Ted Cruz, Your constituents demand to speak with you!!!
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We are your Texas constituents. There are 2.2 million voters in Harris County and we demand to speak to you, in person. Harris county voters have been watching as police escort concerned constituents out of your offices. We watched your staffers lie to us about availability of appointments. We watched you get into a twitter battle with Deadspin while we stood on the sidewalk waiting to voice our concerns about the welfare of our state. We have called and your voicemail box is full. You have closed your offices. You have disregarded our emails. You have cut off contact to one of the largest voting pools in this state and we will not stand for it anymore.
Our concerns are valid and we deserve to be heard. We want to discuss the maternal mortality rate of women in Texas. In 2012, 33 out of every 100,000 Texas women died due to ante partum complications and that number is rising. Texas has the largest number of uninsured people in the country and there is a proven correlation between these facts. We want to know what you plan to do about it.
Houston ISD is the largest school district in the state. There are over 200,000 students here. We are now ranked 43rd in the nation according to the Education Quality Report. In Harris County, 28% of our residents are under the age of 18 (US Census Bureau) and their ability to be well educated will dictate the course of success for our state. Our children are the future of this country. How do you plan improve Texas education?
Your stance on immigration is unacceptable. Here in Harris County, immigrants make up 29% of our labor force, 31% of Houston immigrants are business owners and immigrants account for 21% of our economic output (forabettertexas.org). We in Harris County believe in providing a sanctuary for immigrants and dreamers because it is morally and economically sound. We as your constituents deserve to know how you will protect our family, friends and our economy.
Here are some other facts and statistics you should consider: 20% of our population is African American, 42% are of Hispanic descent and 30% of Harris County residents hold a bachelor’s degree or higher (US Census Bureau). The population of Harris County is 3 times larger than the amount of votes it took you to win your seat in the US senate. Rick Perry leads you by 9 points in a phone survey conducted by The Hill and your approval rating in Texas is 35% and slipping (Texas Tribune). You will not win re-election without Harris County. It would behoove you to speak directly to us! Announce your town hall meeting with your Harris County constituents. We expect to hear from you, soon.
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