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Thor Chester
02:19:28
howdy all
Eliz Markowitz
02:19:43
Howdy!
Manny LONGORIA
02:19:53
i like Eliz's Tshirt - i want my own too - haha
Melissa Stout
02:20:00
Hey y'all!
Addison Perry-Franks
02:20:09
hi everyone
Manny LONGORIA
02:20:46
who are you - name?
Dylan Forbis
02:20:57
Hey everyone! Hey Dr. Eliz!
Eliz Markowitz
02:21:06
DYLAN!!
Dylan Forbis
02:21:13
how are you doing?
Becky Glynn
02:21:27
Hi everyone. I'm new here ;-) My first convention and my first secular caucus.
Eliz Markowitz
02:21:35
Just living my best life fighting the good fight. How’s our new SDEC champ?
Dylan Forbis
02:21:49
doing good, jumped in head first.
Eliz Markowitz
02:21:50
Hey, Becky! Welcome!
Sarah Levin
02:21:52
Welcome Becky!
Dylan Forbis
02:21:54
Hey Becky!
Becky Glynn
02:22:11
Thanks, ya'll
Jon Rosenthal
02:22:31
Howdy Y'all!!
Eliz Markowitz
02:22:41
Hey, Jon!!
Manny LONGORIA
02:23:34
i don't know who is the host - to adjust audio
Dylan Forbis
02:23:54
Manny do you hear us?
Manny LONGORIA
02:24:21
yes - i hear - but my mic is off
Dylan Forbis
02:24:21
you need to find the advanced settings on your zoom.
Dylan Forbis
02:24:31
oh, everyone is muted
Manny LONGORIA
02:24:35
no
Dylan Forbis
02:24:38
I believe only hosts and cohosts can unmute
Manny LONGORIA
02:24:46
error - reads host has me muted
Manny LONGORIA
02:24:53
tell host please
Manny LONGORIA
02:25:30
my mic is on the host apparently
Eric Grimm
02:26:29
Hello, everyone. Hello Kevin, Hello, Sarah.
Valerie DeBill
02:29:17
Hi everyonoe
Jacinda Valencia (she, her, hers)
02:29:21
Hello everyone! Jacinda here, SD11 Brazoria County
Linda Coleman
02:30:29
SD 23 Dallas County here!
Mary Guillory
02:30:41
Hi! SD30 Wise County Texas Democratic Women of Rural North Texas
Valerie DeBill
02:31:27
SD14, Austin
Kathy Braatz for Tarrant County Commissioner
02:31:32
Hi! Kathy Braatz for Tarrant County Commissioner precinct 3 here! Great to "see" everyone :-)
Heather Snaman
02:32:03
Hi y’all. SD5, Round Rock here.
LuAnne Leonard
02:32:51
Hi! SD22 in Cleburne, TX
WENDY KALTHOFF
02:33:19
sd 14
WENDY KALTHOFF
02:33:25
sorry 12
Pam Humphrey
02:33:41
Hey, LuAnne.! SD22 here, too.
Dylan Forbis
02:33:59
Dylan Forbis SD11 here
Addison Perry-Franks
02:34:38
texas house HD83
Susan Turpin
02:34:56
Hey folks! Former TDSC treasurer, watching from Oregon.
Faye Ku
02:34:57
Hello everyone! It's wonderful to meet so many of you here! My twitter handle is @PalestineMATH
LuAnne Leonard
02:34:58
Hey Pam!
Linda Coleman
02:35:45
Hello, Susan from Oregon! Glad to have you visiting us today!
Susan Turpin
02:36:57
Thank you, Linda! I only moved up to Oregon about 2.5 months ago, having been in Texas my whole life. I sincerely miss being part of the Caucus.
Thomas Schenck
02:36:59
SD 22 here, too!
Eric Grimm
02:38:10
SD 13, here -- Houston.
Kenneth Macpherson
02:38:44
SD11
Dylan Forbis SD11 he/him
02:39:43
I met Donna at Central Texas Pride last summer! great to see her working so hard for Texas voters
Jacinda Valencia (she, her, hers)
02:39:54
hey Kenneth I’m from SD 11 too
Jacinda Valencia (she, her, hers)
02:40:05
Pearland
Melissa Stout
02:40:11
she's awesome!
