Get Money Out of Politics!
The presence of money is corrupting the political process. We need greater restrictions on the presence of PACs.
Eliminate Pandering to Corporations
This state has a history of legislation which panders to business (e.g., tax incentives). This is not a problem in itself, but the benefits extended to business usually come at the expense of the people.
Stop Neglect and Abuse of Citizens
Over the last decade the neglect of the citizenry has increased. The result is that Texas now ranks:
Percentage of population with a high school diploma : Last in the nation, at #50
Per capita spending on mental healthcare : Last in the nation, at #50
Number of executions : Highest in the nation, at #1
Percentage of uninsured children : Tied with Florida at #1
Quality of the environment : Texas is #1 in air pollution over five categories : nitrogen oxide, carbon dioxide, mercury emissions, volatile organic compounds and particulates.
Incarceration : Texas has one of the highest incarceration rates in the nation
Change the Immigrant Mood
Although immigrant populations make up the fastest growing portion of the population, there is a strong anti-immigrant mood in Austin.