Houston City Council At-Large #3 candidate Ethan Michelle Ganz has strong pro-democracy language on their campaign website.
Here is what they say:
"This year the state legislature attacked cities, counties and marginalized communities. The state's power grab against local governments and individual residents residents is very concerning. We will want someone sitting at the table who is willing to stand against the big government bullies. We will want someone to speak truth to power. We will want someone with the courage and integrity to defend our democracy and stand with the will of the people."
It's important to acknowledge candidates with the insight to see threats to democracy as an essential issue in Houston politics.
Candidate Ganz recently had a long conversation with the Houston Democracy Project. They had pro-democracy language on the campaign website already.
Four candidates have added pro-democracy language to their website after talking to the Houston Democracy Project. They are Conchita Reyes in At-Large #1, Obes Nwabara for At-Large #2, Donnell Cooper for At-Large #3 and Ivan Sanchez in District J.
The Houston Democracy Project is working everyday to make protection and expansion of democracy a top issue in 2023 Houston city politics & to inspire, organize and strengthen pro-democracy coalitions in Houston.
Protecting democracy is a big issue in Houston city politics. We've lost our elected school board in what just 60 years ago was a Jim Crow city. Local Republican voters, candidates and officials are strongly aligned with the authoritarian vision of Donald Trump and the Republican Party. We need to be ready to respond, organize and protect ourselves.
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I'm Neil Aquino