Building the Coalition to Achieve Progressive Wins for Texas Communities
Building a progressive Texas from the ground up.
Ground Game Texas exists to organize and mobilize voters community-by-community, collaborating with partners on the ground to meet voters at their doors, hear their concerns, and highlight popular issues that are on the ballot.
What we do
Organizing in communities across Texas
We engage and mobilize voters across Texas through year-round direct voter contact.
- Ground Game is putting face-to-face voter contact front-and-center.
Progress on the ballot
- We're not waiting for politicians to make change. We will work to put popular policies on the ballot and engage voters on the issues.
- Ground Game will partner with local and statewide organizations to fight for change community-by-community.
No community left behind
- Rural communities are often the most under-served by their elected leaders. We're engaging voters in big cities and small towns across Texas.
Executive Director & Co-Founder
Julie was born in poverty and relied on Medicaid for prenatal care as a teenager in Texas. The community of support around Julie – the family and friends that generously gave their time and resources to help her raise her baby and finish high school, then go on to college and law school – instilled the sense that nobody bootstraps it alone. And like millions of American families, this country’s failed and disastrous war on drugs has affected Julie in personal ways, with one brother succumbing to addiction in 2018, and another brother in a cycle of pre-trial detention for possession that has overturned his life.
The contours of her life experience are what inspired her to co-found Ground Game Texas in 2021. As an organizer, Julie is proud to have fought with communities across Texas, building sustainable organizing infrastructure, coalitions that outlast the boom and bust of the candidate cycle, and achieving real, impactful local wins in multiple elections across the state. And Julie knows how to build for scale, having taken on the entrenched political status quo, massively increasing turnout in neglected precincts over years of work all over Texas.
Chief Operating Officer
Catina was born into a biracial family in Texas, and with a mother from impoverished Central Texas and a father from working class North East Texas she spent her childhood navigating two diverse cultures. That journey deepened her understanding of systemic economic and racial disparities and fuelled a career advocating for workers' rights and promoting racial equity.
With expertise in campaign management, compliance, fundraising, design, and communications, Catina has devoted her career to class struggle campaigns. She made a significant impact as a co-founder of the first worker-owned political consultancy cooperative, advocating for campaign workers and championing a culture of respect in an industry that often treats campaign workers as disposable. She is proud to bring her experience to bear in the fight for social and economic justice with Ground Game Texas.
Political Director, General Counsel, & Co-Founder
Mike Siegel has served the people for the last twenty-one years, first in the classroom as a public school teacher and teacher's union organizer, and more recently in the courtroom as a civil rights lawyer and city attorney for the City of Austin. Mike ran for Congress in 2018 and 2020, and built broad grassroots coalitions that made hundreds of thousands of voter contacts and helped change the political context in the Texas 10th Congressional District. He is excited to put his shoulder to the wheel in his new capacity as political director for Ground Game Texas, where he will work to cultivate alliances and work for progressive change across the state of Texas.