Clayton Tucker

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    • GAP Network
    • Indivisible Austin
    • Our Revolution Harris County
    • Grassroots Nation


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  • Summit Agenda

    Quick Summary

    • Friday, March 3rd, 2023 - Dinner/Happy Hour (The Axelrad Beer Garden - 1517 Alabama St, Houston, TX 77004)
    • Saturday, March 4th, 2023 - All DAY Summit/Evening Happy Hour (United Way of Greater Houston - Community Resource Center - 50 Waugh Drive, Houston TX 77007)
    • Sunday, March 5th, 2023 - TX Lege Focus (Texas Capitol Auditorium & LCC Room - 1100 Congress Ave Austin, TX 78701)


    To learn about parking and other information, please see our Know Before You Go document. 


    Friday Happy Hour


    Saturday Agenda

    Location: United Way of Greater Houston, Community Resource Center - 50 Waugh Drive, Houston TX 77007

    • 8am  Networking Session 1
    • 9am  Call to Order*
    • 9:10am – 2030 Roadmap to Power Panel*
      • Moderator: Roxy Williamson
      • Panelists:
        • Nancy Thompson, Mothers Against Greg Abbott
        • Nabila Mansoor, Rise AAPI
        • Neil Aquino, Texas Grassroots Alliance
        • Wanda Mosley or Dentia Jones, Black Voters Matter
    • 10:15am – Training Session: ORG DEVELOPMENT
      • Org Formation and/or Fiscal Sponsorship 
        • Robert Williams
      • Board, Bylaws, and Org Operations 
        • Emad Salem, Texas Progressive Caucus
      • Building Budgets*
        • Kristin Wright, Killeen Creators, & Alexander Montalvo, GAP Network
    • 11:15am  Training Session: FUNDRAISING
      • Grants*
        • Drew Galloway, BRIDGE Movement Fund
      • Individual Donations - Call Time/Giving Programs
        • Clayton Tucker and Kristi Lara, Grassroots Nation
    • 12:00pm – Lunch
    • 12:45pm – Coalition Building*
      • Shekra Dennis, Next Wave Strategies LLC
    • 1:00pm  Training Session: COALITION/COMMUNITY BUILDING
      • North Texas
      • South Texas
      • East Texas
      • West Texas
      • Central Texas
      • Statewide
    • 3:00pm – Full Meeting 
    • 4:00pm The Alliance & the Future of Progressive Power*
      • Panel: The Alliance & the Future of Progressive Power (30min)
        • Alexander Montalvo, GAP Network
        • Clayton Tucker, Texas Progressive Caucus
        • LaTonya Whittington, Our Revolution Harris County
        • Trish Contreras, Indivisible Austin
        • Roxy Williams, GIVERS
      • Wrap-Up Speaker (15min)
        • Denita Jones, Black Voters Matter


    Saturday Happy Hour

    Location: FM Kitchen & Bar - 1112 Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77007

    • Time: 6-8pm


    Sunday Agenda

    Location: Texas Capitol Auditorium & LCC Room - 1100 Congress Ave Austin, TX 78701

    Transportation: Bus transportation will be available to those who RSVP.

    Bus Location: 3220 Katy Freeway Houston Texas 77007;; 8am leave time 

    • 10am – Arrive and network
    • 11am – Call to Order*
      • Location: Auditorium 
      • Speaker: Ivy Le 
    • 11:15am – 2030 Roadmap to Power Panel*
      • Panelists:
        • LaTonya Whittington, Our Revolution
        • Roxy Williamson, GIVERS
        • Kathy Willams, Far Northwest Progressive of Travis County
        • Clayton Tucker, Texas Progressive Caucus
        • Alexander Montalvo, GAP Network
        • Denita Jones, Black Voters Matter
    • 12pm – Lunch
      • Location: LCC 
    • 1pm – Lege Welcome*
      • Location: Auditorium
      • Speakers:
        • Rep Vikki Goodwin
        • Luis Figueroa, Every Texan
    • 2pm – Advocating 101*
      • Location: Auditorium 
      • Speakers:
        • Ash Hall, Texas ACLU
      • Topic:
        • How a bill becomes law, how to kill a bad bill, how to advocate, etc.
    • 3pm – Advocating 202
      • Location: Capitol
      • Activity:
        • Break into issue groups and start advocating!
    • 4pm – Close


    Bus Back to Houston leaves around 5pm.


    Other Info

    To learn about parking and other information, please see our Know Before You Go document. 

    * indicates livestream via Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent via email by Friday, March 3rd. Captions will be on. 