Natasha Glass
02:40:22
SD7
Kenneth Macpherson
02:40:22
Hi Jacinda.
Randy Bennett-King
02:40:40
Donna Imam is literally the first candidate I have ever had personally call me to discuss issues of concern to me. Her outreach to her potential constituents is remarkable.
Randy Bennett-King
02:52:24
If you do not understand the importance of the State Board of Education, find a copy of The Revisionaries and watch it.
LaTonya Whittington
02:52:43
Yay! Michelle Palmer SD6 in the house!
LaTonya Whittington
02:53:01
She is amazing and ready for the job!
Alexis Potaman
02:53:24
Woot Woot! SD6 for Michelle Palmer!
Linda Coleman
02:53:30
Oh, yes, The Revisionaries is excellent and will really motivate you to care about the school board races.i
Faye Ku
02:53:35
Hi Randy -- I'd like to see schools move towards non-mandatory models, so it could look more like the public library than an institution.
WENDY KALTHOFF
02:53:49
The Revisionaries is a great video.
LaTonya Whittington
02:54:00
SD 6 in the house!!! Lets gooooo!
Faye Ku
02:54:18
History -- How about Herstory :D
Randy Bennett-King
02:55:00
The Revisionaries was partially shown by Texas Freedom Network at the 2012 State Party Convention in Houston. I had no idea what this institution was or represented until that moment, and I have been deeply passionate about it ever since.
Linda Coleman
02:55:46
Yes! Texas Freedom Network, 2012--I was in that meeting!
Randy Bennett-King
02:56:10
Hi Faye. I think there is a lot of room for improvement in the way we educate our students.
WENDY KALTHOFF
02:56:14
I love Texas freedon metwk.
Valerie DeBill
02:56:22
TFN is the best
WENDY KALTHOFF
02:56:26
sorry freedo.
LaTonya Whittington
02:56:47
Great job Michelle!
WENDY KALTHOFF
02:56:49
Yeah for TFN and Kathy Miller.
Susan Turpin
02:56:57
Accurate. I've done this research and given presentations with my boyfriend on the need for comprehensive sex ed in Texas public schools.
Michelle Palmer
02:57:27
YES!! Texas Freedom Network is amazing!!!
LaTonya Whittington
02:58:16
I have heard great things about you Jon Rosenthal!
LaTonya Whittington
02:58:41
Can we connect? tonyataham@gmail.com
Jacinda Valencia, SD11 (she/her/hers)
03:02:46
yes! I’m also a mechanical enginerd
Jacinda Valencia, SD11 (she/her/hers)
03:02:58
nice to see someone in the house! #lifegoals
Dylan Forbis
03:03:13
That is so true. I have said before that Texas Engineers and Texas Social workers are going to play monumental roles to save the democratic party.
Linda Coleman
03:03:23
"Fact based and data driven" That's what I like to hear.
Jacinda Valencia, SD11 (she/her/hers)
03:03:24
:)
Wanda Zamorano
03:03:36
I can tell you're a good pain in the ass. Keep it up! Wanda in Irving, TX
Melissa Stout
03:03:47
Definitely need more if that!
Melissa Stout
03:03:52
of
julie sivia
03:04:34
We are here for all of y’all! GOOO BLUE!
Thor Chester
03:05:12
So when can we get rid of Dan Patrick?
Randy Bennett-King
03:05:23
2022
Faye Ku
03:05:24
I love that Chinese word behind you, Jon -- It is the word for peace -- evenness.
LaTonya Whittington
03:05:36
2022
Wanda Zamorano
03:08:58
Brandy, we CAN to it!!!
Susan Turpin
03:11:47
I LOVE Addison.
Melissa Stout
03:12:00
Same!
