From Volume 5, Issue Number 25 of EIR Online, Published June 20, 2006

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Lakesha Rogers: 'Out of the Bushes and Into the Future'

Speech to the Texas State Democratic Convention, June 10.

Hello Democrats, my name is Lakesha Rogers, and I am running for your Democratic Party Chair. I am running because this nation is in great danger. We are in danger right now, of losing our great nation, losing our Constitution, and losing the principles which shaped this great Republic! We're losing those principles, because thugs like Dick Cheney, Tom DeLay, have destroyed our country, and the values which we represent. We have to take them back! This is why I've launched a campaign with the slogan, "Out of the Bushes and into the Future." And those of you who know what that means, know that we must fight now, to take Texas back, and take this nation back. [applause]

I have fought, in the Democratic Party, and been a Democrat for the last 29 years. I'm 29 years old. I started as a precinct chair for many years, and I've taken on the fight which is necessary to adopt the principles to take the country back to the ideas and the legacy of Franklin Roosevelt; to those ideas that were once shaped by great leaders such as Henry B. Gonzales and Ralph Yarborough, who understood that we have to stand up to the devices of those of Wall Street and the financier interests, those who are now trying to come in and hijack and cripple the Democratic Party. Those like Felix Rohatyn, who want to destroy our party, and individuals who want to make sure that we don't have a nation any longer.

I want to let you know that I have led the fight on the ground to build a groundswell in the Democratic Party, to bring the fight back to the people once again. We cannot be mechanical about this. This party is not about business. It's about bringing in ideas from young people, bringing in ideas to shape the future once again. Bringing in those ideas that are going to challenge, challenge the traditions which are necessary to have a real impact in the population, fighting for the forgotten men and women of this nation....

(See InDepth for full package on Lakesha Rogers' nomination as Texas Democratic Chair, along with an interview with the candidate.)

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