May is here, and that means we’re just one month away from the National Federation of Democratic Women’s convention in Charleston, SC, and the Texas Democratic Party Convention in San Antonio, TX. Click Here for more information about the NFDW meeting (June 9-12). I’ll be attending, along with Judy Baker, who currently serves as the 3rd Vice President of NFDW.
At the Texas Democratic Party convention (June 16-18), we have the Women’s Caucus on Friday (schedule is still TBD), and TDW helps produce the Ladybird Breakfast on Saturday morning at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. We’d love your help decorating the ballroom the night before the breakfast. We’re also having our booth at the convention again, so if you’re interested in taking a shift at the table and serving as an ambassador to our state organization and local chapters, please let us know! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer. You do not have to be a delegate to the convention to help staff the TDW booth or decorate the ballroom, but if you want to attend the Women’s Caucus, you’ll need to be a delegate or have a guest pass to the convention.
Visit http://texasdemocraticconvention.com/ for details on the TDP Convention.
The May municipal elections on the 7th are behind us, and while we wish we had seen some different results (and higher turnout!), I’m very pleased to see how local chapters rallied around their local members when they became candidates. Local elections are where we build and fill our pipeline to Democratic leadership across the state, and I thank everyone who has offered to serve their community by running for office.
The next election on deck is the Primary Runoff. Mark your calendars for these Primary Runoff dates:
- Monday, May 16: First day of Early Vote
- Friday, May 13: Last day to apply for ballot by mail (received)
- Friday, May 20: Last day of Early Vote
- Tuesday, May 24: Runoff Election Day & Last day ballots by mail can be received
Don’t forget, the TDW Summer Retreat is on August 6, 2016. Hosted by the Greater Arlington Mansfield Democratic Women and the Tarrant County Democratic Women’s Club, we’ll be gathering for informative workshops and networking with strong Democratic women from all over the state. More details will follow, but be sure to save the date!
We are always Stronger Together,