February 5, 2019/Blog, Media

Congressman Colin Allred has a few thoughts before the State of the Union:

Tonight is the State of the Union and I wanted to take the time to share a few thoughts with you. There’s so much at stake for our country and now more than ever we need to work together and get things done for Texas.

As I travel across North Texas, I hear stories of folks who just want Washington to work for them. And these stories share a common thread across Texas.

From people like Darcy in Dallas. Darcy had just graduated college when she found out she had cervical cancer. Because of the Affordable Care Act, Darcy was able to stay on her parents’ insurance during her treatment. Now, she is worried she could lose her healthcare because of ridiculous lawsuits to strip away pre-existing conditions protections.

For people like Stepphun in San Antonio. Stepphun is a government worker and the main provider in his house. During the government shutdown, Stepphun was unsure of when his family’s next paycheck would come or how they would pay rent or put food on the table. We must end shutdowns as we know it and shift the pain away from hard-working families.

For people like Nayda in Rio Grande City. Nayda lives along the dividing line between the United States and Mexico. She is a school teacher who inherited a bit of land from her grandfather. If Trump got his way, she would be homeless. Along with hundreds of other Texas landowners on the border.

That’s why we’ve got to work to elect more leaders across Texas that will help get our country back on track.

Our greatest successes come when all of us pitch in together and organize for real change. We’ve seen some amazing victories and we’re not done yet.

My election was only possible because ordinary people stepped up and pitched in. Every single person who chips in is one more person who is putting people first, and not special interests or harmful policies that seek only divide us.

This is no time to stay on the sidelines. So if you’re with us and you’re ready to make a donation, join the millions of Texas Democrats fighting to take back our state and country.

Let’s bring home the win,

Colin Allred
U.S. Congressman