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Election Day in HD 50!

Today, many in our community will have the opportunity to elect another strong leader to the Texas House. We can’t think of a better way to brighten up a cold, dreary day than by going to the polls and voting for House District 50 candidate, Celia Israel, a proven leader who will  fight for the needs of hardworking Texas families.

We ask that you help ensure Celia’s success not only by voting today, but also forwarding this email to your north Austin friends and family to remind them to join you at the polls! To find the open polling location nearest you, please see the list below.

Democrats are well positioned to make significant gains across the state in November, but we can only do so by protecting seats like this one. Help us get out the vote and elect Celia Israel to the Texas House of Representatives!

Copperfield Elementary School, 12135 Thompkins Dr

Cedar View Rehabilitation, 11020 Dessau Rd

New Sweden Lutheran Church, 12809 New Sweden Church Rd

Parmer Lane Elementary School, 1806 Parmer Ln

Park Crest Middle School, 1500 North Railroad Ave

Parmer Lane Elementary School, 1806 Parmer Ln

Dessau Elementary School, 1501 Dessau Ridge Ln

Murchison Elementary School, 2215 Kelly Ln

Rowe Lane Elementary School, 3112 Speidel Dr

Brookhollow Elementary School, 1200 North Railroad Ave

Park Crest Middle School, 1500 North Railroad Ave

Rowe Lane Elementary School, 3112 Speidel Dr

River Oaks Elementary, 12401 Sofield Farms Dr

YMCA Northwest Branch, 5807 McNeil Ave

Wells Branch Community Library, 15001 Wells Port Dr.

Northwest Elementary School, 14014 Thermal Dr

Caldwell Elementary School, 1718 Picadilly Dr

Wells Branch MUD Rec Center, 3000 Shoreline Dr

Villas of Bristol Heights Apartments, 12041 Dessau Rd

Villas of Bristol Heights Apartments, 12041 Dessau Rd

Wells Branch Community Center, 2106 Klattenhoff Dr

Emeritus at North Austin, 5310 Duval Rd

United Christian Church, 3500 W. Parmer Ln

Great Hills Baptist Church, 10500 Jollyville Rd

Laurel Mountain Elem School, 10111 DK Ranch Rd

Fire Station #33, 9409 Bluegrass Dr

Renaissance Retirement Center, 11279 Taylor Draper Ln

Kathy Caraway Elementary School, 11104 Oak View Dr.

Canyon Vista Middle School, 8455 Spicewood Springs Rd

Help Sen. Wendy Davis Defeat SB 5!

The HDCC is so proud of our House Democrats, who fought and delayed this bill for 20 hours. Now, the hardest part falls to our friend Wendy Davis. And that’s why we are so optimistic this terrible bill that restricts access to women’s health care–especially for poor, rural Texas women–will fail. Wendy needs our help to get this done. Tell your personal story now to keep Wendy going for 13 hours!

Speak Out on Bad Women’s Health Bills

Governor Perry has declared war on women.  Last week he vetoed the Texas Lilly Ledbetter Act because he thinks women should be paid less than men for doing the same work.  Now, he has added bad women’s health bills restricting safe access to abortion to the Special Legislative Session. This week is your only opportunity to speak out against these bills.

Come to the State Capitol this Thursday afternoon and evening, June 20th, when the House State Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on these bad bills.  The hearing will begin at 1:00 p.m. or upon adjournment of the House in Room JHR 140.

Please prepare a three minute testimony on the subject, and speak from your heart. What you say can make a difference.  Be ready for a long night, as the hearing will go on as long as it takes.

You can also fight back against Rick Perry’s war on women by helping to elect Democrats who will stand up for equal pay and women’s health issues. Please consider donating $5, $10, or $25 to the Texas House Democratic Campaign Committee to ensure that our key Democratic legislators return, and that we are able to gain seats in the House.  Your support now will build the foundation we need to ensure this war on women will go no further.

