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Check out this great article about the TX-07 race and what it means for Democrats nationally.

"[Moser] argues that the Obama years should be a teachable moment for progressives. They let centrists and moderates like former Sens. Joe Lieberman and Max Baucus call the shots for a once-in-a-generation congressional majority, she says, and all they got was a lousy tea party landslide."

The resistance has taken Houston by storm. But Democrats still need to figure out how to win there.
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Our campaign is proud to be endorsed by Democracy for America. Please join us for their meet and greet on Thursday evening. Ask Laura your questions and learn how to get involved with our mission to take back TX-07.

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There is a huge disconnect between what the majority of Americans believe, and what the people in charge of our country are peddling us. This article has some great examples:

--Only 12 percent of Americans supported the Senate plan to repeal Obamacare.
--Less than a third of the country supports defunding Planned Parenthood.
--71 percent of Americans support developing clean-energy sources.

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These statistics must come as a surprise to anyone who takes the current GOP agenda, in both Washington and Austin, as a gauge of our actual values and priorities. I'll add a few more of my own examples:

--At least 70 percent of Americans support commonsense background checks on all gun purchases--and that's a low estimate. (Some polls have found that as many as 92 percent favor universal background checks, and that includes 87 percent of Republicans.)
--Nearly 70 percent of us wanted to stay in the Paris climate accords.
--69 percent of Americans oppose overturning Roe v. Wade.

As this article puts it, "How long before we as Americans demand that our leaders turn their attention to real problems, not made-up ones driven by political ideology, religious doctrine and greed?"

I'm ready to start now.

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On the campaign trail, Donald Trump asked black voters: “What the hell do you have to lose” by voting for him. Plenty, as it turns out.
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I wrote about why what happened in Charlottesville is so personal to me - and to so many Americans.

My two grandfathers came from totally different worlds.
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"A march is a prayer in motion," Delores Huerta tells us at the #nn17 march to #fightwhitesupremacy in #charlottesville and everywhere .

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If you're not condemning the atrocities in Charlottesville in the strongest possible terms, you're on the wrong side. There are no gray areas.

Remember when this kind of march was in the news? Remember when courageous, moral leaders were in charge?

I'm sitting here in Atlanta, the city General Sherman burned to the ground more than 150 years ago, wondering when, if ever, the Civil War will end.

President Barack Obama told thousands that "the Americans who crossed this bridge, they were not physically imposing, but they gave courage to millions."
cnn.com|By Moni Basu

Amazing day at Netroots Nation -- one big highlight was meeting Randy Bryce and Jim Dean at the Democracy for America Candidates Happy Hour. Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings!

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Yesterday, on the three-month anniversary of my campaign, I sent an email with this video of my launch event, which took place at the Mexican restaurant where my family and I ate every Tuesday night for most of the 1980s. The restaurant, now under new owners, has changed a great deal since those Kids Eat Free nights (a normal children’s entrée went for $1.99 back then), as has the rest of Houston.

Watching this video three months after the fact gave me a real jolt: It provide...d wonderful evidence of how much I have learned in the intervening months—and not just which restaurants serve free kids’ burritos on which days a week.

Since launching this campaign, I have met hundreds of Houstonians who are unhappy with the out-of-touch career politicians who keep getting elected even as our district expands to include a far more diverse electorate. I have met countless voters who want reassurances that we might finally be turning a corner and start electing compassionate citizen leaders who put the needs of their neighbors over the doctrines of their party.

I tell them it won’t be easy, but we can certainly try—and we’ll have the best shot by throwing out the old playbook and putting forth a new type of candidate with new types of ideas.

And speaking of the old playbook, that’s another thing I’ve learned to do in the last three months: Speak without notes. My mother Jane, who teaches public speech at Houston Community College, is definitely proud of this particular development.

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www.moserforcongress.com Paid for by Moser for Congress.
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To all responsible Republicans in the Senate: Trump's threats to North Korea are terrifying. We call on you as Americans to take all steps to de-escalate the situation in the urgent interest of national security.

Susan Collins. John McCain. Lisa Murkowski. Orrin Hatch. Even Jeff Flake. While we Texans don't have any senators that fall into the "responsible" column, John Cornyn -- little known fact -- did grow up in Tokyo, so perhaps he appreciates what Trump's grandstanding might mean to North Korea's near neighbors, and the rest of the world.

CALL NOW! The congressional switchboard, in case you don't have it memorized, is (202) 224-3121.

North Korea also hinted that it would conduct another nuclear or missile test, as it has often done in response to past United Nations sanctions.
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We had Seder with the Obama family at the White House every year during President Obama's two terms in office. I could never get over how lucky I was to share my culture (and my Seder plate!) with such an open-minded and compassionate President, who would never dream of belittling me (or anyone else) based on where we came from. I am so grateful that my kids got to experience that kind of leader. Happy birthday, President Obama!

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Why are we Democrats so afraid of standing up for what we -- and the majority of Americans -- believe? Think all our hedging has something to do with why we lose so many elections?

I write about the DCCC's misguided, self-defeating willingness -- some might call it alacrity -- to support and fund anti-choice candidates.

Oh and PS donate here https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/moser_website

If Democrats want to reach more voters, they need to be more than the “anti-Trump party.” They need to take firm stands in support of their values.
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Loved watching my little rockstar gape in awe at all her new role models at the incredible Girls Rock Camp Houston showcase this afternoon.

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We should all be ashamed of these statistics, and of these stories, of real human lives brought to tragic ends for no reason at all, in 2017, in the United States of America.

"Here in Texas, women die from pregnancy at a rate almost unrivaled in the industrialized world. A woman in Texas is about 10 times as likely to die from pregnancy as one in Spain or Sweden, and by all accounts, the health care plans proposed so far by Republicans would make maternal mortality even worse in Texas and across America."

While maternal mortality rates have plunged around the world, they’ve climbed in the United States.
nytimes.com|By Nicholas Kristof

By popular demand (OK, really it's mainly my mom), I am going to start posting select emails on this page and on Twitter. Yesterday's was by my husband Arun, about what good health care meant to me and my family.

$1.57 billion -- BILLION -- for a border wall.

Consider how far $1.57 billion would go toward infrastructure work in Houston! That was apparently not on John Culberson's mind as he voted yesterday for a massive federal spending bill that included $1.57 billion to build a wall along the Mexican border.

Culberson's support for funding Trump's wall -- and let's not forget his enthusiastic support of efforts to rip apart the health insurance marketplace -- shows just how badly we need new representation In Congress. TX-07 needs a leader who works for the district, not another Trump lackey.

The nearly $790 billion spending package marks Republicans’ latest plan to keep the government funded — and comes right before they head home for recess.
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Amazing stats. Proud to be part of the resistance today . And remember: KEEP SHOWING UP!

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"Yes we can - and yes we did!" ...
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Over the years, Republicans in DC and Austin have tried to stop LGBTQ people from serving in the military, getting married, keeping their jobs, and even going to the bathroom. Why are Republicans so obsessed with LGBTQ people, and why do they insist on treating them as second-class citizens? With all the real security threats from abroad, *this* is what the White House chooses to focus on?

When I am in Congress, I will work hard to ensure that LGBTQ citizens have the same rights as everyone else.

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he plans to reinstate a ban on transgender individuals from serving "in any capacity" in the US armed forces.
cnn.com|By Jeremy Diamond