September 2020
What's New in HD 102
86th Legislative Session Recap:
To view a full copy of the Texas Legislative Study Group letter, click here.

To view the CUNY Census Response Rate map, where we pulled the census self-response rates, click here.

To view Rep. Ramos' census PSA, click here.

To fill out your census online, click here.

Para ver nuestro mensaje para participar en el censo, haga clic aquí.
Census Completion Rates
The last month to fill out the 2020 Census is here! Participating in the census is the easiest, most direct way to help your community. The information from the census helps fund schools, hospitals, roads, and many other services our community needs to thrive.

The Census at-a-glance:

  • HD 102 Census Self-Response Rate - 63.2%
  • Dallas County Self-Response Rate - 60.1%
  • State of Texas Response Rate - 59.6%
  • City of Dallas - 55.8%
  • Town of Addison - 58.4%
  • City of Richardson - 67.2%
  • City of Garland - 66.2%

Due to the importance of getting a complete count and the current response rates, the Texas Legislative Study Group, along with 66 Texas House Members, wrote to the Texas Congressional Delegation calling on them to ask the President to delay the deadline to respond to the 2020 Census until April 30, 2021. With Texas standing to lose hundreds of millions of dollars due to an undercount, we encourage everyone to do their part by filling out the census today!
Rental Assistance in Dallas County
United Way and collaborative partners are providing rental assistance for Dallas residents. To receive help, applicants must meet multiple criteria. Additionally, applicants must provide documentation of the impact of COVID-19 to their circumstance, including but not limited to the following:
  • proof of job/income loss, temporary or permanent,
  • reduction in work hours/income,
  • increased healthcare and household expenses that attributed to insufficient funds for housing.

** To view the requirements or to apply,** click here.
Successful No-Contact Lit Drop
Want to join Team Ramos? 

Join our no-contact lit drops every Saturday--just pick up your turf numbers and lit bags between 9 am-noon, then drop remainders off when it works for you! 

Thank you to all that have participated in our lit-drops so far! 

If you would like to get involved, please email teamramos@ramos4texas.com. 
Poll Workers Needed!!

The Dallas County Elections Office is looking for additional Poll Workers to assist during the upcoming Fall 2020 election. To ensure every polling place is fully staffed, and ready for voters, it's important for young, healthy individuals, to apply to become a poll worker.

If you are interested in becoming a poll worker, you can check out the application here. I encourage everyone to share the poll worker information for Dallas County, this election is one of the most important elections of our lifetime, our future depends on it. 


To watch the video of the town hall, click here.

Para ver el video en Español, haga clic aquí

For more RISD updates, please visit web.risd.org/backtoschool
Education Town Hall Recap
Last month, I hosted the HD 102 Education Town Hall with special guests from RISD:

  • Dr. Jeannie Stone, RISD Superintendent
  • Tabitha Branum, Deputy Superintendent
  • Dr. Chris Goodson, RISD Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources
  • Leslie Slovak, Athletic Director
  • Kim Clark, Director of Health Services 

Watch to learn about how RISD is coping with the current COVID-19 pandemic as we prepare for the 2020-2021 School Year. 
Letter to Gov. Abbott About the USPS & the Upcoming Election
I am proud to join Rep. Bucy and my colleagues in the Texas House of Representatives in sending a letter to Gov. Abbott, urging him to think about every Texans' right to vote, and asking for these measures, as expediently as possible:

  1. Extend the deadline for a mail-in ballot that is postmarked by Nov. 3 to be received to 7 days post election.
  2. Permit a voter to turn in their mail-in ballot at any polling place during early voting or on Election Day.
  3. Direct the Secretary of State to provide funds to counties to use First Class Mailings for ballot materials.
  4. Direct the Secretary of State to update procedures and provide any needed training for poll workers.
  5. Temporarily waive the requirement to submit a hard copy of the application for a ballot by mail.

We believe these measures will help protect every Texans' right to vote. 
To read a full copy of the letter, click here.
Important Dates in August
September 7 - Labor Day
September 17 - Latino Health Town Hall - En Espanol
September 19 - Rosh Hashanah
September 28 - Yom Kippur
September 30 - Last Day of Census Participation


*All in-person events & appearances have been cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19
HD 102 will host our first fully Spanish Town Hall, centered around Health & Mental Health issues. We will be joined by Armando Martinez from Dallas County Health and Human Services, as well as Blanca Garcia, LMSW, Director of Mental Health Resources at the Grant Halliburton Foundation. If you are a non-Spanish speaker and would like to join us, the Zoom Town Hall will be simultaneously translated into English. To join, just visit http://bit.ly/HD102ForoPublico on Sept. 17th, at 6:30pm.
Help Your Community Today! You don’t have to wait for the census taker to come to you. Every census form accurately submitted helps the government to set aside the proper funding for your community and much needed services. Click the graphic to learn the different ways you can take the census. Head over to 2020Census.gov or call 844-330-2020 and contribute to the count.

If you would like to make a Zoom appointment, please fill out our request form by clicking here. For immediate assistance, contact us at 512.463.0454 or by email at District102.Ramos@house.texas.gov.
To receive more information about the Task Forces that make up the Steering Committee, or to join, please email District102.Ramos@house.texas.gov or call our District Office at (972)239-5367. You can also apply directly by filling out the application found here.
HD 102 Local Highlight
Simply Thrifty
Simply Thrifty includes lightly used secondhand clothing, furniture, and household items. Items are collected through donations and offered to women in recovery at little or no cost. The general public can also shop at the store.

What makes this place special are all proceeds benefit Simply Grace House, which founder Anika Cooper started in 2013 after her own experience in recovery. The nonprofit operates seven sober living homes across the Dallas-Fort Worth area. In 2018, the organization opened a counseling center on Arapaho Road, just across the way from Simply Thrifty. You can visit Simply Thrifty at 580 W. Arapaho Rd. #199, Richardson, TX 75080 Monday - Saturday from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. 
If you own/manage a local business that you'd like to be featured, please email District102.Ramos@house.texas.gov -- we would love to feature you!

State Office

P.O. Box 2910
Austin, Texas 78768-2910

O: 512-463-0454

District Resource Website:

www.texasrepramos.com

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