Campaign #107 is for our first midterm contest of 2018: Adrienne Bell for Texas CD-14
Welcome to the Mid-Terms!
Barack Obama has endorsed 81 candidates across the country, including Democrat Adrienne Bell. She is running for Congress in Texas’ 14th district, which includes areas of Pearland, Galveston, Jefferson and Brazoria.
Bell is running on a platform of Medicare for all and a $15 minimum wage. She is also endorsed by Justice Democrats, the group that backed Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her surprise victory in New York’s 14th congressional district.
Why do we need to unseat the incumbent?
He’s a member of the so-called “Freedom Caucus” in Congress. He stands arm in arm with Trump voting against healthcare but for the tax bill that rewarded the wealthy.
In May in Santa Fe, Texas, located in Bell’s district, the 22nd school shooting of 2018 unfolded when a gunman opened fire shortly after classes began at 7:30 a.m. local time. Ten children were killed and many more were wounded. The NRA knows on which side the Republican incumbent’s bread is buttered and that’s why he has their endorsement.
Bell is one of seven African-Americans running for Congress in Texas. Some experts will say investing in congressional districts in Texas is a waste of resources. But, these are the same people who did not think Doug Jones could win a Senate seat in Alabama and did not see Democrats almost winning back the Virginia House of Delegates last year.
Here are two video clips about why this is such an important campaign to support:
Thanks for writing to Democrats in Bell’s district to boost winning turnout!