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THSC Rangers A Major Electoral Success

THSC Rangers
This year THSC launched an impressive effort to help defend Texans’ rights all across the state. This effort came in the form of the THSC Rangers program, through which we recruited almost 500 (or “475”) interns, chosen for their knowledge and their principles of conservatism, who assisted with the campaigns of candidates whom we know to be steadfast champions of our home schooling and parental rights. This assistance came in the form of block walking, phone banking, and other get-out-the-vote efforts.

What were the results? The THSC Rangers program had an astounding 74.6% success rate! Out of the 585 candidates that THSC vetted, and the 130 that we endorsed, 97 of those races achieved victory.

Abigail, one of the THSC Rangers, spoke of the valuable experience the Rangers program was for her: “Thank you so much for your Rangers program! From block walking to phone calls, I have thoroughly enjoyed it. I have learned so much about the election process and how campaigning works. But more importantly, I have come to realize how I can make a difference. I have gained invaluable knowledge I could have never gotten from books. Thank you to everyone who made this program a reality! Thank you to THSC for inspiring me to make a difference!”

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The Calm Before the Storm

With the runoff elections behind us, life in Texas has reached a coasting speed for most politically savvy activists. However, for some of us this is really just the calm before the storm. With special elections filling the interim between the Primary and the General Election, even the calm can still be far from restful.

Since launching in early January, the THSC Rangers have worked thousands of hours, knocked on hundreds of doors, and have arguably been a deciding factor in several key races.  The Rangers are now focusing their efforts in several key areas.

Special elections

The fact that most Texans don’t even know the special elections are taking place makes every hour spent and every door knocked on that much more important. The SD 4 Special Election for Steve Toth has been a key area of involvement. State Representative Toth, a home school dad, was a key advocate for home schoolers and parents during the last legislative session, and the Rangers are working around the clock to get his message out to voters before Special Election Day on August 5. Representative Toth has earned the support of all of Texas’ leading conservative organizations, while his opponent has earned the support and financial backing of some of Texas’ most liberal groups. In fact, the liberal Houston Chronicle recently came out in support of Representative Toth’s opponent because Toth’s positions on border security were too conservative.

Up near the Panhandle, the Rangers are gearing up for another special election in SD 28. State Representative and staunch conservative Charles Perry is running for the Texas Senate seat vacated by State Senator Robert Duncan, and conservatives appear more than ready to welcome him to the Texas Senate. With the special election date coming up fast on September 9, the time to reach voters will be short and sweet. The Rangers are preparing for an all-out offensive in the next few weeks to help Representative Perry bring traditional values to the Texas Senate.

Rangers on staff

As happens frequently in the world of politics, talent is recognized and rewarded. Across the state Rangers have made an impact in this year’s election cycle, and many of them have continued on as paid staff for various political campaigns. For example, Attorney General Greg Abbott’s campaign has been so impressed with the quality of work produced by these home school students and graduates that they have started taking them on as paid field reps in his campaign for governor. Additionally, campaigns and consultants across the state are now offering paid block walking positions of which home school students and graduates can take advantage.

As the campaign cycle continues, THSC will be ever on the front lines, protecting home schooling, defending parental rights, and supporting those candidates who demonstrate their understanding and dedication to that cause. With God’s grace we can trust that His hand will guide our path and lift us up when the obstacles are too great for us.

The Establishment is Counting Their Losses

The THSC Rangers Program is being used to equip the home schooling community to be an unstoppable force for the 2014 election cycle.

With the help of the THSC Rangers, the 2014 Primaries were a monumental success for Texas home schoolers. The requests for Rangers from the political community were extensive, and the effects could not be more evident. Out of 118 endorsed candidates, home schoolers emerged with more than an 80% success rate, winning 78 elections outright and sending 18 more into the Runoffs—with a surge of grassroots support behind them.

Now, with the primaries behind us, the Runoffs are dawning on the horizon. Make no mistake: the establishment is counting every one of their losses from the Primary and is poised to throw hundreds of thousands of dollars into the Runoffs.

Our Primary victories were won by our hands-on approach to block walking, phone banking, and massive get-out-the-vote efforts, of which the THSC Rangers were a critical facet.

Challenging the establishment is not an easy undertaking. Those who make the bold decision to invest in the future of this state by joining the THSC Rangers program will receive a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that will not only grant an extremely valuable educational experience but will also grant a type of experience that cannot be gained through classroom education methods.

Home school students and graduates this year are taking part in an historic movement that will change the shape of campaigning in Texas. THSC Rangers may even receive college credit, along with other future opportunities, for some of their work. The establishment is counting on a weak response from the conservative community in the Runoffs. The THSC Rangers could be the deciding factor between victory and defeat when the results come in on May 27!