The Houston Democracy Project was at the Houston LGBTQ+ Political Caucus municipal candidate endorsement meeting today.
All six hours of it!
Caucus membership endorsed Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee for Mayor by a vote 136-53 over John Whitmire.
The picture is of Rep. Jackson Lee today.
I'll have more to say about the meeting in the days ahead.
But I'll comment on one thing that was certain.
The rank & file membership of the Caucus does not want to be in coalition with extremists seeking to undo our elections and taking away our Houston elected school board in what just 60 years ago was a Jim Crow city.
Candidates who offered the extreme position of looking the other way at the Republican threat to democracy were soundly rejected. Caucus membership does not want to partner with Dan Patrick and Mattress Mack
Today's meeting was a good step along the way to making protection of democracy and fighting for democracy important issues in '23 Houston city politics.
The issue today was not the candidates selected so much as a membership that advocated for its rights and self-protection. There is no endorsement for any candidate for Mayor in this post.
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I'm Neil Aquino