May 3, 2013 – Nadia Tamez-Robledo (Caller Times)
South Texas Democrats are gearing up for next year’s election. Local party chapters and clubs met Tuesday at the Nueces County Courthouse, where they deputized about 100 members to register voters.
The Democrats from Nueces and San Patricio counties also represented clubs like the Tejano Democrats and Coastal Bend Texas Democratic Women. They met with Battleground Texas, a volunteer-training organization with the ultimate goal of electing more Democrats to office.
Joseph Ramirez, Nueces County Democratic Party chairman, said local Democrats are in the boots-on-the-ground phase of preparing for the 2014 midterm and 2016 general elections. Their work with Battleground Texas will prepare volunteers to reach out to unregistered voters, a large percentage of whom are Latino.
December 4, 2012
And here is the State of Texas’ proposed map process.
The state proposes that the court defer any action on remedial maps until July to allow the Supreme Court to rule both on Shelby County and on the state’s appeal of the D.C. court’s redistricting ruling.
Under the state’s proposal, the parties would jointly submit map proposals on July 8, 2013, with response briefs due July 15.
The court would then hold map hearings in late July and issue a ruling on remedial maps by August 30.
The state, however, used its advisory to stress at some length its view that no map changes were needed since “the court-drawn interim plans address every legal infirmity identified by the D.C. court’s ruling.”
Nonetheless, the state told the court any map changes would need to be in place by September 16 unless changes again were made to the Texas Election Schedule.