I do agree with the belief that Texas is uncharted country for progressives and Democrats more broadly. For the labor movement, this makes tremendous sense. For one, despite the extremist right-wing politics of Texas, Latinos are so dominant in the border and are so pro-union that it is a huge opportunity to turn south Texas into hardcore union country. Also, the growing numbers of Latinos in Texas combining with the relative progressive mindset (at least on social issues) of young people suggests some real possibilities going forward. This has to be a long-term strategy. Texas isn’t going blue in 2016. But the fundamental conditions on the ground are changing and moving on strategies for the next 20 years is really important. Let’s hope the federation’s commitment is serious.