| Congratulations to Donna Howard and Ann Johnson, who won Burnt Orange Report's reader contest and will receive $500 from BOR PAC and be added to the Burnt Orange to Blue fundraising list.
Click here to donate to Burnt Orange to Blue, and make sure Donna Howard and Ann Johnson have the resources they need to win this November!
"Burnt Orange to Blue" is our online fundraising program focused on encouraging support for candidates in must-win races up and down the ballot across the state. Through Labor Day, we'll be adding competitive and must-win races to the list, along with a few races where your funds can have an outsized impact on the outcome of the race.
Donna Howard (HD-48) is an incumbent Democrat representing west and south Austin who survived a squeaker of an election in 2010 -- up only 16 votes on Election Night, she ultimately prevailed by only 4 votes after three recounts. Howard won the BOR to Blue contest by much wider margins, owing to her tremendous Facebook and Twitter communities. Her landslide victory demonstrates the power of social media, and her supporters' commitment to making sure she remains in the legislature.
Ann Johnson (HD-134) is a rising star out of Harris County running to unseat Sarah Davis, a Republican who won in the 2010 wave, defeating Ellen Cohen. Davis voted for the Republican budget that slashed $5 billion from our public schools, crippled Medicaid, and slashed 75% of state family planning funding. Make no mistake: Republican Sarah Davis is bad for the families of Texas. Johnson is a distinguished attorney who represents children, and won a landmark case at the Texas Supreme Court to prevent children from exploitation and human trafficking. Johnson will be a much-needed addition to the legislature, where women and children are treated like political footballs rather than Texans.
Both of these strong candidates deserve your enthusiastic support! The women, children, families, and seniors of Texas desperately need these two great leaders winning in November.
Click here to donate to Burnt Orange to Blue, and make sure Donna Howard and Ann Johnson have the funds they need to win in November!
Thanks to everyone who participated in this contest. We will be adding several more legislative candidates to the BOR to Blue list in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!