Republican Party Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump is calling for authoritarian government and threatening political violence.
Do Houston City Council Republicans support or oppose Mr. Trump? They should be asked. We keep hearing about public safety in Houston. How is there public safety without democracy? Mayor John Whitmire said Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee supported defunding the police during the recent Mayoral campaign. Somehow though he has not asked Council Republicans if they support the suspension of civil liberties being openly planned by the Republican Party if they return to the White House in 2025.
So the public should ask. Here is a list of Houston Council Republicans and contact information. Call or e-mail and ask.
District A: Amy Peck 832-393-3010 email@example.com
District E: Fred Flickinger 832-393-3008 firstname.lastname@example.org
District G: Mary Nan Huffman 832-393-3007 email@example.com
At-Large 1: Julian Ramirez 832-393-3014 firstname.lastname@example.org
At-Large 2: Willie Davis 832-393-3013 email@example.com
At-Large 3: Twila Carter 832-393-3005 firstname.lastname@example.org
There is nothing wrong with bipartisanship. But bipartisanship should be conducted with elected officials committed to democracy. Is it too much ask? Shouldn't we be asking? It seems the very least we could ask.
The Houston Democracy Project will be e-mailing this question to Council Republicans and will report back responses and also the absence of responses.
I encourage all Houstonians to ask Houston City Council Republicans if they support Donald Trump or if they will speak up for democracy.
The Houston Democracy Project works daily to inspire, organize and strengthen pro-democracy coalitions in Houston and Harris County. The Project will continue through 2024 at the least.
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I'm Neil Aquino