EPISODE 26 - Happy birthday, USA! Let's do democracy: register voters, help your precinct chair (or become one!), get yoself to the Dem Convention. With Brittany Switzer of the Texas Dems.
We love America so hard it hurts! In our 4th of July week ep, we talk about good ways to do democracy... like starting right in your neighborhood by becoming a precinct chair, registering high school students, or joining the Meme Army (whaaa!). Also, register2vote.org is the next best thing to online voter registration, and their new map tool helps you funnel voter reg funding to your neighborhood or anywhere you want for only $1/voter!
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The Trump admin is using racism to scare people, esp communities of color, out of answering the census. The 2020 Census is a big deal, y'all. A really big deal. It decides the number of representatives Texas has in the U.S. Congress, electoral votes in presidential elections, federal dollars we receive for transportation, education, and social services. Even a 1% undercount in 2020 could cost Texas $300 million in federal funding. Plus, businesses use census data to determine whether to invest in Texas. So, are you ready to help us Save the Census? Join us July 13 at the Central TX Census Training with APAPA Texas Chapter to ensure we all count! Texas is counting on us.
THIS WEEK’S GUEST:
Brittany Switzer, Senior Brand Director for the Texas Democratic Party
SH*T TO DO:
Contact your precinct chair to see how you can start organizing in your neighborhood! ORRRRR… become a precinct chair!
Get involved at the County Level:
Find your precinct # (submit your info from the dropdown menu on the right that says “Selection Criteria”):
Find your precinct chair:
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LINKS WE MENTIONED:
Get a ticket for the Blue Action Dems FLIPPING AWesOME FUNDRAISER!
About Blue Action Dems:
Episode 5 of The Rabble (Galentine’s Day ep when Ashley talks about her family’s history immigrating to America):
Episode of 25 of The Rabble (migrant babies at the border episode):
Members of Congress visit migrant detention centers in Texas hours after report revealed offensive comments by Border Patrol agents:
Inside the Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group Where Agents Joke About Migrant Deaths and Post Sexist Memes:
State Rep James Talarico’s FB Live Stream after his detention center visit in Clint and El Paso:
Donate to LUPE, an organization providing immigration legal defense, and have Rep Talarico match donations up to $2,020.
Register2Vote’s voter reg map:
The Texas Civil Rights Project high school voter registration “Own Our Vote” effort: https://texascivilrightsproject.org/hsvr/
So you want to be a delegate for your favorite presidential candidate: https://www.texasdemocrats.org/blog/so-you-want-to-be-a-delegate-for-your-favorite-presidential-candidate-texas-democrats-2020-series/
Join the meme army! https://act.txdemocrats.org/page/s/txdemstweeters