Annie’s List is an organization dedicated to recruiting, training, and electing Democratic women to office. In our 10 year history, we’ve helped elect 19 women to the Texas House, 2 to the Texas Senate, and Houston’s Mayor, Annise Parker. We offer trainings across the state for women who are interested in learning more about politics and running for office.
Annie’s List, in coordination with the Texas House Democratic Campaign Committee, is hosting its next Candidate 101 Training in Corpus Christi. The training is scheduled for Saturday, June 22nd at the Nueces County Democratic Party’s Unity Headquarters (823 N Tancahua St., 78401), located in the heart of Corpus Christi off Highway 37 and Tancahua. The training is a full day commitment from 8:30am to 5:00pm.
The program is tailored for progressive, Democratic women who are considering a run for elective office at any level. The trainings are full day, in-depth workshops exploring the building blocks of campaign communication, fundraising, planning, media relations, and grassroots activism needed to run a professional, competitive campaign.
If you know anyone that’s interested in attending, please have them sign up on the Annie’s List website. Space is limited so an RSVP is required. There is a $25 registration fee; however, scholarships are available.
If you have questions or would like to know more, please contact Colleen Loper at 512-481-8100 or email email@example.com.
P.S. Below is a fancy flier you can save and either email it to/print it out for any and all who you think need to come to this training!
Wayman Tooles, President of the Nueces County Black Democrats invites the public to a musical celebration!
WHEN: Wednesday, June 19 from 7:00pm - 10:00pm
WHERE: IBEW Local Union Hall 278 (2301 Saratoga BLVD, Corpus Christi, TX)
Come by with your $10 Donation and have an amazing time.
Food and Drinks provided by George Hamilton. Noted Disc Jockey Joseph Ramirez, NCDP Chairman, and George Clower will provide the music, both sing-a-long Karaoke and favorite dance bands for the crowd.
For More Information, call: Wayman at 361 389-4740.
May 3, 2013 - Nadia Tamez-Robledo (Caller Times)
South Texas Democrats are gearing up for next year's election. Local party chapters and clubs met Tuesday at the Nueces County Courthouse, where they deputized about 100 members to register voters.
The Democrats from Nueces and San Patricio counties also represented clubs like the Tejano Democrats and Coastal Bend Texas Democratic Women. They met with Battleground Texas, a volunteer-training organization with the ultimate goal of electing more Democrats to office.
Joseph Ramirez, Nueces County Democratic Party chairman, said local Democrats are in the boots-on-the-ground phase of preparing for the 2014 midterm and 2016 general elections. Their work with Battleground Texas will prepare volunteers to reach out to unregistered voters, a large percentage of whom are Latino.
NCDP & BATTLEGROUND TEXAS' FIRST FIELD PUSH!
The Nueces County Democratic Party and Battleground Texas have put together the first big field push to try and get as many Democrats deputized as possible. You know as well as we do that the more Democrats we have deputized to register voters, the better!
We need everyone who can show up to be at the Nueces County Courthouse on April 30th at 6:00pm for the ceremony and training. Let's pack the place!
This is a powerful way to reach out to people and to make sure the Democratic message is heard.
Hope to see you there and we KNOW we will!
THANK YOU, BATTLEGROUND TEXAS!
There was such a palpable excitement from Democrats around the area. The turnout was tremendous with over 100 people ready and willing to do what it takes. We would very much like to extend our thanks to the Battleground Texas representatives, Jenn Brown (Executive Director) and Dani Isaacsohn, who came down to Corpus Christi to kickoff their Texas tour.
We truly hope you enjoyed yourselves in our city. We certainly did and we can't wait to see your faces again. Game on!
BATTLEGROUND TEXAS WORKSHOP
When: SATURDAY, MARCH 16 @ 5:00 pm
Where: Nueces County Democratic Party-Campaign HQ
Texas is at a crossroads.
The Lone Star State is changing – and with its size and diversity, our state should be a place where all elections – from local elections all the way up to the President of United States are hotly contested.
To do that, we need Texans in every corner of the state – from Amarillo to Brownsville and El Paso to Corpus Christi – to stand up and say that they’re tired of not being heard, tired of not being represented in Austin and in Washington, DC, and tired of the same Republican playbook which is failing our communities and ignoring the needs of countless Texans.
