The Gate is Crashed

Ladies and gentleman, the gate has been crashed.  =)

I'm proud to announce that today I won election to the State Resolutions Committee.

This morning when I arrived at the convention, I worked the sign-in line for my Senate District.  I introduced myself to people I'd never met and passed out flyers explaining why I was running.  I'll post a scan of my flier later on.

I ended up running against two other candidates, one of whom I know and respect as a fellow activist.

I was given a few moments to address the convention before the vote.  I was so nervous, but somehow managed to sound coherent and garner a LOT of applause (well, at least that's what my husband tells me - honestly, I was so nervous I nearly blacked out - LOL).

I told my fellow delegates that I am tired of being defined by the Republican party, and that I felt that it was time for Democrats to redefine themselves and their values.  

I won by a landslide (I'm 4-0 now), and now I have to be here at 8am tomorrow morning for our official committee meeting. Thank the gods for Red Bull.

In closing, I just want to reiterate to everyone that taking back your party is friggin' easy.  As I told someone the other day on the DailyKos version of this thread, 90% of it is just showing up.

In addition to my victory, local grassroots activists won every single race in my Senate District.  We're talking NEW OFFICEHOLDERS for everything except SDEC (State Democratic Executive Committee).  It was brilliant.  Now if we win the chair's race tomorrow night... oh man... it will be fabulous.



x-posted at TexasKos and Dkos

Tags: campaigns, texas (all tags)

Comments

16 Comments

Re: The Gate is Crashed

Yay! congratulations.

by boadicea 2006-06-09 07:06PM | 0 recs
You rock!

Congratuations!

by michael in chicago 2006-06-09 07:15PM | 0 recs
You Go, Girl!

Great going!

by Paul Rosenberg 2006-06-09 07:19PM | 0 recs
Re: The Gate is Crashed

Good for you, welcome to the club (new Party office holders).  I was elected to the State Executive board in my state last month.  Remember, commitment.

by NvDem 2006-06-10 08:34AM | 0 recs
Re: The Gate is Crashed

Right On!!!

Shout it from the rooftops: Show up to campaign for ANY Progressive candidate, but especially yourself!

Thanks for doing it; you're an inspiration!

by klevenstein 2006-06-10 08:41AM | 0 recs
Re: The Gate is Crashed

cool

by bruh21 2006-06-10 08:52AM | 0 recs
quick update...

i was also elected secretary of the state resolutions committee.

and i call shenanigans.  i can't wait to get some time later so that i can spill all the fun dirt from this weekend...

by annatopia 2006-06-10 10:13AM | 0 recs
Re: quick update...

As I said in your blogger's caucus thread:

Hang in there, anna. This is completely consistent with what happened to the same "red meat" resolutions in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Washington and Oregon, just to name a few.

Exact. Same. Thing.

Makes ya sick.

by Kagro X 2006-06-10 02:00PM | 0 recs
Re: The Gate is Crashed

Congratulations. Now do something with it.  Best of luck in bringing back the great tradition of Texas Democrats.

by mattinla 2006-06-10 11:25AM | 0 recs
Re: The Gate is Crashed

Congrats! As an escaped Texan, I salute your attempts to affect change there. Good Luck! You'll need it.

by trixter 2006-06-10 12:32PM | 0 recs
Re: The Gate is Crashed

Congratulations! Rock the boat. And if you must, tip the boat over.

by Step Beyond 2006-06-10 04:30PM | 0 recs
Re: The Gate is Crashed

Congrats Anna!

by Jerome Armstrong 2006-06-10 06:20PM | 0 recs
Re: The Gate is Crashed

Very nice. I never doubted ya.

Well folks...

Who's next?

by Andrew C White 2006-06-10 06:48PM | 0 recs
Re: The Gate is Crashed

Congratulations.

by lisadawn82 2006-06-10 07:47PM | 0 recs
Re: The Gate is Crashed

way to go Anna!

by HE 2006-06-11 10:00AM | 0 recs
Re: The Gate is Crashed

Congratuations Annatopia!

Wish you the best of luck.

by Pravin 2006-06-11 11:49AM | 0 recs

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