Rep. Julie Johnson in her office, standing next to her Ruth Bader Ginsburg print. (David Taffet/Dallas Voice) I spent Tuesday in Austin for the opening of the Legislature and got to visit with some of the folks that represent us.
More about the difference between how we choose a speaker of the house here and in Washington and about the LGBT Caucus in Friday’s paper.
The day was filled with demonstrations around the Capitol and advocacy T-shirts including a number of people wearing “Texit” with a call for a vote on leaving the United States and “Ban Democrat Chairs” calling for the prevention of Democrats from becoming committee chairs — you know: democracy.
Here are some pictures from opening day. Rep. Rafael Anchia, center, represents parts of Oak Cliff and Oak Lawn with Dallas City Council members Paula Blackmon and Adam Bazaldua.