Added on November 19, 2015 Guest Author
Contact Governor Abbott — Let’s Do More Than Taco ‘Bout It
By Emily J Hynds
Now more than ever, I hear people talking about the government that affects our daily life, both person to person and online. What concerns me is that this interest ends there, in talk and discussion alone.
Leon casino, I mostly remain quiet on social media when it comes to politics, world news, and the like, because my social media world is filled with like-minded friends and colleagues. I don’t want to drive up asinine news report click bait by diverting more attention to them. I focus on creating positive actions and outcomes in my real and daily life.
Social media is a great place to disseminate information, but it could be an even greater place to encourage real life action. Everyone knows we should vote, although polls and recent elections tell us there is a great divide between those who know they should…and those who actually do (we’ll see you next time, HERO).
There are many ways to get involved in our government besides voting and many arguments can be made for how local government affects our daily life much more than the highly attended presidential election days. Politicians at every level, yes even Houston’s city council members, are pressured daily by lobbyists who wield the power to sway their opinions and actions. There is no reason that we can’t do the same.
It is incredibly easy to contact the office of Governor Greg Abbott and given his recent, and very dismaying position on the acceptance of Syrian refugees, I encourage you to follow the link below and let him know how you feel.
I have also included the letter that I wrote to him Monday night so that you can, should you choose to, use it and change it to suit your tastes. Will Governor Abbott see it? I hope so. But please, find the time to take action for yourself, especially since it is so readily available at your fingertips.
Dear Governor Abbott,
After reading your statement regarding your intention not to allow Syrian refugees into Texas, I felt that I must write to tell you that I disagree with your opinion as it does not reflect my beliefs and those of many of my friends, family and colleagues. Furthermore, it directly goes against The Refugee Act of 1980, which gives the President the right to admit refugees into the United States, our nation of which Texas is a card carrying member.
Syrian refugees are themselves victims of terrorism and to refuse them asylum goes against my understanding of what it means not only to be Texan, but American as well. I believe that we should help our global neighbors and create a community that does not foster outsider feelings, one in which terrorism itself cannot thrive.
Texas has always been known for our large hearts and it is disappointing that you would attempt to close our borders to those in need in their darkest time. I have always regarded my Texas citizenship with pride and honor, but the actions of your government are causing more and more concern as I feel distanced and estranged from your representation. I understand that not everyone has the same opinion, but I implore you to think of the larger effects such blanket statements and actions can cause.
We are, ultimately, all humans. Texas has space, jobs, housing, not to mention jobs aplenty and it is dismaying to see you close our doors to those requesting aid.
Respectfully, a concerned Texas citizen,
***insert your name here***
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