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The Texas Democratic Party Convention begins Thursday at 6 p.m. Central Time. There will be a number of social events and soirees for Democratic fellowships, but the real meat starts Saturday.

There is an incredible speaker line up as seen here.  It is a virtual Who’s Who of Democratic Party movers and shakers. To put it simply, it’s like the Met Gala without the comical costumes. 

You don’t have to be present to enjoy all that’s offered. You can view the general sessions livestream here beginning Friday at 6:00 pm Central Time with Saturday and Sunday sessions here:

You can view the entire schedule, links, and offerings here:

As always, new things are proposed; old things taken away, but they aren’t final until voted upon during the Convention.

  1. Creating an Indigenous People’s caucus, representing almost 2% of Texas’ population.
  2. Paying the State Democratic Party Chair $150,000 per year
  3. An annual internal audit by a finance subcommittee
  4. Adding a “No Preference” option to the presidential primary race in Texas beginning in 2028

I wholeheartedly endorse proposals 1-3, but not so much number 4. It’s important that the party show solidarity, unlike the GOP. Differences need to be checked at the door, so we can work on policy and resolutions. If you recall the Texas GOP convention from a couple of weeks ago, there was yelling, screaming, and divisiveness. Many have described it as an intra-party civil war. We don’t want that here. 

It will be interesting to see what Democrats come up with on the issues of guns. Uvalde’s Robb Elementary mass shooting still looms in the minds of most Texans, especially educators. What can we do to buttress the GOP’s hardline of enabling gun deaths?

If you read the Texas GOP’s Contract with Texas and their ridiculous hateful resolutions, we must enact policies to undermine their efforts in response. How do we do that?

There are so many of the Texas GOP’s policies that we need to be concerned about; especially climate change. It was 121 in Laredo yesterday. That should be an alarm bell.

While Democrats are working on solutions, the Texas GOP is setting up gauntlets, making it harder for us to vote. Reggie Smith has set a June 12 Elections Committee hearing to discuss ballot secrecy oversight and Texas legislation passed last year, including: 

  • The bill that pulled Texas out of ERIC 
  • Abolishing county election administrator jobs in certain counties

This is a much watch if we are to be forewarned of future possibilities.

Stay tuned!!

Carol Morgan
Carol Morgan
The sleepy, dusty town of Lubbock, Texas, in the late fifties, was the perfect incubator for a shy, imaginative child who was a voracious reader with a dream of becoming a writer. Carol Morgan spent almost 30 years as a teacher and counselor, but even in her stint as an educator she continued to write. She was the executive producer of Career Connection, an education program on LISD-TV. In 2001, Carol began a second career as a career counselor, writer and speaker. Her goal was to encourage others to use their gifts and talents to make changes in their lives and the world. That business endured for 20 years until closing because of the COVID-19 pandemic. She was the host of a local radio talk show, Career 411, offering on-air advice and featuring unique careers. As a freelance writer, she’s contributed articles to various publications about Texas politics and life. Carol was the Democratic candidate for the Texas House of Representatives in 2010, and has never recovered from her addiction to Texas politics. She is the author of two books, garnering honors and awards for her writings.


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