2020 Galveston County Democratic Party Convention - March 21, 2020

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The March 21, 2020, Galveston County Democratic Party (GCDP) convention will be held at the College of the Mainland in the new conference center, building 21, rooms 135A & 135B, adjacent to the Gym, building 4. Doors open at 8:00 AM for delegate checkin. You can pre-register here:

Enter the center from parking lot D.

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Coffee and sweets provided before the convention and a box lunch provided.

If you'd like to volunteer to help make this convention a complete success, contact Dr. Judy Stapp-Hollis:
(281) 900-9732, jstapphollis@gmail.com

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Paid for by your donations to the GCDP:
Galveston County Democratic Party
PO Box 756 Friendswood, TX 77549-0756

Help defer convention costs by donating here:

 


Government of, by and for Who? - What Does the last 120 years of American History Show Us?

From FDR to LBJ to Nixon -vs- From Carter to Clinton to Obama to Trump.   

 Over the years, I have developed definitions for two forms of government: of, by, and for we the people or government of, by, and for only the oligarchs.  I have also written hundreds of posts about the impact and causes of our current, abusive, authoritarian-oriented, government rule.
 
A lot has negatively impacted Americans since the 1970s.  One of the greatest impacts, see charts, is the shift from rewarding the hundreds of millions of profit makers for their increased productivity to rewarding the few one percenters with those productivity savings - "gobble up."  By 2007, this resulted in an income growth for the wealthy that is  23.5 times more than the middle income citizen since 1980, $1,300,000.00 v $55,300.00.

Productivity savings from hundreds of millions of workers gobbled up by a few 1%s

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Turning point from government for the people to government for the 1%

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"Gobble Up" of Productivity Gains Redistributes Income to the Top

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Political Democracy v Economic Authoritarianism: Checks and Balances

In our Constitution, our democratic political system includes a division of responsibilities to enable a means of checks and balances. Each of the three branches of government is responsible for keeping the others in proper bounds.
 
In Capitalism, this authoritarian economic system has a division of power that despises checks and balances. And the oligarchs are working hard to grow their power to include a veto over the checks and balances of our political system through a Constitutional Convention.
 
Our authoritarian economic system needs democratization so we can save our democratic political system for the long-term.
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Ballot order for 2020 Democratic Primary

The ballot order for our 2020 Democratic Primary election is listed below.  The order was determined by the State Party using a random number process.

 

In addition, there is a single contested precinct chair election for precinct 314.  The ballot order for this election is:

 

Shirley Russell is first, and
Christy Callahan is second.

 

C. John Young, Jr.
Chair,
Galveston County Democratic Party

 

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Thanks to all these candidates for giving Texas a choice!

 

See you at the polls next November.

Morally Bankrupt Texas Republican Legislators Enrich Texas Oligarchy - Main Reason to Elect Democrats

 
"Like hundreds of other Texans, they lost their home after defaulting on a property tax loan that had initially seemed like a financial lifeline."
 
"These high-interest loans are part of a multibillion-dollar industry native only to Texas and Nevada."
 
"Backed by San Antonio billionaire Red McCombs, Propel claims in its financial disclosures to have never lost money on a loan. But there’s growing concern that homeowners take on unnecessary risk with property tax loans."
 
"Property tax lending began to flourish in Texas in the late ’90s, taking advantage of a Depression-era provision in state law that allows a third party to pay off a homeowner’s property taxes with the homeowner’s consent. The law was never intended to create a business opportunity."
 
Democrats must be elected to stop this wealth transfer and more!
 
 

 


NOTICE OF ADDRESS FOR FILING APPLICATIONS

Download and print the attached PDF file if you plan to file for public office in Galveston County.  Fill in the blanks and return the notice to the either address shown.   The county chair address is preferred.  Send questions to chair.gcdp@gmail.com.

 

Sample Notice in English

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Sample Notice in Spanish

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Incrementalism - When It Works, When It's Immoral

Progressive Democrats want healthcare for all. Other Democrats favor an incremental approach similar to the Republican efforts against abortion.
 
What works for Republicans won’t work for Democrats! The authoritarian nature of the right does not exist on the left.
 
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Our Authoritarian Economic System Must Change for Compatibility with our Democratic Political System

We have all been embedded in both systems for all our lives. We were born into them and we probably seldom consider their incompatibility and how one negatively impacts the other.
 
Depending on which system has the upper-hand at any given point in our history, this incompatibility either helps or harms citizens. Currently, the economic system has the upper-hand and economic/wealth inequality has again been maximized. Our lifespans are decreasing, our personal debt is at record levels, our healthcare is only for those who can afford it, and wage growth has been stagnant since the 70s.
 
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What Brings Us Together - Part 3, Back To a Partnership Culture

“The struggle for our future is between those trying to move toward partnership and those pushing us back to rigid rankings of domination.” - Riane Eisler

Equality:

In part 1, What brings us together as a political party? - Maximizing Equality, I discussed the opposing values of equality and inequality, their presentation within related family models, how the family models impact the government we chose, and the impact on our federal budget.   This posting includes several supportive comments.

Nurturing:

In part 2, What brings us together as a political party? - Part 2, Nurturing vs Punishing,  I discussed the opposing values of nurturing and punishment, their presentation in families, and how that translates into who we elect to government and the resulting policies.

Policies for Nurturing"

I posted a supplement to these value choices on the policies that fit with them: Maximizing Equality Leads to Morally Right Policies, .
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Change in 2020 Requires a Full Slate of Local Candidates

Winning in 2020

The Battle is Joined

Make no mistake: Texas, with its 38 electoral votes, is now a battleground state. More and more political analysts, incumbents and candidates are seeing Texas as a tossup in 2020. The parties and the major donors are poised to funnel significant resources into Texas once the dust settles from the primaries (unlike in previous years where Texas was used like an ATM machine to fund campaigns out of state). And like the state itself, Galveston County is at a tipping point; come November 2020, we will be in a dead heat with the Republicans. Victory will go to the party that works the hardest, the smartest, and turns out the vote. Our chances have not been this good for decades.

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