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  Catina Voellinger · [email protected]
March 21, 2023 at 5:01 PM

Fwd: Texans are being sued for abortion pills.

Did you see Julie’s email, friend? As the future of abortion medication hangs in the balance of our courts, Texans are being sued for helping a friend obtain abortion medication. Even worse? Right-wing politicians who banned abortion in Texas are leading the charge.  Ground Game Texas is lead…
  Ground Game Texas · [email protected]
March 17, 2023 at 8:47 PM

WOW. We just beat Ken Paxton in court.

We’ve got huge news, team. We won our case in the Texas Supreme Court! Anti-abortion activists and Attorney General Ken Paxton were unsuccessful in breaking up the San Antonio Justice Charter! This was a David vs. Goliath case—and David won! Wealthy anti-abortion activists and their ally AG K…
  Julie Oliver · [email protected]
March 13, 2023 at 9:28 PM

Texans are being sued for abortion pills.

It’s happening, team. The Texas Tribune is reporting: three Texas women are being sued for helping a friend obtain abortion medication—and the lawyers suing them helped draft Texas’s abortion ban. This is a big deal, team. First Republicans passed a ban on abortion care in Texas. Now they’re …
  Catina Voellinger, GGTX · [email protected]
March 10, 2023 at 9:26 PM

I wanted to let you know

Dear friend, As the Chief Administrative Officer of Ground Game Texas, I am writing to share my deep passion for the vital work of our organization. It has been almost a year since I joined this incredible team, and every day I am inspired by the dedication of our staff and volunteers to tran…
  Ground Game Texas · [email protected]
March 8, 2023 at 10:25 PM

they’re undermining the will of voters

Anti-abortion groups and their ally Attorney General Ken Paxton are trying to undermine the will of voters, team. Ground Game Texas collected tens of thousands of signatures for a ballot initiative in San Antonio that would decriminalize abortion, decriminalize marijuana, and reform police pr…
  Ground Game Texas · [email protected]
March 6, 2023 at 10:25 PM

Abortion medication could be eliminated.

Team, A case before a Trump-appointed judge in Texas could soon end the production of abortion medication nationwide.  After overturning Roe v. Wade, anti-abortion activists are trying to eliminate abortion medication as we know it. If they’re successful, it could mean millions lose access to…
  Ground Game Texas · [email protected]
March 2, 2023 at 4:02 PM

They’re coming after students...

They’re at it again, team. Texas Republicans just introduced House Bill 2390 - a bill that would eliminate polling sites on college campuses. This is a BIG deal. From day one, Ground Game Texas has focused our resources on registering and mobilizing young voters—and college students in partic…
  Ground Game Texas · [email protected]
February 27, 2023 at 11:51 PM

A Texas judge may end medication abortion.

Team, FIRST, the Supreme Court struck down 50 years of precedent under Roe v. Wade. THEN, Texas Republicans passed the most extreme ban on abortion in the nation. NOW, a Trump-appointed Texas judge may end access to abortion pills for ALL Americans. There is an all-out assault on abortion rig…
  Ground Game Texas · [email protected]
February 24, 2023 at 9:55 PM

The Express News just reported...

The San Antonio Express News just reported, team: Ground Game Texas’s San Antonio Justice Charter — which will decriminalize abortion, marijuana, and reform local police conduct — is facing a legal challenge from an anti-abortion group that could derail the initiative.  Here’s the bad news – …
  Julie Oliver · [email protected]
February 20, 2023 at 10:01 PM

FWD: David vs. Goliath

Did you see Mike’s email below, friend? Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton—who is currently under federal indictment for fraud—is joining the lawsuit against our ballot initiative in San Antonio. Paxton and anti-abortion activists are trying to block the San Antonio Justice Charter, an initiat…
  Mike Siegel · [email protected]
February 16, 2023 at 10:14 PM

It’s Ground Game vs. Ken Paxton

We’re in a David vs. Goliath fight, team. YESTERDAY we sent you an email highlighting just how corrupt and extreme Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is…. TODAY we found out: he’s joining the lawsuit to break up the San Antonio Justice Charter—an initiative Ground Game Texas launched with the …
  Ground Game Texas · [email protected]
February 15, 2023 at 7:51 PM

The corruption is stunning.

