The Dan Epstein for West Texas campaign has had a productive week here in Lubbock. Check it out:
- Trumpcare Town Hall
We joined with local progressives at the Trumpcare Town Hall at the Mahon library for a discussion of how Trumpcare will affect West Texans. In Dan’s inspiring moment at the mic, he outlined his policy ideas about the expansion of Medicare and Medicaid. Dan believes the most vulnerable among us should never have to worry about access to proper healthcare.
- May 26:
We mobilized a group of local Democrats and progressives and volunteered at Habitat for Humanity.
- Gathering Support
Dan, campaign staffers and friends were out spending shoe leather and callusing knuckles in the 22nd precinct. We knocked door-to-door registering voters and got to know our neighbors and what they value. This is a valuable opportunity for us to learn about the issues they’re most concerned about.Later in the afternoon, we had a voter registration drive at the Amigos grocery store. Saturday evening, a colleague of Dan’s hosted a reception for potential supporters, volunteers, and donors in her home in south Lubbock where Dan gave another refreshing speech about the needs of the constituents in this district and emphasized the importance of grassroots organization to this kind of campaign.
- Talking Points
Dan joined Wes Rappaport, sitting in for Bryan Mudd, on KAMC’s Talking Points to talk about Trumpcare and Trump’s ties to Russia. He highlighted what Trumpcare would mean for the most vulnerable of West Texans. Take a look at what Dan had to say, starting about halfway through the second video.
- Café con Leche: Meet the Candidates
Dan joined local Democratic candidates and constituents at Jimenez
Bakery. This was a low pressure venue for local progressives to mingle with
Dan over coffee and ask questions about his platform.
- Let’s Go Fishing Derby with 100 Black Men of West Texas
Last weekend Dan and Jasmine spent Saturday morning at Mae Simmons park helping out at the 100 Black Men of Lubbock Fishing Derby. Jasmine actually recorded measurements of the fish kids caught for Texas’s Free Fishing Day. Dan spent time meeting and talking with other attendees, including Annie White, chair of local NAACP, Calvin Davis, District Director for the Lubbock-West Texas District Small Business Administration Office, and Reggie Dial, Project Manager for the East Lubbock Resident-Owned Business Initiative. It was a great day meeting people, and we recruited some more volunteers too!
We have a committed and diligent team of staffers who participate regularly, but we need all the help we can get as we amp up our voter registration efforts throughout the summer. Remember too–if you don’t have the time or are unable to join us in volunteering, donations are a valuable contribution that are directly applicable to these kinds of activities. We depend on grassroots organization from local progressives like you to build this campaign and become the Texas we know we can be!