By MCD Comms. Dir.

Public Education in a Pandemic—September Meeting

Schools already serve so many more functions than education, and now in a global pandemic, they’re being asked to open despite federal and state failure to control COVID-19. 

Before the disease, the Texas Legislature didn’t pay its fair share of funding, and the last time Texas had a budget deficit, lawmakers took billions from our neighborhood schools. 

This month, we’ll hear from Anthony Elmo, Texas AFT (Texas American Federation of Teachers) Jessica Lugo, HEB ISD, and Kim Martinez, AISD about how they are doing, and how we can support educators in November, and year-round. 

Thursday, September 24
7 pm
(virtual, join from anywhere)

July Meeting—Relational Organizing Training

Texas is growing — and the voter growth is all on one side of the aisle! At least 955,735 Texans voted in this week’s Democratic runoff!

Congratulations to MJ Hegar for Senate, Chrysta Castañeda for Railroad Commissioner, and Candace Valenzuela for Congress. Thank you to all the candidates who put their personal lives on hold to run for office in the March primary and this runoff. You are appreciated!

We are nearing 100 days away from Election Day! Texas is the biggest battleground state and Tarrant County is vital to flipping Texas in 2020. 

Join the TDP Training team for our July Meeting—Relational Organizing Training. We will cover why talking to your friends and family about the upcoming election is extremely important as well as providing materials to facilitate those conversations. Training details will be provided upon registration.

Thursday, July 23
7pm
(virtual, join from anywhere)

June Meeting: Voting by Mail in Texas

Republicans Gov. Abbott, Lt. Gov. Patrick, and AG Paxton don’t want you progressives to vote by mail. Sure, they have voted by mail, but when they do it… that’s… different?

Join Progress TexasWesley Story to discuss their VBM petition to Gov. Abbott and state leaders in support of Texans’ voting rights and safety. The petition has nearly 7000 signatures and counting. Have you signed?

Primary runoff voting begins June 29!

Thursday, June 11
7:00-8:30 pm

Join us online at this link.

Democracy Wins—Mail Ballots and TDP Convention

Safe, accessible voting should not be a partisan issue. In Wisconsin this month, Republicans from their state legislature to the US Supreme Court forced voters to risk their lives to exercise their right to vote.

A new state judge’s ruling to allow vote by mail in Texas, as early as the June runoffs, will save lives and should not be appealed by multiple felony indicted AG Ken Paxton and Gov. Greg Abbott, at our taxpayer expense.

State Democratic Executive Committeewoman Libby Willis and Committeeman Emad Salem will discuss the coalition of voting rights partners who brought the suit, the hearing and ruling.

Then we will hear about the upcoming Texas Democratic Party State Convention, now an entirely virtual event. (https://texasdemocraticconvention.com/)

See you online, and bring a friend (virtually).

Thursday, April 23
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

join us online at this link
Meeting ID, if prompted: 950 3117 0616