>> Tarrant County Democratic Party Blog: The ‘Chairman’s Corner’

Chairman’s Corner

April 16th, 2014 by Paula Smith

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This weekend, we started our Great Walk and Talk of 2014 campaign, our door to door canvassing campaign for the 2014 election cycle.

Our volunteers connected with many Democrats around Tarrant County who had never had a knock on their door from a Democratic Campaign. And our volunteers reported that the voters welcomed the connection. In fact, many were eager to get involved with the TCDP!

We cannot stop this door to door campaign. It is an essential part of our work because it is the most effective method for getting voters to the polls!

In fact, studies show that effective canvassing alone results in improving voter turnout by  7.1 percent.

This is why we have a dozen Walk and Talks already scheduled in the next two months all throughout Tarrant County and others planned.

Can we count on you to help us connect with our Democratic base?

We had quite a few first time canvassers, but paired with an experienced canvasser, given simple instructions and a great script, they all reported it was much easier than they anticipated.

Given the low political participation and civic involvement among Texas, now is the perfect time to get involved. In case you didn’t know, we are one of the lowest in the nation.  As President Obama has stated, “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”

We can do better.  But not without help from people like you. And as the last red “republican” urban county in Texas, this cycle is the perfect time to join us as we engage in the most effective method for reaching voters-door to door- canvassing.

Sign up here to help.

Sincerely,

TCDP Chairwoman Deborah Peoples

 
 
 

April 2014 Club Corner

April 15th, 2014 by Zaq Cruze

Here is our April 2014 TCDP Club Corner including events scheduled throughout April.

Tuesday, April 1
820 Corridor Democratic Action
7:00 pm

Tastebuds Restaurant
7674 McCart Avenue
Fort Worth, Texas 76133

Thursday, April 3
Tarrant County Young Democrats
7:00 pm

Mama’s Pizza
5800 Camp Bowie
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

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Senate District Convention and Registration

January 30th, 2014 by Paula Smith

TCDP Senate Convention Notice

 You may pre-register online at http://register.txdemocrats.org

Put March 22, 2014 on your calendar. That’s the date of the local convention.

The Precinct Convention in 2014 is now a part of your March 22, 2014 County/Senate Convention.

There will NOT be a Precinct Convention following the closing of the polling place on March 4, 2014.

Your Precinct Convention and County Convention or (Senate Convention) will be at:

Tarrant County College
South Campus Rotunda
5301 Campus Dr.
Fort Worth, Texas 76119

March 22, 2014

Registration will open at 8:00 a.m.
General Assembly – 9:30 a.m.
The Convention will be called to order at 1:00 p.m.
You may pre-register online at http://register.txdemocrats.org

Aviso sobre la Convención del Partido

Usted puede pre-registrarse en línea en: http://register.txdemocrats.org

Poner 22 marzo, 2014 en el calendario. Esa es la fecha de la convención.

La Convención del Distrito Electoral 2014 ahora es parte de su
Convención del Condado/senatorial que se llevara acabo el 22 de marzo del 2014.

NO habrá una Convención del Distrito Electoral tras el cierre del centro de votación el 4 de marzo del 2014.

Su Convención de Precinto y su Convención del condado (o Convención del Senado)
se llevarán a cabo en este lugar:

Tarrant County College
South Campus Rotunda
5301 Campus Dr.
Fort Worth, Texas 76119

22 de marzo del 2014

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Las registraciones se abrirán a las 8:00 am.
Asamblea General – 9:30 a.m.
La Convención se iniciara a las 1:00 pm.
Usted puede pre-registrarse en línea en: http://register.txdemocrats.org

Helpful resources:

Texas Democratic Party document: Become a Delegate to the 2014 Democratic State Convention

Texas Democratic Party document: Delegate Allocation to the 2014 Democratic State Convention

Texas Democratic Party document: The Rules of the Texas Democratic Party 2014-2015

TEXAS ELECTION CODE
Sec. 172.1111. POSTING NOTICE OF PRECINCT CONVENTION REQUIRED.
(a) Before the opening of the polls, the presiding judge shall post at each outside door through which a voter may enter the building in which the polling place is
located a written notice in bold print of the date, hour, and place for convening the precinct convention.
(b) The judge is not required to use an officially prescribed form for the notice. (c) The notice must remain posted continuously through election day.