Being a Liberal Texas Democrats (hey, you're a guest here...hold the dinosaur jokes, OK?), I like to pitch in where I can for those trying to reverse the Republican stranglehold on power in this state. It seems a tall order, but every journey begins with a single step, right? With that in mind, I am honored to support Andrew Dobbs' new project: Texas Tuesdays. In an effort to support Democrats trying to win congressional and legislative seats, "Texas Tuesdays" is designed to help bring attention to and raise money for worthy Texas Democrats.
A native of nearby Liberty County, Morrison earned his bachelor’s degree from Baylor University in 1992 and graduated from South Texas College of Law in 1995. He currently lives in Sugar Land with his wife Allyson, a full-time mother, and their four young children. The Morrisons are active in the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Rosenberg.
As an attorney and seasoned advocate for environmental and consumer rights, Richard has used his expertise to fight for ordinary families who work hard and play by the rules. His precedent-setting work in Kerr vs. Harris County protected the property of Houston area residents from improper condemnation and seizure by their government. Richard is also an active member of Houston Voters Against Flooding.
In private practice, Richard has handled complex environmental litigation to protect Texas families and bring balance to the system. In 1997, The Houston Sierra Club recognized Richard’s accomplishments and awarded him their Special Conservation Award. Understanding that the cost of an ordinary lawyer is often beyond the means of most hard-working families, Richard makes it a practice to match his fees with a client’s ability to pay.
Morrison's opponent, Tom DeLay, is of course under investigation for his alleged illegal activities surrounding the redistricting effort. Known as "The Hammer" DeLay will stop at nothing to do the bidding of the special interests. He's often ignored the needs of his own constituents (especially in regards to transit issues) in order to do the bidding of big name donors. After 20 years it is time for DeLay to go- help by giving Morrison money.
And new polls make it look like that could very well happen! His Approval/Disapprovals are 44/48. On the reelect question, 36 percent would definitely vote for him, and 54 percent either will definitely vote or will consider voting for someone else. And if an indictment is handed down, this seat becomes a toss up. Let's make sure we have the jump if and when that ball goes into the air!
If we are to have any hope of reversing the Republican tide here in Texas, it's going to have to involve taking out that harbinger of Evil, Tom DeLay. Hey, I know that I should be civil, but DeLay cares little for anything but his how self-aggrandizement and political power. It's time we showed him that it's time to go back to exterminating roaches again.