  • Voter Guides

    Here is a collection of voter guides from our member and other allied organizations.

  • What are the benefits to joining the Alliance?


    The goal of the Alliance is to strengthen each of our organizations. The stronger we are as individual organizations, the stronger our movement becomes as a whole. Beyond skill sharing, we will also draft GOTV plans to win in 2024 and beyond. We also manage a press list for all Alliance members to use and add to. 

  • Does it cost to join?


    No, there is no monetary or financial cost to joining the Alliance. However, it is expected that each organization will work together to achieve our common goals and will assist the Alliance with our mission.

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  • Who can join?


    The Alliance is open to any Democratic or progressive organization with operations, chapters, and/or hubs in Texas. It's open for any 501(c)3, (c)4, PACs, political parties, and other community groups. 

  • Organization Sign Up

    Does your organization want to join the Alliance? Endorse our mission and guidelines to join!

    After endorsing, an organizer will reach out to you.


    We work together to build an all-encompassing political machine to elect progressive leaders and ensure current elected officials are held accountable to progressive values. Our fundamental philosophy is that the stronger we become as individual organizations, the stronger we all become and the stronger our overall movement becomes. 



    1. All member organizations ascribe to the notion that working together will greatly improve our chances of electoral success in Texas, being defined as turning Texas blue. 
    2. All member organizations agree to work with the Alliance and its member organizations to the best of their abilities in a means that is appropriate and applicable to their own organizational base needs. 
    3. All member organizations will treat all other members with mutual respect.  
    4. All member organizations agree that the Alliance does not represent any single organization nor does any single organization represent the Alliance. 



    1. The Alliance agrees to protect the data security of all of its member organizations. 
    2. The Alliance and its member organizations shall not hold, nor seek to obtain, data from its members regarding their individual donors, members, volunteers, supporter list, or any other confidential information. The Alliance will not tolerate any member organization that attempts to take privileged information from another member. 
    3. During the general election cycle, after a Democratic nominee is chosen, the Alliance and its members may seek, but not compel, other members to share their electoral activities, location(s) of their activities, timelines, a general description of voter targeting metrics, and any other information directly relevant to the persuasion of voter or general GOTV operations. See “ELECTIONS (GENERAL)” to learn more. 



    1. Each member organization may be listed as a member of the Alliance. Each member may provide the Alliance a means for candidates to apply for their individual endorsements. 
    2. Member organizations shall help the Alliance map the locations of each organization, its chapters, its groups, and/or its hubs in Texas. Parts of this information may be made public. 
    3. Member organizations shall help the Alliance develop a list of each organizational focuses, preferred GOTV and advocacy methods, and priority electoral targets.
    4. Member organizations shall help the Alliance develop a list of endorsed candidates. This information may be made public.
    5. Member organizations shall provide to the Alliance a list of contacts within their respective organizations for communication purposes. This information shall be kept confidential unless otherwise stated. 



    1. The Alliance and each of its member organizations shall remain respectful of each member organization’s endorsement process and endorsements. 
    2. The Alliance shall not make endorsements during the primaries or runoffs. The Alliance will also not stop or otherwise impede member organizations from endorsing in the primaries or runoffs and will not stop or otherwise impede member organizations from working with other members of the Alliance during this time. 
    3. While the Alliance shall keep a list of each members’ endorsements, it shall not request or seek information regarding electoral strategy until a nominee is determined. 
    4. The Alliance shall not determine individual member organization’s strategies, priorities, or who they endorse. 



    1. Once a Democratic nominee is determined, the Alliance shall request each member organization to work together to the greatest extent possible by law, practicality, and applicableness. 
    2. Each member organization will be encouraged, but not compelled, to share electoral activities to help the Alliance coordinate efforts to the best of its ability. For example:
      1. If a member is prioritizing block walking for a particular period of time, they should inform the Alliance and its members so that other members may focus on another electoral activity, such as phone banking, so that efforts are not needlessly duplicated. 
      2. If a member is focusing on a particular district or precinct, they should inform the Alliance so that other members may focus their efforts on unworked districts or precincts. 
    3. The Alliance and its members are allowed to seek a general description of voter targeting metrics a member is using. Each member is encouraged to share what they can about their metrics but may not be compelled to do so. 



    1. Members must ascribe to Democratic/progressive values and work to promote Democratic candidates.
    2. Members must be based or have chapters/hubs/networks in Texas.
    3. Members must agree to the Alliance's MISSION & GUIDELINES.
    4. Members must be active in the state of Texas.