As we race into the holiday season and the end of 2015, it sure seems like things are hectic. It seems like we hardly have time to think about our holiday plans, let alone think ahead to the 2016 election. Yet, the primary elections will be here on March 1st and filing for office has begun.
The Texas Democratic Party is a vital port of information for filing and running campaigns. If you go to www.txdemocrats.org, you will find all the information on how to file, and what you will need to file. TDP is also offering a campaign school for candidates and their staff. It will be held on November 21, 2015 at the IBEW building on the third floor. The IBEW building is located on E. Ben White Blvd, Austin, TX 78741. It is from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. RSVP to Andrew@TXDemocrats.org if you are interested in attending. Let’s take that first step and commit to run and get trained to win!
Looking ahead, we have our annual convention the first weekend of February. The registration form will be online soon. In the meantime, make sure to book your room. Simply go to www.wyndhamaustin.com and enter the code 02026702TE_001 to get the special TDW rate of $109 for regular rooms and $129 for a casita. You can also call 1-800-996-3426 and tell them you are with Texas Democratic Women to reserve a room for the same rate.
I am happy to announce we are currently in the processing of switching our website and database over to Nationbuilder. It will allow direct access to each chapter’s webpage and allow a member from that chapter to update and put on the content that they want without having to go through a state administrator. It should go live around mid-December. This has been a long -term project and it is great to see it finally come to fruition.
Finally, I sadly announce the death of Roberta Hicks, a past TDW President and a member of our Board of Advisors. Her contributions helped make TDW into the organization it is today. She was a lifelong democrat who was committed to electing democrats throughout Texas. The Texas Democratic Party released a press release on her passing, which can be read on our website.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving. I am thankful for each and every member of Texas Democratic Women and your passion for creating positive change in Texas.
Building the Pathway to a Blue Texas,
President, Texas Democratic Women