Blue in the Heart of Texas

Blue in the Heart of Texas is Back!

Hosted by the Dallas County Democratic Party

BITHOT is a biennial summit for Democratic Party activists and volunteers that was first organized in 2013. BITHOT's mission is to create a forum for sharing experiences, ideas and plans to empower Democrats in the North Texas region. 

 
REGISTRATION REQUIRED - USE THIS LINK
 
WHO: This summit is designed for Democratic volunteers, activists, precinct chairs, club leaders, candidates and anyone interested in building the Democratic Party in North Texas.
 
WHAT: This is the FIFTH biennial Blue in the Heart of Texas (or just BITHOT for short), featuring a recap of what we achieved in 2018 and more importantly, how we can move forward and be even more successful in 2019 and 2020. The theme of this year's BITHOT is Blue 52, as in building for action 52 weeks a year.
 
WHEN: Join us Saturday, January 26, 2019, for a one day summit. Registration begins at 8:15. Program begins a 9:00am and lasts a full day. See full agenda below.
 
WHERE: Good Street Baptist Church, 3110 Bonnie View Road, Dallas, Texas 75216
 
WHY: Because 2020 is going to be an EVEN BIGGER opportunity for Democrats to make progress in Texas if we are organized and committed to doing the necessary work.
 
REGISTRATION REQUIRED - USE THIS LINK
 
Note there is a $5 registration donation that offsets the expense of renting the facility, printing and promotional costs, and providing lunch. The registration page has a link to donate online.
 
You may also mail in a donation to Dallas County Democratic Party, 4209 Parry Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75223. Please put "BITHOT" in the memo line.
 
You may also donate at the door, but please register at the link so we know you are coming.
 
 
BITHOT 2019 SPONSORS
 
COBALT BLUE
Judge Bonnie Goldstein
 
SAPPHIRE BLUE
Judge Mary Brown
Justice-Elect Ken Molberg
Judge Maricela Moore
Judge Monica Purdy
 
CERULEAN BLUE
Tax Assessor-Collector John R. Ames
Justice-Elect Robert Burns
Commissioner Theresa Daniel
Judge Dennise Garcia
Regina Montoya for Mayor
Judge Nancy Mulder
Justice-Elect Bill Pedersen
Judge Craig Smith
Jeff Dalton, Democracy Toolbox
 
BABY BLUE
LaDeitra Adkins
Judge-Elect Chika Anyiam
Judge Hector Garza
Constable-Elect Bill Gipson
Sandre Streete Moncriffe for Judge
Justice-Elect Leslie Lester Osborne
County Clerk John Warren
 
Want to sponsor? Email us for sponsorship information.
 
BITHOT 2019 AGENDA
 
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Good Street Baptist Church
3110 Bonnie View Road
Dallas, Texas 75216
 
BITHOT REGISTRATION 8:15-8:50am
 
MAIN MORNING GROUP SESSIONS
All attendees gather in main auditorium for these sessions.
 
Welcome (9:00-9:10am)
 
Session 1 (9:15-9:55am)
2018 Election Recap & Looking Forward to 2019
 
Session 2 (10:00-10:50am)
How to Lobby Legislators
 
Session 3 (11:00-11:25am)
Basics of Becoming a Precinct Chair and
Dallas County Democrats Activist/Precinct Chair Services
 
Session 4 (11:30am-12:30pm)
Examples of Advanced Precinct Organizing
 
Session 5 (12:35-1:00pm)
Voter Registration Actions for 2019
 
LUNCH BREAK (1:00-1:30pm)
 
Session 6 (1:35pm-2:00pm)
Dallas County Democrats - A History
 
AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Topics repeat three times so people can pick three.
Only the Texas VAN track has three separate topics that do not repeat.
 
SESSION 1 (2:15-3:00pm)
- How to Run for Office
- Serving as an Election Worker
- In-Depth Discussion of Lobbying
- Community Service as a Way of Spreading the Democratic Brand
- Basic Texas VAN Training 101
- Basics of Interacting with Voters at the Door and on the Phone
- What are the Key Messages for 2019 and 2020
- Digital Organizing Basics
- How to Form a PAC, Basics of Financial Reporting
- Building a Matrix for Clubs, Activists and Precinct Chairs
- Event Planning as a Method of Community Organizing
- DCDP Sustaining Membership Drive
 
SESSION 2 (3:15-4:00pm)
- How to Run for Office
- Serving as an Election Worker
- In-Depth Discussion of Lobbying
- Community Service as a Way of Spreading the Democratic Brand
- Advanced Texas VAN Training 201
- Basics of Interacting with Voters at the Door and on the Phone
- What are the Key Messages for 2019 and 2020
- Digital Organizing Basics
- How to Form a PAC, Basics of Financial Reporting
- Building a Matrix for Clubs, Activists and Precinct Chairs
- Event Planning as a Method of Community Organizing
- DCDP Sustaining Membership Drive
 
BREAKOUT SESSION 3 (4:15-5:00pm)
- How to Run for Office
- Serving as an Election Worker
- In-Depth Discussion of Lobbying
- Community Service as a Way of Spreading the Democratic Brand
- Texas VAN Question & Answer Session
- Basics of Interacting with Voters at the Door and on the Phone
- What are the Key Messages for 2019 and 2020
- Digital Organizing Basics
- How to Form a PAC, Basics of Financial Reporting
- Building a Matrix for Clubs, Activists and Precinct Chairs
- Event Planning as a Method of Community Organizing
- DCDP Sustaining Membership Drive
 
VOLUNTEER DEPUTY REGISTRAR TRAINING (5:15-6:00pm)
Dallas County Elections Department will deputize attendees.