Texas Democrats Are Fighting On All Fronts Against Trump and Abbott’s Political Stunt in South Texas

AUSTIN, Texas — Today, as failed Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is putting on a political show in South Texas, Democrats are showing up strong and united.

Today at 9 AM CT, Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa will join La Unión del Pueblo Entero and other South Texas partners for a rally in support of Texas’ border communities. Later, at 2 PM CT, incoming Texas Democratic Party Co-Executive Director Jamarr Brown will speak alongside fellow Texas Democrats at a press conference at the State Capitol. Media are invited to RSVP here.

Months after February’s winter storm crisis took the lives of more than 700 Texans, Abbott has still made no move to fix the grid — even as Texas heads into one of the hottest summers in history, with the threat of further power outages. Instead, Abbott is promoting Trump’s racist pet project — at the expense of Texans’ safety and wellbeing. As Abbott attempts to use our South Texas communities as political props to pander to an extreme-right base, Texas Democrats are mobilizing across the state — showing solidarity with our border communities and rejecting the racism Trump and Abbott embody.

Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:

“Trump spent four years attacking our communities and everything we stand for. He threw us in harm’s way during the pandemic, brought racism and hate to a fever pitch, and sold us out to pander to his extreme-right base. Now, Greg Abbott is trying to do the exact same thing: turn our South Texas communities into props for his political theatre. And we’re not going to stand for it.

“Greg Abbott doesn’t give a damn about Texans. In February’s winter storm, more than 700 Texans died because Greg Abbott refused to do his job and keep us safe. Since then, Abbott has done exactly 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 pet project — at the expense of Texans’ safety. From organizing in every community in Texas to registering a target of 2 million new Texas Democrats to vote, we will continue working every day to defeat Greg Abbott in 2022, because Texas deserves better.”