Michelle Palmer
03:12:26
michelle4sboe6@gmail.com Palmerfortexased.com
Jacinda Valencia, SD11 (she/her/hers)
03:12:43
This is the MOST participation I saw in all the caucuses
Jacinda Valencia, SD11 (she/her/hers)
03:12:50
(that ive been to)
Susan Turpin
03:12:56
That's very encouraging :)
Donna Imam
03:13:09
Donna Imam contact@votefordonna.com or go to votefordonna.com. We would love your help phone banking. Or if you can chip in a few bucks votefordonna.com/give
Melissa Stout
03:13:14
So great to hear
WENDY KALTHOFF
03:13:32
It is the most participation. I have been to almost all caucuses.
Carrie Petersen
03:13:42
Yay Collin County! Nice to see you, Lorenzo!
Faye Ku
03:13:52
Right, Jacinda? The only other won that was really participatory was the Technology Caucus. I think because it's new and has fewer members like this one.
Jacinda Valencia, SD11 (she/her/hers)
03:14:08
oh wow there is a Tech caucus?
Faye Ku
03:14:37
SEE? Yes, there is... but their meeting is over for the convention.
Joseph Say
03:14:41
There is Jacinda!!
sandy swan
03:15:10
Sandy Swan for Denton County Commissioner Precinct 1 https://www.facebook.com/Sandy4Denton
Susan Turpin
03:15:22
There's a good number of people watching on Facebook as well.
Jacinda Valencia, SD11 (she/her/hers)
03:15:30
:)
Addison Perry-Franks
03:15:43
addison Perry-Frankshttps://addison4tx.comhttps://facebook.com/addisonfortxhttps://secure.actblue.com/donate/addyaddy@addison4tx.comaddisondawnfranks@gmail.com
Valerie DeBill
03:15:47
the tech caucus was an interesting discussion
Gregory Alvord
03:16:05
Please donate https://secure.actblue.com/donate/fixsboe
Linda Coleman
03:16:30
Organizing college kids to pick up trash is excellent training for cleaning up Austin. Go Lorenzo Sanchez!!!
Faye Ku
03:16:59
Dorothy Byrd is running for City Council Representative for District 4 in El Paso Texas
Wanda Zamorano
03:17:37
I got my mail-in ballot today!
Lorenzo Sanchez
03:18:05
Thank you to the Texas Democratic Secular Caucus for allowing myself and other candidates the platform to speak about our campaigns. For more information, you can visit lorenzofortexas.com. To donate: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/lorenzo-for-texas-1
Jon Rosenthal
03:18:15
Hi Everyone!jonrosenthalTX.comjonr@jonrosenthal.comhttps://www.facebook.com/JonRosenthalTX/https://www.facebook.com/Jon.Rosenthal.10I also respond to FB messagestwitter @jon_rosenthalTX
Jacinda Valencia, SD11 (she/her/hers)
03:18:30
Just added you Jon!
Addison Perry-Franks
03:18:33
HD83 texas house candidateaddison Perry-Frankshttps://addison4tx.comhttps://facebook.com/addisonfortxhttps://secure.actblue.com/donate/addyaddy@addison4tx.comaddisondawnfranks@gmail.comI'm honored to be endorsed by the following:Zachary for Precinct ChairTexas Democratic Secular CaucusFreethought Equality Fund PACHouston GLBT Caucus PACTexas AFL-CIOTexas Democrats With DisabilitiesThe Bystander - Lubbock TXAnd HIGHLY RECOMMENDED by the following:Howard County Democratic PartyVoteProChoice
Jacinda Valencia, SD11 (she/her/hers)
03:18:37
Glad to hear there are MECEs in office :)
Becky Glynn
03:19:45
Donating postage stamps are a great way to support campaigns and the post office at the same time - or so I've heard.
Wanda J Watson
03:19:54
Wanda J. Watson, Brazos County Democratic Party County Elect,
Thor Chester
03:20:11
finally someone who will talk about religious bigotry....
Joseph Say
03:20:30
Jon Rosenthal and Michelle Palmer are both good friends and amazing advocates! Vote for them!!!!
sandy swan
03:20:52
I appreciate donations at: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/sandy4denton
Carrie Petersen
03:22:26
Hi Sharon! Representing HD66 well!!
