I handed out the Houston municipal endorsement card of the Houston LGBTQ+ Caucus today for a three hour volunteer shift & attended the monthly meeting of the Caucus in the evening. Above is a picture I took of the meeting.
I wrote about the Caucus last week & I'm going to repeat much of what I said. The theme of the Houston Democracy Project is straightforward. We are facing anti-democratic and authoritarian threats and we must act to push back and protect ourselves. We need to show up and we must think about new ways of doing things.
Here is what I said last week & will keep on saying in one way or another:
I'm a member of the Caucus. I attend and participate in the monthly meetings and have signed up for two volunteer shifts to hand out the card. The meetings are well-run and the leadership of the group is thoughtful and inclusive.
The Caucus has strong relationships with candidates and elected officials. My thoughts tend more to the view that candidates and elected officials come and go.
If we get a second Trump term and have Ken Paxton as Texas Attorney General, the Caucus might need resources for legal fees, bail funds, self-defense and getting people out of Texas.
I try to be active in the organization so I can have a voice in the debates ahead and so my voice is heard.
What's important to you as we face all the troubles ahead? Be part of the things you value and want to protect. Let's build coalitions of people who show up. Let's look out for each other. Let's find the approaches that work as circumstances change.
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I'm Neil Aquino