Help Texas Latinos Have a Voice

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Texas Victory Project was founded in 2017 to tackle the greatest problems facing working and middle-class families in South Texas. With 1.3% families having more accumulated wealth than the bottom 90.9% of all households; career politicians who do nothing but enrich themselves on the backs of the working poor; a media that fails to educate the public, check corrupt politicians, and voice the needs and concerns of minorities and Latinos; poor public schools and wages; 46% of all of our families without health coverage, an uncompassionate court; massive cuts in programs that serve our veterans, colonias, seniors, and children with disabilities; and a vast amount of poverty in rural, urban, and the Rio Grande Valley we are determined to lead the fight for working families and invest in building the long-term grassroots infrastructure that will:

  • Build the first bilingual multimedia digital platform that will educate, engage, tell the stories, struggles, and needs of the people of South Texas in English and Spanish
  • Recruit, train, empower, and mobilize hundreds of volunteers across our state and bring back a sense of community, pride, and civic engagement to our neighborhoods and win real victories for the working poor
  • Increase turnout in low-income Latino voters
  • Invest in local leadership development and inspire the generation of Latinos who will shape regional and Texas politics build the future jobs of tomorrow, end corruption, and build a government and economy in the Lone Star State works for all of us and not just the selective few

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We’re building Texas Victory Project from the ground up with the love and support of hardworking people. In just one year, we have build a coalition that has knocked on over 250,000 thousand doors, registered over 5,000 Latinos, increased turnout by 9.8% in low propensity Latino voters, trained over 420 volunteer, completed over 300 voter deputization trainings, filled over 40 vacant precinct chairs, ran four progressive candidates (ousting a 20 year mayor and corrupt city councilman and losing two races in Converse and Brownsville, Texas), fought lower water rates for African-American and Latinos in Bexar County, and successfully reached a little over 1.3 million Texans in social media averaging 110,838 every 28 days on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

All this has been possible with tremendous sacrifice from our staff, volunteers, and over 3,000 small dollar donors who have invested their time, savings, and hourly wage to build an organization that represents the values of our people and we can proudly call our own.

After countless of hours talking to working and middle-class families about the most important issues facing them and their families, analyzing and studying the data back from the field, and seeing politicians, both parties, and the media lacking the urgency of addressing the issues, telling the stories, and/or fixing them we have decided to invest all of our resources in raising the $30,000 we need in the next two months to build the media outlet, hire additional staff, and have the logistical support needed fully develop all four departments of Texas Victory Project; grassroots, digital, fundraising, and political, and ensure we increase both our quantitative and qualitative production that will allow us make historic year and win real victories for working families before and long after November 6th, 2018.

It’s time we take our organization to the next level and ensure we have the financial muscle needed to exceed our metrics and do the work our community is counting on us to do, and humbly ask if we can count on you to chip in $3, 25, $50, $100, or more and help us meet our first digital fundraising deadline of $3,750 before April 23rd and help us raise the total of $10,000 we need upcoming two months to make our bilingual digital a reality.

Let’s build the first bilingual multimedia digital platform for South Texas Latinos and help educate and empower our community today.

Donate by clicking here or on the arrow below.

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It’s time we put Texans first and tell the NRA and corrupt politicians “Not One More”.

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I have gone to war and swore at October 2007 to protect you, our constitution, and every enemy, foreign or domestic.

In 2009, I saw firsthand a terrorist murder 13 of my fellow soldiers in Fort Hood, on January 17, in 2018 a soldier I loved deeply was murdered by a thug and a convicted felon who was able to purchase a handgun at a Gun Show in Robstown, Texas and shoot point-blank a father who was simply protecting his daughter, and few days ago we saw history repeat itself.