Gregory Alvord
03:22:42
Facebook Like me please. https://www.facebook.com/Greg4TX/
Lauren Webb
03:26:23
losing straight ticket hurt us
Sally Curimbaba
03:26:34
Eliz for HD 28!
julie sivia
03:26:39
Hello! :) :)
Joseph Say
03:26:39
Oh Eliz is amazing too!!! Love her!
Sharon Hirsch
03:27:18
Thank you all! Your can reach me at https://www.sharon4tx.com
Addison Perry-Franks
03:27:30
thanks to everyone, I have to go to another meeting. thanks to secular caucus for the endorsement . and for this meeting. thanks for the invite.you can find you more about me here:HD83 texas house candidateAddison Perry-Frankshttps://addison4tx.comhttps://facebook.com/addisonfortxhttps://secure.actblue.com/donate/addyaddy@addison4tx.comaddisondawnfranks@gmail.comI'm honored to be endorsed by the following:Zachary for Precinct ChairTexas Democratic Secular CaucusFreethought Equality Fund PACHouston GLBT Caucus PACTexas AFL-CIOTexas Democrats With DisabilitiesThe Bystander - Lubbock TXAnd HIGHLY RECOMMENDED by the following:Howard County Democratic PartyVoteProChoice
Wanda Zamorano
03:27:52
Remember our public libraries have voter registration applications in Spanish and English....I picked up both today to take to the George Floyd protests.
Thor Chester
03:28:31
Cool Wanda...good idea.....thanks for sharing.....
Dylan Forbis
03:28:49
you can also request 1000 voter registration cards
Faye Ku
03:28:49
My parents own a home there, and I have lots of friends in Sugar Land, where I used to live and my sisters grew up.
Dylan Forbis
03:29:16
from the state elections office.
Kathy Braatz for Tarrant County Commissioner
03:29:31
I was at a protest in Southlake with at least 400 people right before this and several registrars signing up new voters!
Linda Coleman
03:30:08
Good to know registrars are showing up at the protests! It's one thing to protest, then you have to vote!
Amy Bakken
03:30:19
@Dylan Forbis: where do you request 1000 forms? I could really use more for my team’s efforts!
Thor Chester
03:30:35
Ya know... this GOP/ religious right who want to legislate a women's body are the same ones who cry that there is "Too much government regulation" Of course, you can't make a baby without a male's reproductive organs...so maybe we need to legislate a man's reproductive organ? Think they are up for that?
Dylan Forbis
03:30:36
Jacinda do you have the email
Dylan Forbis
03:31:15
<TKays@sos.texas.gov>
Jacinda Valencia, SD11 (she/her/hers)
03:31:29
oh ya i found the max that you can request…. 4000 forms
Jacinda Valencia, SD11 (she/her/hers)
03:31:35
they mail it in a box to your house for free....
Jacinda Valencia, SD11 (she/her/hers)
03:31:39
let me find that
julie sivia
03:31:45
Tk you DR! We are here for you.
Susan Turpin
03:31:49
Sandy is the former Vice-Chair of the Secular Caucus!
Jacinda Valencia, SD11 (she/her/hers)
03:32:02
but the VDR long forms are recommended
Dylan Forbis
03:32:07
Eliz Markowitz for HD28Twitter: @ElizMarkowitzFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/eliz4txWebsite: www.Eliz4TX.comDonate: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/eliz4tx28
Eliz Markowitz
03:32:55
Eliz Markowitz for HD28Twitter: @ElizMarkowitzFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/eliz4txWebsite: www.Eliz4TX.comDonate: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/eliz4tx28
Faye Ku
03:33:08
Does coming to this meeting mean we joined??
Faye Ku
03:33:39
Give us a REAL CHOICE!
Susan Turpin
03:33:39
Faye, you'll still need to fill out the membership form and pay the dues. seculartexasdem.org
Jacinda Valencia, SD11 (she/her/hers)
03:33:55
Here is the example to request the voter registration short forms from sos.Texas.gov
Razi Asaduddin
03:34:03
cool^^
Faye Ku
03:34:19
Aww, okay, are there any scholarships for people living in poverty?
Faye Ku
03:34:32
I can't afford to join all the caucuses that I would love to be part of.
