Greg Abbott pissed off the wrong mama. When Gov. Greg Abbott lifted mask mandates in schools just as her son had a serious case of Covid, Nancy Thompson made a little sign and headed for the Capitol. When the smoke cleared, she had a massive political organization with tens of thousands of followers and volunteers, a huge social media following, and a portfolio of billboards, print, TV, and Internet ads that were edgy and effective. Several observers noted that they were the kind of ads that the political party should have been making but were too afraid to so so.
If you ever thought that one voice can't make a difference, you need to listen to Nancy's story. She made a huge difference, and she'll continue to influence progressive politics. (Did we mention that she's a recovering Republican?)
Nancy says that they'll be doing a post-mortem or two, and then it will be back to fundraising, building on the infrastructure that she put in place, and holding current politicians accountable while preparing to elect better representatives.
Don't miss this interview. She inspires.