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Thu May 13, 2021, 12:30 PM

I'm back! Matching Donations for Texas Redistricting (up to $2000)!

Hi all,

I hope everyone is having a lovely week! You may remember me as the fundraising guy in Kansas and I am back...in Texas!

After spending more time educating myself on the politics of redistricting I became very overwhelmed and concluded most legislative issues are best combated with grassroots volunteering; but redistricting is one of the rare instances I will gladly put my support behind attorneys, lobbyists, and organizers (and selected a non-profit accordingly).

Texas has 38 US House seats and nearly 200 state seats. All of these seats are being drawn in the midst of multiple Supreme Court rulings complicating the legal minimums that have to be met as well as which courts can rule on redistricting. In a booming state, with Republicans in control, I figure this is a great use of the money I set aside for progressive groups!

A simple google search of "Texas Redistricting" will quickly reveal Democrats need whatever help they can get for fighting GOP gerrymandering.

LET'S SAVE SOME SEATS:
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/txredistricting

I know fundraisers can be annoying, as many readers are not in a position to give, but if you are able to kick & rec that helps too!

I will post a daily update with progress and will do two weeks or $2,000 whichever comes first, and as you can see from the link we already have a couple hundred dollars raised from a handful of friends (also DU members) who wanted to help me spark this goal. I will post my match every couple of days as well!

p.s. I have gotten some messages about this: as of now I am exclusively interested in fundraising for redistricting (due to the unique impact of 10 years of shaping the US House and State Legislature’s). I am tentatively looking at supporting here next. However, I will also consider other types of matching fundraisers post-redistricting!

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Reply I'm back! Matching Donations for Texas Redistricting (up to $2000)! (Original post)
ksactivism May 13 OP
DBoon May 13 #1
Omaha Steve May 13 #3
Omaha Steve May 13 #2
ksactivism May 13 #4
LetMyPeopleVote May 13 #5
Omaha Steve May 14 #6

Response to ksactivism (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 12:36 PM

1. Is there any way this could be pinned to the DU front page?

It would get more visibility there

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Response to DBoon (Reply #1)

Thu May 13, 2021, 06:35 PM

3. Something is in the works


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Response to ksactivism (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 02:56 PM

2. K&R!


I kicked in $10 and a tip for ActBlue.

I hear this will be on the front page later today.

OS

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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #2)

Thu May 13, 2021, 07:18 PM

4. Thank You!

I appreciate your continual support OS!

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Response to ksactivism (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 10:22 PM

5. A number of legal groups will be fighting gerrymandering

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Response to ksactivism (Original post)

Fri May 14, 2021, 11:38 AM

6. Kick

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