Legislators are returning to Austin for a special session today. Some of the topics Texas Governor Greg Abbott hopes to achieve what he considers a favorable outcome are: prohibiting transgender people from participating in sports leagues that conform to their gender identity; teaching critical race theory; barring doctors from prescribing abortion-inducing drugs by mail or delivery service; social media censorship; and, early voting.
If you pay attention to reports here, and almost any other place, about the 87th Legislative Session, you will discern that it won’t be a pleasant experience for many and especially the Democratic legislators.
Vitriolic, tumultuous, stressful, challenging and mean spirited are just a few of the words used to describe the gathering in Austin earlier this year.
One legislator said it was the “worst session I experienced in my six terms.”
As we navigate through life, living with COVID 19 and gearing up for the midterm elections in 2022, you can’t help but feel a little anxiety.
You’re about to be deluged with literature from candidates good and bad. You’ll be courted and challenged, maybe even threatened and antagonized. Or, possibly hoodwinked, if you don’t do your homework.
Whatever the case, it is imperative that citizens start being more aggressive and informed so they can hold elected officials accountable, They must ask their elected officials to choose people over party and leave petty ways behind.
There is too much at stake and the people should not be on the losing end.