Sign up for action alerts and Join TCDP’s rapid response team this session. There will be opportunities to get involved online and off including: petitions, public testimony, social media engagement, letter writing, calling and/or visiting legislators. You can find these events on our calendar. We will also work to hold our newly elected city council members accountable with a new “City Council Watch” form also available on our website. Follow us on Twitter & Facebook.
State Officials on Social Media
Rep. Dawnna Dukes = @DawnnaDukes
Rep. Donna Howard = @DonnaHowardtx
Rep. Celia Israel = @CeliaIsrael
Rep. Elliott Naishtat = @ElliottNaishtat
Rep. Eddie Rodriguez = @EddieforTexas
Sen. Kirk Watson = @KirkpWatson
Sen. Judith Zaffirini = @JudithZaffirini
General Messaging: #txlege
Progress Texas, Texas Forward (advocacy tool kit), CPPP, Tips on testifying at the Capitol
Reproductive health & health care (coverage gap, abortion): #txhealth, #TrustTx
Naral, Planned Parenthood of Texas, Texas Well and Healthy,
Immigration (Border Security, Tx DREAM Act): TOP, Keep HB 1403
Read: Discover Magazine: The Cognitive Neuroscience of Liberals and Conservatives
– “liberals would be more flexible and reliant on data, proof, and analytic reasoning, and conservatives are more inflexible (prefer stability), emotion-driven…”
Watch: George Lakoff – Don’t think of an Elephant
– Understanding the issue of “framing,” and why the GOP has been so successful at it.
Listen: John Hibbing – Biology of Ideology
Read: DNC’s Victory Task Force Preliminary Report of 2014
Download the book: Voicing our Values
Read: The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt
Follow and share tweets from our Democratic election officials!