ONE Texas ‘wows’ Senate candidates Cruz & Sadler with petition signatures

ONE Field Organizer Mike Hogan with Austin CDL Paulina Sosa and Jon McClellan, political director for Ted Cruz.

If you’ve been a part of ONE Vote 2012 during this campaign season, then you must be familiar with ONE’s postcards that members from all across the country have been sending to the candidates.

It’s easy to think that simply signing a postcard is just a drop in the bucket – but I’m here to tell you that it isn’t. Yesterday, I joined ONE volunteers in Austin, Texas to deliver those cards, as well as signatures from the online ONE Vote petition, to the campaign offices of the candidates running for the soon-to-be-vacant Senate seat in the Lone Star State.

As representatives from the Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Paul Sadler, D-Texas, campaigns thumbed through the hundreds of postcards and handwritten letters our members provided, the one thing they both said was, “Wow – this is amazing!” It just goes to show that extreme poverty has no political affiliation, that regardless of which party you claim allegiance to, the importance of speaking up for those who don’t have a voice of their own is one thing we can all agree upon.