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For National Voter Registration Day, our very own contributing writer Joe Deshotel spoke with Alex Simon from the TDP about their three target voter groups, and the groundbreaking efforts to drive voters to the polls, including vote by mail.
Our very own contributing writer Joe Deshotel spoke with Brittany Switzer from the TDP, about the Democratic National Convention, the nominees and the events planned on behalf of the party in the state.
Our very own contributing writer Jessica Montoya Coggins spoke to the new Spanish Press Secretary with the Texas Democratic Party, Rafael Benavides, about his role at the party, feedback he has received from the Texas Latino community about effects of COVID-19 and how to engage Latino voters and Bernie supporters for the upcoming November elections.
In this episode, Signal contributor Joe Deshotel interviews the brand manager of the Texas Democratic Party Britney Switzer, in which they discuss the disastrous GOP convention, the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state and the TDP initiatives underway for the November elections.
In this episode, first Signal reporter Fernando Ramirez talks to Democratic Congressional candidate Gina Ortiz Jones, who is running in district 23, which is currently occupied by retiring congressman Will Hurd.
Next, Fernando speaks with Democratic candidate for district 25, Julie Oliver, about her motivations for running, how the coronavirus pandemic has affected campaigning and her opponent Roger Williams.
Finally, we look at our biggest story online this week concerning how the ACLU is joining a lawsuit that will allow Texans to vote by mail.
First, Signal reporter William Kim speaks with Texas Signal candidate Royce West about his runoff with fellow candidate MJ Hegar, his strengths as a candidate and the state of politics today.
Then Signal reporter Fernando Ramirez talks Olivia Stitilis, Organizing Director for the Texas Democratic Party, about their new program to organize voting efforts in the state.
And finally, we take a look at one of our top stories this week regarding how Texas Democrats are urging Gov. Abbott to implement a stay-at-home order.
In this week's episode, first Signal reporter Fernando Ramirez talks to Democratic candidate MJ Hegar about reaching the runoff for her race, Cornyn's leadership, and her plans as potential senator of Texas.
Then Fernando speaks with Texas politics veteran Michelle Leal about the lack of proper management within the state.
And finally, a new Housecleaning segment in which we look at the race in House District 126, where Republican incumbent Sam Harless is facing off against Democratic candidate Natali Hurtado.
In this week’s episode, senior Signal consultant Keir Murray first talks to former El Paso Congressman and presidential hopeful Beto O Rourke about the Texas senate race and the lack of proper leadership regarding the coronavirus.
Then Signal reporter Fernando Ramirez speaks with Nick Wertsch, a Houston staff attorney and policy coordinator for Worker’s Defense Project, about the importance of paid sick leave in Texas.
And finally, a new edition of our segment Housekeeping, in which we look at House District 66, where Democratic opponent Sharon Hirsch is running against Republican incumbent Matt Shaheen.
In this episode, Signal reporter Fernando Ramirez speaks with Wendy Davis, Congressional candidate for district 21, about her victory on Super Tuesday and now running against her Republican opponent Chip Roy.
Then podcast producer Sarah Taqvi talks to Cliff Walker and Abhi Rahman from the Texas Democratic Party about the group's new lawsuit on voting rights and last week's primary.
Finally, Signal reporter William Kim and longtime Democratic consultant Keir Murray discuss in detail how Democrats did in the state on Super Tuesday.
In this week’s episode, we have three interviews:
First, Texas Signal CEO Kevin Nix talks to Michelle Leal, a diversity and inclusion consultant and former co-chair of Latino Texas Pac, about Latino outreach in the state.
Then Signal Reporter Fernando Ramirez speaks with Jay Aiyer, an adjunct professor of politics at the University of Houston Downtown, about the Democratic primaries for the 2020 presidential election.
And finally, Kevin Nix talks to Texas State Representative Rafael Anchia about turning Texas blue and endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden.
In this week’s episode of SignalCast, senior Signal members Kevin Nix and Keir Murray discuss Wednesday’s Democratic debate in Nevada, and the current state of Texas races and early voting. Then in our newest edition of the segment Housecleaning, we will focus on House district 54, where freshman Republican Brad Buckley is running against Democratic opponent Keke Williams.
This week, we spoke to Brandon Rottinghaus, professor at Univeristy of Houston and co-host of Party Politics, a podcast on Houston Public Media, about the Democratic presidential primary in TX.
Then we go deep into health care with Vivian Ho, an economics professor with the Baker Institute at Rice University.
And finally we target the Texas legislature with some housecleaning, this week targeting State Representative Matt Krauss in district 93.
In this week's episode, Signal reporter Fernando Ramirez first talks to Antonio Arellano, who is currently leading Jolt Action, a civic engagement organization for Latino progressives in Texas.
Then Fernando speaks with Kirsten Myers, the area director for refugee services of Texas, about the mission of the organization, the misconceptions about refugees, and Governor Abbott’s rejection of refugee resettlement in Texas.
And finally, an all-new segment called HouseKeeping, where we will focus on a Texas State House district targeted for Democratic pick-up every week.
On this week’s show, the Signal sat down with Tim O’Brien, senior advisor to Democratic presidential candidate and "pragmatic progressive" Michael Bloomberg. Team Bloomberg is making Texas a critical component of its strategy.
In another packed episode of SignalCast, we have conversations with:
Eliz Markowitz, a candidate running for the Texas House seat in district 28
MJ Hegar, a candidate for U.S. Senate against John Cornyn, and
Keir Murray, a longtime Democratic consultant, about the upcoming House races in the state
In this episode, we have three interviews. The first is with Heather Fazio, the Director of Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy. Next is a conversation with Texas congressional candidate for District-2, Sima Ladjevardian, who is running against GOP Rep. Dan Crenshaw. And finally, we speak with Nate Levin, the Deputy Training Director of the Texas Democratic Party, about their extensive Staff the Movement initiative.
In this episode of SignalCast, we hand the hosting duties over to Lillie Schechter, chair of the Harris County Democratic Party. Here is her conversation with Wendy Davis, who's running for Congress in 2020.
Join us in conversation with Abhi Rahman, Director of Strategic Communications at the Texas Democratic Party, about day one of the impeachment hearings of Trump and his administration, the current state of affairs with Senator Cornyn and candidate finances.
We also provide context to the hearings and what today's revelations could mean for the future.
In this episode of SignalCast, we recap the latest—and fourth—Democratic Debate of 2019, discuss the Bonnen recording that was released earlier this week, Trump impeachment, and upcoming dates to remember.
Keep a lookout for the TX Senate forum—hosted by Texas Signal—and featuring five Democratic candidates on October 23. Also, be alert for voting deadlines, as early voting starts on October 21!
During the Texas Tribune Festival, we spoke with two guests on the current state—and future!—of elections in Texas and the national stage.
First guest: Lauren Pully from Texas Democratic Party and Texas House Rep. Joe Deshotel.