Shaking Things Up: South Texas’s Grassroots Movement
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.