Inside This Issue:
- HCDP Celebrates Successful JRR Fundraiser
- All Texas Adults to Be Eligible for COVID Vaccine
- May 1 Early Voting Schedule Released
- Review of Federal Efforts to Ensure Fair Voting
- Images from Houston's Stop Asian Hate Vigil & Rally
- New Training Opportunities From HCDP
- Op-Ed: The Real Framing of the Atlanta Massacre: Hate Crime, Evangelical Terrorism & Femicide
- Help Support HCDP Through Our Membership Program
- “We Run the World” Fundraiser to Highlight a Diverse Harris County
HCDP Celebrates a Successful JRR Fundraiser, Thanks Amazing Sponsors & Guests
We are so happy to have hosted our first-ever-virtual Johnson, Rayburn, Richards (JRR) Event, Our Time is Now! If you missed the program, you can watch the recording here.
We had over 600 guests attend this event and raised over $174,000 to support our efforts in replacing the current Texas Republican Leadership in 2022! Speaker Nancy Pelosi mentioned the importance of turning Texas blue. She knows that Harris County is the key to delivering the biggest battleground state. But the effort to win statewide doesn’t start next year. It has to start NOW.
We're happy to announce the winners of our Silent Auction!
- Beers With Beto for $1,500 to Sheri Henriksen
- Throw A Smokin’ Hot Party! for $1,000 to Brian Trachtenburg
- U.S. Constitution signed by all of the impeachment managers for $5,000 to Eartha Johnson
- Riding With Commissioner Rodney Ellis for $700 to Brad Williams
- Coffee with County Attorney Christian Menefee for $450 to Lori Christian Hathaway
- Talking with County Clerk Teneshia Hudspeth for $245 to Anonymous
- Body Talk artwork by Becky Soria for $400 to Anonymous
- Cirque La Vie Party Package for $385 to Becky Smith
- Blue Quartz necklace from Quaint Corner for $175 to Anonymous
- Unique bouquet from Babe City Blooms for $160 to Ashleigh Rickertsen
- Cascade of fire coral-inspired beaded necklace by Zenzii for $110 to Anonymous
- Chocolate treats basket for $250 to Anonymous
- Jenn's Jam Basket #1 for $150 to Silvia Mintz
- Jenn's Jam Basket #2 for $151 to Benjamin Hernandez
- Date Night at Barnaby’s for $130 to Judge Raúl Rodríguez
- Tickets to the 1928 Democratic National Convention in Houston for $175 to Robert Yewens
- 59th Presidential Inauguration Memorabilia for $400 to David Lee
From the bottom of our hearts we want to thank the generous Democratic leaders of Harris County that have stepped up to support this virtual event!
Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia
David Lee & The Texas Signal
Gilbert & Dee Dee Garcia
|MOVERS & SHAKERS
Commissioner Adrian Garcia
Justice Charles Spain
Justice Veronica Rivas-Molloy
Justice Jerry Zimmerer
Judge Scot Dollinger
Judge Chip Wells | Judge Jim Kovach
Judge Dawn Rogers
Judge Sandra Peake
County Treasurer Dylan Osborne
Council Member Robert Gallegos
Council Member David Robinson
Ambassador Arthur Schechter
Senate District 13
Senate District 15
Precinct 0398 Chair Dee Coleman
HCDP Treasurer Lenora Sorola-Pohlman
Meyerland Area Democrats
The Spring Democratic Club
Greater Heights Democratic Club
The Democratic Club of the Woodlands
Texas Democratic Women Harris County
Bayou Blue Democrats & Harris County Young Dems
Kingwood Area Democrats
Harris County Tejano Democrats
Bay Area Democratic Movement
Katy Area Democrats
Edward R. Allen III | Jeff Watters
Rita Bergers | Camille Foster
Henry Florsheim | Alexander Obregon
Leslie Karpas | Jeff Steidley
Willie Roaches Franklyn
Gerry Birnberg | Lori Hathaway
Traci Jensen | Christian Navarro
|GLASS CEILING BREAKERS
State Senator Borris Miles
State Senator John Whitmire
Judge Tanya Garrison
Judge Donna Roth
Judge Beau Miller
Judge Rabeea Collier
Judge Kyle Carter
Judge Eric Carter
State Representative Gene Wu
State Representative Jon Rosenthal
Judge Gloria Lopez
Judge Robert Schaffer
Judge Mike Engelhart
Judge Julia Maldonado
Judge Chuck Silverman
Plumbers Union 68
Allen Boone Humphries Robinson LLP
Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee
Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher
State Senator Carol Alvarado
Commissioner Rodney Ellis
Mayor Sylvester Turner
District Attorney Kim Ogg
Judge Ursula Hall
Judge Lauren Reeder
Judge Natalia Cokinos Oakes
Judge Cory Sepolio
Judge Lesley Briones
Judge Elaine Palmer
Judge Cheryl Elliott Thornton
Judge Michelle Moore
Judge Fredericka Phillips
Judge Kristen Hawkins
Judge Jason Cox
Judge Leah Shapiro
