After some thought about the matter, the Houston Democracy Project will not endorse any candidates in the 2024 Texas Democratic primary. There are good candidates and I'll discuss those good candidates. But no outright endorsements.
We need our candidates with resources and incumbents to work as a cohesive slate to generate turnout in Harris County. Elected officials should have written plans for increased turnout, and share those plans with the public. We must insist the people we vote for do all they can for democracy. This involves getting out the vote even if not in a tough race and may well involve much more than that. This very much includes judges and judicial candidates.
Elected officials need to be involved all the time in telling their constituents about the very real prospect of authoritarian government. They could hold a democracy town hall. Officials must think about what side of the police line they would be on if civil liberties are suspended as the Republican frontrunner for President is openly discussing.
Some of our Democratic candidates and officials are good people fully connected with reality. Others are self-centered and insulated from reality. All these people must be active for freedom in 2024 & we as rank and file residents of Houston/Harris County who care about living in a free society must hold them accountable. This is just what the Houston Democracy Project will do.
We must focus on our own self-protection and our own power in the tough days ahead.
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