Two weeks ago, the Texas GOP was hyping their "Super Saturday" -- a statewide canvassing effort. They said they would knock on more than 60,000 doors, and called us out by name:
I guess they didn't have as much support as they thought, because here's the email they sent out later:
They fell 50,000 doors short. While enthusiasm is waning for Republicans, it's never been higher for us. That same week, we set a goal of 100,000 phone calls for Wendy -- and made 145,287.
The GOP is no longer the only game in Texas. We're proving every day that our grassroots volunteers are a force to be reckoned with. We set our sights high, and we're successful. This is a feeling we ought to get used to.
Are you ready to carry this momentum through November?
For a lot of people, voters are simply numbers in a poll. But when you go canvassing door to door, you get to meet actual voters in real life, at the doorstep to their homes. It's a great way to get to know your surrounding communities and gain an appreciation for how they see Texas.
After we hit those 48,000 doors this weekend, we're not going anywhere. We'll be knocking and talking about great candidates like Wendy Davis and Leticia Van de Putte until Election Day, and well after it.
Volunteer leaders from all over Texas (Lubbock, Amarillo, DFW, Houston, El Paso, San Antonio, Laredo, McAllen, and more!) met in Austin on Saturday for the Neighborhood Team Summit (#WendySummit). Fantastic speeches, informative training sessions, inspiration from Wendy Davis herself, team bonding ... all while having a blast.
Check out the highlights from an amazing Saturday:
Now it's time for our volunteers to put everything they've learned into practice. Are you ready to join us? We're knocking on 48,000 doors this weekend --
find a Canvass Kickoff event near you.
It's so sad that Equal Pay Day is a thing that exists.
Today we're reminded that it takes women until April 8th to make the same salary our male counterparts made the previous year.
While women may have technically caught up today — 98 days later (golf clap) — Greg Abbott sure hasn't. He still opposes the Fair Pay Act, defends pay discrimination in court, and references a prominent sexist in his education plan.
We've got amazing candidates like Wendy Davis and Leticia Van de Putte in our corner, and we know they'll fight for equality for every one of us. Meanwhile, Greg Abbott is just another GOP insider who's willing to deny equal rights to the women of Texas in order to keep a few select friends happy.
Texans are moving forward, and we won't let Greg Abbott stop us.