A mother buries her daughter, a coward politician kisses the hand who feeds him, a teacher is asked to carry, a terrorist buys a gun, a Legislature cuts mental health programs, a coach gets two to the chest and one to the head, a Snapchat goes viral, a dad blames the children and modernity, a Christian prays, the media counts to 4 and then forgets, Wayne LaPierre sends an email and raises one million, liberals inflate the number of mass shootings, Facebook Activists chips in their two cents, a father visits the grave of his son who was killed in Sandy Hook, a million promises are made, another year goes by with the American people left with nothing, and the NRA spends another $6 million in buying off Democrats and Republicans.

It’s time we say enough is enough tell “the NRA, Coward Politicians, Democrats and Republicans, and Legislature in Austin and D.C., if you don’t have the courage to act we will”.

We don’t have the luxury of shedding another tear, losing another brother, and lowering the casket of another son.

-Arturo Alonzo
Combat Veteran running to represent you and the hardworking people of Texas in Austin as your next State Representative for Texas House District 37.

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Let’s send Alonzo to Austin and ensure we protect Texas children and build a Texas House of Representatives who works for you and not the interest of the NRA and the selective few.

100% grassroots, zero money from Super PAC, and 100% committed to fight for you.

Don’t let us and Texas down. We are placing our bets on you. Chip in $13 and let’s build a stronger Texas juntos at http://www.alonzofortexas.com. [Donate here]

 

 

Poesia y Libertad

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Sign up today and help us build a stronger and more inclusive South Texas through art, poetry, and the written verse. First Place $200 Dollars. How to apply? Simple!

  1. Chip in $2 or more [click here] for a small filing fee. 
  2. Email us a quick bio about who you are, what you are planning to write, and what’s personal goal for the Rio Grande Valley in the next six year years.

Make sure to attach all contact information and social handles and send them to Emmy Y. @ contact@alonfortexas.com with HEADER “NAME | #PoesiayLibertad”

Seats are limited to 30 applicants. Children, Teens, Spanish Speakers, Minorities, Veterans, People of Colors, those who have never slammed, and Rappers are strongly encouraged to apply.

Follow Brownsville Poetry Slam @brownsvilleslampoetry

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Brownsville, from a colorful city to a corrupt infested pitstop.

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Mr. Gutierrez (left) and Vicente Alonzo for Texas Field Organizer (right) talking about Brownsville, Corruption, and the future of South Texas politics.

“Vicente, I proud young man to see young energized Latinos like yourself, Mr. Alonzo,  and all those outside going out there, door to door, and fighting for us- the poor, the worker, y el inmigrante.I left Mexico back in the late 80’s because to be honest mijo there was no opportunity on the other side of the Rio Bravo, especially if you came from a barrio como el mio, y aqui en los United States, it was booming.

I mean downtown Brownsville right across the bridge was a beehive. People moving fast. People smiling. People trading. Everyone had a brand new car and the colors Vicente, were beautiful. Bright yellows, reds,  and every shade of blue, and every shade of green you can think off. 

Mijo, it was a beautiful sight to see! So much energy. So much happiness y me acuerdo…so much hope.

Right now. It’s not the same. We have nothing but low paying jobs y puro part-time that only pay $8 to $10 dollar per hour. I got laid off a while back and I have always been a working man.

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South Brownsville, outside Mr. Gutierrez home.

Sabes? Desde chiquito I had always worked and now in my late 50’s no one wants to hire me. It’s been already a little over a year y nada.

I see nothing but corruption here in Brownsville  with a local politicians.

I remember back in 2011 Rene Oliveira got charged with corruption and it was the same time, si me acuerdo bien que vino un guero, an FBI Agent, a limpiar casa.

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“There is, for example, the recording played Friday in federal court of a conversation in 2008 between Limas and State Rep. Rene Oliveira. As heard in court, Oliveira told Limas that his firm was in a bind, that he was caught with his “pants down” to his knees. “Man, I need I need a big, big favor,” Oliveira told Limas. “We f—-d up on a case,” Oliveira told Limas, who served as judge of the 404th district from 2001 through the end of 2008”- Emma Perez-Trevino (Brownsville Herald | 2012)

There was a huge case $13 million mijo in corruptions, extortion, and everyone was involved the County Judge, el Mayor, este no este es bueno, el otro y el Senator.

