We're organizing, we're forming groups, we are not seceding, we are succeeding. We are demographically diverse, we are Americans, we are Democrats and we are Texans. And we are growing.
This past cycle we registered new Democratic voters, but we need to register many more as we move towards 2014. We also need to get them all to go to the polls. This is where grass roots can help. This is where we Kossacks can help.
I got a good letter from Gilberto Hinojosa, the Texas Democratic Party Chairman today discussing the giant Latino voting bloc, here's an excerpt:
After this month's election, everyone is talking about the importance of the Latino vote. It's as if, after Romney's loss, Republicans everywhere (aside from Romney, himself!) suddenly woke up and realized that treating the Hispanic community like criminals looking for "gifts" was a losing strategy. Amazing! But rather than alter their harmful policies on education, healthcare and immigration, Republicans think voters will be fooled if they run right wing candidates who happen to be Hispanic. Well, we all know better than that. A wolf in sheep's clothing is still a wolf!He wrote an op-ed yesterday in the Austin American Statesman providing some insight into both the Republican and Democratic strategies.
Republicans are on record acknowledging this phenomenon. They are also on record as being scared of what it means. Republican Party of Texas Chairman Steve Munisteri has said, “The Republican Party is living on borrowed time. If every Latino were to vote today in Texas, the Republican Party would lose all of its statewide seats.”
Senator-elect Ted Cruz recently said, “In not too many years, Texas could switch from being all Republican to all Democrat … the Republican Party would cease to exist.”The republicans are resurrecting the Bush strategy, with the new Hispanic friendly George P Bush as detailed in the good diary by Pipsorcle, who knocked it out of the park earlier this week with Bush is Filing to Run for Office - No, not THAT Bush
The momentum is building. We Texans here on DKos can help by being actively involved with the TX Democratic Party. You other kossacks are welcome too, we are very friendly! Please join a group and meet each other. This is an invite to be part of a game changing trend, together as a community. Some local groups beyond the divdoodle:
As the Hispanic voting population continues to increase in Texas, so too will the turnout rates for the community. We’ve seen how grassroots organizing efforts in Colorado and Nevada increased Latino turnout and transformed those states blue. A similar effort in Texas will reap equal rewardsAm I missing any other Texas groups that should be recommended?
8:58 PM PT: Thanks for the recs! Glad you guys are fired up too!