Welcome to TDW 2014! We have hit the New Year running in full stride towards November 4th. Our annual convention was very dynamic with lots of enthusiasm, interest and commitment to turn Texas Blue in 2014. The excitement was palpable as Saturday morning was kicked-off with a welcome from our Texas Democratic Party chairman, Honorable Gilberto Hinojosa, followed by addresses from our Lieutenant Governor candidate, Senator Leticia Van de Putte and our gubernatorial candidate, Senator Wendy Davis. Following a brief break to allow time for our morning headliners to depart we received greetings from Judy Baker, 5th Vice President of National Federation of Democratic Women and Betty Richie, Democratic National Committee member and Secretary of the DNC Women’s Caucus.
Our luncheon keynote, Terrysa Guerra – Deputy Campaign Manager for Wendy Davis – challenged us to make sure that we make valiant efforts to get our message out to all Texas women then get all those voters to the polls because every vote counts. We concluded our convention with a spectacular gala keynote speaker, Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham from New Mexico, who said the eyes of the nation were all looking towards Texas and our possibility of curbing the GOP stranglehold has had on our state in the November elections. I believe that I am not speaking out of line when I say that Congresswoman Lujan Grisham is a new face and voice for the Democratic Party and she is destined for greater prominence within the Party.
Hopefully everyone that attended the convention was able to learn some new information or tip from a workshop which they could take home and share with their chapter. The primaries are over, precinct and county conventions are scheduled for this coming Saturday, March 22nd followed by the May 27th run-off elections. The Texas Democratic Party State Convention will be in Dallas, June 26-28, 2014.
Are you fired up and Ready to Go? Got your pink sneakers laced up? This is a very crucial election for women and for the state of Texas. Our candidates know they can count on Texas Democratic Women to stand with them – can our candidates and TDW count on each of you to Stand With Texas Women?
With Pride, Power and Purpose,