Category: Events

JBR Speaker Congressman Seth Moulton Interview!

JBR Speaker Congressman Seth Moulton Interview!

As many of you know Congressman Seth Moulton is our featured speaker for the 2018 Johnson Bentson Richards Dinner. If you didnt catch his interview on Seth Meyers then you should view it here and get to know our guest speaker!

If you like what you see and hear, and would like to have dinner with Congressman Seth Moulton, and watch him honor the worlds oldest veteran, and Austin resident Richard Overton, then please purchase your JBR dinner tickets here.

Seth Moulton was first called to service when he joined the Marines in 2001, days after graduating from college and months before the attacks on 9/11. As the leader of an infantry platoon, he was among the first Americans to reach Baghdad in 2003. He served four tours in a war that he didn’t agree with – but he was proud to go, so no one had to go in his place.

After returning home from Iraq, Seth earned joint degrees in Business and Public Policy at graduate school, and then worked in the private sector in Texas to build the country’s first high speed rail line. But it wasn’t long before he was called to serve once again – this time in his home district in Massachusetts.

Seth ran – and won – on a platform of bringing a new generation of leadership to Washington, becoming the only Democrat to unseat an incumbent in a primary in 2014.

In the two terms since he was first sworn in, Seth has worked tirelessly to uphold his commitment to bipartisanship. He has passed several bipartisan bills, including the Faster Care for Veterans Act and the Modernizing Government Travel Act, and was named the most effective freshman Democrat by the Center for Effective Lawmaking. He has also concentrated on spurring economic development in Massachusetts, creating the first intergovernmental task force focused on growing the economy of Lynn, the biggest city in his district.

Today, as a member of the Budget Committee, Seth is focused on creating a new economic agenda that will make a difference for American families. He also sits on the House Armed Services Committee and is the top Democrat on the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee.

Seth lives in Salem, Massachusetts with his wife Elizabeth.

 

OneTX Winter Holiday Party, 12/14

OneTX Winter Holiday Party, 12/14

Join TCDP and our allies at One Texas Resistance for an end of year celebration and Holiday Party!

We’ve all put in a lot of hard work, and the work will continue but let’s take an evening to relax and enjoy ourselves!

The party details:
When: Thursday, December 14, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: The North Door, 501 Brushy Street, Austin, TX 78702
More Information: Facebook Event

 

Join TCDP & Mike Collier in Austin

Join TCDP & Mike Collier in Austin

Join TCDP and Democratic Lt. Gubernatorial candidate Mike Collier for an event on October 11, 2017 at Scholz Garten from 6:00 – 8:00PM to talk about an important issue affecting all of us: education and property taxes.

Both of these topics are vitally important to all of the residents of Travis County. We have seen several increases in property taxes and no school district in Texas has paid more through recapture than AISD.
We all have a vested interest in ensuring our housing stays affordable, that the children in our community receive an amazing education, and that teachers receive the pay they deserve. So come out and join TCDP and Democratic Lt. Gubernatorial candidate Mike Collier as he discusses these topics!

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2017 Anne McAfee Quartet of Stars

2017 Anne McAfee Quartet of Stars

TCDP is excited to host our annual Anne McAfee Quartet of Stars! This year’s honorees include four outstanding women who help make our community a better, more inviting place to live each and every day: Hon. Emma Lou Linn, Montserrat Garibay, Sherine Thomas, and Eleanor Thompson.

Will you join us in honoring these women and their contributions to our community?

Each and every one of these women stand as an inspiration for each and every one of us as they continue their hard work upholding our Democratic values.

This year’s Anne McAfee Quartet of Stars will take place Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 12PM to 2PM at the Westin Hotel at the Domain in the Primrose Ballroom. Tickets for the event will be $60 for early bird tickets and $100 after our early bird tickets are sold out. We have almost always oversold this event, so don’t hesitate and buy your tickets today!

Not only is this event a great way to honor the amazing women of our community, it helps TCDP continue outreach and organizing for the coming 2018 elections. Your donation helps provide critical resources we can use to stand by our honorees and their work to help make Travis County a better, safer place for our families and communities.

We hope you join us in honoring the amazing hard work, endless passion, and tireless dedication of these amazing women.

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Join TCDP for the Austin Pride Parade 2017!

Join TCDP for the Austin Pride Parade 2017!

Who’s ready for Austin Pride? Put on your favorite Democratic shirt, grab your rainbow flag, and join TCDP and our friends at Stonewall Democrats of Austin and the Williamson County Democratic Party as we celebrate Pride in the annual Pride Parade!

