Diner with Gilberto Hinojosa

Texas Democratic Party Chairman
Gilberto Hinojosa


Saturday, October 19, 2019
Hosts George and Lisa Cushing
311 Oak Vista Drive
Friendswood, TX 77546
Dinner and refreshments provided.


This is an opportunity to meet with our State Party Chair in an informal setting and discuss our opportunities and plans for the Democratic Party in Texas and Galveston County.

This event is a fundraiser for the Galveston County Democratic Party. Seating is limited to 50, so please RSVP via ActBlue at your earliest convenience. A minimum donation of $200 is requested.

5:00-5:45 PM - Social Hour
5:45-6:15 PM - Program
6:15 PM - Dinner Served


Galveston County Progressive Women Celebrate 100 Years of Women Voting in Texas, October 9, 2018





Our next Get Out The Vote (GOTV) fund raiser, which has, again, garnered support from our local AFL/CIO unions, is scheduled for October 9, 2018. Guest speakers are Susan Bankston “Juanita Jean,” and candidate for Commissioner of Agriculture, Kim Olson.

Get your tickets here for attending the event or buying an ad in the event brochure for all the attendees:

Join us to hear from Democratic candidates, meet GCDP leadership, make bids for the silent auction items (bidding starts at 5:30), enjoy live music, and sample Duo Ice Wine which was enjoyed at White House events under President Obama.

Get your tickets here for attending the event or just make a contribution to help GOTV:

As a business owner, you can purchase an ad in our event brochure. Just purchase a ticket and provide your ad details by 10/2/2018 to [email protected].

Buy an ad in the event brochure or just make a contribution to help GOTV:

All funds from this event will fund GCDP's 2018 GOTV effort for the November election. We need voter participation similar to presidential election years.

October 9, 2018

6:00-9:00 PM


Duo Winery & Cider Co.

2150 A Dickinson Ave

Dickinson, TX 77539 


Organized by:

Texas Democratic Women of Galveston County


The Galveston Progressive Women's Coalition

Retirement Celebration Honoring Judge Penny Pope, 9/22/2018

Join us to learn from those who know Judge Pope how she has made Galveston county a better place.


Guests include:

  • Khanay Turner, representing Beto O’Rourke
  • Kirk Sistrunk
  • Adrienne Bell for Congress


As a business owner, you can purchase an ad in our event brochure for all attendees. Just purchase an ad and provide your ad details by 9/17/2018 to [email protected].

If you can't attend the breakfast honoring Judge Pope, you can just make a contribution to help defer costs.   You can also become a sponsor and help maximize voter turnout in November.

All funds from this event will fund GCDP's 2018 GOTV effort for the November election. We need voter participation similar to presidential election years.


September 22, 2018

9:00AM - 12:00 PM


Greater St. Matthews Baptist Church

6333 Hwy 6

Hitchcock, TX 77563 


Organized by:

Coaltion of Black Democrats of Galveston County


Texas Democratic Women of Galveston County

GCDP 2018 Fall VBM Application Chase

Galveston County Democratic Party (GCDP) has paid to have thousands of applications for voting by mail sent to Dem-leaning seniors in Galveston county.

Join us in our effort to encourage these pro-Democratic seniors to sign and mail in their prefilled application for voting by mail in November.

All calls can be made from a location of your choice. We will encourage everyone who signs up to use our Virtual Phone Bank (VPB) tool called OpenVPB. All you need is a computer with access to the internet. We will provide instructions and a link for accessing this VPB.

You can also arrange to get a paper list for making calls - these lists require manual recording of the results of your phone calls and must be returned so we can make sure you get credit for the work you do and so we can protect the personal data on these lists.

Sign up to help!

