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Racist Dennis Bonnen’s Agenda is Wrong for Texas

The latest news suggests that Dennis Bonnen of Angleton, Texas is likely to be the next Speaker of the Texas House. His selection would be a disgrace. In a year when voters clearly prefer progressive change and constituents have fought back against racism in Harris County and beyond, Bonnen represents everything there is wrong with the streak of racism and injustice The People are rising up to defeat once and for all.

Bonnen’s history was well-outlined by local Houstonian and former state rep candidate Meghan Scoggins in a recent editorial that is worth a read.

The summary?

His track record ain’t pretty.

Here are some of the lowlights:

  • Bonnen once referred to child Hurricane Katrina refugees as “coonasses”;
  • He sponsored a Voter ID law so discriminatory it was shot down, violated the Voting Rights Act, and cost taxpayers millions of dollars;
  • He often no-showed his Higher Education committee meetings in 2011 and whined when not given the committees he wanted;
  • He tacked an amendment onto a pollution bill that would grant industrial polluters immunity, an amendment so bad the bill’s backers walked away from the bill;
  • He cozied up to Governor Abbott by sponsoring a property tax change package that changed nothing at all;
  • He rode into reelection with the backing of anti-education lobbyists Empower Texans in a year when education finance and reform is a rare point of agreement for most Texas legislators.
    Dennis Bonnen is wrong for Texas.

Call and email your representative and tell them to vote against this racist who is especially callous to the needs of hurricane refugees. All numbers are listed below the line.

Not sure who represents you? Start here: https://fyi.capitol.texas.gov/Home.aspx


Texas State House District 27
Representative Ron Reynolds
Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0494

Texas State House District 126
Representative Patricia Harless
Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0496
Phone: (281) 376-4114

Texas State House District 127
Representative Dan Huberty
Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0520
Phone: (281) 360-9410

Texas State House District 128
Representative Wayne Smith
Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0733  CAP GN.8
Phone: (832) 556-2002

Texas State House District 129
Representative Dennis Paul
Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0734   EXT E2.814
Phone: (281) 488-8900

Texas State House District 130
Representative Allen Fletcher
Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0661
Phone: (281) 373-5454

Texas State House District 131
Representative Alma A. Allen
Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0744
Phone: (713) 776-0505

Texas State House District 132
Representative-Elect Gina Calanni
Email

Texas State House District 133
Representative Jim Murphy
Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0514
Phone: (713) 465-8800

Texas State House District 134
Representative Sarah Davis
Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0389
Phone: (713) 664-7095

Texas State House District 135
Representative-Elect Jon Rosenthal
Email

Texas State House District 137
Representative Gene Wu
Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0492

Texas State House District 138
Representative Dwayne Bohac
Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0727   CAP GS.6
Phone: (713) 460-2800

Texas State House District 139
Representative Jarvis Johnson
Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0554

Texas State House District 140
Representative Armando Walle
Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0924
Phone: (713) 694-8620

Texas State House District 141
Representative Senfronia Paige Thompson
Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0720
Phone: (713) 633-3390

Texas State House District 142
Representative Harold V. Dutton, Jr.
Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0510
Phone: (713) 692-9192

Texas State House District 143
Representative Ana Hernandez
Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0614
Phone: (713) 675-8596

Texas State House District 144
Representative Gilbert Peña
Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0460
Phone: (713) 472-3520

Texas State House District 145
Representative Carol Alvarado
Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0732
Phone: (713) 649-6563

Texas State House District 146
Representative Borris L. Miles
Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0518
Phone: (713) 665-8322

Texas State House District 147
Representative Garnet F. Coleman
Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0524
Phone: (713) 520-5355

Texas State House District 148
Representative Jessica Cristina Farrar
Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0620
Phone: (713) 691-6912

Texas State House District 149
Representative Hubert Vo
Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0568
Phone: (281) 988-0212

Texas State House District 150
Representative Debbie Riddle
Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0572
Phone: (281) 257-4222

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