It has been an exciting week in politics. And it’s only Wednesday!
Here at the Brigid Shea for County Commissioner headquarters, we’ve been busy. My great staff and I celebrated Tuesday’s launch of open enrollment under Obamacare and affordable health care for all. And, we’re keeping a close watch on fallout from the Republican-led federal government shutdown.
Now we're pumped about Sen. Wendy Davis’ big announcement tomorrow that she will run for Texas Governor. We’re absolutely thrilled about the prospect of state government reform under the leadership of my fellow Democrat.
Like me, Sen. Davis has earned a record as a fighter and a reformer.
I was there this summer when Sen. Davis seized the attention of the nation when she literally stood for the rights of Texas women in an 11-hour filibuster to block new statewide bans on women's reproductive services. But Davis has been standing for her constituents for years championing the very issues I believe in:
Economic development that benefits not only big business, but working citizens.
Transportation policy and projects that foster flow instead of generating gridlock.
A jobs incentive system that aims to employ citizens within the community before hiring workers from other locales.
Women’s reproductive rights and access to affordable health care.
And, an issue I’m extremely passionate about, restoring funding for our public education system. I say, if you let our schools fall apart, you damage our economy. Making sure our public schools are adequately funded is not just the school board’s job. Public education is everyone’s job.
So, I stand with Sen. Wendy Davis and I invite you to stand with me!
Tomorrow afternoon, join us at Scholz’ Bier Garten for a Sen. Davis Announcement Watch Party and Rally. (For details, click here.)
But your involvement doesn’t have to stop there. Help me keep this momentum going! Sign up by clicking here to block walk this Saturday. If you can’t walk, I ask you to support my campaign with a donation.
I am excited about the future of the state of Texas, the city of Austin, and Travis County.
See you at tomorrow’s watch party!