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  Terry Bermea, Executive Director · [email protected]
March 14, 2023 at 6:01 PM

Our Month of Action Recap

Battleground Texas Team, This February we launched our Month of Action to celebrate turning 🌟10🌟. Thanks to the support of our volunteers and dedicated staff, we registered over 1,000 new voters, bringing our total impact to nearly 250,000 voters registered. And here's how we did it:   …
  Terry Bermea, Executive Director · [email protected]
March 2, 2023 at 8:30 PM

Can you believe it? We just turned 10

Battleground Texas Team! Can you believe it?! Battleground Texas is officially 10! To celebrate, we kicked off our Month of Action, registering voters throughout Texas. Then we celebrated together with #TeamBGTX alums and allies, take a look!     Wanna join in on the celebra…
  Terry Bermea, Executive Director · [email protected]
February 27, 2023 at 9:00 PM

10th Anniversary Celebration

Battleground Texas Team, Ten years ago, Texas was at a political crossroads. But we knew – with its size and diversity – Texas had the numbers to win and Republicans knew it too. So over the years they put up intentional barriers at the ballot box for Black, Brown, and young voters. But we did…
  Terry Bermea, Executive Director · [email protected]
February 22, 2023 at 5:12 PM

Celebrate our 10th Anniversary

Battleground Texas Team, Joining Battleground Texas in 2014, my story begins just like many other Texans. Growing up in a non-voting household, I never could have imagined I would grow up to be an activist and organizer. As a formerly disengaged youth, I know how it feels growing up in a stat…
  Terry Bermea, Executive Director · [email protected]
February 15, 2023 at 8:30 PM

It’s an EXCITING time at Battleground Texas!

Battleground Texas It’s an exciting time at Battleground Texas! Hi team, it’s Terry – from a field organizer back in 2014 to now Executive Director of Team BGTX – I am so proud to be celebrating our 10th Anniversary this year. 🎉 As an organizer and activist who started my career here, I've de…
  Terry Bermea · [email protected]
September 19, 2022 at 4:51 PM

100+ voter registration drives this week!

Friend, National Voter Registration Day is tomorrow – Happy National Voter Registration Day Eve! To celebrate our favorite holiday, team Battleground Texas is hosting over 100 voter registration drives across the state.  We’re looking forward to registering thousands of Texans this week, and we we…
  Team Battleground Texas · [email protected]
August 29, 2022 at 7:52 PM

Kick off Voter Registration Month of Action with nominee Rochelle Garza!

Friend,  The clock is ticking! We only have 43 days between us and the Texas voter registration deadline. There’s a lot to do between now and October 11!   We want to register as many Texans as possible before time runs out, so we’re organizing a Voter Registration Month of Action from September 8 …
  Terry Bermea · [email protected]
May 24, 2022 at 3:19 PM

Go Vote Today!

Friend, Just a quick note to remind you that today is Election Day in Texas! Don't forget to go vote in the Primary Runoff before polls close at 7pm.   Make sure to bring your photo ID and three friends with you when you go vote!  You can lookup your polling location online here.   Thanks for being…
  Terry Bermea · [email protected]
February 24, 2022 at 10:02 PM

tomorrow (Friday 2/25) is the last day to vote early

Friend,  Tomorrow (Friday Feb. 25) is the last day to vote early in the March 1 Primary!   If you’re not sure who to vote for or where to go, don’t worry! You can check out a sample ballot, find your polling place, and more at vote411.org.If you have any questions or concerns, you can call or text…
  Terry Bermea · [email protected]
May 20, 2021 at 1:37 PM

Some news to share:

We have never been closer to radically changing the political landscape of Texas.  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌…
  Ben Miller · [email protected]
May 7, 2021 at 2:52 PM

This Saturday: Show up for Voting Rights

There are currently more than 50 bills that seek to restrict our right to vote making their way through the state legislature.  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ …
  Ben Miller · [email protected]
November 17, 2020 at 9:26 PM

Turn off cable news

When you tune out all the noise, we've come far this year. Team, if only for a little while today, turn off cable news. Put away your phone, stop “doom scrolling” your twitter feed, and take a moment to reflect on how much we accomplished this year. Because when you tune out all the n…
  Ben Miller · [email protected]
November 2, 2020 at 4:48 PM


