Texas needs real solutions for the challenges we face. Democrat Elizabeth Ginsberg believes in practical leadership, not obstructionism and ideology. For 24 years, Texas House District 108 has been her home. She's ready to go to work for our community.
A majority of people wants strong and reliable public safety, and Elizabeth Ginsberg fully supports well-funded police departments so that our neighborhoods in Texas House District 108 are safe and officers feel supported. Elizabeth knows that most police officers care about the community and want to keep us safe. She also knows that bad actors should be held accountable. Elizabeth also champions criminal justice reforms that offer low-level offenders rehabilitation and treatment instead of incarceration. These reforms actually save taxpayer dollars and reduce repeat offenses.
Quality education is a core value in Texas House District 108 and constitutionally mandated in Texas. Despite partial fixes passed more recently, the leadership in Austin has a long-running poor record on preparing our children for the future by properly supporting public schools. We need to put more resources into schools, and we need to do it in a way that does not place an undue burden on homeowners who have covered the bill as the state has reduced its contribution to public school funding. We also need to fully fund special education and support trade programs, community colleges, adult education and other ways to prepare our workforce so we can be competitive with other states.
Radical forces are undermining our democracy out of fear of change and a deep distrust of the very diversity that has made America the most vibrant and successful country in the world. America is a beacon because we believe in democracy as a way of resolving competing ideas and making decisions. Voter suppression legislation and rampant gerrymandering are un-American and anti-democratic. We must fight to stop those who would take us backwards into a dark past of civil injustice and disparities based on race, gender or creed.