On Thursday, February 1st at 12 PM (CT), the Texas Poor People’s Campaign will host a livestream to discuss the unprecedented border dispute between Governor Abbott and the federal government. The Governor has created a constitutional crisis by ignoring a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that would allow federal authorities to remove dangerous concertina wire in the Rio Grande. These barriers serve no purpose other than to maim or kill human beings.
The last time a state governor refused to follow federal law was during the Civil Rights Era, when Arkansas’s Governor, Orville Faubus, ordered the Arkansas Guard to surround a public school to prevent integration efforts spurred by the recent Supreme Court ruling, Brown v. Board of Education. And just like Governors Orville Fabus, Lester Maddox, and George Wallace, history will also condemn the cruelty and bigotry of Governor Abbott’s administration. Abbott continues to allow crimes against humanity to occur at the border and must be stopped!
Please join them on Thursday as they meet with partners and demand justice!