Tomorrow is Election Day - have you made your plan to vote? Team, It’s here.  Tomorrow morning, millions of Texans will head to the polls and cast their vote in the most consequential election of our lifetime. We’ve smashed early vote records this year, and we’ve worked so hard to get…
  Team Battleground · [email protected]
October 30, 2020 at 9:03 PM

Re: Closing the gap

NBC News: Texas is a 'toss-up' in 2020 Team, Last week, Ben reached out with an important update: We’ve officially registered 43,024 voters this cycle. That brings our total number of voters registered since our founding in 2013 to 215,619 Texans (and counting) who can make their voi…
  Ben Miller · [email protected]
October 22, 2020 at 11:36 PM

We've officially registered 215,000 new voters in Texas

I'm so proud of everything this organization, our volunteers, and our partners have done to make this moment possible. Team, When Democrats lost the Senate race here in 2018 by just over 200k votes, we doubled down on Texas’ largest voter registration effort yet, and set a goal of clo…
  Battleground Texas · [email protected]
October 13, 2020 at 9:40 PM

Introducing: Our Blue Stars

We can't lose sight of the races that are further down the ballot, because the outcomes in these elections will determine so much of the legislation that impacts our daily lives. Team, In a presidential election year, it’s no surprise that most of the country is focused on the very to…
  Ben Miller · [email protected]
August 10, 2020 at 7:13 PM

The finish line

I'm reaching out today because I want to make sure you saw Oscar's email from a couple of weeks ago -- it's all about one thing: Momentum. Team, I’m reaching out today because I want to make sure you saw Oscar's email from a couple of weeks ago -- it’s all about one thing: Momentum. T…
  Oscar Silva · [email protected]
July 13, 2020 at 8:35 PM

Some good news:

It's hard to overstate just how incredible this kind of progress is, familia. Numbers like these would have been unheard of only a year ago, and they're truly a testament to this team. Familia, The polls are coming in, and things aren’t looking good for Republicans in Texas. In fact, …
  Oscar Silva · [email protected]
June 29, 2020 at 11:53 PM

I'm proud, y'all

We've had some hard-fought wins. But on everything from health care to civil rights this administration takes every opportunity to attack the rights of LGBTQ+ people. Familia, ¡Feliz mes del orgullo! We know this year is a crucial one in our history -- it’s the moment we’ve been build…
  Oscar Silva · [email protected]
June 4, 2020 at 11:25 PM

Lives are depending on this:

The movement we’ve seen over the past week is unlike anything I’ve ever seen before, and I know that if we continue speaking out, this horrible moment might finally bring about some real change.  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ …
  Oscar Silva · [email protected]
April 30, 2020 at 7:32 PM

Work from home life

We still have a big voter registration goal to hit.  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ …
  Ben Miller · [email protected]
March 13, 2020 at 10:41 PM

We're growing our team of organizers

We onboarded some new organizers who are ready to get out there, recruit volunteers, and register some voters Friend, Here’s a little bit of insider knowledge from an organizer on the ground in Texas: Registering new voters is the most effective way to compete in Texas this election c…
  Team BGTX · [email protected]
March 4, 2020 at 11:35 PM

Hervis Rogers waited seven hours to cast his ballot

This is completely unacceptable in a country that prides itself on democracy. Friend, Since 2012, Republicans in Texas have shut down 750 polling places across the state -- mostly in Black, Latinx, and college communities. Last night, we saw the results of all those years of voter sup…
  Ben Miller · [email protected]
February 28, 2020 at 9:17 PM

What's the best birthday present you can give this movement?

We can't afford to four more years of a Republican-controlled Senate, White House, and State Legislature. Hi there, Did you know that Battleground Texas’ 7th birthday was this week? Instead of stopping to celebrate, we’ve been putting in overtime, planning out exactly where we can reg…
  Oscar Silva · [email protected]
February 28, 2020 at 12:15 AM

The best way you can help celebrate our birthday

We're putting together more Voter Registration Kits for our team. Familia, Battleground Texas’ 7th birthday was yesterday, and while we were all excited about it here at HQ, we didn’t pause our work to celebrate. We know this year is a crucial one in our history -- it’s the moment we’…
  Battleground Texas HQ · [email protected]
February 27, 2020 at 12:01 AM

Happy birthday to Battleground Texas!

