Texas Scorecard has reported on the recent “block vote” movement from the group Texans for Public Education, an anti-school choice group that is attempting to convince educators to “block vote” for “pro-education” candidates (Democrats and liberal Republicans). To accomplish this goal, they have used taxpayer dollars to pass “culture of voting” resolutions in school boards across the state, resulting in Sen. Paul Bettencourt (R-Houston) asking Attorney General Ken Paxton to investigate the movement for possible taxpayer-funded electioneering.
The bulk of the candidates pushed by the group are openly pro-abortion Democrats. That apparently isn’t sitting well with some rank-and-file members of the group.  
Recently, some educators have expressed personal trouble over the group’s slate of “pro-education” candidates and their extreme liberal stances on issues such as abortion and illegal immigration. One new member to the group posed this concern on the organization’s Facebook page, only to receive a chorus of “BLOCK VOTE!” and pro-abortion comments from the page’s denizens.  

Recently, in a similar thread on the Facebook group, Charles Johnson, a man who calls himself a pastor but supports pro-abortion candidates, applauded those who chose to overlook a candidate’s position on life in order to vote out “right-wing privatizers.”  

As more information comes out, the truth behind “Texans for Public Education” is becoming more and more clear. In order to be a part of their “team”, members must set their personal beliefs and convictions aside and cast their votes for far-left idealogues.

Brandon Waltens

Brandon serves as the Senior Editor for Texas Scorecard. After managing successful campaigns for top conservative legislators and serving as a Chief of Staff in the Texas Capitol, Brandon moved outside the dome in order to shine a spotlight on conservative victories and establishment corruption in Austin. @bwaltens