Democratic Party, issued the following statement:
“Today, Texas Democratic Party leaders issued an unequivocal statement in opposition to private school voucher schemes being pushed by Abbott, Patrick, and Cancun Cruz in the upcoming special session of the Texas Legislature, planned for this October.
“We expect Democratic legislators to fight for our values, our platform, our schools, our teachers and students – and the only way Texas Democratic legislators can fight for our schools, students, and teachers is by fighting back against this money grab and voting against any voucher bill proposed in the Texas House or Senate during the special session.
“The Texas Constitution is also crystal clear – Texas is meant to have free public schools for every single child. The Abbott voucher scheme would, in effect, defund public schools in urban and rural school districts and redistribute existing public funding to pay for lavish private schools, with no public accountability for taxpayer dollars.
“In no uncertain terms our Texas Democratic Platform echoes the importance of free, quality public education, fighting for teachers, and making our schools safer. Greg Abbott and his cronies are working overtime, spending millions of dollars to feed lies to hardworking Texans across our state – but Texans are too smart to buy the bullshit. I’m proud of our county’s Democratic executive committee for taking this strong, swift action to fight back against the scourge of school vouchers.
Texas Democrats vehemently oppose Republicans’ school voucher program, and we call on every Democrat in the Texas Legislature to do everything in their power during this special session to stop it in its tracks – and ensure all Texas kids are able to receive the education they deserve. #txlege