Sunday, March 4, 2018. Brent recently attended an event for Beto O'Rourke, a Democrat challenging Ted Cruz in this year's Texas Senate race. Brent shared some thoughts with me about what Beto's and other Democratic challengers' campaigns mean for Texans:
"I think Beto matters because of what he and his campaign have brought out in people around the state. He's put a target on his back and charged into the breach, and we should admire him for that, but I'd like to focus for a second on everyone following in his wake--people standing up all over Texas and defending the principles and values that have made us a great country. People want a sense of decency and service in government. They want to talk about what makes our communities stronger and what makes our lives richer. Beto's campaign has been a powerful reminder to those of us who value these things that we aren't alone. There are a lot of us, and if we connect, get to know each other, and come together to back a candidate like Beto, there isn't anything we can't do. We can make our voices heard, we can out-fundraise the establishment, and we can take back a Senate seat, even in Texas."
Beto deserves credit for sure, but this email is dedicated to the groundswell of Texans carrying him on their shoulders. Let's all be part of that groundswell in our own way, in our own communities. Let's make our voices heard by supporting the candidates at every level that will work to improve our communities.
Here's a hat tip to us all. Now let's get out there and vote on March 6.
Here are some links:
--To check your voter registration and verify your voting place: www.votetexas.gov.
--To donate, go to www.beal2018.com/donate.
Together, let's make 2018 count!