Question for State Representative Dawnna Dukes
June 28th, 2014 | Back to Blog Listing

A video question I created for the incumbent of district 46

Following an interesting series of events, the current incumbent for TX House District 46 acknowledged one of the claims I made about her recently. I created this video in direct response to her and posted the video on both her Facebook and Twitter feeds.

Following one of our canvassing days, a constituent of Ms. Dukes received one of my campaign flyers on her door, photoed it, and posted it to her Twitter feed inquiring about the competition. Dukes didn't respond.

Some of her constituents spent the next couple of weeks on Twitter discussing my claim that she is not as LGBTQ friendly as one might expect an Austin Democrat to be. While she has always shot down bigoted Republican bills aimed at further subjugating gays and lesbians, to the best of my knowledge she has never attempted to introduce legislation actually aimed at marriage equality for Texans. I suspect this is due to the fact that she is "playing politics", but of course this is largely the problem with our entire political apparatus; politicians are more interested in securing their next term than righting obvious injustices.

She eventually weighed in on the conversation. The cited a gay Dallas magazine that had given her accolades for a speech she made against an extremely bigoted Republican bill. The video picks up from that part in the chain of events.