Our democracy is not the buildings, not the monuments. It's your being willing to work to make things better and being willing to listen to each other and argue with each other and come together and knock on doors and make phone calls and treat people with respect.
- Barack Obama, in his farewell to members of his staff, January 20, 2017
On January 21, 2017, we awoke to find an American game show host, Donald J. Trump, inaugurated as the President of the United States. He'd made a campaign promise to "drain the swamp" of Washington elites, but instead he began to fill his cabinet with Republican corporate billionaires.
Every freedom we hold dear—from decent health care, to public schools, to the clean air we breathe and water we drink—is now under attack.
As Democrats we are fighting back. We already outnumber our opponents. But to win we must be active. We must make our voices heard, volunteer, and vote. Join us and we will prevail!
Chair, Fayette County Democratic Party
Texas Democrats believe democratic government exists to achieve as a community, state, and nation what we cannot achieve as individuals.
We believe in equal opportunity, fairness, freedom, family, community, and a responsibility to ourselves and each other. These are the values our elders passed down to us, the values we hope to share with our children, and the values we expect from our elected officials.
The Texas Democratic Party is a movement of millions of Texans coming together to fight for our Texas values. We know our state cannot succeed when the deck is stacked against working Texans and their families.
At our core, we are all about a fair shot for all. That’s why Texas Democrats have a plan for jobs with fair pay, strong neighborhood schools, health care for all, debt-free college, investment in job training and technical education, a dignified retirement, and expanded family leave options, so Texans never have to choose between their job or caring for a sick loved one. We will never stop fighting for an economy that works for everybody, not just those at the top.
Your vote is your voice! Elections happen at different times throughout the year. Who we elect for our local, state, and federal offices makes a difference.
The 2020 general election will be held in Texas on November 3, 2020. Many Texas seats will be up for election as well as a United States Senate seat, and all thirty-six Texas seats in the United States House of Representatives. This information is maintained on the Texas Secretary of State’s website. Fayette County offices up for re-election can be found on the Fayette County Elections Office website here. You can also find dates of upcoming elections at the Fayette County Elections Office website.
Help us to canvass neighborhoods and back country roads, register voters, fund-raise, phone bank, and organize events. Whether you can pitch in a few hours once a week or once a month, we need your help. Fill out the volunteer interest form at the bottom of the page.
Get involved in our local Party through various events, activities, community involvement. We meet the third Thursday of each month in La Grange and our meetings are open to all wishing to get more involved in our democracy!
Make a financial contribution to help us to continue to get the message out and to put more Democrats into office. All donations welcome and none too small. To access our safe donation gateway, ActBlue. All donations remain in Fayette County and go toward our operations here to help turn Texas blue.
Why is flipping TX so important?? Nationally, because there is no way that the GOP can win the presidency without Texas. The math is just not there (regardless of how FL or OH goes.. without TX the GOP has no path to the presidency!)
Regionally, flipping Texas is important because Texas, under GOP control for ~30 years, continues to head down the wrong path. Where fear (Jade Helm) is used to motivate people and education remains underfunded. Where politicians are more concerned with who is using what bathroom than maintaining the quality of our groundwater, and where politicians do the bidding of moneyed interests over the quality of life for Texans and resident of Texas.
Texas needs a new direction but we cannot realize these changes without YOUR vote and funding!
While some visiting this page may not be from the area, we cannot flip Texas without increasing the rural turnout and, these are the most expensive votes to get! With that, we appreciate all contributions big or small, local or far off, and will use them to do our part in turning Texas blue.
State and U.S. House members run for office every two years; Senators run for election every six years. Basically, this means that our Members of Congress are always either running for office or getting ready for their next election—a fact that shapes everything they do. What they hear from you and me in between elections matters.
Don't like what your state and national leaders are up to? Call their offices, send emails, or write letters. Representatives of Fayette County are:
Current Democratic initiatives can be found here.
Other activities to get engaged:
Participate in TX Democratic Party events at the capitol and elsewhere.
Information about La Grange City Council meetings can be found here.
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