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Texas Democratic Convention Update
By Terry Casparis, Blanco County Chairman
The Texas Democratic Convention was held at the Fort Worth Convention Center June 21 - 23. More than 7000 delegates and guests from across the state attended.
The Democratic Party in Texas is organized by state Senate District. Each Senate District meets and elects two people to serve as liaisons and advisers for county chairs. In our Senate District 24, Bill Rosenberg was reelected to serve as our Committeeman. Pamela Cleveland was elected as our new Committeewoman.
The Friday General Session was an amazing experience. I can only compare it to a rock concert, and a long one at that. Because of the large slate of candidates in 2018, it took four and a half hours to hear from them all. Every candidate gave their best performance. They were passionate, smart, and committed to winning. Those of us in attendance were fired up and loud.Beto O'Rourke, Democratic nominee for US Senate, was the final speaker. It was a performance I will never forget. He truly represents the outrage we all feel but also the hope. Gubernatorial nominee Lupe Valdez told her story of growing up in poverty and overcoming it through courage and determination. She pledged to us that winning the Governor’s race is within her because she has seen this type of challenge against long odds, and has overcome. I believe her.
Saturday morning began for many of us with a rally to raise our collective voices for reunification of families separated at the border. There were 500+ participants, including convention delegates and people from the community.
In Saturday's General Session, delegates reelected Gilberto Hinojosa as chairman. We also voted to accept resolutions and a party platform. Click here to read the resolutions and here to read the party platform.