It's been an amazing 7 years -- this is the moment we've been building for.         PAID FOR BY BATTLEGROUND TEXAS, WWW.BATTLEGROUNDTEXAS.COM, AND NOT AUTHORIZED BY ANY CANDIDATE OR CANDIDATE'S COMMITTEE Contributions or gifts to Battleground Texas are not tax-deductible. Th…
  Oscar Silva · [email protected]
February 19, 2020 at 11:30 PM

Trump's budget

Tens of thousands of Texans could lose their health care this year if the White House has their way. Familia, Last week, the White House released Trump's budget. Its contents are harmful to Texans and most Americans, and I wanted to make sure you saw this headline from the New York Ti…
  Ben Miller · [email protected]
February 7, 2020 at 10:28 PM

It's science!

There are nearly 2.1 million progressive Texans that need to be registered in the top ten metro areas alone Team, We all know this election cycle is a huge opportunity for Texas, and our effort has got to match the magnitude of the moment. So this year, we’re really digging into the num…
  Ben Miller · [email protected]
February 4, 2020 at 10:01 PM

Iowa may not have final results yet, but Battleground Texas sure does!

We've had a big week, and it's only Tuesday. Hey there, I’m Ben, Deputy Organizing Director here at Battleground Texas. It’s my job to make sure our field organizers and volunteers have all the resources they need to register as many voters as possible in Texas. I’ve got to say, we’ve h…
  Oscar Silva · [email protected]
January 28, 2020 at 5:27 PM

A major milestone

The vast majority of the 200,000 Texans we've registered are women, people of color, and young people. ¡Buenas noticias!We just registered our 200,000th voter in Texas. Getting to this point took a lot of hard work, familia, and I just wanted to take a moment to thank you. Because of …
  Battleground Texas · [email protected]
January 23, 2020 at 9:54 PM

HUGE news

We've reached a major milestone, but there's still so much work to do. Are you in?         PAID FOR BY BATTLEGROUND TEXAS, WWW.BATTLEGROUNDTEXAS.COM, AND NOT AUTHORIZED BY ANY CANDIDATE OR CANDIDATE'S COMMITTEE Contributions or gifts to Battleground Texas are not tax-deduc…
  Terry Bermea · [email protected]
December 31, 2019 at 9:07 PM

I don't say this lightly

We've had more momentum this year than any year since we launched. Friend, Battleground Texas was launched about seven years ago with one mission: Turn Texas -- a historically Republican stronghold -- into a battleground state by treating it like one. I’m so happy to say that we’ve had …
  Battleground Texas · [email protected]
December 30, 2019 at 5:58 PM

This is what we have on file for [email protected]

Your Battleground Texas support record is inside this email. Friend, Before we kick off the most important year we’ve ever had at Battleground Texas, we want to let you know where you stand in our records. Here’s what we have on file for this exact email address: Supporter Record…
  Oscar Silva · [email protected]
December 29, 2019 at 7:28 PM

Our 2020 goal? Take back the Texas State House

In a moment as big as this, our efforts have to match the opportunity we have. Familia, I want to be fully transparent with you. This year presents an opportunity for Texas that we haven't had in a long time: A chance to turn our state into a true battleground state. So we’re setting ou…
  Oscar Silva · [email protected]
December 20, 2019 at 9:29 PM

Just nine seats

This was completely unthinkable just a few years ago, and it's just the latest in a series of events that prove just how close we are to battleground state status. It's official, familia: The filing deadline has passed, and Democrats have a shot at winning more seats in the Texas Stat…
  Terry Bermea · [email protected]
December 16, 2019 at 11:18 PM

Every Republican in Texas

The House finally voted to fully restore the Voting Rights Act last week - every Republican from Texas voted against it. Last week, the House finally passed a bill to fully restore the Voting Rights Act of 1965. It’s been a long time coming, team. Back in 2013, five conservative justice…
  Oscar Silva · [email protected]
December 12, 2019 at 7:37 PM

What's going on with the Texas GOP?

