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I don’t know what to do.

August 7, 2019

“If there a judgment day I’m not going to answer for this.”  I needed counsel from a pastor friend recently. While we talked she said this, it stuck out.  I have been staring into the middle distance over the past few days almost numb, again. I can’t think about what to do because anything I…

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Thank you.

November 7, 2018

I want to congratulate Standard Lambert on his win.   To everyone who supported me, there is work to do.   Over the last year, there has been a lot of talk about fighting. I have heard “Democrats don’t fight” or “Democrats need to fight harder” but fighting only solves an immediate problem. Fighting is…

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Labor Day

September 3, 2018

I want to take a moment to wish you a happy Labor Day. If you have the day off today you should thank organized labor. Take some time today to reflect on how you have benefited from organized labor. Take the time to remember the men, women, and children who picketed for the labor freedoms…

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Truth To Power.

August 13, 2018

Some things are more important than how rich we are. We should set ourselves to a higher Standard. We are better than the Standard way of doing things.   The Chamber’s excuses for setting up their ‘pay to play’ scheme do not matter. Standard Lambert’s reasons for accepting do not matter. It is wrong. We…

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Why am I running?

July 25, 2018

Why am I running? I get asked this a lot. Why am I running? I’m running because I love our state, the state of Texas, and I swell with pride just thinking of the people of this state and our heritage. But this great state is fighting against teachers. This great state is fighting against…

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Rep. Lambert is irresponsible in endorsing for school board.

July 17, 2018

District 71 has 3 counties, 15 cities and a whole lot of people and almost every city in District 71 was having local political races in May. So why, at the height of our city and school board races, did Stan Lambert as a State official feel the need to endorse a candidate in one school board election in…

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Policy Outlines Regarding Education

June 18, 2018

Teachers are professionals. We should treat them like professionals.   Testing.   The only people who benefit from the STAAR test are the shareholders of the company creating the test. We should put an immediate stop to how we test in Texas.   Texas should test at the beginning of the year. This would allow…

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A response

May 20, 2018

Our hearts go out to the victims of yesterday’s shooting. It’s true, but the words are hollow. These kids won’t grow up. They didn’t get the chance.   We’ve neglected our responsibility to our children and abdicated our role as leaders to business and private interests.   This is Texas damn it. We have a…

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April Campaign Update

May 2, 2018

Another month has come and gone and we keep moving forward.   April was a growth month for our campaign. We polished our block walking strategies and spent a lot of time working with our state party to develop strategies, messaging, and coordination between the multitude of campaigns that you’ve no doubt been hearing about.…

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STAAR Testing Op Ed

April 19, 2018

Hi! Take a look at the Op-Ed I wrote for the papers. It should be releasing soon. Sam   Another year, another unenviable task for teachers. STAAR testing.   The moment has come. The test that educators have been teaching toward all year is finally here. In ‘celebration’ of this unhappiest of occasions I thought…

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