I think about Texans who are working two jobs and still can’t seem to make ends meet. And those who worry not only about their children getting a quality education, but who also worry whether they’ll be safe in school. I think of all the Texans who have worked their whole lives, only now to wonder whether they can ever retire. Who is giving voice to their stories?
That’s why I became a public servant in the first place. It’s why, as a state senator, I fought against $5.4 billion in cuts to our public schools. It’s why I stood for 13 hours on the Texas Senate floor to fight for Texas women’s healthcare. It’s why I founded a non-profit that empowers young women to speak up and advocate for themselves and their communities.