They said that if the state Republican party continues the way they've been going, Democrats have a real shot at taking control of the state house -- and Battleground Texas is working to make that a r Familia, This week, The Dallas Morning News published a story outlining the scandals a…
  Claudia Yoli Ferla · [email protected]
December 5, 2019 at 11:56 PM

Remember that this fight isn't only about protecting DACA

We have an aggressive strategy and ambitious plans for 2020, but it all hinges on how much we can raise this year. Friend, In 2014, I got involved in politics for the first time as a campus organizer for Battleground Texas, but my road there wasn’t easy. I moved from Venezuela to El Pas…
  The Battleground Texas Team · [email protected]
December 3, 2019 at 9:56 PM

TODAY: Support grassroots organizing

We have an aggressive strategy and ambitious plans for 2020, but it all hinges on how much we can raise this year. Team, Giving Tuesday is all about giving back, and I know your inbox is flooded with asks right now, but I want to make sure you saw Oscar’s message below. We have an aggre…
  Oscar Silva · [email protected]
December 2, 2019 at 11:21 PM

A short note before Giving Tuesday:

I'd like to quickly let you know how you can give back to Texas this Giving Tuesday. Familia, We often reach out to you to talk about goals: voter registration goals, fundraising goals, electoral goals. And the truth is, those are all tactics to reach our biggest target.Today I want to …
  Oscar Silva · [email protected]
November 26, 2019 at 4:33 PM

Senator Cornyn's latest distraction

John Cornyn doesn't want us to take impeachment seriously, so he's trying to change the subject. Familia, At the historic impeachment hearings over the past two weeks, we’ve heard some astonishing testimony from more than a dozen non-partisan public servants. These experts across the U.…
  Terry Bermea · [email protected]
November 15, 2019 at 9:27 PM

re: Dr. Eliz Markowitz

Last week Dr. Eliz Markowitz, who's running for the State House seat in District 28, finished first in all-party voting and is now headed to a runoff. Friend, Last week Dr. Eliz Markowitz, who’s running for the State House seat in District 28, finished first in all-party voting and is n…
  Oscar Silva · [email protected]
November 8, 2019 at 11:19 PM

In one year

Election Day is less than one year away - how will you feel when you wake up on Wednesday, November 4th, 2020?   Familia, We are officially less than one year away from Election Day 2020. It can be a scary thought to dwell on, but honestly, I have never been more optimistic about what…
  Oscar Silva · [email protected]
November 5, 2019 at 7:10 PM

Texas: TODAY is Election Day

Today is Election Day in Texas, and we have a real opportunity to create actual change in communities across our state in some hyper-local elections. Familia, We’ve been talking a lot about how important the 2020 election is for the future of Texas, and it definitely is—but the fight to…
  Battleground Texas · [email protected]
October 31, 2019 at 11:15 PM

What we've got on file for [email protected]

Your supporter record is enclosed. Friend, Ahead of our big fundraising deadline at midnight tonight, we wanted to reach out to make sure we have the most up-to-date record of your support for Battleground Texas so far: Supporter Record for: [email protected] Battleground Texa…
  Terry Bermea · [email protected]
October 30, 2019 at 9:43 PM

We can't settle for close

We've made a lot of progress in Texas, but we still have a lot of work to do before Election Day 2020. Team, We’re just over a year out from Election Day 2020, and all signs are pointing to it being a big day for the country. Here in Texas, the secret is out: The Lone Star state is sh…
  Oscar Silva · [email protected]
October 29, 2019 at 9:07 PM

A big milestone

With our 38 electoral votes, if Texas goes blue, Republicans can never win the White House again. Familia,This Thursday we have an important fundraising deadline on the books -- can you chip in $20 before midnight, to make sure we hit our donor goal? This is a big milestone, because o…
  Oscar Silva · [email protected]
October 28, 2019 at 6:10 PM

We're in it for the long haul

2020 will be a big year for Texas - but it takes hard work every year to make these changes. Familia, We’re just over a year away from Election Day 2020, and things are heating up. People are volunteering and donating to campaigns -- and Texas is getting more attention from the press an…
  Terry Bermea · [email protected]
October 24, 2019 at 9:28 PM

The path to power is clear:

Our Path to Power summit was only the beginning. It's time to get ready for 2020. Team, It’s time to get ready for 2020, and last week we took a big step. At our Path to Power summit we brought together new and seasoned organizers from across Texas to share best practices and complete c…
  Oscar Silva · [email protected]
October 21, 2019 at 9:32 PM

Crystal Mason's story

After a one-day trial, a judge sentenced her to five years in prison for submitting a provisional ballot, even though it was never counted. Crystal had no idea that the state of Texas considered her a Familia, Crystal Mason lived in Tarrant County, Texas for her entire life. Like a lot …