Our Legacy of Progress
Founded in 1846, Texas Democrats continue the march towards a state as great as its promise.
A fair shot for all, that’s what drove Democrats to build this great state, and that is what drives us today. A belief that no matter who you are, what you look like, where you come from, or who you love if you work hard in Texas, you can make it.
Texas Democrats have never shied away from big, bold ideas. From Lyndon B. Johnson, Henry B. Gonzalez, Barbara Jordan and Ann Richards to today’s Democratic champions, Texas Democrats have crafted the landmark programs, policies, and institutions that make Texas one of a kind.
"Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose."
President Lyndon B. Johnson
Building our State
From skyscrapers to homesteads on the ranch, Texas was built by workers, doers, and dreamers. It is a story of Texan grit and determination.
Together, we set our sights beyond the horizon and we do whatever it takes to get there. Together, we blazed the trails for towards a better state for all.
Texas Democrats that came before us recognized the promise of this great place and built the infrastructure that allowed us to enjoy it, everything from the best highways in the world to good schools and great universities.
When people were being held back, Texas Democrats broke down the barriers. From the first kindergarten programs to bilingual education, children’s healthcare, Social Security, the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act, workers’ rights, and women’s rights, Democrats fought for the dignity of all and made opportunity a reality.
"From El Paso to Beaumont, Brownsville to Amarillo, Texans are demanding real solutions, not petty nonsense. It’s time to take a stand. ¡Si se puede!"
Gilberto Hinojosa, Texas Democratic Party Chair
Our Shared Values
Texas Democrats believe democratic government exists to achieve as a community, state, and nation what we cannot achieve as individuals.
We believe in equal opportunity, fairness, freedom, family, community, and a responsibility to ourselves and each other. These are the values our elders passed down to us, the values we hope to share with our children, and the values we expect from our elected officials.
The Texas Democratic Party is a movement of millions of Texans coming together to fight for our Texas values. We know our state cannot succeed when the deck is stacked against working Texans and their families.
At our core, we are all about a fair shot for all. That’s why Texas Democrats have a plan for jobs with fair pay, strong neighborhood schools, health care for all, debt-free college, investment in job training and technical education, a dignified retirement, and expanded family leave options, so Texans never have to choose between their job or caring for a sick loved one. We will never stop fighting for an economy that works for everybody, not just those at the top.
Fighting for our Future
Our movement is growing from the ground up, block by block, neighborhood by neighborhood, city by city. We can change this state and country.
Texans have entrusted Democrats to lead some of the greatest cities and counties in the nation. In Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, El Paso, the Rio Grande Valley, and more, Texas Democrats are delivering solutions for working Texans and their families.
We are rising, but to achieve our common cause more is required. If you’re willing to talk to a friend or knock on your neighbor’s door, we can build a better future. We will never stop fighting for everyone’s fair shot to get ahead, protecting our communities, and defending the dignity and respect of all Americans.
Our destiny is shaped by each and every one of us. A brighter day will come if you’re willing to work for it.