There are a couple things we aren't very good at doing. We don't brag or take victory laps as often as we probably should. We don't update you on the victories we experience every day in the office and around the state. In fact, we too often focus on stopping the horrible things conservatives are planning and forget to focus on how you all are making a difference.
Stopping Jerry Patterson, the Texas Land Commissioner, from having the state of Texas endorse the confederate flag was the first campaign we ever launched. Not only was it our first campaign, it was our first victory.
Today, the New York Times did a profile on Jerry Patterson and mentioned our community and work. In it, they call Patterson, a potential candidate for the most powerful job in Texas government (Lt. Governor), "racially insensitive" and "unable to govern a state like ours." Even a Republican consultant called Patterson, "unlike anyone else."
You make that possible with your tireless commitment to changing Texas.
On Wednesday, we learned that Gov. Perry has changed his mind about the state displaying the Confederate flag. In the past, Perry has supported the state displaying the Confederate flag. Perry stated that he does not support the Confederate battle flag appearing on Texas state license plates. Continue reading this post »
Earlier this week 19 Texas State Representatives sent the following letter to the Board of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles expressing their opposition to the issuance of specialty license plates displaying the Confederate flag. Continue reading this post »
Yesterday, Progress Texas delivered over 22,000 signatures to board members of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles calling on them to reject the proposal by the Sons of Confederate Veterans to create a vanity license plate featuring the Confederate flag. Continue reading this post »
Republican State Senator John Carona (SD-16) has submitted a letter to the Dallas Morning News calling on Rick Perry to reject the controversial Confederate flag license plate proposal Continue reading this post »
Rick Perry has finally filled the vacancy on the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TXDMV) board. Raymond Palacios Jr., president of Bravo Chevrolet Cadillac and Hummer, was appointed last week as the 9th board member. Continue reading this post »