Chop Wood, Carry Texas 11/10 🌵
A final note.
Hi, Team Texas!
I know you may be feeling a bit down about the results of the elections in this (deeply frustrating) state, so I wanted to write and thank you.
I know we didn’t, as losing candidates tend to say, “get the results we wanted” in Texas, but I am a big believer in incremental progress, and I think where Texas is concerned we all have to be. Remember how long it took activists in Georgia to flip that state blue(ish?) Over a decade! It may take us that long in the Lonestar State. It may take longer.
But every time I consider giving up on it, saying “screw those idiots if they want to keep electing a—holes,” I remember the millions of people who didn’t vote for Abbott, who truly, with every fiber of their being, want and need better for their state.
I also try to think of all of the Texas kids who don’t have a vote at all.
And I resolve to stay in the fight because of them. I hope you will, too.
I’m going to be more or less retiring this Texas-focussed newsletter until early 2024, so if you want to keep hearing from me you’ll have to subscribe to my main one, Chop Wood, Carry Water. And I hope you will, as our work is far from over. This fight for democracy is a fight we can win, but it’ll take time, and perseverance, and effort.
I know you’re up to the challenge. And regardless, thanks for what you did to make these midterms a “shocking” (not to me!) success overall.