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08 Jun
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Project Texas

BREAKING: Texas Democrats Launch Project Texas, A Comprehensive Plan To Register Texas Democrats For The 2022 Elections

On Jun 8, 2021
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Democrats’ takeaways from the 2020 election are clear: to take back our state from Texas Republicans, Democrats need to register more voters. With Republicans’ increasing extremism and relentless attacks on Texans this spring, the stakes have never been higher in the fight for Texas’ future.

Today, in a press conference with Congresswoman Veronica Escobar, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Texas Senate Democratic Caucus Chair Carol Alvarado, State Sen. Royce West, Texas House Democratic Dean Senfronia Thompson, Texas Legislative Black Caucus Chair Nicole Collier, Mexican American Legislative Caucus Chair Rafael Anchía, House Democratic Caucus Chair Chris Turner, and Texas Democratic Party Chief Strategy Officer Luke Warford, Texas Democrats unveiled Project Texas, our comprehensive plan to register Texas Democrats and take back our state in the 2022 elections. The full recording of the press conference is available here, and you can read more about the plan here.

There are more than 2 million eligible Texans who would likely vote Democratic — but are not yet registered. With Project Texas, Texas Democrats will work to register as many of these voters as possible, because we believe that every eligible Texan should be able to register and vote, safely and conveniently. Texas Democrats have consulted with partners across the state and beyond to create a plan to get Texas Democrats registered — both using proven approaches, and testing out innovative ways to encourage Texans to fill out their forms and get registered.

Project Texas includes two phases. First, Texas Democrats will test out six approaches to voter registration through our 2021 pilot program, and identify which tactics work best. Then, we will scale up the most effective methods to do a massive voter registration push in 2022.

Of the 2 million unregistered likely Democratic voters in Texas, more than half are Latino, ⅕ are Black and ¼ are 25 years of age or younger. Outreach to young Texans and Latino and Black communities will be a foundational part of our Project Texas programming. Every Democrat we register gives Texans a better shot at tipping the scales and putting Democrats in power in 2022.

Texas Democratic Party Chief Strategy Officer Luke Warford issued the following statement:

“The contrast has never been clearer: Texas Republicans want to make it harder to vote while Texas Democrats are fighting to ensure that all Texans can make their voices heard.

“Today, Texas Democrats launched our comprehensive plan to register Texas Democratic voters and build the future Texans deserve. Every day, Texas is getting younger and more diverse. With Project Texas, we are fighting to register the two million Texans who are eligible to vote and likely to vote for Democrats, but unregistered — the vast majority of whom are young people or people of color. Our takeaway from the 2020 election is clear: if we want to save our state from Texas Republicans and their extremist agenda, we need to register more voters. And we know that our path to victory is grounded in investing in the inclusion of all Texans, especially those in underrepresented communities across the state. Right now, Republicans are attacking Texans in almost every way possible — and it’s never been so urgent for us to fight back by working for the inclusion and representation of all Texans.

“This spring, Republicans made their strategy clear: they are so afraid of being voted out of office that they are simply trying to stop Texans who don’t agree with them from voting. Voter registration is an immediate and concrete way we can fight back — by helping more Texans get to the ballot box. While Republicans are trying to silence Texans, with Project Texas, we are going to help as many Texas voters as possible make their voices heard.”

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19 Apr
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Vote Early: April 19-April 27, 2021

MAKE YOUR VOTING PLAN USING OUR GUIDE BELOW
Early voting runs Monday, April 19 – Tuesday, April 27 and there is NO Sunday voting. For more information, please visit wilcodemocrats.org and wilco.org/Departments/Elections

WilCo Voters, click here to find your sample ballot.
Travis County (City of Leander Voters), click here to find your sample ballot.

