August 25, 2018

Dear friends,

It's been a busy couple of weeks, and my mind is swirling with thoughts about the future of Texas, the upcoming election, and the progressive message. If you're receiving this email, you are likely (though not necessarily) the proverbial choir who doesn'...

June 25, 2018

Dear friends,

It's been a rough news cycle since the run-off last month. I had so many emotions the night of the run-off (excitement, gratitude, joy), but the one that settled most firmly was responsibility. It's a tremendous honor to be your Democratic nominee for Ho...

March 28, 2018

Dear friends,   

No single candidate got 50% of the vote in my March 6th primary, so on we go to a May 22nd run-off. Since the primary I've been resting (a little), blockwalking (as always), crunching the numbers from the primary, and planning our path to the nomination...

January 20, 2018

Sometimes I think I've been an environmentalist since before I was born. I grew up in the Texas Hill Country birdwatching with my father and exploring the greenbelts along our limestone creeks. One of my first jobs (when I was 17!) was knocking on doors for Texas Campa...

October 18, 2017


Dear Friends,

Last week I spoke at the "Girls Just Want to Have Funds" event for Hays County Women's Political Caucus, and I spoke about an issue that's been on my mind: sexual misconduct, particularly toward women. Last week was the one year anniversary of the relea...

October 10, 2017

Dear Friends,

Today is the last day to register to vote in Texas before the November general election. I will only be able to vote on amendments to the Texas Constitution (and a few of those are certainly important!), but many of you may be able to vote in city council,...

September 23, 2017

Hey y'all,

Today is my 32nd birthday, and I spent it on a bus going to and from New Orleans to protest Senate Bill 4 in front of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. (In fact, I am still on that bus as I write this.) I can't imagine a better way to spend a birthday.

Sen...

September 16, 2017

Dear Friends,

Today is the Mermaid Promenade and Aqua Faire in San Marcos, a celebration of the city's rivers, art, and unique history. I am thinking of mermaids and why we find them so fascinating. They are beings trapped between two worlds, the water and the land. W...

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