We learned some incredible news this week, team. The Texas Tribune is reporting: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has agreed to a $3.3 million settlement with whistleblowers who accused him of corruption—and if it’s approved by the legislature, taxpayers will foot the bill. Ken Paxton may be…
  Ground Game Texas · [email protected]
February 13, 2023 at 5:46 PM

NEW: anti-abortion group sues to block our initiative

We just got the word, team. The “Texas Alliance for Life,” an anti-abortion activist organization, has issued a lawsuit in the state Supreme Court over our San Antonio Justice Charter.  The San Antonio Justice Charter includes the first abortion rights initiative in Texas since Roe was struck…
  Ground Game Texas · [email protected]
February 10, 2023 at 10:30 PM

BREAKING: we’re on the ballot

We have some breaking news, team. Our initiative is officially on the ballot in San Antonio! The San Antonio Justice Charter is a groundbreaking justice policy that can be a model for cities across Texas—and voters in San Antonio have a chance to pass it THIS May! The San Antonio Justice Char…
  Julie Oliver · [email protected]
February 9, 2023 at 6:01 PM

Fighting back on abortion in Texas

Friend, After the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade, Texas Republicans passed one of the most restrictive abortion bans in the nation. Under this law, anyone who assists patients in seeking abortion care could be criminalized. But Ground Game Texas is fighting back. We’ve launched the FIR…
  Ground Game Texas · [email protected]
February 7, 2023 at 3:01 PM

The power grid failed...again.

The Texas power grid is at it again, team. Nearly half a million Texas homes were left in the dark once again last week as temperatures dropped to extreme levels across the state.  Nearly two years to the date that millions of Texans lost power in the winter storms of 2021, extreme weather ev…
  Ground Game Texas · [email protected]
February 4, 2023 at 5:06 PM

And the winners are...

Team, Last week we asked you to fill out our 2023 Supporter Survey to let us know which issues you wanted us to focus on most this year. Good news: the results are IN. Here are the TOP issues YOU want us to focus on in the year ahead, according to our Supporter Survey: Abortion decriminaliza…
  Ground Game Texas · [email protected]
February 1, 2023 at 6:16 PM

Tyre Nichols

Friend, As you’ve probably seen, a video of the police killing of 29-year-old Tyre Nichols in Memphis, Tennessee captured the nation’s attention this week—and prompted renewed calls to pass legislation to address police violence and accountability. Tyre, a Black father of a 4-year-old son, wa…
  Julie Oliver · [email protected]
January 30, 2023 at 9:42 PM

RE: We want to hear from you

Did you catch our email, friend? As we enter 2023 we’re putting together our game plans to organize Texas—including picking which issues we’re going to prioritize at the ballot box.  We’re asking our supporters to fill out our 3-minute survey to let us know which issues to prioritize this yea…
  Ground Game Texas · [email protected]
January 26, 2023 at 12:53 AM

This is important

We want to hear from you, team. Over the past year and a half, Ground Game Texas has become one of the most successful grassroots organizing operations in the state. We’ve launched more than TEN campaigns across Texas and passed progressive policies like marijuana decriminalization, police re…
  Ground Game Texas · [email protected]
January 24, 2023 at 2:30 PM

Texas can’t wait for change

We’re going on offense in Texas, friend. With 2022 behind us, Ground Game Texas is excited to have THREE new initiatives on the ballot this year that will bring progressive change to Texas communities. If we want to flip this state, we can’t wait for change. That’s why we’re working to put po…
  Ground Game Texas · [email protected]
January 19, 2023 at 5:02 PM

BIG things coming to Texas

Hey, friend. At Ground Game Texas we believe that there are no “off years” in politics. To flip a state, it takes organizing year-round in every community—that’s how states like Georgia and Arizona have flipped.  We can do that in Texas—and Ground Game Texas is already hard at work. We have a…
  Ground Game Texas · [email protected]
January 18, 2023 at 4:02 PM

TX Republicans want to restrict abortion...again.

They’re at it again, team. The Dallas Morning News is reporting that after passing one of the strictest abortion bans in the nation last year, Republicans in the Texas legislature are gearing up to go even further in this year’s session. Last week Ground Game Texas successfully submitted sign…
  Julie Oliver · [email protected]
January 12, 2023 at 7:04 PM

Abortion fight comes to Texas.

We’re on the ballot, friend. This week we turned in more than 37,000 signatures for an initiative in San Antonio that would, among other things, decriminalize abortion in one of the biggest cities in Texas! This will be the FIRST TIME Texas voters get the chance to vote directly on abortion r…
  Ground Game Texas · [email protected]
January 10, 2023 at 1:30 PM

want to protect abortion rights in TEXAS?

We have some BIG news, friend. Today we’re turning in more than 35,000 signatures in San Antonio for the biggest abortion rights ballot initiative in Texas to date. Ground Game Texas is leading the way to decriminalize abortion in San Antonio. If it’s approved by voters, this initiative will …
  Ground Game Texas · [email protected]
December 29, 2022 at 7:01 PM

are you getting tired of winning?

