Texas Democrats’ recognition application open for May 1 candidates
The Texas Democratic Party is seeking candidates to recognize for the May 1st municipal elections across Texas through the Project LIFT initiative. While municipal offices are non-partisan, we are invested in getting folks elected to these positions who will govern in a way that promotes Democratic Party values today and will be our rising stars of tomorrow.
Or forward this to a candidate running in the May 1 elections to encourage them to apply for our recognition.
Who is eligible?
To qualify for Project LIFT, a candidate must be running for a nonpartisan municipal office. Additionally, the candidate must be on the ballot on May 1, 2021 and must be a Democrat (understanding that this particular race is non-partisan, but the candidate must have a history of being a Democrat). The ideal candidate furthers the mission of LIFT: to build a bench of diverse, Democratic leaders.
What is the timeline?
Applications are due by 5pm CT on Friday, April 9th. Accepted candidates will be notified on a rolling basis, and priority for review will be given to applicants that apply sooner.
For further information on recognition through Project LIFT, please read here: txdem.co/LIFT-info.
We want to support as many municipal candidates as possible, so please spread the word to any candidates who might be interested!