Voters Guide by the League of Women Voters Austin Area

 

WCDP Endorsed Candidates
GEORGETOWN
Mary Calixtro for Georgetown City Council District 1
Jeff Siegismund for Georgetown ISD School Board Place 7
Polling Places: Cowan Creek Amenity Center | GISD Admin Bldg | Inner Loop Annex

HUTTO
Mina Davis for Hutto School Board
Polling Places: Taylor City Hall | Wilco Hutto Annex

LEANDER
Esmeralda Traube for City Council Place 2
Nacole Thompson for City Council Place 4
Polling Place: Leander Public Library Annex

ROUND ROCK
Janneke Parrish for Round Rock City Council Place 3
Tina Steiner for Round Rock City Council Place 5
Polling Places: Baca Senior Center | Brushy Creek Community Center | Jester Annex | Round Rock Randalls

**Registered and eligible voters may vote at ANY early voting location located in the county of residence.

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24 Mar
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HB6 & SB7 Bill Briefing & Testimony Training

Texas already leads the nation in restrictive voting practices. On Thursday, March 25, and Friday, March 26, House and Senate Committees are discussing legislation to further suppress voting rights and make it even harder for eligible Texans to cast their ballots.

Please help us fight back by registering to attend the HB6 & SB7 Bill Briefing & Testimony Training from 6:30-7:30pm on Wednesday, March 24th. You’ll learn what’s in these harmful bills and how to testify in person or submit written testimony.

Click here to register.

 

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13 Mar
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WCDP Endorsements – May 1, 2021

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13 Mar
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Important May Election Dates

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25 Feb
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Become a VDR

Thanks to the team at the Williamson County Elections Department, you can now complete the training required to register voters in Texas online! The Volunteer Deputy Registrar training classes are offered via the Webex platform every Tuesday at 2pm and 6pm. In addition, they also offer a monthly Saturday class at 10am.

Classes are limited to 40 participants and you must register at least two hours prior to the class by contacting the Elections Department at teamtraining@wilco.org or 512-943-1630.

For additional information, please visit the Williamson County Elections Department website.

Once you’ve completed the online training and received your certificate of appointment, you’re eligible to register voters in Williamson County. Click here if you’d like to volunteer to help the WilCo Dems register voters.

 

 

 

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18 Feb
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Winter Storm Check-In

Wilco Dems,

I hope everyone has managed to stay safe and semi-warm over the last few days. According to the latest weather forecasts, the worst of our winter weather emergency is behind us. As we begin the cleanup process, please continue to exercise caution as surfaces thaw and refreeze over the next few days. When you venture out, be on the lookout for falling tree limbs and icicles.

Visit wilco.org for Emergency Medical Services updates, area resources, winter weather updates, and more. The Texas Democratic Party is also circulating a document with information on where to find warming stations, donation sites, and other useful information. Click here to view the document.

Since we’ve been dealing with the COVID pandemic and especially over the last few days, friends and neighbors have been looking out for one another. Sometimes, it just knowing that there’s someone out there who cares enough to reach out. If you’re able, check on a neighbor and if you need help or just need to chat, don’t hesitate to reach out yourself.

While millions of Texans are still struggling to stay warm, media outlets are reporting that Senator Cruz has flown his family to Cancun for a warm-weather getaway. Meanwhile, back at home, Beto O’Rourke and his team have been busy organizing virtual phone banks to check on Texas Seniors.

For the time being, we can start to clean up the damage done to our homes but in the months ahead, we must be ready to do the hard work necessary to undo the long-term damage that Abbott, Patrick, Paxton, and their cronies, have inflicted upon Texas families over the years. We must vote them out and elect Democrats who will value the well-being of Texas families over corporate profits.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out with questions, concerns, or just to chat.

Stay warm and safe!

Regards,

Kim Collins Gilby, Chair
Williamson County Democratic Party

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18 Sep
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Make a Difference – Volunteer!

Texas is the biggest battleground state and the road to turning Texas blue runs right through the heart of Williamson County! With your help, we can elect Democrats up and down the ballot on November 3rd.

