By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal
Austin Democratic Socialists of America are a force to be reckoned with in and around Texas’ capital city.
With 450 to 500 members and control of the local Texas State Employees Union, Austin DSA comrades have huge influence inside the Travis and Bexar County Democratic Parties. At last year’s DNC, about 55 delegates were DSA members, including about 40 percent of Sanders’ delegates from Texas. Given DSA’s explosive growth (6,500 to 20,000 comrades in one year), Marxist influence inside the Democratic Party can only increase.
Local Representative Lloyd Doggett has long been a DSA ally, but is not the only elected official in the socialists camp.
In a down-ballot election victory in December 2016, Austin DSA member and Bernie Sanders delegate to the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Julie Ann Nitsch won her runoff for Austin Community College Board of Trustees.
According to Austin DSA Co-Chair Danny Fetonte, “DSA members provided the foot soldiers for the campaign.” Nearly 300 DSAers staffed phone banks, attended Democratic Clubs and union meetings with Nitsch, block walked, did mailings, and put up signs at member’s homes and at friendly businesses.
Next up, Austin DSA is throwing its weight behind another member, Rick Trevino, who is running for City Council in neighboring San Antonio.
Rep. Lloyd Doggett is lending his support.
DSA’s immediate goal is to turn Texas blue. Since late 2016, DSA Marxists have opened new chapters in Dallas/Fort Worth/Houston, the Brazos Valley and the Permian Basin.
Given the way the Electoral College works, if Texas – with its 34 votes – can be flipped to the Democrate column (as Red State strongholds Colorado and Virginia already have been), there will never be another Republican President.
We need to pay attention to the massive Marxist movement into the Red States. That is where real change is happening. If this quiet insurgency is not exposed and reversed, we will all be flat-footed and dumbstruck as the left establishes a one party state in America in 2020 or 2024.