#TXLege Update + Local Elections

Committee assignments have been made for the 87th Texas Legislature. We’ll share the good news on Democratic committee chairs, the bad news on redistricting and elections, and how you can advocate for progress this spring.

Plus, electing good government at the local level means health guidelines are followed, streets are safe, and businesses thrive—or not.

Many local races are now contested and we’ll hear from candidates announcing their campaigns. They’ll share their priorities and take your questions.

Confirmed candidates include:

Dan Cogan for Bedford City Council (incumbent)
Amyn Gilani for Colleyville City Council
Nick Kaufman for Grapevine Mayor
Elisha Rurka for Southlake City Council

Thursday, February 25
(virtual, join from anywhere)

2021 Membership Drive!

For 2021, we’re asking members to become sustaining donors at $5 each month or $2 for students and retirees. Please click “Yes, count me in!” on the MAKE IT MONTHLY option, then choose your donation amount. 

* fair and free elections 

* fully funding public education

* protecting our environment 

* access to affordable health care 

* abortion and reproductive rights 

* gun violence prevention 

If some or all of these values are your priorities—join us!

New Year, New #TXlege with Rep. Ramon Romero, Jr.

The Texas Legislature is back in session, and the 87th will be one of the most consequential in decades. Lawmakers must take action on the pandemic, public education, economic opportunity, redistricting, and more.

State Rep. Ramon Romero, Jr. (Tarrant’s HD 90) will share his legislative priorities and, with COVID-19 and increased state capitol security, inform us how Texans can safely testify and participate this session.

Then, our meeting will also include local election candidate announcements. Confirmed candidates include:
John Biggan for Hurst City Council
Kristie Hanhardt for Fort Worth City Council

Thursday, January 28, 2021
(virtual, join from anywhere)

Get out the Vote-Georgia Senate Runoffs!

Early voting in Georgia for the Senate runoffs began today! Joe Biden won Georgia and Democrats can win again in January.

If you’ve been waiting to do something, wait no more.

Make sure that democracy and progress win with Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock. A Democratic Senate will prioritize pandemic relief, health care, climate change, workers rights and human rights.

This Thursday, December 17, from 6-8pm (EST) we will make calls with the Georgia Democratic Party to get out the vote! Let’s help Georgia Democrats finish strong and give the Biden-Harris administration, and all of us, the Senate we deserve and need.

sign up here!

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)