It was bad. So bad Vicente, que hasta uno,  un tal Ray Marchan, jumped off the South Padre Island Bridge.

I just don’t understand why this guys are not in jail. Honestly, we have the hardest working people and we live in the poorest district in the country? I mean we work. And work. And work

Paque? Wages been the same for the past ten to fifteen years and everything is more expensive. Gas, more expensive. Food, more expensive. Light, uhhhh. No! No! No! No! No! Don’t even get me started with the light bill…. pero chingado it’s $100-$200 facil.

And now, I don’t even have healthcare mijo.  I’m scared because the little saving I got are going away, and I need to find work and get things going quick.

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Arturo Alonzo answering Dr. Berg’s question, “You have a 14 point in your platform Mr. Alonzo. I like all everything you said, but how are you going to accomplished”. “Simple, I’m not going to accomplished them, you are. Look, I’m going to give 110% and I need you to match me and help me build a stronger South Texas together. Fixing in the poorest city in the country can’t be done by one State Representative in Austin. It’s going to take you, myself, and hundreds of others to run for office, vote, go with me in Austin and help me pass every single bill. In return? I will be here helping you and our district creating the committees needed to execute every line item in our policy platform. The question now is, are you willing to put in the work and help me and our district grow”- Arturo Alonzo (Combat Veteran for TX’s 37th)

This is why and voting for Arturo Alonzo. Mira Vicente! Este es bueno gallo.

Quien, tell me mijo? Is running right now, who is knocking on doors, taking no money of the big corporations ni de LNG y de nadie, and actually has a plan. Mira! Healthcare, he has plan. Step by step. Jobs, he has plan. Step by step. Ending Corruption and investing in the yout, he has plan. Step by step.

Thank you, and I know que el Alex is also running pero he is politician. El Alonzo y tu mijo, I can see are honest y nobles, and what I like about Arturo he has plan and is he is the first candidate de todos who is telling us “Hey! You want the change. Earn it”.

That right there Vicente are words spoken like los hombres de antes y no de politicos who only tell you pretty little things that you want hear and the end of the day don’t do anything but enrich themselves in the back of hard working South Texans como yo.

Wait here. Let me give you los $3 dollars and count on me in voting, making calls, y todo lo que se necesite mijo because if we don’t get things going soon aqui en este pueblito, nunca va pasar nada!– Juan G. (Voter, Texas House District 37)

Writer, Vicente Martinez (Field Organizer, Alonzo for Texas)


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Chip in $3 or more and help us build the first 100% grassroots campaign, takes zero dollars from Super PACs and special interest groups, uses zero politiqueros, and is committed in only raising and spending $60,000 to ensure we beat a 32 year incumbent and his $1.1 million dollar war chest and show the people of the Rio Grande Valley that you don’t have to be rich, corrupt, or have a last name to have privilege of serving your community as an elected official. Click here and chip in today.

Join Vicente and help us raise money, make calls, host house parties, and knock on the 200,000 doors needed to win this campaign on March 6th and build a stronger and more inclusive South Texas juntos! Click here and take action today.


 

Undocumented, Tejano, and Unafraid. Meet Over, a Campaign Manager who is putting it all on the line.

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This is Ovèr Garcia, Dreamer, UTRGV Senior, and Campaign Manager for the Alonzo for Texas Campaign.

As a DACA recipient and spending the last three years in the Valley I’ve personally seen the constant fear in the eyes of our immigrant brothers and sisters, experienced firsthand discrimination, and seen a generation of my friends unemployed and collect mass college debt, and an economy that has been built since the Reagan Era to make it 10x harder for people of color to reach their highest potential.

