A lot has happened since our last newsletter!
Congratulations to all of you grassroots activists – look what you did!
UPDATE ON SECURE ELECTIONS
From our national coalition to us:
The Senate just passed $425 million in election security funding and $15M for the U.S. Election Assistance Commission!
Big shout to the Brennan Center for Justice for their leadership from early on in this fight with determined leadership and advocacy from Stand Up America, SEIU, Common Cause, Voices for Progress, NETWORK Lobby for Social Justice, Sierra Club, Protect Democracy, End Citizens United, DailyKos, Center for Democracy and Technology, ACLU, NAACP LDF and so many others.
Shout out especially to Brett Edkins from Stand Up America – who elevated and kept on this fight, AND managed to drive massive grassroots engagement while also doing the same on impeachment at the same time.
Also a big shout out to National Election Defense Coalition, Americans for Tax Reform, FreedomWorks and other conservative allies without whom I am not sure we’d be in this position today. This victory is proof positive that bipartisan work is still possible even in these fraught times.
Assuming the President signs the bill, what next?
Read more about it: Article on the passing of the bill: https://thefulcrum.us/voting/election-security-funding-2641621607
Congressman Marc Veasey, Majority Leader Hoyer, and Congressman Raskin Call on Congressional Appropriators to Secure Critical Funding to Secure ElectionsÂ
“Our country’s elections are under attack and we must take the appropriate steps to fight back,” said Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33). “This letter will help restore confidence in our elections and uphold the sacred right to vote by ensuring that investments to secure and fortify our elections are made.”
Dear Democracy Leaders,
Tuesday night, Impeachment Eve, was incredibly impressive in Texas and all over the country! Look at the media coverage of just some of our great Texas events:
The Dallas Morning News: See and hear: Hundreds of North Texans call for the impeachment of President Donald Trump
Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Hundreds in Fort Worth, Arlington join nationwide rallies urging Trump’s impeachment
Patch Texas: Trump Impeachment Rally Staged In Austin
Actions organized by democracy leaders like you calling for Donald Trump to be impeached attracted crowds nationwide, including people new to protesting.
There was widespread media coverage featuring your actions and the giant letters spelling out “IMPEACH”.
At least 200,000 people took to the streets in more than 600 events in all 50 states and DC.
Now that Congress is adjourning and heading home, we want to keep up the drumbeat on the need for a fair trial in the U.S. Senate and for Trump’s removal.
The evidence of Trump’s bribery and obstruction of justice is undeniable.
There is work ahead to be done, but for now bask in your successes
and enjoy the holidays! You deserve it!!
THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO!
Questions? Comments? Liz Wally firstname.lastname@example.org 214.821.2237
Cody, Dave, Diana, and Sandi winding up after Annual Mtg, June 2017
DFW 4 Democracy Jan 2017
Getting ready to go into a committee hearing – Austin, Jan 2017
Dallas DEMOCRACY AWAKENING
APRIL 17, 2016