A PAC representing Texas moms has created a viral ad that denounces Republican governor Greg Abbott with a long list of grievances and leadership failures: Mothers Against Greg Abbott. These moms want everyone to know they're fed up, and that they believe the state of Texas deserves better.
The ad features moms from various parts of the state calling out their governor for his lack of response during the state's massive power grid failure, lax gun laws, laws that terrorize the families of transgender children, the state's abortion ban, and the limitations on how American history is taught in terms of race and social justice issues.
These moms are calling on the state of Texas to not re-elect Gov. Abbott in the upcoming November election.
Mothers Against Greg Abbott is a political action committee (PAC) founded by Nancy Thompson in August 2021. The interesting thing about this PAC is that it's comprised of a diverse group of constituents from all political parties—yes, including Republicans— who are officially endorsing Abbott's opponent Beto O'Rourke.
"They say nothing changes in Texas politics, until it does," the ad begins. "Till the Texas power grid failed and our families froze without water and electricity."
Another mom adds, "Until white Texas politicians removed our history from the classroom."
"Till they made it legal to buy a gun without a permit, and openly carry it," another mom says.
Another mom in the ad highlights the passage of Texas' Heartbeat Act, passed in September 2021. The law bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat has been detected while also permitting private citizens to bring civil suits against suspected abortion providers or those suspected of abetting an abortion.
In the now-viral video, another mother says Abbott and other Texas politicians "put a $10,000 bounty on anyone who helped a woman get an abortion."
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One mom stands with her child while calling out Abbott's order to investigate gender-affirming care for transgender children as "abuse." Another woman decries the ban on books about race and sexuality in Texas schools.
One woman is shown sadly mourning the death of a loved one during the COVID-19 pandemic, calling out Abbott and other Texas politicians who "fought mask and vaccine mandates during the worst pandemic in over 100 years."
People all over social media are applauding the efforts of Mothers Against Greg Abbott (it's probably not a coincidence that this PAC has now reclaimed the 'MAGA' acronym).
"Mothers across Texas are so mad at Greg Abbott and the GOP's policies, that every single time he opens up his mouth, he alienates a new group of parents," Thompson told Newsweek. "What is happening right now in Texas isn't even Republican ... it's the extremes of the party. They're trying to totally gain control over our personal rights and freedoms and the safety that we need in Texas for our families to be able to thrive.”