I recently made $25 donations to four Harris County Democratic primary candidates who are strongly pro-democracy and who represent clear choices in each of their races.
Here are the candidates:
* Rosalind Caesar for Texas House District #139
* Danny Norris for Texas House District #142
* Allison Mathis for Criminal Court #338
* Fran Watson for Probate Court #5
Above you see Ms. Caesar at a recent event.
A purpose of the Houston Democracy Project is to say we must look past candidates and elected officials as we face an authoritarian and anti-democratic threat. We often would be better off supporting efforts outside of candidates and elected officials. Efforts such as the Houston Democracy Project!
Elected officials are rarely fully reliable allies. A two party system where there is only one non-authoritarian option is not really a two party system. We must build our own infrastructure of care, self-protection, communication, ideas and action.
At the same time, elections matter and many fine people run for office. Lets support candidates who merit support and then hold them accountable after they are elected.
The Houston Democracy Project works daily to inspire, organize and strengthen pro-democracy coalitions in Houston and Harris County.
Please share word of the Houston Democracy Project and support the effort with your contribution. If you have a question about the Project or a suggestion, please send an e-mail to email@example.com
I'm Neil Aquino