Why I Feel Left Out in My Own Party

My name is Daniel Moran. I am the stepfather of an eleven-year-old girl who just celebrated her birthday today. I am a student at the University of North Texas, majoring in Political Science, specializing in Constitutional Law, and currently enrolled in the Pre-Law program. I am the founder of the Secular Student Alliance at UNT and the Texas Network Coordinator for the national Secular Student Alliance organization.

I am also the Democratic nominee for Texas House District 63, and I am running as an openly atheist candidate.

Before I go any further, I would like to say why this wasn’t posted much sooner. I have been very hesitant to post this for the possible ramifications it may have for myself, my campaign, and my family.

This past weekend was a lot of firsts. For myself and for Texas.

This weekend was the first time I had ever attended a political convention…