Our campaign makes front page of The Ennis News

Following an interview with the The Ennis News with Jana Lynne, the newspaper published a very positive story on the campaign on its front page Wednesday. There are a number of factual errors in the story, including descriptions of our opponents – not provided by us. The journalist did his own research. Also the journalist states incorrectly that we are looking to win Libertarian voters. We said we are targeting Independents in addition to Democrats – some 38% of American voters call themselves Independents. We apparently confused him about CitySavvy. That is a company Jana Lynne co-founded in 2005 in London and Amsterdam that is still in operation today. She no longer has any role in the company other than owner. She was CEO of CitySavvy for 7 years.

Despite those inaccuracies, we think the story is positive and helps raise awareness for our campaign in Ellis County. We are working on organizing an event in Ennis now.

To read the full article, click the links below:

The Ennis News Front page 7-5-17

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Rosie O’Donnell supports campaign: Star-Telegram publishes article

Today Anna M. Tinsley of the Star-Telegram publishes article: “Rosie O’Donnell sends shout out — and cash — to a North Texas congressional candidate”

The article appeared online http://www.star-telegram.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article150581102.html  just as our campaign had released an announcement about Rosie’s donation and the two ladies on Twitter who made it possible. Text from our announcement follows. You can also read our whole announcement here.


Thank you!

Sunday night, comic Rosie O’Donnell boosted the campaign with a retweet and a $1,000 contribution. A couple of generous women, @sumoh and @SnowStormYou – previously unknown to the campaign – launched an initiative to help boost our fundraising with a matching gift of $250. Rosie retweeted their tweet, and we were off!

After Rosie retweeted the request, Jana Lynne tweeted to Rosie asking for a contribuiton, which she promptly made. Our Twitter page gained several hundred followers in addition to the one-and-only Rosie!

They set up a special link, although some of the contributions went onto the regular link (including Rosie’s), but we calculate at least an additional $2,500 was raised within the first few hours, and contributions are still coming in.

Click here to contribute to the special campaign:  https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/janasanchez2018

Barton to betray district with healthcare vote

Vote will leave half of CD6 residents without affordable healthcare

Waxahachie, TX, May 4, 2017 – Jana Lynne Sanchez, Democratic Candidate for US Congress, called out Representative Joe Barton (R-TX) on Thursday for his support of the Republican healthcare bill AHCA that will deprive half of his non-elderly constituents, those with pre-existing conditions, of affordable healthcare. The bill will be voted on Thursday and is expected to pass following changes made to suit members of the Freedom Caucus, of which Barton is member.

Barton is preparing to vote “yes” on the healthcare bill despite his public acknowledgement that the Texas legislature, controlled by Republicans, “would lead the parade to opt out of all the federal mandates.” Texas will be able to opt out of the requirement under ACA that insurers must not discriminate against those with pre-existing conditions.

According to a report published by the Center for American Progress based on 2015 data, of the approximately 743,000 people who reside In Representative Barton’s District 6, there are 320,000 non- elderly residents, or 49 per cent, who have pre-existing conditions.

“By pushing for and backing this latest bill, Barton is putting the lives of many of his constituents with pre-existing conditions at risk, and that’s just unacceptable,” said Sanchez. “This clearly illustrates how he feels about his constituency – the people he should be serving. Barton puts ideology and staying in favor with the Washington elite above the lives of his constituents. It’s interesting to note that Congress is keeping ACA provisions for itself,” she added.

The American Medical Association, the American Association of Retired Persons, and at least 10 other organizations representing patients, oppose this latest version of the AHCA. Under the plan, states can apply for waivers, which in effect would allow insurance companies to charge consumers higher rates based on the status of their health. According to these patient groups, the additional $8 billion the Upton proposal brings to the table is just a drop in the bucket based on what’s needed.

“Healthy people create prosperity and opportunity. The job of a representative is to create an environment where those he/she represents can create prosperity and opportunity. This vote flies in the face of that obligation,” said Sanchez.

Sanchez challenges Barton to stand up for voting rights and term limits

Barton says there’s “no problem” with voting rights in Texas

Waxahachie, TX, April 21, 2017 – Jana Lynne Sanchez, Democratic candidate for US House, Congressional District 6, today issued a challenge to Rep. Joe Barton to stand up for the rights of voters and to support term limits so voters would achieve real accountability from elected officials. Speaking at his town hall in Waxahachie last night, Rep. Joe Barton said there is no problem with voting rights in Texas.

Barton’s pronouncement came despite a US District Court in Texas ruling this week that the Republican legislature had passed laws with discriminatory purpose in violation of the Voting Rights Act. Republicans have championed laws that require specific voter ID forms and have drawn election districts to limit the voting power of minorities, particularly Hispanics and African Americans. Barton has filed an Amicus Brief in favor of tough voter ID laws. Texas ranks 46th in the nation in voter participation. Barton said at his town hall last week Mansfield that he has never been in favor of term limits, despite having been a signatory to the 1994 Contract with America, in which term limits was a central promise.

“Much of what is wrong with governance today is that elected officials are returned year after year after year without a true race because the voters vote based purely on name recognition,” she says. Sanchez pledges to support strict congressional term limits and to work for laws that empower all voters, such as ending gerrymandering by giving the job of drawing districts to an independent panel, and by aligning voter ID laws with those in states with higher voter participation.

“I will fight for term limits, against discriminatory voter identification laws, and in favor of moving the job of drawing districts out of the hands of elected officials,” she said.

“It’s yet another case of the foxes guarding the hen house,” she added.

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Newsletter #5: April 14, 2017

In this Issue:

  • Immigration Policy has been modified to include path to citizenship.
  • SAVE THE DATE: MAY 21
  • Press Release: Sanchez raises more than $20K in first two months of candidacy. Vows to break Democratic fundraising record to unseat 17-term Barton.
  • Press Release: Sanchez Derides New Town Hall Rules by Barton as Political Correctness Run Amuck
  • Best of the Week/ The Week Ahead
  • Fundraising Update.

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Jana Lynne Sanchez in the Newspapers

Jana Lynne is attending events, meeting the residents of district 6, and building momentum for her campaign. Here are links to some local news stories.

Corsicana Daily Sun, Local Beat, April 13: “The Navarro County Democratic Party will host its meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center located at 114 E. Sixth Ave. Guest speaker will be Jana Lynne Sanchez, who is running for the sixth congressional district seat against Joe Barton. For more information call 903-229-0095.”

WaxahachieTX.com Daily Light, Apr.4: State Democratic chair visits Ellis County Democratic Party headquarters 

Star-Telegram, March 27: Texas woman believes constitutional rights were violated at a congressional town hall

Star-Telegram, March 24: PoliTex – Violated Rights?