Urgent Redistricting Action Alert

Governor Perry has called the Texas Legislature into Special Session to address redistricting. Perry and Attorney General Greg Abbott are determined to force through redistricting maps before the courts have had a final say on numerous pending claims regarding intentional discrimination and violations of the Voting Rights Act.

The House Select Committee on Redistricting will hold public hearings this Friday, May 31st, and Saturday, June 1st at 9:00 a.m. in the Capitol Extension Auditorium. Although notice is short on these hearings, we strongly encourage you to attend.  This is an urgent opportunity to organize and help block the rubber-stamping of State House and Congressional maps that do not adequately reflect the tremendous population growth in the Latino and African American populations in Texas.

We look forward to seeing you Friday and Saturday morning at these important Redistricting Hearings.

Killer Ds 10th Anniversary Party!


Please Join the Texas House Democratic Campaign Committee and the Killer Ds Original Cast:
Rep. Roberto R. Alonzo, Hon. Kevin Bailey, Rep. Lon Burnam, Hon. Gabriella Canales, Hon. Jaime Capelo, Hon. Norma Chavez, Rep. Garnet Coleman, Rep. Yvonne Davis, Rep. Joe Deshotel, Rep. Dawnna Dukes, Hon. Jim Dunnam, Rep. Harold Dutton, Hon. Al Edwards, Rep. Craig Eiland, Hon. Juan Escobar, Hon. David Farabee, Rep. Jessica Farrar, Rep. Helen Giddings, Rep. Ryan Guillen, Hon. Scott Hochberg, Hon. Terri Hodge, Hon. Mark Homer, Hon. Chuck Hopson, Hon. Jesse Jones, Speaker Pete Laney, Hon. John Mabry, Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, Rep. Ruth Jones McClendon, Hon. Jim McReynolds, Rep. Jose Menendez, Hon. Paul Moreno, Rep. Elliott Naishtat, Hon. Rick Noriega,  Rep. Rene Oliveira, Hon. Dora Olivo, Rep. Joe Pickett, Hon. Robert Puente, Hon. Chente Quintanilla, Rep. Richard Raymond, Rep. Eddie Rodriguez, Hon. Barry Telford, Rep. Senfronia Thompson, Rep. Sylvester Turner, Sen. Carlos Uresti, Rep. Mike Villarreal, Mayor Miguel Wise, Hon. Steve Wolens, and special guests Congressman Joaquin Castro and Congressman Pete Gallego

For a Killer Ds 10 year Anniversary Party!

Live music by
The Bad Precedents!

When: Thursday, May 23rd, 7:00-10:00PM
Where: Saengerrunde Halle,
Scholz Garten, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd.

Sponsorship levels:
Premier – $25,000 | Yellow Dog – $5,000
Killer D – $2,500 | Blue Dog – $1,000

For questions or to RSVP, please contact Katie at (512) 473-2004 or
All funds solicited in connection with this event are by Texas HDCC, and not by any federal candidate listed above.

Join us for lunch in Houston!


Please Join HDCC Co-Chairs

Rep. Roberto R. Alonzo, Rep. Lon Burnam, Rep. Joe Deshotel, Rep. Jessica Farrar,
Rep. Donna Howard, Rep. Chris Turner

Rep. Alma Allen, Rep. Carol Alvarado, Rep. Garnet Coleman, Rep. Harold Dutton,
Rep. Ana Hernandez Luna, Rep. Borris Miles, Rep. Mary Ann Perez, Rep. Ron Reynolds,
Rep. Senfronia Thompson, Rep. Sylvester Turner, Rep. Hubert Vo,
Rep. Armando Walle, Rep. Gene Wu,

And Guest Speaker
David Richards

for a luncheon benefiting the
Texas House Democratic Campaign Committee
and HDCC Incumbent Protection Fund

When: Friday, March 22, 2013
Where: Sam Houston Hotel (Alden Hotel)
1117 Prairie Street
Houston, Texas 77002

Sponsorship levels:
$5,000 Host | $2,000 Sponsor | $1,000 Supporter

To join the host committee or to RSVP, please contact
Katie at (512) 473-2004 or

Looking to 2014, HDCC continues to serve as the central clearinghouse for Democratic challengers and incumbents: recruiting and training competitive candidates, conducting survey research to identify voter trends and attitudes, and ensuring our candidates have the financial resources to frame the debate and win.

