Anti-Immigrant Measure Targeted For 2012 Houston Ballot—Going After Immigrants And The Sharing Of Food With The Homeless Instead Of A Hopeful Agenda For Houston
Here are some folks who were using the forum provided by the Iraq veterans parade in Houston this past Sunday to promote two anti-immigrant ballot initiatives for the City of Houston 2012 ballot.
These folks are free to use public space to promote their cause.
(Though under the new Houston-anti food sharing law, using public space to feed the homeless will in many cases now be a criminal offense. Here is a link to a form that will allow you to volunteer to help repeal the anti-food sharing law.)
I’m not concerned with linking to this group. If this is what people want, then they can decide this is what they want.
We can either move forward in an open and welcoming way that makes Houston a hopeful place, or we can choose another course.
It is many ways less a matter of public policy, than it is a decision as to what kind of people we are going to be, and how we are going to present ourselves and the world to young people.
It would be far more productive if our city was discussing progress, rather than going after immigrants and going after the sharing of food with the homeless.