Bathrooms & Hurricanes

Gov. Abbott called an emergency special session of the Legislature to pass a Bathroom Bill, with no data to show any Texans had a bathroom emergency… at least, not what my family thinks is a bathroom emergency!

Then a real emergency happened.

Hurricane Harvey hit, and millions of Texans were under water. The most rain ever in the US left homes destroyed. Lives put on hold, but Gov. Abbott did not call a special session for them. Apparently, he didn’t think it was an emergency.

Our state has a $10 billion rainy-day fund available with legislative approval. If Harvey wasn’t the time to use a rainy-day fund, when is?

And when did bathroom bills become more important than helping Texans through a natural catastrophe? For Gov. Abbott, it’s when he decided to run for re-election.

Gov. Abbott is controlled by 200,000 fringe voters who hold the Republican primary hostage. They're people who believe in conspiracies, but not math and data. They're people who want government involved in bathrooms, but nowhere else.

I have different values. I hope you do, too.

I’ll promote human rights and equality for all Texans, no matter their color, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity.  America stands for freedom. For all.

We need to get our priorities straight. As governor, I’ll stop these insane political games. I’ll promote human rights and equality for all Texans, no matter their color, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity. America stands for freedom. For all.

Politicians play games. Let’s do right.

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