At the end of this post is the most recent Texas Progressive Alliance round-up. The TPA is a confederation of the best political bloggers in Texas.
(Picture is from the Occupy Houston march on October 8. Here is my account from this event. Photo copyright 2011 Neil Aquino.)
TPA members are citizen-bloggers working for a better Texas.
Every Texan and every American has the ability to attend a public meeting, attend or organize a protest, write or call an elected official, talk to friends and family, start a blog, donate money, write a letter to the editor, volunteer for candidates and causes, engage in acts of civil disobedience, and to run for public office.
The work of democracy and freedom is up to each of us.
With the round-up this week is a list of Facebook pages and websites links for Occupy Wall Street inspired protests here in Texas.
Here is that list—-
- Occupy Amarillo
- Occupy Austin and non-Facebook
- Occupy Dallas and non-Facebook
- Occupy Denton
- Occupy El Paso
- Occupy Galveston
- Occupy Houston and non-Facebook
- Occupy Marfa
- Occupy McAllen
- Occupy San Antonio
- Occupy Texarkana
Occupy Wall Street and related Occupy efforts are already changing the debate in our nation.
I support this initiative because I work for a living, pay my taxes and vote in every election. I want a fair decent society where people can find a decent job and where everybody pays a fair share of the taxes we need to run our local, state and federal governments. This is in so many ways a movement of everyday folks.
Please consider taking part in the Occupy effort in Texas or wherever it is you live. Check on the web or on Facebook to see what it going on in your neck of the woods.
See you you think and make the call to get involved.
Here is round up—
Off the Kuff notes that the federal court in San Antonio has issued an injunction preventing the state from implementing its new redistricting maps, and that until preclearance is granted it will draw its own maps to use for next year.
CitizenAndy has joined the dark side with his new blog Darth Politico. He’d appreciate if you checked out the new site, liked Darth Politico on Facebook, and subscribed to his feed. He’s especially proud to have The Ghost of Sam Houston blogging at his site.