From Volume 5, Issue Number 20 of EIR Online, Published May 16, 2006

Latest From The Worldwide LaRouche Youth Movement

Lakesha Rogers' Campaign Revives the Democrats' Hopes in Texas

by Harley Schlanger

On the first leg of her tour of the state of Texas last week, LaRouche Youth Movement leader Lakesha Rogers injected some youthful vigor into the state's near-moribund Democratic Party. In discussions with labor leaders at the state AFL-CIO convention last week in Irving, she brought to life her campaign slogan, "Out of the Bushes and Into the Future," elaborating how Lyndon LaRouche's emergency legislation to save the auto sector would not only reverse the collapse of the U.S. economy, but produce a Democratic landslide at the polls this November.

Rogers is a candidate for Chairman of the Texas Democratic Party, one of four running for the position, which will be voted on by delegates to the state convention in Fort Worth, June 8-9. Rogers provoked quite a stir when she announced her candidacy, declaring that she would not be running against the other candidates, but rather, her campaign would be dedicated to reviving the tradition of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt within the party.

"Through my campaigning," she said, "I am opening the party to younger voters. We have seen, in the LYM, that young people will act, when the call to action is based on profound ideas, such as those presented by Lyndon LaRouche. Virtually every young person I meet knows they have no future, under present circumstances. But, if challenged, many will respond—and I am challenging them to take an active role in shaping their own future, through mastering principles of physical science, as they apply to economics."

She added that organizing to retool the auto sector, by reintroducing the principles of the American System of political-economy—as FDR did, to get the United States out of the Coolidge-Hoover Depression—offers an immediate, concrete task for those who otherwise belong to a no-future generation heading into a New Dark Age....

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