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Racist Dennis Bonnen’s Agenda is Wrong for Texas

Updated: Mar 7

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:

  1. Bonnen once referred to child Hurricane Katrina refugees as “coonasses”;

  2. He sponsored a Voter ID law so discriminatory it was shot down, violated the Voting Rights Act, and cost taxpayers millions of dollars;

  3. He often no-showed his Higher Education committee meetings in 2011 and whined when not given the committees he wanted;

  4. 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;

  5. He cozied up to Governor Abbott by sponsoring a property tax change package that changed nothing at all;

  6. 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

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Texas State House District 27

Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0494


Texas State House District 126

Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0496

Phone: (281) 376-4114


Texas State House District 127

Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0520

Phone: (281) 360-9410


Texas State House District 128

Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0733  CAP GN.8

Phone: (832) 556-2002


Texas State House District 129

Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0734   EXT E2.814

Phone: (281) 488-8900


Texas State House District 130

Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0661

Phone: (281) 373-5454


Texas State House District 131

Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0744

Phone: (713) 776-0505


Texas State House District 132

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House District 133

Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0514

Phone: (713) 465-8800


Texas State House District 134

Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0389

Phone: (713) 664-7095


Texas State House District 135

Email Texas State House District 137


Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0492


Texas State House District 138Representative Dwayne Bohac

Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0727   CAP GS.6

Phone: (713) 460-2800


Texas State House District 139Representative Jarvis Johnson

Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0554


Texas State House District 140Representative Armando Walle

Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0924

Phone: (713) 694-8620


Texas State House District 141Representative Senfronia Paige Thompson

Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0720

Phone: (713) 633-3390


Texas State House District 142Representative Harold V. Dutton, Jr.

Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0510

Phone: (713) 692-9192


Texas State House District 143Representative Ana Hernandez

Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0614

Phone: (713) 675-8596


Texas State House District 144Representative 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 147Representative Garnet F. Coleman

Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0524

Phone: (713) 520-5355


Texas State House District 148Representative Jessica Cristina Farrar

Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0620

Phone: (713) 691-6912


Texas State House District 149Representative Hubert Vo

Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0568

Phone: (281) 988-0212


Texas State House District 150Representative Debbie Riddle

Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0572

Phone: (281) 257-4222#Engage #Educate #Resist

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