To make a contribution to the HDCC, please visit,
or make a check payable to Texas HDCC and mail to P.O. Box 1925, Austin, Texas 78767.
To make a contribution to HDCC Incumbent Protection Fund, a stand-alone PAC with funds
raised spent exclusively on re-electing incumbent Democratic members, make a check payable to
HDCC Incumbent Protection Fund and mail to P.O. Box 1925, Austin, Texas 78767.

First Annual Golf Classic!


Please Join the Steering Committee Members:

Chairman Joseph D. Deshotel
Steve Adler
June Deadrick
Jason Gibson
Jay Harvey
Susan Longley
Kurt Meachum
Rene Ramirez
Tommy Townsend

First Annual Golf Classic
Benefiting the
HDCC Incumbent Protection Fund

Monday, September 17, 2012
6:30 am Registration, 8:30 am Shotgun Start, 12:30 pm Luncheon

Falconhead Golf Club
15201 Falconhead Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78738

For sponsorship and information, please call (512) 292-3000.

The HDCC Incumbent Protection Fund is the only organization whose sole mission is to
re-elect every Democratic member of the Texas House and whose singular purpose and
focus is to assist incumbent Democrats with their re-election efforts. Funds raised into
the Incumbent Protection Fund are spent exclusively to re-elect House Democrats.

Back to Blue

Some exciting news…

With less than 90 days from Election Day, we know what we face at the polls.

Just looking at what Tea Party extremists have done so far in Texas makes me shudder. I have no doubt that another legislative session with a Tea Party super-majority in control will be devastating for middle-class families.

With your support, that won’t happen. Democrats have candidates across our state working hard, knocking on doors and raising money to turn Texas House seats blue.

We want you to know these candidates and why they will win in November. So, for the first time, the HDCC is launching Back to Blue – our program highlighting the Democratic candidates with the best opportunity to win seats in 2012.
Help us turn more seats blue!

Even more exciting – two of our major donors have generously pledged $75,000 in matching funds to kick-start this effort!

That means every dollar raised to help win our most competitive seats will be doubled!

To help these candidates and to maximize the matching funds, we need your help! Can you contribute $500, $250, $100, $50 or even $25 today to help us reach our matching goal?

Republicans are doubling-down on their extreme rhetoric that will keep Texans at the bottom of everything we need to be first in for our children to succeed.  You can double your effort today to help show them the door!

There’s not much time left and there’s far too much at stake. Support our candidates by supporting the HDCC. Their victory in November will be a giant first step in our fight to bring Texas back to blue.

Bluely yours,

Representative Jessica Farrar
Co-Chair, Texas HDCC

Contribute to the Black to Blue Matching Program!

HDCC in Fort Worth!

Please Join
State Representatives
Lon Burnam, Joe Deshotel, Jessica Farrar, Roberto Alonzo, Rafael Anchia,
Yvonne Davis, Helen Giddings, Eric Johnson, Barbara Mallory Caraway,

and Special Guests
Marc Veasey and Senator Wendy Davis

for a reception benefiting the
Texas House Democratic
Campaign Committee
HDCC Incumbent Protection Fund
Thursday, August 16, 2012
At the home of Dick and Julie Abrams
4301 Briarhaven Road
Fort Worth, Texas 76109
Sponsorship levels
$2,500 Host | $1,000 Sponsor
$500 Friend | $250 Supporter
To RSVP, please contact Katie at (512) 473-2004 or

To make a contribution to the HDCC, please visit or make a check payable to Texas HDCC and mail to P.O. Box 1925, Austin, TX 78767. 
To make a contribution to the HDCC Incumbent Protection Fund, a stand-alone PAC with funds raised spend exclusively on re-eleting incumbent Democratic members, make a check payable to HDCC Incumbent Protection Fund and mail to 
P.O. Box 1925, Austin, TX 78767.