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GCDP Blue Wave Reception for Appeals Courts Democrat Candidates

You are cordially invited to a reception honoring the

1st and 14th Courts of Appeals Democratic Nominees:

Gordon Goodman, 1st Court Place #2
Sarah Beth Landau, 1st Court Place #6
Julie Countiss, 1st Court Place #7
Richard Hightower, 1st Court Place #8
Peter Kelly, 1st Court Place #9
Jerry Zimmerer, 14th Court Place #3
Charles Spain, 14th Court Place #4
Frances Bourliot, 14th Court Place #5
Meagan Hassan, 14th Court Place #6
Margaret “Meg” Poissant, 14th Court Place #8

August 21st
Hearsay On the Strand
2410 Strand St, Galveston, TX 77550

VIP Reception 4:30-6:00 pm ($250+)
General Reception 6:00-8:00 pm

Sponsorship levels:
All vital small donations accepted

Online tickets available here:



All donations go to the Galveston County Democratic Party’s Coordinated Campaign.

- 2018 County Convention -
Change Won't Happen Without Participation



The 2018 County Convention for the Galveston County Democratic Party will be

on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the following location: 


The fellowship hall of the Greater Barbour's Chapel Baptist Church,

7420 FM 1765 (Texas Avenue) Texas City, TX 77591-3671 


Registration begins at 8:00 a.m., and the convention begins at 9:00 a.m. 


Pre-registration is available online



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Meet & Greet With Senatorial Candidate Beto O'Rourke



Monday, April 24 at 6 PM - 7:30 PM

Shrimp N Stuff

216 23d St,


Texas 77550

Galveston Facebook Event



Campaign sites:

Facebook Group

Web Site

Follow on Twitter 



Note: The GCDP does not endorse candidates before the Democratic primary.


GCDP Executive Committee

NOTICE of Meeting 


Members of the County Executive Committee: 

On Thursday, April 6, 2017, at 6:30 p.m., we will have a short meeting of the County Executive Committee. The primary purpose of this meeting is to confirm interim appointments of precinct chairs who have been appointed to fill vacancies since our last primary election. It is very important for all precinct chairs to attend this meeting to ensure that we have a quorum. 

In addition, former County Chair Theron (Bujo) Waddell will provide a brief introduction to parliamentary procedure and Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised, which is the parliamentary authority governing all Party Committee meetings and procedures, unless otherwise required by statute or by the Party Rules. This refresher will be helpful preparation for future meetings, including our 2018 County Convention. 

As with all meetings of the Democratic Party, this meeting is open and everyone is welcome. However, as this is a meeting to conduct Party business, we will adhere strictly to the agenda until all business has been concluded. Also, we will make every effort to conclude the formal business part of the meeting within one hour, to accommodate those who need to drive before dark. 

Warm Regards, C. John Young Jr. Chair 


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Annual Coalition of Black Democrats Breakfast


When:  Saturday, October 1 at 9 AM - 12 PM

WhereOld Central Cultural Center, 2627 Avenue M, Galveston, Texas

The Galveston County Coalition of Black Democrats will be having it's annual breakfast October 1st, 2016 at Old Central Cultural Center starting at 9:00am. 

This year we will be honoring the The Honorable Constable Terry Petteway. Our guest speaker in no other than The Honorable Congressman Al Green. 

A donation of $20 to attend is appreciated. 

Please contact Derreck Rose at 409-739-5665,
Donald Singelton at 409-789-5556, or 
Penny Pope at 409-789-3107 for tickets.

Get Out The Vote Rally & FUNraiser


Where:  416 6th St N, Texas City, TX 77590-7851

When: Thursday, September 29 at 6:30 PM - 9 PM

Democrats Join the 'Party'. This is not your father's "Get Out The Vote Rally!" We are having a FUNraiser and you are all invited. Come join us for music, food, beer, wine, great company, and 3 amazing speakers. Bring the family and help us celebrate the 2016 revival of the Texas Democratic Party in style!

Speakers include Justice Dori Contreras Garza, candidate for Texas Supreme Court Place 5, Gilberto Hinojosa, chairman Texas Democrats, and Rick Levy, Secretary/Treasurer State AFL/CIO.

While you're here say hello to your local candidates, Cornel Walker for District 10 Judge, Lloyd Criss for Texas House District 23, and Michael Cole for U.S. Congress District 14. 

Hope to see y'all there on Thursday, September 29th at 6:30 PM!

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