Democrats need to shelve the conventional candidates, middling approaches, and bromides: It’s time for a new type of leader with a strong belief system to step in and demonstrate that TX-07 can be won with a smart approach to campaigning.
Born and raised in the district, Laura grew up in Southside Place and graduated from West University Elementary, St. John’s School, and Amherst College. Laura is a journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Slate, Vogue, the Jewish Daily Forward, and many other publications.
As the founder of Daily Action, a text-messaging service that allows people to engage directly in the political process, Laura has organized nearly 300,000 people to take direct political action daily all over the country since the 2016 election. Daily Action has notched real victories, like pressuring the House GOP to walk back their plans to gut the Congressional Ethics Office. Daily Action members also placed a record number of calls to senators regarding Trump’s terrible choice for Secretary of Labor, who eventually withdrew his name from consideration. Daily Action callers have also led the fight against the repeal of Obamacare: The service connected more than a quarter of a million calls to protect the Affordable Care Act. Daily Action has been featured in the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, NBC News, Cosmopolitan, and others.
Laura is the co-author of four young-adult novels and of many nonfiction books, several of them New York Times bestsellers. After eight years in Washington, Laura now lives in West University Place with her husband, Arun Chaudhary, who was a key member of then-Senator Barack Obama’s digital team on the 2008 campaign and went on to work as the first-ever White House Videographer in the Obama administration. Arun is now a partner at Revolution Messaging, the progressive digital strategy firm that powered Bernie Sanders’ small-dollar fundraising operation. Laura and Arun have two young children, Leo and Claudia, and three rescue cats.