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!
Chairman, Fayette County Democratic Party
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 2018 general election will be held in Texas on November 6, 2018. All Texas executive officers 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. To learn more click here. To learn about local and county officers also up for election in 2018, click here. You can find dates of upcoming elections here.
Questions about voting? Click here to learn more about voting in Texas or click here to get in touch with us and let us know your concerns. A precinct chair or volunteer will contact you to answer your questions.
Help us to canvass neighborhoods and back country roads, register voters, fundraise, phone bank, and organize events. Whether you can pitch in once a week or once a month, we need your help. Fill out the volunteer interest form at the bottom of the page by clicking here.
Become a precinct chair! For more information click here.
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, click here.
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. To learn more about contacting your legislators and members of congress, click here or click a name below.
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