TCBD Newsletter Volume I | Issue 13
The Political Voice of Black Texas Democrats
An Open Letter To Democratic Donors & Voters Support Our Candidates On The May Ball
If Democrats really want to retake Texas, our donors need to truly understand the value and importance of investing, right now, in helping to elect Democrats running for Mayor, City Council, School Board and Community College Trustee, in May.
Republican members of Congress and their donors get it. They know that winning local races helps them control public policy decisions that directly impact Texans daily lives and provides them with a reservoir of talent to run for higher office. They know that local elected officials also help a political party build and better organize a statewide voter base and voter turnout operation through smart and sustained local organizing.
What’s happening in Austin and all around the country right now should make it clear to all Democratic voters-and donors-that we need to win more than just the White House, the U. S. House of Representatives and the United States Senate. We also need to win big at the local level all across Texas, especially in our rural and suburban counties. Democrats do live in rural Texas.
To retake state legislatures, Democrats will need local candidates that local voters know and have voted for. Texas Democrats need local officeholders who know how to win in their community to win back the Texas legislature.
Texas Democrats have to start electing our future state legislative candidates right now and we have to elect local Democrats in May to help build and strengthen the political infrastructure we will need to win in 2022 and beyond.
Texas Democratic donors need to come together, right now, and pull together at least $2 million dollars to invest in turning out Democratic voters in every community with a May 1, 2021 election.
Early voting starts on April 19, 2021 so Democratic donors need to get this done now and it can be done. There is still enough time to get the job done.
The top targets for Democrats should be winning the Mayor’s race in Fort Worth and Arlington and as many races as possible in the suburban counties in the Metroplex as well as in East and West Texas and in San Antonio into The Valley.
The road to redemption begins in May if we-Democrats-are willing to invest in our local candidates and have the vision to see that winning statewide really begins with winning more local races in the odd numbered years. This is the work and investment that The Coalition has been engaged in since the day after last November’s general election.
If Democrats, in Texas, want to win, we are going to have to go earn it the old-fashioned way: hard work, smart and strategic investing and partnership development.
The Coalition has been hard at work and we need your help to win. We must all multitask and we can’t wait until 2022 to try and win in 2022.
As we fight, in Austin, to defend our right to vote, a woman’s right to choose, a more just criminal justice system and fair redistricting maps, Texas voters must not forget to vote in their local May elections and Democratic donors can’t wait until the Fall of 2022 to Invest in Winning Back Texas.
To Win Back Texas, Democratic donors need to start investing now in Texas and our local candidates.
Hon. Carroll G. Robinson, Esq.
Texas Coalition of Black Democrats
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