Shaking Things Up: South Texas’s Grassroots Movement

Shaking Things Up: South Texas’s Grassroots Movement
September 2, 2021 Comments Off on Shaking Things Up: South Texas’s Grassroots Movement Latest, Local Politics, RNHA News Articles Amanda Friedeck

After the 2020 election cycle, there began a social shift in local politics around Texas that has continued into 2021, as evidenced by the numerous local Grassroots organizations cropping up all over the state, and particularly in South Texas, which is a historically “Blue Territory”.

The media loves to focus on the border cities and counties in South Texas, but there are many other counties that are pushing to flip their territories Red for the upcoming elections in 2022. Everywhere, each respective county and political organization are striving to bring in resources and generate motivation in potential candidates and volunteers. The hold-up with the Texas Special Session is now
causing discussions all over Texas because of all the possibilities of Texas’ impending redistricting.

South Texas’s total population is approximately 2.4 million, which is about 8.4% of the total population of Texas. The Hispanic community highly populates South Texas and will help to contribute positive results with traditional values and principles at the polls. It is projected that the Hispanic population in Texas will double by 2050 with the current Hispanic population being approximately 12 million individuals throughout Texas. By 2050 the Hispanic population in Texas is projected to rise to 20 million. It has become increasingly clear in the past few years that the majority of Hispanics do not align with left-wing platform priorities anymore. The Grassroots Movement in Texas will be focusing on personal responsibility and educating about government overreach.

Learning about how counties and organizations work at the local level of government is essential in keeping a state Red or causing it to flip. Uniting on common ground and sharing resources will encourage outreach to all citizens. Each voter makes a difference, and those votes are the true reasons change will arise, bringing new light to government. This is the time to shake things up, to advocate for action that will benefit communities all around the Nation.

About The Author
Amanda Friedeck Amanda Sue Friedeck was born in Corpus Christi, Texas to Silvestre and Melinda Rodriguez. Being raised in a military family, the family finally settled in Alice, Texas in 1998 to make their American Dream happen: they established Silver Star Food Stores. After graduating from Alice High School, Amanda Sue obtained an Associate Degree in Culinary Arts, a Bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary, and a Jurisprudence Masters in American Legal Studies. She is currently pursuing a doctorate at Liberty University's Helms School of Government with a concentration in Public Policy (Economic Policy) while operating her own local business and serves on many executive committee boards such as the Alice Housing Authority, VFW Auxiliary 8621, and the Alice Hub City Chamber of Commerce. Joining the local party in 2015 while pregnant with her second child, Amanda felt the need to get involved to help others. The next few years saw her become the youngest County Chairwoman in 2018 and Republican Party of Texas SD 20 Volunteer of the Year in 2019. In addition, she was instrumental in the Jim Wells County Republican party as a Principal Advocate, resulting in a historic flipping Republican for the first time ever in 2020. Amanda Sue Friedeck is a mother of three children and is currently residing with her husband Garrett Friedeck in Alice, Texas.
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