For Texas

It isn’t personal achievements or failures that create change, it’s working together to fight for what matters. Join Wendy by watching and sharing her video.

Why I'm Running

Like many Texans, I grew up knowing what it means to struggle. As a young, teenage mother, I know how it feels to stand at the grocery counter, looking over my items and deciding what to leave out because I don’t have enough money in my checking account to cover it all.

But I made it. With the help of scholarships and family support, I went from community college to TCU and on to Harvard Law School. I worked hard to give my kids a better life than I had growing up. When I look at my beautiful grandchildren, Ellis and Sawyer, I think about the people in Washington who aren’t looking out for them, but who will make decisions that will affect them for the rest of their lives.

I think about the Texas families who are struggling in silence as the cost of healthcare continues to rise and for whom college tuition feels out of reach.

I think about Texans who are working two jobs and still can’t seem to make ends meet. And those who worry not only about their children getting a quality education, but who also worry whether they’ll be safe in school. I think of all the Texans who have worked their whole lives, only now to wonder whether they can ever retire. Who is giving voice to their stories?

That’s why I became a public servant in the first place. It’s why, as a state senator, I fought against $5.4 billion in cuts to our public schools. It’s why I stood for 13 hours on the Texas Senate floor to fight for Texas women’s healthcare. It’s why I founded a non-profit that empowers young women to speak up and advocate for themselves and their communities.

That’s why I’m running for Congress now: to be a voice for those who are forgotten and, worse, ignored.

Win or lose, it’s about doing what’s right. Because I’m a Texan. And Texans don’t quit. Will you join me?

Much love,

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