Received this e-mail today from former Congressman and Presidential candidate, Beto O’Rourke (D. TX):
Last year 17 Texas State House Republicans won their election by less than 10 points. We can flip these seats by reaching un-registered Democrats.
There are almost 90,000 people in these 17 target districts who have voted Democrat in the past but aren’t registered to vote at their current address.
We only have to win nine of these seats for Democrats to have a majority in the Texas legislature. Victories in these districts will mean an end to racist gerrymandering, and a chance to address gun violence, reproductive rights, Medicaid expansion, criminal justice and climate change in Texas.
Flip the Texas House is an organization that came out of our 2018 Senate campaign, “Beto Ambassadors” who are committed to ensuring that Texas lives up to its potential at this defining moment of truth. I couldn’t be more proud of what they’re doing.
Their work will also be very positive for Congressional races, helping us to hold two newly won seats and picking up more — 6 seats were won by Republicans with margins under 5%.
And these newly registered Democrats will help us make Texas competitive for our Presidential nominee.
In 2018, I carried nine of the 17 districts now represented by Republicans. So we know that we can do this.
We just need your help to make sure that we make the most of this opportunity.
Please donate to help register known Democrats in Texas — it will help us take control of the state legislature, win more seats in Congress and help deliver Texas for the Democratic presidential nominee!
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