June 2, 2020/Blog, Media

Texas Democratic Convention Day One Roundup

Day One of the Texas Democratic Convention has wrapped! We’re so glad we got to hear from some of the boldest Democratic voices in Texas politics during the first day of our first-ever virtual Texas Democratic Convention. 

First, we were joined by DNC Chair Tom Perez, DCCC Chair Cheri Bustos, Texas Senator Jose Menendez, Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa, and Texas Democratic Party Vice-Chair Dr. Carla Brailey for our 2020 Texas Democratic Party Convention Kickoff. 

 

During our panels, we got to learn more about the Local Democrats Leading the Fight Against COVID-19 and the Future of Healthcare in Texas, thanks to the Texas Medical Association.

We also had the pleasure of hearing about the fight against the rise of anti-Asian racism and the five legislators who made history by forming the first-ever LGBTQ+ Caucus in the Texas House.  

Once our panels had concluded, we shifted our focus to our exclusive events. First, we were joined by Delegate Danica Roem and Emmett Schelling, the Executive Director of the Transgender Education Network of Texas (TENT) who discussed Delegate Roem’s experience as the first openly transgender elected official in the Virginia House of Delegates, as well as how Texas Democrats can follow a similar roadmap as Virginia when it comes to Democratic victory. 

Our Texas Democratic Party Vice Chair Carla Brailey also hosted an exclusive event A Seat at the Table, where she spoke with Royce Brooks, Executive Director, Annie’s List, Glynda Carr, Co-Founder & President, Higher Heights for America, Waikinya Clanton, Senior Advisor to the Chairman, Democratic National Committee, Audrie Lawton-Evans, Chair, Houston Black American Democrats, Sheila Jackson Lee, U.S. Representative, Texas’ 18th Congressional District, and Senfronia Thompson, Texas Representative, District 141. 

This is a difficult moment in our country’s history. But we hope that by bringing kindhearted, trailblazing Democratic leaders together, we can demonstrate who we want at the decision-making table for the future of our state and our country. 

We’ll see you tomorrow.