The parade will be Saturday, September 30. Our parade position is #44, and we can begin lining up at 7:15pm along the east side of the Capitol on San Jacinto Street. The parade is always a fun time and the more the merrier! So bring your sons, daughters, parents, grandparents, and let’s show some Austin Pride!

Please RSVP to our Facebook event to make sure you can check for the most up-to-date information the day of the parade.

Additionally, if you are a ’17-’18 VDR and would like to register voters during the parade (in lieu of walking with TCDP in the parade), we could use your assistance. You can signup here for additional information.

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Kirk Watson’s 12th Annual Concert Under the Stars

Kirk Watson’s 12th Annual Concert Under the Stars

We are excited to invite everyone to Senator Kirk Watson’s 12th Annual Concert Under the Stars this Thursday, October 5 at 8:00 PM. As always, this yearly event will be held in Zilker Park, the night before the Austin City Limits Music Festival is set to kick off. This year’s headliner is The Revivalists, an amazing band out of New Orleans you won’t want to miss.

Will you join Senator Watson for an amazing night of music in the park?

All ticket purchases will support Senator Watson, a strong partner and the single most generous contributor to the Travis County Democratic Party. He has been nothing but a friend and a close ally to all Texas Democrats. We urge everyone to support him, as he has supported us, our values, and our candidates. Tickets are required to attend so purchase your ticket today. General admission tickets are just $50, but a wide variety of reserved seating and exclusive V.I.P. packages are also available.

Let’s all come out, listen to some great music, and support our friend, Senator Kirk Watson!

 

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One Texas Resistance: Preparing for 2018 Event

One Texas Resistance: Preparing for 2018 Event

 

Special Session is coming to an end and your resistance at the Texas Legislature has been crucial. Now it’s time to look towards the 2018 election cycle and learn what we can do to ensure that we elect progressive candidates to represent Texans.

Join the TCDP and our allies in One Texas Resistance Coalition for a special session legislative update, a training on how to work towards the 2018 election, and get deputized to register voters. The event will take place August 19, 2017 from 10 am – 2 pm at the AFL-CIO.

The VDR training will take place at 12:00 PM, please sign up to attend this portion of the day.

Visit our website for more information and events, including events outside of Austin. Join our Facebook group to follow actions during special session. You can also sign up to receive email alerts as well.

Questions? Email us at txlegeresistance@gmail.com

This coalition is a joint effort of different member groups, including:
ACLU of Texas
The Afiya Center
Deeds Not Words
Equality Texas
Grassroots Leadership
Human Rights Campaign
Indivisible Austin
Indivisible #TXLege
The Lilith Fund for Reproductive Equity
Mi Familia Vota
NARAL Pro-Choice Texas
Pantsuit Republic
Planned Parenthood Texas Votes
Planned Parenthood Summer of Defiance Austin
Progress Texas
Shift.
Travis County Democratic Party
Texas Democratic Party
Texas Equal Access Fund – TEA Fund
Texas Freedom Network
Texas League of Conservation Voters
Texas Stonewall Democrats
Transgender Education Network of Texas
United We Dream – Houston
Voto Latino
Whole Woman’s Health
Women’s March San Antonio
Workers Defense Action Fund

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Juneteenth 2017

Juneteenth 2017

Happy Juneteenth! I would like to thank everyone for coming out to the Juneteenth Parade and Celebration this past Saturday! As always, it was an amazing day celebrating with the community and all of the families.

Juneteenth commemorates the day in 1865 when certain Texans first received news of the Emancipation Proclamation. As recent events have sent America and Texas backwards, we should encourage ourselves by remembering the struggles that we have overcome in the past and continue working. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”

With attacks on human dignity by Trump and Abbott, we cannot afford to be divided or have people sit on the sidelines. Now is the time for everyone to be involved in some capacity to help move our community forward. Let’s keep marching forward.

Join us for a FUNraiser!

Join us for a FUNraiser!

 

As we all know, laughter is the best medicine and what better way to get a bit of relief than going to a show at Esther’s Follies?

Join us Sunday, June 25th for a fundraiser to support our outreach and organizing efforts! Individual tickets start at $50, which entitles you to the reception and a ticket to the show.

Buy your ticket here!

Esther’s Follies
523 E 6th St.
Sunday, 6/25
4-6PM Reception & Silent Auction
6-8PM Performance