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
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.