Jacinda Valencia, SD11 (she/her/hers)
03:34:32
Here is an example or how you can get free forms sent to your house in a couple of days:<Elections@sos.texas.gov>; Terry Kays <TKays@sos.texas.gov>Can you please send 4,000 state wide voter registration forms to the address below?Request: 4,000 state wide voter registration formsName: Jacinda ValenciaAddress:Phone Number:
Jacinda Valencia, SD11 (she/her/hers)
03:34:48
they send 2 boxes for free but i recommend using the VDR long forms if you can
Becky Glynn
03:34:59
Am the only Bexar County participant?
Melissa Stout
03:35:00
Hi Faye, please reach out to our Chair Kevin Price on Facebook for more info
Faye Ku
03:35:13
Thanks!
Melissa Stout
03:35:33
No problem! You can also email us at seculartexasdem@gmail.com
Becky Glynn
03:35:50
oops Am I the only Bexar County participant?
WENDY KALTHOFF
03:38:35
I am from Travis County.
Jason Frye
03:38:56
Jason from Round Rock
Thor Chester
03:39:14
I believe it was back around 2013 when the GOP controlled state government changed the law where the people could not longer hold their elected officials accountable in civil court. So in short, the people's ability to hold their elected or appointed officials accountable. We need to reverse that and bring it back. Then when you have people like Paxton tell State employees that they can no longer donate to groups like Planned Parenthood for overstepping his authority. I remember a time in Texas where someone like him doing that would have been dragged out of his office by his heels......
Kathy Braatz for Tarrant County Commissioner
03:39:50
Website: www.kathybraatzforcommissioner.comFB: https://www.facebook.com/kathybraatztarrantcountypct3ActBlue: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/kathy-braatz-campaign-1
Susan Turpin
03:39:58
Yay Kathy!!
Susan Turpin
03:40:13
Kathy is fantastic.
Mike Workman
03:40:35
Support the Democratic nominee in every race! (In a primary, vote for the Democrat of your choice.)
Thor Chester
03:40:51
you got it Mike...
Heather Thornton
03:40:56
Yay Kathy! Thank you for all you do!
Jacinda Valencia, SD11 (she/her/hers)
03:41:09
I just donated to Eliz! Who wants to match me?
Eliz Markowitz
03:41:23
I like the way this sounds, Jacinda!! <3
Eliz Markowitz
03:41:25
Thank you!
Razi Asaduddin
03:41:43
AAPI caucus here. We see some of our members and candidates on the call.
sandy swan
03:41:47
I appreciate donations at: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/sandy4dentonI appreciate donations at: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/sandy4denton
sandy swan
03:43:25
and my FB https://www.facebook.com/Sandy4Denton
Mike Workman
03:43:31
Kathy Braatz for Tarrant County Commissioner Precinct 3https://www.facebook.com/kathybraatztarrantcountypct3/
Mia Croll
03:43:32
@Jacinda! @Dylan! @Sandy! = D
Dylan Forbis
03:43:43
right!? why don't they electronically verify signatures?
Susan Turpin
03:44:22
The Tarrant County Democratic Woman's Club has done some great work in the area.
julie sivia
03:44:44
This caucus has been great! Tk you everyone!
Susan Turpin
03:44:45
Kathy, you are awesome! <3
Kathy Braatz for Tarrant County Commissioner
03:45:04
Thanks Susan!!
Eliz Markowitz
03:45:23
So honored to be running with all of y’all!
Faye Ku
03:45:31
Thank you!
Michelle Palmer
03:45:44
An amazing collection of endorsed candidates
Becky Glynn
03:45:51
Thank you so much everyone. You make me proud to be a Texas Democrat!
Sharon Hirsch
03:46:09
Thank you for your support - let’s do this Texas Democrats!
Kathy Braatz for Tarrant County Commissioner
03:46:29
Website: www.kathybraatzforcommissioner.com
Kathy Braatz for Tarrant County Commissioner
03:46:44
Please donate! ActBlue: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/kathy-braatz-campaign-1
WENDY KALTHOFF
03:46:45
kevin, what was the event again?
Michelle Palmer
03:46:56
Thank you Kevin and Amanda. Great meeting