We have made much progress, but the fight for civil rights in the modern era is far from over. For many across our state, the rights to social equality and freedom are still obstructed. Texans deserve a Governor who will be a champion for expanding civil rights, not block progress at every turn.

With an alarming rise in hate crimes, we need an administration that stands up to bigotry and violence in a real way. As your governor, I will fight to expand civil rights protections and fight discrimination based on race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other piece of what makes up the diverse population of Texas. For Texas to truly thrive, we need to put in the hard work to ensure that all Texans are treated fairly and equally under the law and in our society as a whole.