While many of us are still riding the high of the March 5th primary, it is imperative that we keep our eye on the ball. To continue the baseball analogy, it’s the bottom of the fourth and we just tied the game. Nothing has been won yet.

On May 28th, we must all go to the polls again to continue the rally. We sent a message on March 5th, but we didn’t seal the deal.

There are still over a dozen Texas House runoffs. Many of these feature the very people who represent the old way of thinking…Democrat chairs, a leftist parliamentarian, a Speaker elected by Democrats, and conservative legislation killed by swamp-dwelling RINOs.

And even after that, there is an election in November where the future of the country and our state will be on the line. The presidency, a federal Senate race, all the federal Congressional seats, and many of the Texas House folks whose nominations we are celebrating will be up for election.

We sent a message on March 5th, now we must win.

I implore all Texas Republicans, activists, elected leaders, centers of influence in our communities, and every conscientious voter to keep their foot on the gas!

That means voting, of course, as well as getting everyone to the polls you can. It also means talking at dinner tables, church gatherings, social events, online, and in person every chance you get.

It also means volunteering, donating, and encouraging others to do the same.

We are all feeling rightly proud of the message we sent on March 5th, but without following up with the same passion, energy, and conviction that delivered those results, the message of primary day will be rendered nearly meaningless.

If you, like me, want to see a Texas government that reflects the values of the majority of voters, works to pass conservative legislation, and moves Texas forward, then it’s not someone else’s fight. It’s yours, it’s mine, and it’s all of our responsibility to see this fight through until we deliver the results promised by the primary.

I have put my career and reputation on the line to help pass school choice. It is essential to end the government propaganda mills that indoctrinate but fail to teach. We must reform urban schools so every child regardless of race, economic status, or zip code can achieve their potential to keep Texas strong and growing.

That is one of my visions and goals. What are yours? What gets you excited to support conservative policies and leaders? What are you willing to do to make it a reality?

Until Dade Phelan is beaten and replaced, until his deputies are stripped of power and replaced, until we reform the Texas House, the fight will not be over, and our goals will not be achieved.

History is written by those who show up. On March 5th, Texas conservatives showed up and made history. Now we must decide whether it will be a turning point or a footnote.

That chapter has yet to be written. It’s up to you.

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Sid Miller

Sid Miller is in his third term as Texas Commissioner of Agriculture. He previously served as a member of the Texas House, a school board member, and a teacher. Sid is also a nationally renowned rodeo champion, as well as a farmer and rancher.