The Harris County Democratic Party has established The Bruce & Diane Mosier Fellowship to commemorate their dedication as fierce defenders of equal, civil, human and women's rights.
Bruce and Diane Mosier were stalwarts of the Harris County Democratic Party for decades. Their legacy includes the creation of the Silver Democrats (dedicated to senior citizen issues and mail ballot initiatives) and Sisters United, leadership in ROADwomen, and the founding of Blue Ribbon Lobby Day, the Ladies Room (the first hospitality suite at a convention run exclusively by women), and countless mentorships.
Bruce was raised in Houston where his parents helped found the Yellow Dog Democrats in and were tireless advocates for all people's right to vote. Bruce continued their work in Harris County as a real estate attorney protecting homeowners in flood ways and zones. He mentored lawyers at the Harris County Attorney's office and many candidates for office because he knew education and young people are what drive the future.
Diane Mosier was raised in Beaumont, Texas but got to Houston as soon as she could. She found her political beginnings as an organizer and fundraiser which wasn't much of a stretch for the oldest of seven...she was a born leader. She made it her mission to make Harris County a Democratic stronghold of educated and empowered voters. Together with Bruce, she put her whole heart into working with candidates and elected officials that understood and appreciated the diversity of our county.
Diane was a longtime fierce advocate for women. In the 80’s she started Secretaries, Etc. to ensure that working women had a fair shot in the workplace. She became president of ROADwomen in the early 2000’s and used that platform for helping women find their voices. Her vocabulary didn't include the word rest because she'd fought these fights her whole life and knew complacency could end with Americans losing rights they'd worked so hard for.
She was instrumental in establishing a Democratic Lobby Day at the State Capital. When she found that there are many hospitality suites at Democratic conventions but not one that was dedicated to women's issues, she made one happen. When women's healthcare was on the chopping block, she helped lead the War on Women March. Most recently she founded Sisters United to engage, active and mobilize women in Harris County and across Texas to vote.
Both long time members and allies of Democratic clubs or organizations all over Texas, they were motivated by kindness, equality, and justice for all. This fellowship will carry on that legacy of inclusion, education, and action. The Bruce & Diane Mosier Fellowship helps progressive future leaders gain hands-on exposure into the world of Harris County politics.
- Recruit and manage volunteers, including Election Judges
- Assist at fundraisers, town halls, etc.
- Assist with donor research, creating call sheets, fundraising calls
- Lead local voter registration drives
- Research venues, speakers, topics for events
- Use social media to amplify the HCDP’s message
- Assist with other projects as needed
- An interest in politics and identify as a Democrat or Progressive
- Well organized and hardworking
- Detail oriented and have a positive attitude
- Self-directed individual with a desire to enhance personal leadership skills
- Able to work in a fast-paced environment and multitask
- Committed to collaboration and team-work
- Willing to commit 20 - 25 hours a week
- Experience in a Democratic campaign or other political organization/group is preferred
How to apply:
Click on the link below to be considered in The Bruce & Diane Mosier Fellowship 2019 Spring term. The deadline to submit your application is March 15, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. CST.