With the 2021 Texas legislative session underway, state lawmakers must step in immediately to provide relief to Texans. Texas was the second state in the country to surpass 30,000 COVID-19 deaths and our string of record-breaking hospitalizations continues.
But the Texas Legislature can help! Please ensure robust vaccine delivery, economic relief, and uniform health and safety standards for communities.
We need the legislature’s help because, up to now, the state has failed under Gov. Abbott and Republican state “leadership” who continue to obstruct local mandates and instead pick partisan fights with Texas cities. Under Abbott’s watch, Texas has botched the state’s reopening, local mask mandates, testing and tracing, and now the vaccine rollout.
Even with a vaccine, our state is not out of the woods. A new coronavirus strain — one more contagious than the last — has also been reported in Texas. Thousands of lives are at stake every day - WE MUST ACT NOW.
Sign our petition to send a letter to lawmakers in the Texas Legislature to fight for their constituents by providing COVID relief and tackling this pandemic head-on.
Every step of the pandemic response has been plagued by failures at the state level that can be traced back to Gov. COVID (aka Greg Abbott).
He waited too long to issue a stay at home order and refused to even call it a stay at home order. He prevented local officials from doing their jobs and issuing mandates that could have saved lives. Texas consistently ranked among the bottom in testing and inflated the numbers by including antibody tests. Abbott reopened the state too soon knowing that it would lead to an increased spread and more deaths. He then blamed young people when cases started to go up. Our state continues to break hospitalization records and more than 30,000 Texans have died from COVID. And now, it turns out that Abbott was not prepared for the vaccine rollout like he should have been.
State lawmakers in the Texas Legislature must step in to provide the relief that Texans desperately need. From Medicaid expansion and eviction moratoriums to an improved vaccine rollout and unemployment system, it’s the job of our representatives in the Capitol to fight for the needs of their constituents. Right now, Texans are struggling, and our lawmakers have the power to do more to help.
Sign this petition and send a message to your state reps and senators reminding them that COVID-19 is still impacting our state, and they need to do more to help.