A letter signed by more than 1,000 Texans was sent to Gov. Greg Abbott, asking him to declare the sexualization of children an emergency. Texas Scorecard obtained a copy of the letter, which was emailed to the governor this morning.

The effort was organized by Bonnie Wallace of Llano County. In an email to the governor, she explained her interest in the issue of finding “pornography, sexually explicit and pervasively vulgar content directed at children” in her local library.

Each Texas county represented by a signer of the letter.

The letter is signed by 1,177 activists from around the state who have been fighting the porn battle in their local libraries.

“Legislative solutions that eliminate this material in every library in Texas are needed, as local policy is failing to address the problem, and the state has a compelling interest to intervene and protect Texas children,” wrote the signers. “Ultimately the responsibility will fall on the legislature. But if you designate this issue as an Emergency Item, it then has the ability to move more quickly through the process. The clock is ticking and every day matters.”

Under the constitutionally defined rules of the legislative process, legislation cannot be considered on the floor of either chamber unless it has been designated an emergency by the governor.

The governor’s office did not respond to a request for comment on the letter at the time of publication. The article will be updated when a comment is received.

Michael Quinn Sullivan

Michael Quinn Sullivan is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. He is a native Texan, a graduate of Texas A&M, and an Eagle Scout. Previously, he has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine contributor, Capitol Hill staffer, and think tank vice president. Michael and his wife have three adult children, a son-in-law, and a dog. Check out his podcast, Reflections on Life and Liberty.

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