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John Mabane
28:10
The Texas Governor helped with that too
Julie Thompson
30:18
Yes, Detroit!
Alana Lewis
31:18
You mean Philly?
John Mabane
31:26
facts Alana
Alana Lewis
31:44
Although we’ve seen than voter turnout was down in Philly.
Alana Lewis
32:26
Allegheny, Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley areas
Serita Fontanesi
34:02
seritafonta@gmail.com
Alana Lewis
35:02
Thanks, yes
Jesse White
35:04
I am running a new PAC focused on black and brown turnout in the Harrisburg area. Any ideas on how to increase engagement in a municipal election (mayor, council, etc.)?
Juliana Martinez (she/ella)
35:12
@Serita how have you seen this relational work translate in the Latinx community
John Mabane
35:39
Jesse White, I love it. john.mabane@outlook.com
Jesse White
36:15
John, I’ll reach out. We’re in the early stages but have big plans.
Zayda Ortiz
36:29
i have the same issue when I was canvassing in Texas as I lived in Ma for my whole adult life
Alana Lewis
36:45
So much work should be done to organize the collar counties outside of Philly, that Reading/Lancaster area as well. Huge Latin population
Tana Pradia,
37:28
I found out hear in Houston it was great to talk about issues that is important to them and they went out to vote hear in Harris County
Coby Williams | New Reach
37:42
Good info. Oftentimes this and related topics consist of people of color who are preaching to the choir. How can we spread the gospel to others?
Zayda Ortiz
40:06
we have to stop transactional organizing it doesn't work for our people
Rebecca An
45:24
Once you're from Texas, you're ALWAYS from Texas. Especially if you're from Houston ;)
Zayda Ortiz
45:47
SA in the house!!
jasminedaniel
46:08
Love all the Texas in the house, Dallas folks wya?
Nneka
46:15
htownnnnnnn
Katy Waters (she/her) COG
46:19
Dallas babe here!
Louis
46:27
Dallas over here too
Nathan Empsall
46:34
Conroe here
julian.ramon
46:42
Arlington, TX represent.
Nneka
46:42
hello fellow Texans!
Katy Waters (she/her) COG
46:44
Bless folks who organize in Texas, honestly
John Mabane
46:49
Temple, Tx. lol that's me
nicolemen
46:50
ATX here
Jenny Boos
46:58
ATX here as well!!
Katy Waters (she/her) COG
47:09
EXACTLY!
Sara Yaseen
47:10
I highly recommend the film “Miss Virginia.” It’s a good example of Black constituency organizing
Alana Lewis
47:26
Texas will flip in 2024. lots of great work being done there
Raina Aronowitz (she/her)
47:40
yes, ATX unite!
Alana Lewis
49:35
Broadband
Zayda Ortiz
50:00
access is sooo important and making that the talking point around healthcare is the right way to engage
Michelle Blumenthal
50:05
It's easier to be good at messaging when you don't care about the truth.
Julie Thompson
50:34
Amen amen
Coby Williams | New Reach
50:36
Thank you!
Louis
50:39
Preach
Sara Yaseen
50:48
Progressive need to do better at messaging and defending their agenda instead of letting conservatives calling our agenda socialism/communism
Juliana Martinez (she/ella)
50:49
+++++
Coby Williams | New Reach
50:56
The lines have long been drawn in the sand.
Zayda Ortiz
50:59
I remind them they are voting against their supposed values
John Mabane
51:13
Facts Sara yaseen
Alana Lewis
51:31
Access to care for Veterans without privatizing the VA
Coby Williams | New Reach
51:42
Progressives need to play more offense.
Tech Moderator Spencer (they/them)
52:00
^^^^^agreed Coby
Zayda Ortiz
53:16
yall killed it in H town and Harris county!!!!
Alana Lewis
54:20
👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾
Zayda Ortiz
54:21
rive thru!!!!!!!!!
Jon Kenney
54:30
Do campaigns have power to push for more polling places early on?
Zayda Ortiz
54:33
drive thru voting is amazing my godfather love it!
