Austin, TX -- Today, the Texas Senate State Affairs Committee voted to move Imperial Gov. Abbott’s Articles of Confederation to the Texas Senate Floor. [Statesman, February 2017]
Texas Democratic Party Executive Director Crystal K. Perkins issued the following statement:
“The Texas economy under Imperial Gov. Greg Abbott has plummeted from 3rd to 21st, the President of the United States could be compromised by Russia, and children are dying in Abbott’s state foster care system, but the Texas Republican Senate has the time to discuss ripping apart the United States Constitution.
“This is one of the most un-American, unpatriotic things I’ve ever seen. Trump Republicans are nothing but a bunch of crackpots and traitors.”
Jan. 2016: Texas Democrats On Imperial Governor Abbott’s Articles of Confederation
April 2016: Texas Republican Governor takes break from governing to write a book
Texas Democrat Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez focuses on local crime and increased community trust by ending 287(g)
“People understand that we first should focus on local priorities… We were spending over 675K staffing (287(g)), we can now redeploy those resources to fight local public safety issues” Sheriff Ed Gonzalez [MSNBC, February 2017]
Texas Democrats on Trump’s Mass Deportation Orders
A mere traffic offense could rip parents away from their children if Trump Republicans get their way. This does nothing to fix a broken immigration system. Texas families know this is a nightmare not the American Dream we have all fought for.
AP: Trump Drafting Plans for Deportation Force/ Texas Democrats call on Governor Abbott to act.
Governor Abbott, silence is complicit. You must tell Texas families right now that the State of Texas will not allow its National Guard Troops to be drafted into Trump’s Mass Deportation Force.