Houston GOP Councilwoman Supporting Election Re-Do Lawsuits Not Very Non-Partisan--No Obligation To Reach Across Aisle
With this post is a tweet from Houston City Councilwoman Mary Nan Huffman.
Councilwoman Huffman's words are just why the Houston Democracy Project says there is no such thing as a non-partisan election. We should not treat city elections as non-partisan.
Two investigative reports, one by Jen Rice at the Houston Chronicle and the other by Andrew Schneider at KUHF, establish the ongoing Republican election overturn lawsuits as horse hockey.
In fact, one of the 21 Harris County Republican plaintiffs just withdrew his election suit. No reason was given.
A common theme on the 2023 Houston municipal election trail is reaching out to the other side.
There is an old saying that there is no Republican or Democratic way to fill a pothole.
But we don't need our potholes filled by people who support authoritarians or by people silent about authoritarians. We could find people fully committed to democracy to be in charge of filling the potholes.
We don't have an obligation to talk to people who want to take away our most basic rights. There is no way forward for any of us if election results are not respected. There is no public safety without democracy.
The people we vote for do have an obligation to call out extremism and election-denial. This can't be left just to rank & file Houstonians. We need elected advocates.
The Houston Democracy Project is working to change the culture of Houston city politics and to make democracy a top focus of the '23 election season in Houston.
In addition to voting, we must also be discussing organizing across diverse communities and talking about self-protection.
We are being told out loud what the right intends.
Please tell others about the Houston Democracy Project & please support the Project with your donation.
I'm Neil Aquino