Following a historic 2018 primary campaign for U.S. Senate on progressive issues, policies, and solutions, supporters of our campaign have asked whether and when I will seek office again. 

John Cornyn and many of our other elected representatives continue to maintain a status quo which leaves millions in systemic poverty, without healthcare, secure jobs, affordable housing, or savings for our future.  Our campaign earned 24% of the Democratic vote on a platform of reform.  Across the nation, voters have elected grassroots candidates running on the same platform. Still, the parties refuse to hear voters’ demands.   Together we have remained active, calling for the end of the war economy, systemic racism, dependence on the fossil fuel industry and organizing to end poverty.

I worked in healthcare for 6 years, I have witnessed the flaws in our healthcare system, something most politicians have not.  My experiences in a system which favors the wealthy and multinational businesses inspired me to become a human rights advocate, activist and organizer in the Houston area. I am a member of the Democratic Socialists of America and fully support the DSA platform and DSA values. Before joining my local chapter of the organization, I contributed to the drafting of resolutions for the DSA platform.

I am the daughter of immigrants, the oldest of 7 siblings, and the first American-born child in my family. The sacrifices my parents and grandparents made fueled my run for the U.S. Senate.  I grew up in a migrant working family, and I understand the struggles of people burdened by crushing debt, absence of job security, and lack of healthcare coverage.

In order to prepare for the 2020 U.S. Senate race to unseat Sen. John Cornyn, I am asking for your pledge of support.  If you would like to continue the campaign we began to bring real reform to our government and make it work for the working class, then please let me know with your commitment.

In Solidarity,

Sema Hernandez


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    “Beto O'Rourke has let me down about bringing a political revolution. Sema has been involved since the beginning, she should be the next U.S. Senator of Texas!”

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    “We need more progressives in Congress ?”

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    “Love her policies and her guts! Gooo, Sema!:)”

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    “I endorse Sema Hernández because of her commitment to a Progressive platform in line with the Democratic Socialists of America. Let's make her the @AOC of the US Senate!!”

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    “Sema Hernandez believes that the People are to be represented by the government, not Corporations, profits and kickbacks. She has a Policy base platform that accomplishes economic freedom through a responsible, human rights driven society. No fluff, no platitudes, real issue resolution. #Sema2020”

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    “Simply, she stands up for what I believe.”

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    “Sema is a real progressive who fights every day for the people. She has dedicated herself to helping others, and I’m proud fo call her my friend!”

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    “I support Sema for Texas because she stands with working class Americans and she is inclusive, listens to the needs of Americans, works toward solving problems for all without blaming and lives the struggle.”

January 3, 2019

A Green New Deal in the Senate, From Texas with Sema

Sisters and Brothers,


Texas is long overdue for bold progressive leadership. Global warming (aka "climate change" ) is an immediate threat to our existence. Scientist have warned us about global warming for years while fossil fuel executives hid the finding for decades. Global warming is only getting worse. Droughts, floods, extreme heat, and super-storms are creating a humanitarian crisis around the World.

In Texas, many people have not recovered from Hurricane Harvey. Puerto Rico has been abandoned after Hurricane Maria leveled the island, and over 4,000 people have died due to lack of urgency by elected officials to send aid and rebuild their power grid. In California, wildfires have decimated communities leaving people homeless and causing adverse health complications.

In places around the World, it's more of the same, if not much worse. Everyone feels the effects of global warming. We are witnessing a mass migration of refugees, due in part to the climate crisis which causes water and food scarcity, poverty, and famine.

We have less than 12 years to drastically reverse the effects of global warming, but Sen. John Cornyn and other elected officials voted against bills that curb our fossil fuel dependency. Sen. John Cornyn was a top recipient of donations from the Natural Gas Transmission and Distribution industry, receiving a total of $310,900 from Oil and Gas PACs in the 2017-2018 election cycle (Open Secrets. Sen. John Cornyn - Campaign Finance Summary. Retrieved January 3, 2019).

Today, I make the commitment to support a Green New Deal in the Senate and continue to honor the No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge I made in 2018.

Pleased make a donation to our grassroots campaign. Help us reach our monthly goal of $20K to travel the huge state of Texas. We want to empower people across Texas to boldly support our campaign.

I appreciate your support as we continue to build our 2020 grassroots campaign.

In Solidarity,

Sema

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Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • endorsed

    “We need to remove all corporate owned Republicans and Democrats from office. #PeopleOverProfit #MedicareForAll #GreenNewDeal #CriminalJusticeReform #FreeCollegeForAll #ProgressivesOnly”

  • endorsed

  • endorsed

  • endorsed

    “Beto O'Rourke has let me down about bringing a political revolution. Sema has been involved since the beginning, she should be the next U.S. Senator of Texas!”

  • endorsed

    “We need more progressives in Congress ?”

  • endorsed

    “Love her policies and her guts! Gooo, Sema!:)”

  • endorsed

    “I endorse Sema Hernández because of her commitment to a Progressive platform in line with the Democratic Socialists of America. Let's make her the @AOC of the US Senate!!”

  • endorsed

    “The real deal.”

  • endorsed

    “Sema Hernandez believes that the People are to be represented by the government, not Corporations, profits and kickbacks. She has a Policy base platform that accomplishes economic freedom through a responsible, human rights driven society. No fluff, no platitudes, real issue resolution. #Sema2020”

  • endorsed

    “Simply, she stands up for what I believe.”

  • endorsed

    “Sema is a real progressive who fights every day for the people. She has dedicated herself to helping others, and I’m proud fo call her my friend!”

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    “I support Sema for Texas because she stands with working class Americans and she is inclusive, listens to the needs of Americans, works toward solving problems for all without blaming and lives the struggle.”

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    “I endorse Sema because Sema is the ultimate fighter for the people”

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    “I hate our huge military budget. I see homeless people & know we can shelter all of them well if we stop wasting money on the military. We should employ people to build homes not to build weapons & cause destruction in foreign nations. I believe Sema will provide the leadership this country will require to shelter those in need.”

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    “Sema is a strong Progressive that stands for "We The People" not We The Corporations. We need her in the Senate.”

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    “We need real progressive voices representing us!”

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