·   By Ana Hernandez

Let's make college free

If you support free community college for Texas students, add your name in support of House Bill 1947, which establishes the Texas Promise Scholarship Program:

add your name

In Texas, we dream big, but we dream even bigger for our children and grandchildren. But there is a harsh reality dashing the dreams of so many in Texas. College tuition is out of control.

I've met so many amazing young people who are achieving their dreams despite the challenges they face every single day. Young people who work multiple jobs and whose families make hard sacrifices, so they can become the first person in their family to graduate from college.

But it doesn't have to be this way.

That's why I've introduced House Bill 1947, which would create the Texas Promise Scholarship Program and give every Texas high school graduate two years of community college for free.

Our families already have enough to worry about. They shouldn't go broke fighting for a fair shot at the American dream. If you believe in free college, add your name:

add your name

Democrats understand that every hard-working student in Texas deserves an opportunity to go to college and be ready for the jobs of the future.

The next generation of Texas leaders should be our number one priority. We must work together to pass this bill.

In order for that to happen, we need to raise our voices -- all of us together -- and demand a better future for our families. I hope you'll support my bill and the future of Texas by adding your name today:

http://act.txdemocrats.org/FreeCollege

Thank you,

Ana Hernandez
State Representative, Houston

  ·   By Brittany Switzer

Action Alert: No Bathroom Bill

We know that the Texas economy has already fallen from 3rd to 21st under Republican Gov. Greg Abbott. Now, Dan Patrick wants Texas’ economy to take another $8.5 billion dollar hit and lose 185,000 jobs because of Republicans’ obsession with bathrooms.

We cannot afford Trump Republicans’ discrimination. Keep calling, tweeting, and emailing Texas Republicans and let them know you oppose their bad bill.

CLICK TO CALL REPUBLICANS DAN PATRICK & LOIS KOLKHORST:

Call Patrick

512-463-0001

Call Kolkhorst

512-463-0118

What to say, "Hi, this is [your name] calling from [city.] Can I speak to your Legislative Director? The Bathroom Bill (SB6) is bad for business, bad for Texans, and just down right wrong. Our Texas economy would take an $8.5 billion hit and lose 185,000 jobs because of this bill. Our great state is better than this. Please tackle the real challenges facing this state instead of playing potty police.”

TWEET AT PATRICK & KOLKHORST:

Dan Patrick

Bathroom Bill is bad for business, bad for Texans & just wrong. Stop playing potty police, @danpatrick. #txlege
http://txdem.co/sb6dp

Bathroom Bill is bad for business, bad for Texans & just wrong. Stop playing potty police, @danpatrick. #txlege pic.twitter.com/Sh9LVuJNS7

Lois Kolkhorst

Bathroom Bill is bad for business, bad for Texans & just wrong. Stop playing potty police, @loiskolkhorst. #txlege
http://txdem.co/sb6lk

Bathroom Bill is bad for business, bad for Texans & just wrong. Stop playing potty police, @loiskolkhorst. #txlege pic.twitter.com/Sh9LVuJNS7

DON’T STOP YET, EMAIL THEM:

Add a personal story to your email.

Email Patrick

Email Kolkhorst

ENCOURAGE YOUR FRIENDS TO TAKE ACTION BY SHARING THIS ON FACEBOOK:

Thank you for all that you do. See you online,

Brittany Switzer
Digital Director, Texas Democratic Party

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Bigger than Watergate

Your voice is powerful. Add your name if you believe Congress should fully investigate Russia’s involvement with Trump:

add your name

Donald Trump repeatedly raised eyebrows for his praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

One of Trump’s top National Security Advisors was caught lying about secret calls with Russia. Federal investigators have uncovered several top Trump aides had frequent communications with top Russian officials. 

U.S. intelligence officials believe Putin was personally involved in the Russian hacks into our democracy.

Trump encouraged espionage against our own people and country.

Now is the time to put country before politics. This is deeply troubling -- regardless if you’re a Democrat, Republican or Independent. Our national security is at stake.

We must take action immediately. Will you add your name to demand a full investigation Russia’s involvement with Trump:

http://act.txdemocrats.org/TrumpRussia

After you sign, there is a call script to demand an investigation from our Republican senators. 

  ·   By Brittany Switzer

Action Alert: Affordable Care Act

It’s Valentine’s Day and we’re calling on Republican care for a heart. Don’t leave Americans to die by ripping away the Affordable Care Act.

Since the Affordable Care Act was enacted, over 20 million previously uninsured Americans have gained health insurance. If the Republicans follow through with gutting the ACA, over 900,000 Texans could lose their care, including 153,000 Texans battling substance use disorder.

If you believe every American must have the right to a family doctor -- not just the wealthy few, keep tweeting, calling, faxing, and emailing Ted Cruz and John Cornyn. It is on us to save healthcare:

CLICK TO CALL TED CRUZ & JOHN CORNYN:

Call Cruz

202-224-5922

Call Cornyn

202-224-2934

What to say, "Hi, this is [your name] calling from [city, state.] Can I speak to your Legislative Director?  Repealing the ACA would hurt patients, our economy, and innovations in care. Over 900,000 Texans, including 153,000 Texans battling substance use disorder, could lose their care. Please do not take away our health care. I urge your senator to do what is right. A vote to repeal the ACA is a vote for Texans to die.”

TWEET AT OUR SENATORS:

Tweet at Cornyn

Repealing the ACA would hurt Texans, our economy & innovations in care. Don’t rip away our healthcare, @johncornyn.

Tweet at Cruz

Repealing the ACA would hurt Texans, our economy & innovations in care. Don’t rip away our healthcare, @tedcruz.

DON’T STOP YET, EMAIL OUR SENATORS:
Add a personal story about what the Affordable Care Act means to you in your email.

Email Cornyn’s office

Email Cruz’s office


Thank you for all that you do. See you online,

Brittany Switzer
Digital Director, Texas Democratic Party

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  ·   By Crystal Kay Perkins

re: Betsy DeVos

Never forget your voice is powerful. Betsy DeVos may have just been confirmed as the next education secretary, but you forced an unprecedented tie vote.

Now, we must use our voices and our power to elect more Democrats to school boards to stop the Trump Republican agenda. We are driving real change in local communities across our great state because of you.

We will toss Trump Republicans out of power in our cities, suburbs, and towns. We will never stop fighting for our children to have a fair shot and a good education.

But we need your support to get our Democratic champions elected.

Our candidate services team is working overtime to make sure Democrats in the May municipal races have the tools they need to unseat Trump Republicans in school board and city council races.

Your donations power our local candidate trainings, provide 1-on-1 guidance on campaign strategy for local candidates and develop sophisticated voter turnout models, so our local progressive champions win. We need you now more than ever. Will you chip in $25 to support our candidate services programs?

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We are changing this state. Thank you for all that you do,

Crystal Kay Perkins
Executive Director, Texas Democratic Party

P.S. Are you or someone you know interested in running for office? Get in touch with Cliff & Andrew, our candidate services team, here: LiftTexas.com