After hearing from so many of you, we are pleased to announce that New Leaders Texas is endorsing Senator Wendy Davis in her campaign to continue to represent Senate District 10. This race is one of the most hotly contested and critical races of this cycle.
Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, we are asking our network to take action now to support Senator Davis. From now until midnight this Sunday, a donor will match all donations to New Leaders Texas, up to $1,000, with a donation directly to Senator Davis’ campaign.
Please donate today and help us meet this challenge.
Wendy is a strong voice for hardworking Texans because she understands their struggles firsthand. A single mother before the age of 19 - living in a trailer park and working full time - Wendy was able to go to community community college because of grant funding from the State of Texas. From there, she won a scholarship to TCU and then to Harvard Law School before serving on the Fort Worth city council. In 2008, she defeated an entrenched incumbent to win a seat in the Texas senate.
For Texas’ children, women, seniors and students, the 2011 legislative session was the worst in a generation. Senator Davis took to the Senate floor to filibuster the terrible budget and though she stood alone, she made history by standing up for you and me — for all Texans. As the 12th vote in the Texas Senate, Senator Davis a crucial blocking vote on all sorts of legislation. As bad as the last session was, it would have been much worse if Senator Davis had not been there.
The decision to endorse Senator Davis was based on feedback from New Leaders across the state. The mandate from the New Leaders was clear: we must stand with Senator Davis and ensure that she is re-elected.
Her opponent and various moneyed interests are pouring millions into this race to try to deprive her constituents of her representation and silence one of the most powerful voices in the Texas Senate for preserving and promoting education and public health in Texas. This is simply a race that we must win, and, with your help, we will.
Please, take action today and help us support Senator Davis by donating to New Leaders Texas.