The President of Indivisible Houston, Daniel J. Cohen, made an impromptu visit to our 3 PM Politics Done Right Program. He discussed the state takeover of HISD and the GOP attack on the 2022 Harris County Election.
Indivisible Houston Daniel J. Cohen
Daniel J. Cohen, President of Indivisible Houston, visited Politics Done Right. I saw him in the chat and asked him to call in because I knew he had something to say. And Daniel did not disappoint.
- COVID Recovery and Healthcare Gratitude: Daniel J. Cohen begins the discussion by sharing his personal experience with recovering from COVID-19. He emphasizes the importance of vaccines and praises the progress made by the medical community in managing the pandemic.
- Focus on Local Politics: Cohen highlights the significance of focusing on local politics, particularly in Harris County, Texas. He points out ongoing court cases challenging the legitimacy of the 2022 elections and mentions the potential overturning of judicial and county judge races.
- Challenges to Democracy: Cohen expresses concern over attempts by the Texas state government to undermine local democracy. He criticizes the interference in local elections, suggesting that a push for unelected officials to hold power contradicts the essence of democracy.
- Issues in Houston: Cohen addresses several key issues in Houston. He mentions the legal battles faced by the organization Food Not Bombs, which is being targeted for feeding the hungry. He also discusses the state takeover of schools and libraries, citing instances of uncertified teachers, defunding of programs, and the influence of lobbyists on the board of managers.
- Response and Progressivism: Cohen talks about the need for activism and mobilization to counter these challenges. He calls for a focus on home rule, protection of individual rights, and the preservation of the social safety net. Cohen emphasizes that grassroots efforts, such as those led by Indivisible Houston, play a crucial role in maintaining democracy and addressing these issues.
It’s clear from the conversation that Daniel J. Cohen is a dedicated political activist who is deeply involved in local politics and is committed to preserving democratic values and social progress. He discusses the implications of recent events in Harris County, criticizes attempts to undermine democracy, and advocates for grassroots engagement to safeguard the rights and well-being of the community. Cohen’s focus on education, social justice, and local democracy aligns with his role as the president of Indivisible Houston.