Governor Abbott pushed the pause button on reopening Texas, which no doubt was a very difficult decision for him to make. What the Governor did was hard and will be criticized. Covid-19 is not discerning in who it affects. We have seen over the last few weeks positivity rates spike in places where there were protests and other large gatherings, such as the 60,000 people protest that took place in Houston a couple of weeks ago.
Our energy has been pent-up, and we’re ready to move past the pandemic shutdowns and get to work! We’ve got a lot of energized and qualified Republicans on the ballot all the way from the top of the ticket to the bottom. Our job as grassroots activists and leaders is to get our neighbors, friends, and family to the polls to vote for ALL of our Republicans.
As we head into the “First Phase” of reopening Texas and the country to our new normal of this COVID-19 era, I remain shocked that our world has been completely turned upside down within such a short span of time in ways that still seem unimaginable. I grieve for the people who have died from COVID-19, and I miss the way things used to be. That said, I want to move forward.
The last couple of weeks have stretched the limits of my imagination. Never could I have imagined what has happened before our very eyes. All of this COVID-19 business has unfolded so quickly that I think it’s absolutely appropriate to catch our breath and decide our next steps.