Monday, January 14, 2019
Introducing The Texas Legislative LGBTQ Caucus
We flipped several populous Texas counties to Democratic control, including my home county of Harris County. We flipped several Texas state court of appeals districts. And most importantly, we flipped twelve seats in the Texas House to put in striking distance of flipping that chamber in 2020
With the 2019 session of the Texas Legislature now going into its second week, we had another moment of history happen with the founding of the first officially recognized Texas LGBTQ Caucus!
"Nearly one million Texans identify as part of the LGBTQ spectrum, signaling a drastic need for representation at all levels of elected office," the press release said.
The founding members of it all identity as members of our community, and they are Rep. Mary González (D- Clint) Rep. Celia Israel (D- Austin) , Rep. Jessica González (D- Dallas) Rep. Erin Zweiner (D - Austin) and Rep. Julie Johnson (D - Dallas).
to advocate for proactive legislation that creates greater equity in Texas.".
Congratulations on the founding of this new caucus. May it grow beyond these initial members, and may you be successful in pushing for legislation that does create a better Texas for all of us.
TransGriot note: Photo of caucus by Casey Chapman-Ross