Texas Progressive Alliance Round-Up—The Work Of Freedom Of Each Of Us
Here is the weekly posting of the Texas Progressive Alliance round-up. The TPA is a confederation of the best political bloggers in Texas. TPA members are citizen-bloggers working for a better Texas.
(Above–I’m always looking for a new image of Texas for this weekly post. Texas does indeed have many fine colleges and universities. Here is a history of higher education in Texas from the excellent Handook of Texas Online.)
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 freedom and justice is up to each of us.
I say this every week in this space. There is nothing more basic and essential I can tell you.
Here is the round-up—
BossKitty at TruthHugger knows why politicians always hire professional marketers. Americans have been conditioned to react predictably, and marketers know how to sway the voter and consumer. That’s why America is Pavlov’s Dog.
The James Cargas campaign sunk to a new low over the weekend with an e-mail to precinct chairs criticizing a single mother’s primary voting record. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs reminds voters of Congressional District 7 that there’s a corporate Democrat and a community Democrat running for the Democratic nomination, and which one represents the party in November should be a very easy choice, no matter where on the spectrum you fall.
Neil at Texas Liberal posted about 2012 Juneteenth observances and celebrations in Galveston, Houston and College Station. This post also has Juneteenth history links. Juneteenth 2012 is on Tuesday, June 19.
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