Whistleblower

Empower Texans, a conservative non-profit, recently sent out letters to all Texas educators with a threatening tone and urging them to report their peers if they see any “illegal behavior.” Empower Texans claims that district employees are trying to “electioneer” for liberal candidates in upcoming elections. Their letter is a response to the rallying cry of educators across the state to only support candidates who are true friends of public education.

You can read more about the letter in the Texas Tribune, and a backlash against it in the Austin American-Statesman (with the hashtag #blowingthewhistle) The full text of the letter is here.

Here’s our take on the absurdity of Empower Texans’ tactics. Check it out, then submit your “vote” in our poll on the Lt. Governor’s primary races!