More than a few people were surprised, ok shocked, to see that I decided to run for US Congress. Honestly, I never ever planned to run for office of any sort. Unfortunately I have no choice. As I constantly say: I never slept on November 8, but I sure as hell woke up on November 9.
I am running because our Constitution, democracy, and the American way are under assault and we have never faced a more grave threat certainly in my lifetime. Perhaps never in the history of the US. Like the more than 10,000 American women across the country who have signed up to run for office since November 9, I am here to help form a blue wall against tyranny. I want to be an essential building block to turning Texas blue and in turning Congress blue in 2018.
We are very proud of the campaign we have run to date. We have gained a high-level of social media following (almost 15,000 followers between all platforms), attended hundreds of events where we met thousands of Democratic voters and gained some media exposure following Joe Barton’s “shut up” gaffe at his town hall. See the Ft Worth Star Telegram story.
To date, we have also raised $16,000 cash to date from 145 donors from around the district, DFW area and country. While this might not sound like much, in the first six weeks of our campaign, we’ve already surpassed the amount reported by the 2016 Democratic nominee in CD06 for her entire primary and general campaigns.
Our first FEC deadline is March 31. Our goal is to raise $20,000 by end of day Friday.
If you have not made a donation yet, can you please do it now via ActBlue:
You can also pay directly via PayPal, but please make sure we have your name, address, employer and occupation: PayPal to Jana Lynne Sanchez
In the primary, we need to spend approximately $100,000, all of which will be helpful for building our vote for the general election.
We will spend our funds on the following:
- The VAN databases from the state democratic party that tells us who all the likely Democratic voters are
- Doorhangers to leave behind when we walk precincts
- Push cards to distribute at events
- Bumper stickers
- Two district-wide mailings to likely Democratic primary vote
- Campaign manager to run our ground game
- Banners, signs, etc.
- Polling, if we raise enough money
As y’all know, we believe the secret to winning this winnable district is Message, Money and Machine. We are focusing equally on all three throughout the campaign.
Jana Lynne Sanchez
Candidate for US Congress, Texas CD6