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One Year Later


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Last year, on the early morning of June 25th, I headed out the door on my way to the Texas Capitol with a pair of flats on my feet. But, before the door closed behind me, I had a second thought about my footwear. Would I need more support? I knew I'd be standing for about 13 hours. So, I headed back inside and grabbed my pink running shoes instead.

By 11 am, I had laced up those pink running shoes and headed to the Senate floor to fight against the closing of women's health clinics all across the state. I was proud to take a stand for the countless number of women (and the men who love them) who had been previously shut out and ignored.

I won't lie. The day was physically and mentally challenging. But every time my knees wanted to give way, your support propelled me forward. Every time I felt weak, your voices gave me courage.

When I close my eyes, I can picture the hundreds of you in the gallery, the thousands of you at the Capitol, the tens of thousands of you glued to your computer screens. I can still hear the thunderous roar of all the courageous women and men who wouldn't back down. And I knew in that moment that the fight for Texas had begun.

One year later, I'm running for governor because the voices of Texans should be heard, not silenced. I believe that hardworking Texans deserve a governor who will fight for them and put their interests first.

Just like they did last year, the Austin political insiders are still trying to silence us. But their desperate attacks won't slow us down. We're still speaking up and fighting back. In fact, our incredible volunteers have already made more than a million phone calls to voters to talk about the important choice in this election.

And thanks to your support, we'll carry that momentum all the way until November when we elect a governor who will fight for all Texans. Sign up now to show your support on the anniversary of the filibuster.

Thank you lifting your voice and joining the fight for Texas.

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