Many Terrible Texas Legislative Special Sessions Ahead--Houston City Council & Council Candidates Must Speak Up
Governor Abbott has called a special session of the Texas Legislature. He says he might call many special sessions in the months ahead. That's bad news. The more the Texas Legislature is in session the worse it goes for Texans. But this blog is not about the legislature.
Democrats on Houston City Council have the ability to rally and organize Houstonians for the fights ahead. The legislature is doing all it can to take away basic voting rights and control of elections in Houston and Harris County. Texas cities and counties have lost much of their power to enact local regulations. What is going has direct local impact for Houston. The legislature is taking us back to Jim Crow and removing freedoms people fought and died to obtain.
This is an urgent matter for our local elected Democrats. Where are their voices? Where is the leadership? We have a responsibility to ourselves to ask for more from the elected officials closest to us on the ground in Houston.
I'm Neil Aquino