What a week!
After what can only be described as a rough legislative session for common sense and sound policy, recent Supreme Court decisions have brought some much-needed good news to Texas.
Thanks to our nation’s highest court, more than 1 million of our neighbors are no longer in danger of losing their health insurance, all men and women across our state finally have the right to marry the person they love and the draconian abortion law of two years ago has been put on hold.
Of course, Republican leaders in Texas are howling about these decisions – but fortunately, there’s not too much they can do to stop the progress that’s been made.
The governor continues his vocal opposition to the Affordable Care Act, even though increased access to affordable health insurance has reduced the rate of uninsured in our state by nearly one-third and saved taxpayer money in the process.
Not to be outdone, the attorney general has given county officials bogus legal advice to disregard the Court’s decision on marriage equality if it doesn’t fit with their personal religious beliefs. Thankfully, it seems most county officials are simply ignoring him.
After the recent legislative session and recent actions by our state’s Republican leaders, it’s more important than ever that we have Democrats who will fight for what matters to every day Texans: strengthening our public schools, increasing access to affordable health care, and fighting for equality and opportunity for every Texan.
I want to continue to be an advocate for those priorities and for the people of House District 101, which is why I will seek re-election in 2016.
As we prepare for the 2016 campaign, I need your help. Today is a very important deadline and to show early support, I hope I can count on you to be one of the very first contributors to the 2016 campaign. Help me get a strong start and make a contribution today.
Texas will change, and the pendulum will ultimately swing in the other direction, but it will take leaders who are not afraid to tackle tough issues and who will raise their voices for every day Texans. More importantly, it will take all Texans who care about the future of their state getting involved and making a difference.
I hope you will join me in this fight with a contribution of $500, $250, $100, $50, or $25 by midnight tonight.
Thank you for continued support and friendship.
PS: Since today, June 30, is the cutoff for our campaign report, please click here to make a contribution today!