crecen for a press conference to express support for ignoring the Senate Parliamentarian's advice and getting rid of the filibuster in order to advance immigration reform.
We need immigration reform now,” Evbagharu said. “We can't do it while our government is being obstructed. We've got to push...and we've got to push here at the local level. We've had these Parliamentarian rulings. We've had these filibusters that have been obstructing justice and obstructing progress. And we want to get rid of those because we know the importance of the lives at stake.
"We've got to make sure our voices are being heard; we've got to be sure that we are taking action and we've got to — as the Democratic Party — stand up and stand behind our folks who are asking for these actions to be delivered."
Become a Front-Desk Volunteer for HCDP!
Are you a Harris County Democrat looking to help the Party?!
HCDP needs front office volunteers! One four-hour shift a week, answering phones and assisting callers. Remote training for anyone interested. Work currently offsite, but in-office at a later date.
HCDP Team Spotlight: Allure Anoma, Candidate Coordinator
Allure Anoma has joined the HCDP team as our Candidate & Events Coordinator. She has more than six years of experience working in community outreach and engagement, With a background in data research, communications and legislative tracking, she has hit the ground running with work on our Coordinated Campaign.
Anoma is a graduate of the University of Houston and has a law degree from Texas Southern University. She has worked for the Texas House of Representatives, The Texas Southern University Office of General Counsel and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.
Action Alert: Upcoming Block Walks
Swing TX Left Model Community-Building Block Walk in Spring Branch East
Please join us for a "model" community-building block walk in Spring Branch East. This is a friendly mini-block walk that will provide training on the community-building approach to organizing.
Saturday 12/4 9:30 am
Sign Up Here
For Our Precinct Chairs
Get ready for 2022!
News from the Secretary of State for Precinct Chairs
“SB 13 contains certain provisions that address the election of precinct chairs in the 2022 cycle. Specifically, the bill provides that the election for the office of precinct chair in 2022 will be held on the same date as the runoff primary election. It further states that precinct chairs will be elected by plurality vote in 2022—meaning that the candidate who receives the most votes will be elected to the office of precinct chair, and there will be no runoff election for this office. SB 13 also directs the Secretary of State to set the dates of the filing period for precinct chair elections and to adjust the schedule for performing any official act relating to these elections as necessary for the efficient and orderly administration of the election.” Stay tuned for more news on this topic.
Make Sure You Have the Correct Set-Up for MINIVAN
It is important to know that if you are using a pop-up blocker on your phone, MINIVAN will not work correctly.
To ensure smooth sailing make sure you do the following:
On a Iphone, go to Settings, Safari, and then turn OFF block pop-ups for MINIVAN
On Android phones, this setting is under the Privacy section.
Join the Precinct Chairs Facebook Group
Don't forget to join the Precinct Chairs Facebook group so you can collaborate with other Precinct Chairs. On Facebook, search for the "HCDP Precinct Chair" group.
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.
Stock Up on Your HCDP Gear at Our Online Store
Look amazing AND support HCDP while doing it! Get some groovy gear from our online store — masks, shirts, hats: practically an entire wardrobe of HCDP happiness!
Keep Up the Momentum!