Wendy Davis says East Texans welcomed her with open arms
TYLER, TX (KLTV) -
State Senator Wendy Davis talked directly to East Texans in person on
Saturday as she continues her campaign for Texas Governor. Davis made her
second East Texas campaign stop Saturday in Tyler and Longview. The democratic
nominee is really pushing her fight for equal rights and equal pay for women.
"I believe that every voter in Texas counts and I want to make sure
that I have an opportunity to get in front of every voter that I possibly
can," Wendy Davis said.
Several supporters in Saturday's crowd traveled more than 100 miles just to
meet Davis. One family even made her a t-shirt.
"We want Wendy is what the shirt says," Tawana Walter-Cadien said.
"I think it's a high time for the citizens of the state of Texas to have
someone that actually cares about them, and will fight for them and look out
for their best interests."
Davis says being in East Texas is an honor and she feels privileged as the
democratic nominee to meet so many supporters in the area.
"I feel especially privileged to know people across the state, men and
women alike, understand that we need a new vision for Texas; someone who's
going to take us into a twenty first century education," Davis said.
She is also taking a stand on equal pay for equal work for women in Texas.
Shirley McKellar of Tyler also hopes to change this as she runs for the
district one U.S. Congress position.
"It's just like listening to my own self because everything that she is
talking about I am for that," McKellar said. "I want to fight for the
veterans. I want to fight for the women and equal rights."
Before Davis left Tyler to speak to supporters in Longview she wanted the crowd
to know why they should vote for her.
"I am telling you that with your voices, and with your strength, and
with your help, you will elect a fighter to the governor's office," Davis
said. "I will never forget that you are the people that put me there. Your
voices will be the voices in the Texas capitol."