Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D. TX), on behalf of his organization, Powered by People:
Did you see the news this week?
Texas gained the most residents in the past decade of any state according to the 2020 census – and as a result, Texas is the only state that will be gaining TWO new congressional seats.
This represents a huge opportunity for change in the 2022 elections. This could mean sending two new Democrats to the House of Representatives, and the reapportionment of the State Legislature means we can take back power at every level. But we still don't know how the new districts will be drawn and with 2022 a midterm election – an election historically difficult for the president's party – we can't take anything for granted.
If we're going to take advantage of this opportunity, we need to step up now ahead of our end-of-month fundraising deadline tonight at midnight. Please, chip in now to support our work to register more voters and elect more Democrats in 2022 and beyond.
Powered by People isn't funded by corporations or lobbyists, we're powered by grassroots supporters like you chipping in when they can. If you make a contribution today, here's exactly where your donation will go:
Voter registration: Every week Powered by People helps Texans become certified Volunteer Deputy Registrars. And as certified VDRs, Powered by People volunteers go out in their communities during our canvass efforts to knock on doors and register new voters.
Fighting back against voter suppression: Powered by People has organized to fight back against SB 7 and HB 6, two bills rapidly moving through the Texas State Legislature with dangerous repercussions for voting rights. In March, hundreds of volunteers traveled across Texas to testify against these two bills at the state capitol.
Organizing in response to pressing community needs: During the winter storms, Powered by People volunteers stepped up to connect Texans with water, food, shelter, and transportation, made welfare calls, and even went door-to-door checking on our neighbors.
Powered by People is doing the work right now to elect Democrats in 2022 and beyond. If you're in, will you chip in $3 or any amount that's meaningful to you before tonight's end-of-month deadline at midnight?
Thank you for being a part of this,
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