Judge Jerry Simoneaux
Judge Latosha Lewis Payne
Judge Brittanye Morris
Judge Janice Berg
Judge Tristan Longino
County Attorney Christian Menefee
District Clerk Marilyn Burgess
County Clerk Teneshia Hudspeth
Hon. Chris Hollins | ROADWomen
Southwest Democrats | Odus Evbagharu
Ashleigh Rickertsen | Paul Morgan
Margery Loeb | William Jonson
Carly Milner | Laura Spanjian
Akilah Bacy | Michael Skelly
Sam Houston | W.Thomas Liddell
*As of 3/25/2021 | 7:00 PM
All Texas Adults to be Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine
Texas will be the first large state to open up vaccine eligibility to its entire adult (ages 16+) population starting Monday, March 29.
The Department of State Health Services is launching a website to help Texans register for vaccine appointments.
May 1 Early Voting Schedule Released
Many people don’t realize that smaller elections can have a big impact on everyday life. Make sure your voice is heard in the May 1, 2021, Election.
The early voting schedule has been released, and you can view the voting hours here.
Early Vote begins April 19, 2021.
Make sure you're registered to vote!
Review of Federal Efforts to Ensure Fair Voting
We advance democracy when voting rights are expanded. Yet, the GOP continues its fierce attacks on voting access.
There are several efforts to combat these attempts to disenfranchise voters, and we've gathered our HCDP legal experts to explain the federal plans to help ensure equal voting rights for all.
Images from Houston's "Stop Asian Hate Vigil & Rally"
Team HCDP joined the “Stop Asian Hate Vigil & Rally" at Discovery Green on Saturday evening.
We remain committed to advancing antiracism and working to address racial inequities.
We urge you to speak out against hate. Loudly. Repeatedly.
Join us in celebrating our city’s diversity and embracing all who live here.
New Training Opportunities Available from HCDP
Precinct Chair Orientation
Whether you're a new Democratic Precinct Chair/Captain or looking to go through a refresher, join us for a Precinct Chair Orientation on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 12:00 PM. The HCDP team will go over the responsibilities of being a Precinct Chair, give a brief explanation of the HCDP party structure, and share resources on how to hit the ground running in preparation for the 2022 Midterm Election.
We're hosting a Votebuilder 101 training on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 6:00 PM and on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 12:00 PM. Both dates will consist of the same training, choose the best date for you!
Our team will dive into how to utilize Votebuilder (also known as VAN or Voter Activation Network) to identify potential Democrats and begin to familiarize yourself with VAN before the next election season.
Precinct Organizing Training
Finally, join us for a Precinct Organizing Training either on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 6:00 PM or Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 12:00 PM! We'll cover how to organize your precinct throughout 2021, share best practices for new precinct chairs/captains (or those who may want a refresher), and learn about the resources available to help you along the way.
OP-ED: The Real Framing of the Atlanta Massacre: Hate Crime, Evangelical Terrorism & Femicide
Says HCDP Elections Administrator, Palwasha Sharwani, in the Texas Signal, “Hate crimes against AAPI communities are up 150 percent since Trump squarely and repeatedly blamed China for creating this pandemic, and Asian women are twice as likely to be victimized. Join us in standing against these racist attacks, discrimination and hatred."
Read the Complete Editorial in the Texas Signal.
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 win in 2022.
We Run The World Event to Highlight a Diverse Harris County
Join ROADwomen, H-BAD & HCDP for "We Run the World," a virtual fundraising event on April 16, 2021 at 6:30 PM - highlighting the true diversity of Harris County's artists, elected officials and grassroots activists!
Your sponsorship of this event will help us catapult our strategy of registering women voters and mobilizing first-time voters. With your support, we can help keep our progressive candidates in office and help new candidates flip the seats we need to Turn Texas Blue.
Celebrate the shattered glass ceiling women have broken, and let's show that We Run The World! 🌎
Stay safe y'all!