AUSTIN, Texas — Tuesday, the Texas Democratic Party launched the LIFT (Local Investment in the Future of Texas) program for the November elections. Texas Democrats’ Project LIFT is designed to provide recognition and additional support for municipal candidates who identify as Democrats. While municipal offices are non-partisan, Democrats are investing in electing local leaders who are champions for Texas communities — candidates who will govern in a way that promotes Democratic values today and will be our rising stars of tomorrow.
The ideal candidate furthers the mission of LIFT: to build a bench of diverse, Democratic leaders.
From Tuesday, August 24 to 5pm CT on Friday, September 17 candidates can apply to Project LIFT. Accepted candidates will be notified on a rolling basis, and priority for review will be given to applicants that apply sooner. The application can be found here: Apply! And if you know someone who might be interested in applying, send them this Information.
Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:
“The LIFT Project continues to be a great way to support our incredible local leaders who will fight every day to make life better for Texans, one city or school district at a time.
“It has never been clearer than in recent weeks how important it is to our very survival that we have courageous leaders who govern in the best interest of all Texans and not just pander to those who will advance their political careers.
“With Project LIFT, Texas Democrats are investing in leaders who will create change at the local level, and help tackle the challenges facing Texans. Whether it’s supporting small businesses, making sure our schools have the resources they need, or helping our communities beat back the pandemic, our Project LIFT candidates will deliver progress for Texas. We are proud to support these candidates who will champion the needs of our schools, our families, our communities and who will work to make our state a better place for all.”
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