For too long I have been afraid of telling people my immigration status and for too long I’ve sat on the sidelines and seen petty Republicans destroy the state and the country I love and the only one I call home.

With cuts in CHIP, 46% of our community in the Rio Grande Valley without any health insurance, and Republicans in Austin passing one of the most hateful and racist bills with SB-4, and the massive defunding of our public schools and colonias it is time we rise, organize, and take ownership of our community and lives.

I’m cutting back my college class to only 4 this semester so I can work full-time in building this campaign from the ground up  and counting on you to helps make a stronger RGV and reality!

Join us and help us knock on the 200,000 doors and raise the $60,000 we need to win to fight corruption and send a Latino to Austin who is not afraid of representing nuestra gente and who has the experience and energy needed to get thing done and ensure we have a government that works for us all not just the selective few.  .


Meet Ovèr!

Ovèr Garcia is a Mexican-American Dreamer, Xicano Activist, and a double major in Political Science and Chicano Studies at the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley.

Over was born in rural Tamaulipas and moved to the Houston, Texas at the age of two when his family migrated to the United States in attempt to provide a better way of life for their children and escape the poverty and violence caused by the Drug Cartel’s and the War on Drugs.

At a very young age Ovèr understood the value of dollar and the importance of education. Working twelve-hour shifts as a farm worker at the age of six across the Mid-West, Over saw his parents and fellow paisanos work double and break their backs to put food in the table and to buy their children good clothes so that they will be treated with respect and the dignity they deserved; but most importantly, provide them with all the school supplies they needed to ensure they had no excuses for bad grades and the opportunity to obtain the highest level of education and reach their highest potential.

As the son of immigrants and experiencing the exploitation of his family and fellow farmers by employers who failed to pay overtime and comply with state and federal employment and labor law, Over made a commitment and a promise to his family he will graduate college, earn a law degree form UT-Austin, and defend immigrants and workers from wage theft and poor working condition so that every Texan regardless of a person immigration status is treated with respect and that no one have to experience the hardships of not getting paid and not being able to cover the basics necessities of life.

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Meet Arturo Alonzo, Iraq Veteran fighting to end poverty and corruption in the Rio Grande Valley.

Arturo Alonzo, Iraq Veteran and small business owner running to represent the hardworking people of the Rio Grande Valley as your next State Representative for Texas House District 37.

After spending the last six years winning real victories for hard-working people from passing one of the largest and legalizing marijuana in California, electing the first Mexican-American in the U.S. Senate, raising the minimum-wage to $8.50 in Arkansas, helping unemployed veterans find employment Webb County, and working for two of Texas greatest legislatures, Trey Martinez-Fischer and Sylvester Turner, Arturo decided invest in the Rio Grande Valley and start Brasidas Strategies, a data analytics firm focused in helping small-businesses grow through detailed targeting, science, and grassroots relationship-building.

With 643 families (1.3%) more than the bottom 44,600 households (90.9%) in our district, 47% our people working less than 36 hours per week, 46% without health coverage or insurance, 43.1% of all heads of household are single-women, and 41.5% living in abject poverty making less than $13,000 per year, Arturo decided to take action and lead the fight against big corporations and corrupt politicians who have done nothing but enrich themselves in the backs of our local taxpayers, make our economy weaker, and made our district the poorest in the country.

For Arturo, the issues affecting his loved ones and all Texans are real and should not be condensed into empty campaign promises our cheap talking points. Growing up in Section 8 housing, the son of Mexican immigrants who worked hard and could not make ends meet, and seeing a generation of my close friends and family torn apart by unemployed mass debt, mental depression, poor wages, and suicide, the time to act is now.

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We are not making any campaign promise!  But will say this ‘no one will outwork us’, if we raise $60,000, knock on over 200,000 doors, and work tirelessly before and after March 6th we will  we have the political muscle, locally and in Austin, to end corruption, fight poverty, and make a stronger and more inclusive South Texas a reality.

