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Tue Jul 3, 2012, 03:24 PM

Gilberto Hinojosa: Texans, take back our state!

Email I received this afternoon:

"Gilberto Hinojosa, Chairman " <yellowdog@txdem... [Add to Address Book]
Subject: We've Been Busy
Date: Jul 3, 2012 2:23 PM

Dear Democrat,

Its been a great first few days on the job! Ive had the opportunity to talk to Democrats across our state, including leaders in the Texas House, Texas Senate, and U.S. Congress about the vision for the future of our Party.

Elected Officials & Community Leaders
My first visit as Chair was to Bexar Countys new Democratic Chairman Manuel Medina. Ive since met with San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, Jim Hightower, Ft. Bend County Chair Steve Brown, President of the Tejano Democrats Sandra Tenorio, SDEC member Don Bankston, our new Finance Chair Farruk Shamsi, Houston State Rep. Armando Walle, and Senators Leticia Van De Putte and Kirk Watson.

Ive also visited with several community leaders including the National Jewish Democratic Council President Marc Stanley, Executive Vice President Emeritus of the AFL-CIO Linda Chavez Thompson, Texas AFL-CIO District 6 Vice President Katherine Thompson-Garcia and other AFL-CIO members, members of the Meyerland Democrats, Dave Matthiesen, and Bexar County Federation of Teachers President Tom Cummings.

Were also working on an outreach program for the Texas Young Democrats, and have met with Bexar County Young Democrats President Dante Small and other young Democrats at Madhatters in San Antonio.

The TDP is supporting all of our Democratic candidates. I was pleased to introduce Nora Longoria, the Democratic candidate for 13th Court of Appeals, at a reception.

In all of these meetings, a clear sense of hope emerged - the hope that we will energize our base, better connect with voters and lead Texas into a better future. Over the next few weeks the TDP will roll out several new programs, fund existing programs that work and continue to engage with Democrats across Texas.

Community Outreach
Were upgrading our communications, Hispanic outreach, Asian American outreach, coordinated campaigns and progressive messaging. Were working with our County Parties to prepare for coordinated campaigns and have been doing significant outreach to raise much needed funds to create a stronger Party. Were also proud to inform you that in the near future the TDP will host an LGBT summit.

All these changes are fueled by a conviction that if we are audacious Texas will be blue again.

While we have to be patient, I do not buy into the logic that success can only come after many election cycles. Ive been in politics long enough to know that when change occurs, things move fast. Already the ground is moving from under the feet of the Republicans, their special interests, and the Tea Party. All the extreme positions they are taking are catching up with them.

America is waking up and we need to be ready!

Our Party knows that its historic allies are also our future partners in the leadership of this great state. The TDP offices just relocated to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers building. Relocation means our financial resources will go further and our partnership with labor will be stronger.

The time is now for Texans to take back our state!


Gilberto Hinojosa

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Tue Jul 3, 2012, 03:49 PM

1. I like Judge Hinojosa and think that the party is moving in the right direction

I also received this e-mail. I like Judge Hinojosa and I really believe that the party is moving in the right direction

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Tue Jul 3, 2012, 05:45 PM

2. I support whatever these people do.

Texas has a terrible voter turnout. Women especially do not vote.
Rick Perry's last reelection was won with between 17 and 18% of eligible voters.
33% Turnout total, he won with around 57 to 60% of that 33% turnout vote; that leaves a rough tally of 17% or so.

If Democratic, liberal, progressive, Women, LGBT, (whomever would not be fascist corporatist leaning clown) showed up, registered and voted in their own self interest then the Democratic Party would win...
Make it so.

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