Texas State Legislative Recap


Hello, everyone! My name is Matthew DeWaal, and I am the new Policy Director of the Texas Young Democrats. I am very much looking forward to working with all of you on getting our voices heard in regard to policy issues here in Texas. Now that the 84th Legislative Session has come and gone, Texas Democrats are reflecting on wins and losses, and in some cases, preparing for the 85th Legislature. As Young Democrats and policy minded individuals, we must review the actions taken by the Legislature, and look for areas of improvement. The four pieces of legislation listed below have been signed into law and have an impact on young people all over Texas. 

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Project: With Love, From Texas (#LoveFromTexas)

Young Democrats, compassionate people from Texas and beyond, and national leaders send #LoveFromTexas

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Project: From Texas, With Love

The crisis on the Texas border got us thinking. 

We at Texas Young Democrats feel that as members of a state that has time and time again stepped up in moments of emergency, we have a obligation to act on behalf of the thousands of children suffering at our border. We plan on doing just that. 

We are initiating a statewide supplies drive to send supplies to the communities on the border who are so kindly trying to take care of these children and we are calling on the rest of our fellow Texans to join us.

Remember, this is truly a humanitarian crisis and not one manufactured through political maneuverings. These are CHILDREN who are fleeing for their lives. 

TYD has created an Amazon wishlist with the supplies that are being requested by the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McAllen, TX. Anything purchased on this list will be sent directly to these facilities supporting the outreach efforts in the Rio Grande Valley. Please help us by purchasing an item and sending it to a child in need. 

The list can be found below. We will also create an event where more details will be posted. Please share, like or comment and help us spread the word. 


There is a reason that the phrase "Texas-sized" heart exists. Let's show the rest of the country why.

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TYD Leadership Summit Draft Schedule

We're really excited about TYD's first Leadership Summit, a little more than a week away. It's shaping up to be a great weekend of training young activists, meeting other young leaders, and getting fired up to elect Wendy and Leticia in November.

Some amazing speakers from Annie's List, Battleground Texas, the Texas Democratic Party, and more will be joining. Here's a peek at the draft schedule for the Summit.

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Texas Young Democrats Leadership Summit


Texas Young Democrats will gather in Austin to learn leadership and campaign skills that will keep our incredible momentum going.

Get your tickets today!

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Winter Meeting

Saturday, February 22, 2014, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm, Tarrant County Democratic Party, 2806 Race Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76111


-Officer Reports
-Chapter Reports 
-Caucus Status Report
-High School Democrats Update
-Executive Committee Vacancies
-Summer Meeting Planning

Reminder that the TYD State Committee voting members are all chapter presidents of all clubs chartered with TYD, SD representatives, and officers. All meetings are open to all Young Democrats.

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Texas Young Democrats Fall Meeting

Texas Young Democrats will hold our next State Committee meeting in Galveston on October 12. Join us! All Texas Young Democrats are welcome.

RSVP at http://bit.ly/TYDFall2013 now!

Every Executive Committee member and chapter president receives a vote during the business portion of the meeting. It's vitally important that as many members as possible join in the conversation and training because 2014 is set to be one of the biggest years in TYD history.

Moody Gardens Hotel
Hope Blvd, Galveston, Texas
October 12, 2013

3 - 4 pm State Committee Business Meeting

4 - 5 pm Training
5 - 6 pm 2014 Roundtable Discussion

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TYD President makes four leadership appointments

Texas Young Democrats President John Canales Gorczynski is excited to announce the appointment of four new leadership positions.  Monique Diaz Pfullmann is appointed as the new Press Secretary, Celia Morgan as Parliamentarian, Jorge Gamez as Hispanic Outreach Chair, and Katie Perkins Clark as Community Service Director.  For the complete story visit the Texas Young Democrats Facebook page.


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The First 100 Days


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TYD President interviewed about HB2

Texas Young Democrats President John Canales Gorczynski was interviewed by Fox 26 Houston about HB2 before its passage. Watch the video.


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