We're Meeting In-Person.
2nd Saturday, 1:00 PM, American National Bank in Canton.
The American Rescue Plan:
Sends $1400 stimulus checks directly to households
Funds more vaccines
Expands access to health care coverage
Helps small businesses & local governments
Extends unemployment benefits
Offers relief to renters and struggling families
Addresses decades of farm policy discrimination in rural America
Gets children back to school safely
And gets Americans back to work
Every Texas Republican in Congress who voted to give billionaires a tax cut in 2017 opposed the American Rescue Plan.
January 20, 2022 Year One
"It's never been a good idea to bet against America. And, there's nothing we can't do if we do it together. We are stronger today than we were a year ago."
January 20, 2021 Noon EST
"I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."
President Biden: "We've learned again that democracy is precious. Democracy is fragile. And at this hour, my friends, democracy has prevailed."
Biden-Harris @ The White House
The White House
Victory Speech (Nov 7, 2020)
"This is the time to heal in America"
Vice President Harris
Victory Speech (Nov 7, 2020)
"I hope every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities."
TX DEM TRAINING
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Activism, Organizing, VAN: Free On-line Training
The Right to Protest
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BETO - A DRIVE FOR TEXAS
Lunch with Lake Area Democrats @ 12 Noon BYOB
Vetoni's in Gun Barrel City
Kendall Scudder, TDP Vice Chair for Finance, will be guest speaker.
BLOCK WALK FOR BETO
Canton, TX, Saturday Aug. 27. Time & RSVP Link TBA
Ice Cream, Cake, & Candidates Social
Hosted by VZC Democrats
Senior Citizens Building
Canton, TX Sunday, Aug 28th @ 1 PM
Monthly Meetings - In-Person!
Saturday, Sep. 10 @ 1 PM at the American National Bank in Canton (2nd Floor, Community Room)
Sep. 10 @ 1 PM
Oct. 8 @ 1 PM
Monthly Meeting, 2nd Saturday @ 1 PM:
American National Bank in Canton
2nd Floor Community Room
Canton, TX 75103
VZC - American Rescue Plan
Thank you, President Biden
Biden's American Rescue Plan will provide $10 million for a much needed & long awaited communication upgrade in Van Zandt County.
Thank you to Judge Kirkpatrick and the VZ County Commissioners for requesting these funds which will be used to keep our first responders and citizens safe.
TEXAS GOP - Turning Off the Lights to Friday Night Football
Deep in the Pockets of Texas chronicles the TX GOP plan to hand over our public school tax dollars to private corporations.
When public school funds are hijacked by big money interests our children lose the opportunity to have a school system guided by our LOCAL community, sports programs are shutdown, and our property taxes increase.
Deep in the Pockets of Texas
Which Texas incumbents dance to the tune of these two Texas billionaires? Watch the video before you vote in November.
U.S. REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 5
COMPTROLLER OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS
COMMISSIONER OF THE GENERAL LAND OFFICE
COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE
JUSTICE, SUPREME COURT, PLACE 3
JUSTICE, SUPREME COURT, PLACE 5
JUSTICE, SUPREME COURT, PLACE 9
JUDGE, COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS PLACE 5
JUDGE, COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS PLACE 6
STATE SENATOR, DISTRICT 2
2022 Election Dates
Jan 1, 2022
First day to apply for annual Vote By Mail ballots (includes 2022 Democratic Primary, Runoff, & General Election)
Oct 11, 2022
Voter Registration Deadline for
General Election 2022
VZ County Clerk
League of Women Voters® of Texas
Oct 24, 2022
First Day of Early Voting
Early Voting Hours
Oct 28, 2022
Vote-by-Mail Applications must
be RECEIVED by the County Clerk's Early Vote Office
Nov 4, 2022
Last Day of Early Voting
Nov. 8, 2022
General Election 2022
Oct. 28 - Nov. 4, 2022
Early Voting Location
Nov 8 - Polling Locations
Barack Obama 2008 - "Yes We Can"
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REGISTER TO VOTE
Are you registered to vote? Or need to update your voting address?
Register to Vote in 3 Easy Steps
For name changes or address changes, update your voter registration on-line.
Fast, New, & Easy!
Voter registration cards usually arrive in about 30 days.
Questions about registering to vote? We can help. Text 903-275-1064 to reach one our volunteers.
Are you a Texas student voter, living away from home?
You can vote! Choose either A, B, or C - they all require a bit of advance planning.
Change you voter registration to your away from home location (30 or more days before the election).
Request an Absentee Ballot by Mail from the Texas SoS, as early as possible, but at least 10 days before the election.
Apply to have the ballot sent to your away from home location.
See VOTE BY MAIL below for more information.
VOTE BY MAIL
Are you eligible to request an Application for Ballot By Mail (ABBM)?
Stay Safe and Vote By Mail (VBM) -
How to Request to VBM
Request an ABBM
ABBM aka Form 5-15f
Order on-line from the Texas SoS
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Download from the Texas SoS
*** NEW FORM for 2022 ***
Fill-out & sign your VBM application.
*** NEW: A TX DL or other TX ID number or the last 4 digits of your Social Security # is required.
PROVIDE BOTH to avoid delays. ****
Keep a copy or photo of your signed application.
When Your VBM Ballot Arrives
VBM ballots are sent out a few weeks before the election.Protect your VBM ballot from fraud with Helpful Hints from the TX SoS.
Complete your ballot and carefully follow the directions for its return.
*** NEW: Carrier Envelope: Use the same TX ID # and/or Social Security # that you provided in Step 3. ****
Sign the carrier envelope the same way as you signed your application in Step 3.
Mail-in your carrier envelope/ballot as soon as possible. Allow at least 5 days for delivery.
Service members, their families, and overseas citizens may request an absentee ballot using a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) through the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP).
Make Sure Your Vote Counts - Avoid These Common Errors
Missing TX ID# or Social Security #
Before you SEAL the carrier envelope, verify that it includes a TX ID # or the last four digits of your SS#.
No signature on carrier envelope. Before you drop your carrier envelope in the mail, double-check to verify that it is signed.
TX ID # or Social Security # does not match application.
Verify that the ID number on the carrier envelope matches your application.
Ballot received too late.
With a few exceptions, ballots must be RECEIVED (not postmarked) at the VZ County Clerk's Office by the day after election day.
Signature on carrier envelope does not match application.
For households with more than 1 person voting by mail - before you sign, verify that the printed name on the carrier envelope is your name.
Do not sign the carrier envelope for other members of your household.
Carrier envelope contains more than 1 ballot.
A carrier envelope can contain only 1 ballot. Do not bundle ballots together.
Are you concerned about using the USPS to return Your VBM ballot?
If you are concerned that there will not be enough time (allow AT LEAST 5 days) to mail-in your VBM ballot for the election, you may drop-off your ballot (see instructions) at the County Clerk's Election Office. You will need a valid ID, and you may only drop-off your own ballot.