AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today released a web video calling on every Texan and candidate for public office, regardless of political party, to sign a pledge against defunding police departments in Texas at 2:00 PM on Thursday, September 10th. At that time, the Governor will sign the pledge alongside other state leaders at a press conference. Additional details on this press conference will be forthcoming.
“Some cities want to defund and dismantle police departments in Texas — but we cannot allow this to happen in the Lone Star State,” said Governor Abbott. “This reckless action invites crime into our communities and threatens the safety of all Texans, including our law enforcement officers and their families. That is why I am calling on every Texan and every candidate for public office to join me in signing a pledge against defunding our police departments. We need all leaders and Texans to join us in backing the blue.”
To download and sign the pledge, visit www.gregabbott.com/backtheblue