We only have 48 hours, friend. Our end-of-the-year fundraising deadline is just over 48 hours away. This is the biggest fundraising deadline we’ve faced yet. We’re so close to hitting our goal – can you help us reach the finish line? Saturday's midnight deadline is a big test for the movement…
  Mike Siegel · [email protected]
December 26, 2022 at 2:30 PM

Texas is the next Georgia

Georgia can show us the way, team. Like you, I was disappointed by the statewide election results in Texas this November. Once again, Texas Democrats failed to secure a single statewide victory. But as Beto O’Rourke told supporters after his loss, “there’s a lot to learn from Georgia.” Georgi…
  Julie, GGTX · [email protected]
December 22, 2022 at 10:24 PM


We launched Ground Game Texas a little more than a year ago, friend. And we've been hard at work since then. We've talked to tens of thousands of voters, placed initiatives on the ballot across Texas, and PASSED major policies that helped mobilize voters to the polls. And we’re just getting s…
  Ground Game Texas · [email protected]
December 20, 2022 at 7:15 PM

Only a few days left

Friend, Thanks to you, we’ve accomplished SO much this year. We’ve placed initiatives on the ballot across Texas, registered THOUSANDS of voters, mobilized them for major elections, and passed SIX measures to bring progressive change to Texas. But we have a major fundraising deadline on Decem…
  Ground Game Texas · [email protected]
December 16, 2022 at 4:31 PM

Texas Tribune: city officials standing in the way of Ground Game initiatives

The Texas Tribune just reported it, team. “The fight in several Texas cities to decriminalize marijuana has entered a new phase, as some city leaders have rebuffed voter-approved rules that largely end criminal enforcement against having small amounts of the substance.” It’s true: after Grou…
  Ground Game Texas · [email protected]
December 14, 2022 at 8:22 PM

Texas Republicans are afraid...

Republicans are scared of us, team. This November, groups across the country showed the power of ballot initiatives to block Republican attacks on abortion rights and advance progressive policies on things like marijuana—including Ground Game Texas. In FIVE communities across Texas we passed …
  Ground Game Texas · [email protected]
December 12, 2022 at 8:52 PM

BREAKING: Republicans trying to block the will of voters

We’re ready for a fight, team. After Ground Game Texas passed all FIVE of our initiatives to decriminalize marijuana, some local Republican lawmakers are trying to block the will of voters by overturning these initiatives. They think they can just ignore the policies passed by the people. But…
  Ground Game Texas · [email protected]
December 9, 2022 at 10:19 PM

Texas is next in the fight for abortion rights

We’re putting abortion on the ballot in Texas, team. Ground Game Texas is full steam ahead collecting signatures for a ballot initiative to decriminalize abortion in San Antonio. With your help, we’re taking on the powerful conservative interests who have criminalized our healthcare.  But thi…
  Ground Game Texas · [email protected]
December 7, 2022 at 11:31 PM

Abortion was on the ballot and we WON

Democrats win when we go on offense, team. Last night, Raphael Warnock defeated Hershel Walker in the Georgia runoff. And as the Washington Post highlighted, “Democrats sought to capitalize on abortion in the final stretch of the campaign”— including spending two-thirds of ads on the issue. D…
  Julie Oliver · [email protected]
December 5, 2022 at 9:00 PM

Bad news and good news

We have bad news and good news, team. Last month voters across Texas showed up to the polls and passed all FIVE of our initiatives to decriminalize marijuana by overwhelming margins. We have some good news and some bad news on that work: Here’s the bad news: antidemocratic politicians in TWO …
  Ground Game Texas · [email protected]
December 2, 2022 at 5:02 PM

BREAKING: city officials trying to block our initiatives

We need your help, team. In this year’s midterms, Ground Game Texas was incredibly successful – passing all FIVE initiatives to decriminalize marijuana.  BUT…some local officials are trying to reverse the will of the voters by blocking our initiatives. And we need your help to fight back. We’…
  Ground Game Texas · [email protected]
November 29, 2022 at 4:03 PM

Help protect democracy on Giving Tuesday

Friend, it’s Giving Tuesday! On this important national holiday we know you have lots of choices for organizations to support. But we would love it if you'd consider supporting Ground Game Texas. Since we launched last year, Ground Game Texas has worked to bring progressive change to Texas. W…
  Ground Game Texas · [email protected]
November 28, 2022 at 8:36 PM

A little gift to say thank you.

