September 8, 2020
56 Days to November Election Day

HIT 'EM UP
Veteran MJ Hegar Chastises Trump for Mocking American Soldiers Killed in Action

for US Senate

In a Thursday appearance on the Rachel Maddow Show, Texas U.S. Senate candidate MJ Hegar did not mince words about Donald Trump following a bombshell by The Atlantic story that reported the president had called dead American veterans “losers” and “suckers.”

"[Donald Trump] is somebody who is damn lucky that those of us who have put the uniform on to sacrifice for this country have done so,” Hegar said.

texassignal.com

theatlantic.com
TEXAS SUPREME COURT
Democratic Texas Supreme Court Justice Candidates Protect Voters' Rights

for Texas Supreme Court Justice [4 seats]

Democratic challenger Amy Clark Meachum forced her Republican opponent for Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice to acknowledge that Texas law allows people to choose to vote by mail. Incumbent Chief Justice Nathan Hecht admitted:

"The statute leaves this decision up to the individual. You can't ask them. There is no form they have to fill out, they don't have to swear to it, don’t have to sign anything; all they have to do is say, 'I want (a mail-in ballot) because in my view I need one.'"

houstonchronicle.com

UNITED STATES CONGRESS
Businesses Sour on Republicans
and Endorse Colin Allred

US Congress Texas District 32

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a historically conservative-leaning business group, has endorsed Dallas Rep. Colin Allred, a freshman Democrat whom Republicans are spending considerable money and effort to defeat.

"In challenging times, we are reminded of the importance of having leaders who understand the genius of the American system of government and free enterprise and who are willing to tackle the hard problems that confront our nation," said Thomas Donohue, the chamber’s chief executive officer.

dallasnews.com


EMILY's List Endorses Lulu Seikaly

for US Congress Texas District 3

EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Lulu Seikaly in Texas’ 3rd Congressional District.

EMILY’s List has raised over $600 million to elect pro-choice Democratic women candidates. With a grassroots community of over five million members, EMILY's List helps Democratic women win competitive campaigns

emilyslist.org

TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
LGBTQ+ Organization Equality Texas
Endorses Collin County Candidates

for Texas House of Representative [5 districts]

Equality Texas CEO Ricardo Martinez said that it is "critically important" that Texans supporting equality "turn out in mass to vote this November to ensure that Texas continues its march toward equal justice under the law. The Texas House is 9 seats away from flipping to a pro-equality majority, and these candidates for office have committed to supporting LGBTQ rights, civil rights and social justice. We strongly support their candidacy."

dallasvoice.com

COLLIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT
Democrats Run for Collin County District Judge

for Collin County District Court Judge [7 seats]

The "Magnificent Seven" are the seven Democratic candidates for District Judge in Collin County. These candidates are experienced attorneys committed to service and fairness. Seeking to bring balance to Collin County where Republicans sit on every judicial bench, the Seven will bring the perspectives, legal experience, and diversity that Collin County deserves. Be sure to vote all the way down the ballot and for the all of the Magnificent Seven.
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