The Texas Coalition of Black Democrats is a political organization and we must always remember that politics is a means to an end. Our end goals must include ending poverty, hunger, homelessness, race-based health disparities, the racial wealth-income-and education gaps. Eliminating food deserts, public transportation and infrastructure inequity, as well as environmental injustices, must also be priorities of the Texas Coalition of Black Democrats.
We must not only elect more Democrats to public office, but we must also hold them accountable as candidates and officeholders for the diversity of their staff and the inclusiveness of how they spend their campaign funds. Do they hire Black consultants and operatives? Do they spend money with the Black media like they spend with other media organizations? If they don’t, we will hold them accountable at the local, county, state and federal levels. We will also be paying attention to all the special governmental districts across the state.
Democratic officeholders will be held accountable for advancing criminal justice reform, environmental justice, economic equity and inclusion in public and private sector contracting, protecting and enhancing voting rights and pushing for more racial and gender diversity on public pension funds and corporate boards of directors.
2020 -2022 Officers
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Politics is not perfect but it's the best available nonviolent means of changing how we live.
- Maynard Jackson
To protect and empower Black Democratic voters and the officials we elect as well as advancing an agenda focused on justice, opportunity, equity and economic prosperity.
To elect more Black Democrats to public office - from city council and school board members to mayors, Texas State legislators, members of the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate. We can also help put a Black woman on the 2020 presidential ticket.
We can also help put more black judges on the federal bench including a Black Woman on the United States Supreme Court, something that has never been in the history of our nation.