Change will take time – but together we can make Texas a part of the national discussion.
Grassroots voices are changing this country on a scale that was unheard of just a few years ago.
Over the next several years, Battleground Texas will focus on expanding the electorate by registering more voters – and, as importantly, mobilizing those Texans who are already registered but who have not been engaged in the democratic process. And we’ll use the data-driven, people-focused approach that has helped win grassroots campaigns around the country.
From top to bottom of the ballot – we can change the face of Texas politics together.
Battleground Texas is a local effort with national implications.
Texans are carrying this movement and its success could change the face of presidential politics in this country as we know it. With 38 electoral votes at stake, a blue Texas would be a surefire road to the White House.
Change does not come easy, but taking the harder road for a better future is what our state is all about.
Texans are ready. Our organizing strategies will work in Texas.
Battleground Texas will be a people based, metrics driven organization that is dedicated to the idea that volunteers, in their neighborhoods, can and do significantly impact local, state and national elections.
As a people based organization, we are focused on leadership development, training and empowerment. We work with volunteer leaders to ensure they have all the skills they need to successfully recruit new volunteers and register, persuade and turnout voters.
As a metrics driven organization, we understand the importance of accountability. We regularly measure our progress and hold ourselves to the goals we set. We also use data extensively to ensure our programs are having an impact.
You're Invited to State of the Union Dinner!
Join the Nueces County Democratic Party for a great dinner and great friends to watch President Obama deliver his first State of the Union of his second term.
Get there early for some surprises, good conversation and delicious Italian food. Then, join America as we listen in to what the President of the United States has to say for our vision in 2013.
Tickets are $10 per person. Please contact me for purchases or questions you may have.
Democrats Launch Plan to Turn Texas Blue
National Democrats are taking steps to create a large-scale independent group aimed at turning traditionally conservative Texas into a prime electoral battleground, crafting a new initiative to identify and mobilize progressive voters in the rapidly-changing state, strategists familiar with the plans told POLITICO.
The organization, dubbed “Battleground Texas,” plans to engage the state’s rapidly growing Latino population, as well as African-American voters and other Democratic-leaning constituencies that have been underrepresented at the ballot box in recent cycles. Two sources said the contemplated budget would run into the tens of millions of dollars over several years - a project Democrats hope has enough heft to help turn what has long been an electoral pipe dream into reality.
Read full article and download PDF: http://www.nuecesdemocrats.org/democrats-launch-plan-to-turn-texas-blue/
Local citizens join other Move to Amend groups across the United States to protest the 2010 Citizens United V. Federal Election Commission
Learn more by visiting the Move To Amend website. Take action and sign the petition. Let's work together to amend the Supreme Court ruling that equalizes money with free speech and identifies corporations as human beings.
These United States were not founded upon the principles that allow corporate interests nor any amount of money to have more power than the citizens who inhabit its land.
NCDP Presents the "BIG 10 Challenge"
There are 10 seats up on the bench this coming election. Lets commit to give $10 a week to the NCDP for the year 2013 to help take back our courthouse! Again, this is only something we can win if we all do it together. $10 a week, it's that easy. Let us know what you can do to help.
Also, our great SDEC Committeewoman Theresa Klein is heading up a great project for the NCDP. They are preparing a cookbook for sale. So, if you have any good recipes that you would like to contribute, drop them off at the Hamlin HQ or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nueces County turned back to blue!
We would like to congratulate ALL of our Democratic candidates who were in races this season. You all did an outstanding job and we're all so proud of the hard work you put in.
A big congratulations also goes to all the candidates who finished the night with victories:
|Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa||Abel Herrero||Roy Valdez|
|Nora Longoria||Nelda Vidaurri Rodriguez||Gina M. Benavides|
|Nanette Hasette||José Longoria||Mark Skurka|
|Deeanne Galvan||Laura Garza Jiménez||Oscar O. Ortiz|
|Joe Benavides||Robert "Bobby" Gonzalez||Robert "Bobby" Cisneros|
|Jimmy Rivera||Frank Flores III||Ruben Cortez Jr.|