The Houston Democracy Project attended the Houston Climate Movement At-large Council Candidate Forum today.
It was a fine event with a crowd of maybe 75 folks.
(With post is picture of most of the candidates at forum today. (Almost) all seem happy to see me! One candidate not there was Casey Curry who runs as a meteorologist committed to science, but refuses to talk about climate change. )
The candidates discussed various issues such as flooding and air pollution.
The candidates had varying levels of knowledge about all the different environmental issues.
There was also discussion of climate change.
Some candidates talked about better cooperation with Republicans or with political entities such as the U.S. House that are controlled by Republicans.
But what about the very real possibility that Republican officials and Republican voters don't want to address climate change? What if there is no bipartisan partner for these efforts?
As a matter of fact, Republicans are saying out loud that if they control the White House and Congress after the 2024 elections, they'll gut environmental regulations and drop the fight against climate change.
It is fine to consider public policy.
But we must also be discussing, planning and acting on grasping the Republican anti-democratic threat for what it is, realizing that without multi-racial democracy we are cooked & understanding that self-protection from the right is an urgent subject.
Sometimes there is no agreement and you have to go from there. We need to be ready for whatever is ahead.
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I'm Neil Aquino