Where should we send your sticker, friend? We’re sending a FREE sticker to every supporter who makes a contribution this week! It’s true! There’s no minimum donation required, no need to fill out a long form or visit another website – just click the link below, donate any amount you can affor…
  Mike Siegel, GGTX · [email protected]
November 18, 2022 at 8:44 PM

A first-of-its-kind climate charter in Texas

Did you know we’re already on the ballot in 2023, team? It’s true. Ground Game Texas submitted more than 39,000 signatures to secure a first-of-its-kind climate charter initiative on the May 2023 ballot in El Paso. This unprecedented initiative we launched with Sunrise Movement El Paso will c…
  Ground Game Texas · [email protected]
November 16, 2022 at 4:01 PM

Texas Tribune: Ground Game proposals have strong support at the polls

Ground Game Texas is on a roll, team. Here’s what the Texas Tribune wrote after Tuesday’s election results:  “After Austin voters overwhelmingly approved the proposition to decriminalize carrying small amounts of marijuana in May, Ground Game Texas — the progressive group behind that effort —…
  Ground Game Texas · [email protected]
November 14, 2022 at 9:56 PM

A couple crazy statistics

Here’s two crazy stats, team: In Hays County, Texas—where Ground Game secured a ballot initiative to decriminalize marijuana—Democrats won 9 out of 10 midterm races. Our ballot initiative received 1,451 more votes than any of the other city elections.  It’s true. Our campaign in San Marcos …
  Ground Game Texas · [email protected]
November 10, 2022 at 7:15 PM

What’s next?

We did it, team. On Tuesday voters in Texas overwhelmingly passed ALL FIVE of Ground Game Texas’s initiatives to decriminalize marijuana.   We couldn’t have done this without you. Our army of organizers, volunteers, donors, and everyday Texans delivered progressive change in five communities…
  Ground Game Texas · [email protected]
November 7, 2022 at 10:31 PM


Here’s an important stat, team. Of the top TEN biggest donors in Texas this election, NINE are major Republican donors who have given more than $25 million to Republicans in 2022. That’s who Republicans like Greg Abbott, Dan Patrick, and Ken Paxton are fighting for—billionaires and CEOs who g…
  Ground Game Texas · [email protected]
November 4, 2022 at 9:27 PM

Had enough of Ken Paxton’s corruption?

Ken Paxton is the worst Attorney General in the nation, team. This week we found out that Ken Paxton isn’t just using taxpayer money to “investigate” non-existent voter fraud—he’s also targeting poll workers across the state. That’s right, Paxton isn’t just going after voters—he’s undermining…
  Ground Game Texas · [email protected]
November 3, 2022 at 9:17 PM


Early vote turnout is down in Texas, team! The Texas Tribune is reporting that after a week of early voting, turnout in Texas is down compared to the 2018 midterms. Here are the facts: As of yesterday: 2.7 million Texans (19% of voters) voted in the biggest 30 counties  In 2018: more than 3.…
  Ground Game PAC · [email protected]
November 1, 2022 at 8:33 PM

South Texas is feeling the Bern’

This race is so close, team! In Texas’s 15th district, Michelle Vallejo is TIED with her opponent with just a week until election day.  That’s why this weekend Sen. Bernie Sanders joined Michelle at a rally hosted by Ground Game to support her campaign.  Bernie is sounding the alarm about thi…
  Ground Game Texas · [email protected]
October 31, 2022 at 8:33 PM


We’ve got some exciting new polling in Texas, team! Over the weekend UT Tyler released a new poll of Texas voters – and there are some exciting results we wanted to share: Among registered voters, Beto O’Rourke is just THREE points behind Greg Abbott! 72% of Texans support legalizing medical…
  Ground Game PAC · [email protected]
October 27, 2022 at 4:04 PM


It’s all tied up in TX-15, team! A new poll shows TX-15 candidate Michelle Vallejo TIED 45-45 with her Republican opponent just two weeks before Election Day. Michelle is a proud, progressive Latina running against a Qanon-believing election denier in the critical race for Texas’s 15th Congre…
  Julie Oliver · [email protected]
October 25, 2022 at 6:28 PM

BREAKING: strong turnout in TEXAS

We’re seeing some good signs out of Texas, team! After the first day of early voting, we’re feeling pretty good. Here’s just a few reasons why: More than 60,000 votes were cast in Harris County More than 31,000 people voted in Bexar County Almost 5 percent of all registered voters in Nueces …
  Ground Game Texas · [email protected]
October 24, 2022 at 9:03 PM

NEW poll in Texas!

Did you see the news, team? A BRAND NEW POLL in Texas shows Beto O’Rourke just THREE POINTS behind Greg Abbott in the race for Governor! This is huge news. Polls have gone back and forth for weeks – but this new poll shows the race for governor in Texas is neck-and-neck, and could be decided …