Louis
56:18
https://txcivilrights.org/reports-and-publications/2020epreport/
JaraButler (She/Her/Hers)
57:46
Question/comment
Jon Kenney
58:20
Awesome answer, thanks so much.
Omari Ho-Sang
01:00:04
That’s right. Great question, Jara!
JaraButler (She/Her/Hers)
01:00:39
80/20
JaraButler (She/Her/Hers)
01:01:49
May I ask a follow up?
Zayda Ortiz
01:02:02
the party need to stop thinking they can take communities for granted or they can just set it and forget!!!!!!
John Mabane
01:02:02
We MUST run Sustained Field Operations. Consistent Voter Engagement.
Louis
01:02:22
Voter education as well
Michelle Blumenthal
01:02:22
^^^
Zayda Ortiz
01:02:37
ALL OF THIS!!!!
Louis
01:02:43
Voter empowerment
JaraButler (She/Her/Hers)
01:02:58
It's not about a savior but someone to give up space
JaraButler (She/Her/Hers)
01:03:13
To hear us not talking at us, to us but listening
Joy Davis
01:03:21
Serita is awesome! She does great work here in Texas! 💙💙
Omari Ho-Sang
01:03:21
Capacity-building through resources and funding is absolutely necessary.
Zayda Ortiz
01:03:23
Yes we need money in our communities !!!!
Louis
01:03:30
About how can I help rather than this is what I can do
Nneka
01:04:21
amen!
Nneka
01:04:26
to this last comment
Joy Davis
01:04:41
Amen! The Black Community should not be the afterthought.
Louis
01:04:51
Creating systems of interdependency rather than a system of dependency on our current structures and institutions
Coby Williams | New Reach
01:05:38
Yes. It's passing along the work others don't want to do/we already know the Black folks, oftentimes **ya'll** don't.
JaraButler (She/Her/Hers)
01:06:05
So proud of my Sis, Serita.
Joy Davis
01:07:00
Yes!
JaraButler (She/Her/Hers)
01:08:04
A seat at the table means heard at the table
Damon Drew | he/him
01:08:38
So many missteps in Democratic political messaging could have been avoided by having a Black person at the table
Jasmine Daniel
01:09:23
Amen to all of this, nothing is more frustrating than being a Black person trying to convince non-Black folks that you know how to best engage your community.
Zayda Ortiz
01:09:44
thanks everyone and especially Serita I Have had a bad week and being in community with other Black and Brown folks who are in the work always nurtures me soul!!!!!!! and reminds me our squad is big and we are all working with the same goal.
Sarah
01:10:20
where oh where is the money for what is needed? Showing up early takes money. who will fund that?
JaraButler (She/Her/Hers)
01:11:49
1billion dollars added to the economy
JaraButler (She/Her/Hers)
01:11:55
Divine NIne
JaraButler (She/Her/Hers)
01:12:12
HBCU, Jack and Jill, Boule; black chambers
John Mabane
01:13:22
1.4 Billion dollars was spent on this election by the Alphabet orgs. Less than 5% went to Black owned firms and orgs.
Serita Fontanesi
01:15:03
seritafonta@gmail.com
Sarah
01:15:15
thank you!
Nneka
01:15:29
thank you Serita!
Katy Waters (she/her) COG
01:15:35
Thank you, Serita!
Julie Thompson
01:15:36
Thank you!!
Charlotte Ferenbach
01:15:36
Thank you!
Jasmine Daniel
01:15:37
Thank you Serita!!
Gabbie Stasson (she/her)
01:15:38
Thank you Serita!
Omari Ho-Sang
01:15:39
Thank you Serita!!!
Ryan Enright
01:15:39
Amazing forum, thank you Serita!!!
coreyvanandel
01:15:39
Thank you so much Serita!!
Joy Davis
01:15:40
Thank you, Serita!
Jon Kenney
01:15:41
Thank you!
Aryana Barudin
01:15:44
thank you!
Mara
01:15:46
Thank you!!
nicolemen
01:15:49
Thank you!