Winning won’t be easy, for we strongly believe this election will truly test the moral fabric of our people and progressives all across our region and country.

This is a battle between David versus Goliath. The people versus big corporations and special interest and a veteran fighting for change while a career politician clings to power. Whoever wins this election will determine the course of the Rio Grande Valley and the future of Texas politics, for the key of flipping Texas starts and ends in the Rio Grande Valley.

With Rene Oliveira and the political elite being in control of the Democratic Party and the Rio Grande Valley for over 50 years, they have do nothing but make South Texas, a region with the hardest working people, the poorest in the country.

The hardest difficulty for us (Latinos in the Rio Grande Valley) is that we are fighting a three front war; to the North, a Republican Party who has forgotten about God and Democratic Party who has forgotten about the poor; and back home to the South, an established oligarchy who has done nothing but enrich themselves in the name of “economic development”, pitching to the outside world “our labor is cheap” and “our people need jobs” while giving million dollar tax cuts to big corporations who have killed our small-business, destroyed the institution of family, the potential of my generation to build a South Texas middle-class, and made our workers and families peasants who are paid meager wages and worry all day  ‘con el Jesus en la boca’ how they are going to make ends meet, praying to God for health and a better way of life every single day.

They have abused the kindness and the generosity  of our people. Who are the first to help someone in need, prison, or sickness. 

How can you expect the politicians who have never worked with their hands; all attorney from the same high school; who have acquired so much wealth, through inter-class marriage, corruption, and stinginess, that they and the 1.3% make more than the bottom 90.9% of all combined households in our district ever understand what it is to lose it all because of your a father’s cancer or mother’s illness, suffer because your son or daughter are dealing with addiction and are in and out of jail, or say sacrifice your dreams and future to put the needs of your family first. 

This is why we are running a one-hundred percent grassroots campaign, taking zero dollars from Super PACs and special interest groups, using zero politiqueros, and capping our selves to only spending $60,000, serving 6 years, and donating all of my state salary to a minority owned business, so that we are able accomplish two goals: 

  1. Build the foundation for true long-term growth and capital in the Rio Grande Valley
  2. Prove that the only thing you need to run and win in South Texas is a good heart, the ability to raise money, knock on doors, and bring people together, and that you don’t need to be rich, a puppet, or follow on the same path of corruption and compadrismo to have the privilege of serving your community and affecting real change for working and middle-class families”.

Join us! Chip in $13. Volunteer. Win.

A stronger Texas starts with you! #juntos


 

Arturo is a proud veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, a graduate from from Texas A&M International University with two degrees in Political Science and English with a concentration in (Historical & Political Thought), Board Director with Texas Victory Project, Founder and Director of Research at Brasidas Strategies, and a Brownsville native who enjoys carne asadas with friends and family, following the Straussian tradition of reading the Great Books, and watching the Minnesota Vikings and San Antonio spurs play in his spare time.

Arturo attends Iglesia Bautista Casa de Oracion plans to obtain his PhD in Political Philosophy in the near future. For now, his biggest priorities are winning real victories for working and middle-class families and empowering the next generation of Latinos leaders in the Rio Grande Valley. 

Arturo is the son of two Mexican immigrants with a younger sibling who is studying German and International Relations at Southwestern University. His father Martin, was a Baptist Minister and attorney, from San Pedro, Coahuila who spend over 30 years protecting the land rights of small farmers and reforming Mexico’s electoral and judicial process from corruption and fraud. In 2008 his father passed away from colon cancer, while in Basic Training in Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Arturo’s mother Sandra, a native form Matamoros, Tamaulipas is a Bible School teacher and a LVN assisting low-income seniors in Brownsville, Texas.


Alonzo for Texas | Stronger Juntos!

 From a Sharp Elementary Scholar from Morningside Park  to a successful Army Veteran and Small-Business Owner with over 13 progressive victories under his belt. 

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