华裔律师李中原 （Daniel Lee）作为德克萨斯州第26选区（District 26) 的民主党候选人参加2022 年德克萨斯州众议员（Texas House of Representatives) 的选举。通过他的父母的介绍，我们了解到李律师从小在教会长大，经常在教会里教主日学生。帮助教会里的青少年成长。在大学期间也展示了卓越的领导才能担任过大学学生会的会长。李中原律师的成长之路展示了华人在美国律师界成功的奋斗之梦！李中原律师捐款网站
Question 1 : Why are you interested in our community?
I’m Asian so I know personally the struggles of the community and have watched my parents struggle and succeed. I want to help people in the community have someone to look up to as someone that will represent and protect them as a symbol of hope in the legislature and in government in general. To show that our vote does matter and we can win.
Question 2: What do you believe to be the challenges and opportunities facing our community? How are these likely to change in the future?
Challenges are violence against Asians and Republican led division within Asians. They use different tactics within each community to put Vietnamese against Chinese etc. We need to have Asian representatives to cut the smoke because Asians will typically listen or give another Asian a chance. We can change it but voting out all divisive people and taking them out of power. This same strategy is used in other races as well and it works to divide them, so not all minorities become one voting block. We need to all get on the same page so we can stop getting pushed around.
It is an honor to be in front of your today and I’m overcome with joy that you are all here to support my campaign for Texas State Representative for HD 26. I say our because I’m running not only for everyone of you, but I hope torun with you. As a lawyer I swore to that I would know and use the law to protect families and Texans not only in the Houston area, but all over the state. I’m the only candidate that knows that law and knows the end affect of how bad laws hurts good people.
Before I begin, I want you to know that my speech was inspired by our former President Obama.
My Father was a restaurant owner in Texas, with only a 6th grade education. My mother was a college basketball player at notredame and went to NYU for her accounting Masters. It’s due to their impressive story and relentless pursuit of the American dream that I am here today in front of you.
My background is part of a greater story of many great Texans and great people in the Houston area.
I’m fully aware that without the people that came before myself and my family that in no place on earth other than Texas and this area is my story possible.
Alongside all the current increase in gun violence, Gerrymandering, Teacher shortage, climate change, and even rise in property taxes, I truly believe we are all connected as 1 Texas. If there are schools in our who lack teachers that matters to me, If there are families that are suffering from results of gun violence I too grieve with that family since this is my community, If there are people here struggling to pay medical bills because we lack heath insurance coverage for many people here, I struggle with them because we are ALL poor as a society. I believe that we either Stand together or we FALL together as Texans.
There is so much division right now in our city, state and world. Those that want to break all of us up and convince us that we are different from each other, when we are EXACTLY the same. There is truly no Conservative America, Liberal America, white, black, Asian or Latino America. We live in the United States of America.
We will be able to flip this seat and turn it blue with your help and I am the best candidate to do it. Things need to change and the people against me have been part of the same structure of educators that have failed our child for decades as well as lifted the laws that protected our families.
In the end that is what this election is about. Do we participate and work in the politics of division and excuses or do we participate in the politics of Hope and promise. The Hope of immigrants escaping from war torn countries. The Hope that a short kid will one day become a State Representative. The promise that all homes will have energy during winter storms, the promise that our homes and children will be protected from the next flood. The hope that a business owner will be safe from gun violence and at the same time continue to make money. The Promise that each student will the resources in school to help them grow and that each teacher will be given the curriculum and pay to be successful. The Hope in the face of uncertainty and difficulty If you stand with me, together we can break these chains of division and win brighter days for our community and State one law at a time. Instead of Bad laws that hurt Let’s pass some GOOD laws to help Good people.