What a year it has been!
2017 started as a year of sorrow for our progressive, Democratic agenda that we knew had been set back, but it quickly changed into a year of resolve, of courage, and of resistance to the terrible policies of the Republicans in Washington and at the Texas Capitol. It didn’t take long for us all to find our causes, find our voices, and get involved.
We marched, we rallied, we protested, we wrote letters, we made phone calls, and some decided to take it a step further and run for office to give voters long-absent Democratic options in districts that have been largely uncontested.
- ALL 36 Texas US congressional seats have a Democrat running
- 133 of 150 Texas House seats are contested (in the 2016 election 60 Texas House races didn’t have a Democrat on the ballot)
- and there is only 1 Texas Senate seat uncontested.
We have a record number of Democrats running for office in Texas!
While the year may have begun with demoralized Democrats, it’s ending with energized and motivated Democrats ready to lead our state and our country and move forward on a progressive, inclusive, innovative path toward the future.
Take some time to rest and rejuvenate during the holidays because we need to be ready to jump into 2018 with everything we have. It feels good to end the year with hope and confidence that We Can Turn Texas Blue!
Now is also the last chance you’ll have to donate so that we meet our December and Year-End goals.
Happy Holidays, y’all!