Dear TCU and UTA NAACP Members:
Dr. Max Krochmal here from the TCU history department. In my day job I teach about community activism, civil rights, and labor history, but I am writing today as a volunteer for the campaign to elect a proven fighter for our community to Congress.
For decades Fort Worth civil rights activists have fought for not only integration but real, independent political power. They won seats on city councils, school boards, county commissions, and even the state legislature. Now we have a chance to add another chapter to this history: to elect the first African American Congressman from Tarrant County.
For years, Marc Veasey has represented Southeast Fort Worth and parts of Arlington in the Texas State House, and he has proven that he is a fighter who will stand up for all the minority communities in Tarrant and Texas. He is a natural-born coalition builder, and he has been endorsed by leading Latino/a politicians, organized labor, and both daily papers in DFW. To learn more about Marc, visit his campaign website at marcveasey.com
Now Marc needs our help–especially your help. He is locked in a tight race in the Democratic Primary run-off for the new 33rd Congressional District. The election is July 31, with only one week of early voting, and turnout will be very low.
That’s where you fit it–Marc needs volunteers to go out in the streets, knock on doors, talk to the young and the elderly and others who need help getting to the polls, and finally, make sure that they get where they need to go and vote. He has asked me to help recruit college students–the historic vanguard of the struggle for civil rights.
Can you come out today and give Marc and your community a few hours of your time?
Volunteers are needed all day, seven days a week, up until election day. But don’t delay–you don’t need to plan ahead, have a regular day, or make an appointment. Just call or text or email me for more info. I can pick you up, take you to headquarters, and introduce you to the campaign manager. I’ll even stay there and work with you!
You have no excuses. Join this historic campaign now. Call or text or go straight to Veasey’s campaign headquarters, 6737 Brentwood Stair Rd., near the intersection of 30east and 820.