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Mothers and allies in Texas have formed the PAC (Political Action Committee) MAGA (Mothers Against Greg Abbott) to rally against the right-wing extremist views of Governor Abbott and the Texas GOP. They are moderate Republicans, Independents, and Democrats, who want real change in Texas Politics. MAGA is not a left-wing or right-wing viewpoint, but people in the middle may not see eye to eye on all issues but agree that Texas needs to change. The PAC is fighting back for the Constitutional rights that were stripped away.
MAGA was formed because of the following laws put in place under Abbott’s leadership:
MAGA stands for mothers against Greg Abbott, but they are not the only ones unhappy with conservatives and the governor. When young girls are raped and forced to carry their rapist’s baby Texas makes them endure two traumas.
A young teenage girl spoke to NBC News about being gay and how she comes from a strict Christian home that would not approve, so she must hide who she really is from them. The section in her school library with books on LGBTQ and kids of diverse backgrounds is a safe place where she can feel free to be herself. However, one by one, her favorite books disappear from the shelves. The Libraries are a sanctuary for these kids, and conservative politicians and parents are making them battlegrounds by banning all books on sexuality, gender, and race.
MAGA fights for Librarians in Texas struggling to do their jobs under enormous pressure from their superiors to remove books on race, sexuality, and critical race theory. Suzette Baker faced that opposition when she decided to go against her supervisor when she was told to stop ordering new books. She said it was censorship and an attack on the Library. As a result, Baker was fired in March 2022 for insubordination. MAGA fights for Baker and all Texas Librarians.
Hospital ICU units and standard rooms were full of COVID patients, and there were no beds for anyone else. Car accident victims had to be turned away. If a child broke their leg, they would be sent home. A parent would have to travel to neighboring counties in hopes they would be able to treat their child. While families lost loved ones to a deadly virus, politicians fought President Biden’s mask and vaccine mandates in court. Unfortunately, MAGA committee members are not the only ones visiting their loved ones in graveyards.
Remember MAGA is Mothers Against Greg Abbott, and the message is “Nothing changes in Texas until it does.” Conservatives do not know what matters to the people they represent.
Written by Katherine Miller
Edited by Cathy Milne-Ware
LGBTQ Nation: Texas moms go vial after declaring war on Greg Abbott; by Alex Bollinger
MSMBC News: Gov. Greg Abbott should have known not to mess with Texas mamas; by Anthea Butler
NBC News: Banned: Books on race and sexuality are disappearing from Texas schools in record numbers; by Mike Hixenbaugh