Texas Democrats Fight On All Fronts Against Trump and Abbott’s South Texas Political Coup
AUSTIN, Texas – Today, as failed Texas Governor Greg Abbott puts on a political show in South Texas, Democrats stand strong and united.
Today at 9 a.m. HC, Chairman of the Texas Democratic Party Gilberto Hinojosa will join La Unión del Pueblo Entero and other South Texas partners for a rally in support of border communities in Texas. Later at 2:00 p.m. HC, new co-executive director of the Texas Democratic Party Jamarr Brown will speak alongside fellow Democrats from Texas at a state Capitol press conference. Media are invited to confirm their attendance here.
Months after the February winter storm crisis that claimed the lives of more than 700 Texans, Abbott has still done nothing to fix the grid, even as Texas heads for one of the hottest summers of history, with the threat of further blackouts. Instead, Abbott is promoting Trump’s racist pet project – to the detriment of the safety and well-being of Texans. As Abbott tries to use our South Texas communities as political props to bow to a far-right base, Texas Democrats are rallying across the state – showing solidarity with our border communities and rejecting the racism that Trump and Abbott embody.
Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa made the following statement:
“Trump has spent four years attacking our communities and everything we stand for. He put us in danger during the pandemic, brought racism and hatred to a climax, and sold us to flatter his far-right base. Now Greg Abbott is trying to do the exact same thing: turn our South Texas communities into props for his political theater. And we are not going to put up with it.
“Greg Abbott doesn’t give a damn about Texans. In the winter storm in February, over 700 Texans died because Greg Abbott refused to do his job and protect us. Since then, Abbott has done absolutely nothing to fix our grid – and now Texans are facing one of the hottest summers in history with the threat of losing power again. But instead of taking action to help Texans, Greg Abbott is busy promoting Trump’s favorite project – at the expense of Texan safety. From organizing in every community in Texas to registering a goal of 2 million New Texas Democrats to vote, we will continue to work every day to defeat Greg Abbott in 2022, because Texas deserves better.