 

Voter Reg Lit Drop – You can help your neighbors be a part of history! We need to accurately register the voters living in the nearly 50,000 multifamily dwellings all across Williamson County. These voters move more frequently, so help us put a straightforward, no-postage needed, legal voter registration form on their doors. For more info and to sign up, click here.

 

Make Calls -Early voting starts October 13th and with your help, we can make a real difference here in WilCo! After a brief virtual training session via zoom, you’ll be ready to chat with area voters. All you need to get started is a computer and a phone.

Virtual Training via Zoom – Monday & Wednesday at 6pm – Register here; Sunday at 1pm – Register here.

 

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12 Sep
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2020 Coordinated Campaign Virtual Kick Off Rally

We hope you’re planning to join us this afternoon, Saturday, Sept. 12, at 3:00pm for our 2020 Coordinated Campaign Virtual Kick Off Rally!

We’re so excited to have the following lineup of speakers:
MJ Hegar for U.S. Senate
Donna Imam for CD-31
Hon. Gilberto Hinojosa – Chair, Texas Democratic Party
Dr. Carla Brailey – Vice-Chair, Texas Democratic Party
Mike Collier, Senior Advisor for the Texas Biden/Harris Campaign
Judge Amy Clark Meachum for Chief Justice, Supreme Court
Justice Gisela Triana for Justice, Supreme Court, Place 8
Kathy Cheng for Justice, Supreme Court, Place 6
Judge Staci Williams for Justice, Supreme Court, Place 7
Elizabeth Davis Frizzell for Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 3
Judge Tina Clinton for Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 4
Judge Brandon Birmingham for Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 9
Judge Darlene Byrne for Chief Justice, 3rd Court of Appeals District
Dr. Marsha Burnett-Webster for SBOE, District 10
Lucio Del Toro for 395th District Judge
Brian McConnell for 26th District Judge
State Rep. John Bucy III, Dist. 136
State Rep. James Talarico, Dist. 52
Jessica Tiedt for Texas House Dist. 20
County Commissioner Terry Cook, Pct. 1
Sharon Cummings for County Commissioner, Pct. 3
Stan Springerly for County Attorney
Mike Gleason for Sheriff
Mickey Chance for Constable, Pct. 1
Robert Tijerina for Constable, Pct. 2
Perry Travis for Constable, Pct. 4

Special musical guests – Jazz/R&B artist Pamela Hart and Country/Blues artist Eric Hanke.

This promises to be an exciting and inspiring event designed to energize all of us yearning for change in our courthouses, statehouses, and White House. It’s going to take a mammoth effort, and your participation is critical for the Blue Wave to roll in on November 3rd!

Here’s the link to watch our live stream – https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2729647450587433&extid=BatRBvU5IVZfFEkq

You can also join us on Zoom by registering here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event. Our online check-in opens at 2:45pm and the rally begins at 3:00pm.

Together, we’re going to continue to work to bring much-needed change to Williamson County and restore integrity at all levels of government. In order to turn WilCo blue and elect Democrats up and down the ballot, we need your help now and your vote on November 3rd. Donate to our Coordinated Campaign here.

If you have any questions, please email us at wilcodems@gmail.com

See you this afternoon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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04 Sep
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Biden Harris Signs Have Arrived!

Our Biden-Harris yard signs are finally here!

If you did not prepay, the signs are available for a suggested minimum donation of $5/sign. We accept checks payable to WCDP or cash. Since this is a political donation, you’ll be asked to provide some information for our Texas Ethics report including name, address, occupation, email, etc.

Please note anyone entering our office MUST wear a mask and we’re only allowing a few people in at a time. If you need to have us bring your sign out to your car, please let us know. Our office phone is 512-864-9900.

We’re located at 1915 S. Austin Avenue, Suite 102, Georgetown, at the corner of S. Austin Avenue and 18th Street, just behind the OLD Monument Cafe location. Office hours are listed below.

Monday. 10am-5pm (Closed Labor Day)
Tuesday. 9am-5pm
Wednesday. 10am-5pm
Thursday 9am-5pm
Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 10am-4pm

Thanks for your patience and support!

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