The Data Doesn't Lie
Texas Blue Action Democrats, in partnership with Safe Schools for All, targeted a handful of school districts for local elections in May 2022.
One of the targeted districts was Eanes ISD. We invested the majority of our resources in the Eanes district, with the support of a new Blue Action chapter. Westlake Area Blue Action Dems has been building out our year-round neighborhood organizing model since January 2022.
These races proved contentious, with $100K+ pouring in from right wing PACS and several school board meetings consumed with discussions of book banning and critical race theory.
The local Blue Action Chapter spent four weekends block walking with local volunteers, many with children who attended the local schools.
We knocked the doors of voters with a Democratic voting history in five key precincts. We also coordinated to send those voters a reminder text and a follow up phone call.
In the targeted precincts, turnout was 32.6%, in non-targeted precincts, turnout was 21.4%. Both incumbents who were targeted by right wing candidates won their races, by a few hundred votes each.
Voter contact was critical to the win in each of these local races.
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Year-Round, Neighborhood Organizing Works
In the 953 precincts that Blue Action Democrats organized in Texas, the turnout among Democrats rose between three and ten percent above the county average. Why? Because our on-the-ground organizers reached out to their like-minded neighbors and made sure they had the information they needed to vote.
Our work turns out Democrats in critical areas that have been traditionally written-off as right-leaning. We're ready to get to work in your community.
Texas Blue Action Democrats is a Political Action Committee and Texas Blue Action Fund is a 501(c)4 nonprofit.