On Saturday, activists and conservative groups from across Texas submitted a coalition letter to the Texas House Redistricting Committee and the Texas House Republican Caucus, imploring them to make appropriate changes to the proposed House redistricting boundaries in support of Texas House District 92.

The Texas House of Representatives is scheduled to take up and consider the proposed boundaries for 150 House districts on Tuesday, October 12, as a part of the ongoing special legislative session agenda.

Disposition of Texas House District 92

When the original proposed boundaries were made public, Texas House District 92, currently represented by Republican State Rep. Jeff Cason (Bedford), was the only district drawn in such a way that it would give electoral advantages to Democrats.

As the legislation was being considered in the House Redistricting Committee on Monday, activists sought to pressure the committee to make changes, to no avail. The committee went on to pass the proposed map with some changes, but none that impacted House District 92.

The current makeup of Tarrant County House districts is 8 Republican and 3 Democrat. This proposed change would turn that to 7 Republican and 4 Democrat and might just be the move that finally turns Tarrant County, the last standing large metroplex red county in Texas blue. As conservative activists, we reject the idea that a Republican-controlled Texas House would give any ground to Democrats in the redistricting process.

Grassroots Coalition Letter

 

 

Signatories on the letter include 78 Republican activists as well as the following organizations:

Latinas in Action Tarrant County

Arlington Republican Club

Republican Hispanic Assembly Tarrant County

Moms for Liberty Tarrant County

South East Asian Republican Club

South Texas Alliance of Republicans

Greater El Paso Republican Women

True Texas Project

Latinos for America First

LEXIT

Texans Against Illegal Immigration

Texas Freedom Coalition

Conservatives of Texas

#1 Loud Voice

Warriors for Ranchers

PFA – Patriot Freedom Alliance

Latinos for Trump

RGV Trump Train

United & Active We Stand

 

What Does it All Mean?

Saturday marks Day 20 of the ongoing special session. The session has the ability to last 30 total days (until October 19).

If and when the House of Representatives passes the proposed map, it will be sent to the Texas Senate for their consideration as a part of the overall decennial redistricting process.

The Senate has already considered and approved proposed redistricting boundaries related to 31 state Senate districts, 15 State Board of Education districts, and 38 U.S. congressional districts.