Statement about Gov. Greg Abbott’s March 26th executive order

executive order to quarantine individuals flying in from NY, NJ, CT, and New Orleans

For Immediate Release

March 27, 2020

Addison Perry-Frank, candidate for Texas House, District 83, makes a statement about Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order to quarantine individuals flying in from NY, NJ, CT, and New Orleans.

 Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order at a press conference on March 26 that requires people flying into Texas l

New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and New Orleans to be quarantined for 14 days or for the duration of their stay, whichever is shorter, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Texas.

“While this action help prevents the spread of the coronavirus by travel via airlines from these most infected cities and states, This leaves a question of whether the Governor is aware or will take action to stop travel from the topmost infected states. Including California and Washington, both whose confirmed cases are higher than Connecticut’s,” stated Perry-Franks.

Currently, in the US, the counts are high in many states; below is the latest counts:

  1. State/territory Confirmed cases  
  2. New York 39,125
  3. New Jersey 6,876
  4. California 4,019
  5. Washington 3,207
  6. Michigan 2,844
  7. Illinois 2,541
  8. Florida 2,484
  9. Massachusetts 2,417
  10. Louisiana 2,304
  11. Pennsylvania 1,795
  12. Texas 1,639
  13. Georgia 1,505
  14. Colorado 1,430
  15. Tennessee 1,097
  16. Connecticut 1,012

“We need to stay vigilant in stopping the spread of this virus; while our Governors actions yesterday quarantined travelers from some highly infected areas, some of the most infected areas are still allowed to travel without being quarantined, which seems to be a major issue for Texas,” stated Perry-Franks

We have Texas counties that Gov. Greg Abbott has left it to local officials to impose the most restrictive orders. Still, millions of people in the most populous areas have been told to stay home, including Harris County, including Houston, Dallas, and Tarrant counties in the Dallas-Fort Worth region, and Bexar County includes San Antonio. 

Bell County About 356,000 people

Shelter in place, effective March 23 at 11:59 p.m.

Bexar County About 2 million people

Stay at home, effective March 24 at 11:59 p.m.

Cameron County About 424,000 people

Shelter in place, effective March 25 at 12:01 a.m.

Collin County About 1 million people

Stay at home, effective March 24

Dallas County About 2.6 million people

Shelter in place, effective March 23 at 11:59 p.m.

Denton County About 859,000 people

Stay at home, effective March 25 at 11:59 p.m.

El Paso County About 841,000 people

Stay at home, effective March 24 at 11:59 p.m.

Galveston County About 338,000 people

Stay at home, effective March 24 at 11:59 p.m.

Gregg County About 124,000 people

Shelter in place, effective March 26 at 11:59 p.m.

Harris County About 4.7 million people

Stay at home, effective March 24 at 11:59 p.m.

Hays County About 223,000 people

Stay at home, effective March 26 at 11 p.m.

Hunt County About 96,000 people

Shelter in place, effective March 24 at 11:59 p.m.

McLennan County About 255,000 people

Shelter in place, effective March 23 at 11:59 p.m.

Nueces County About 362,000 people

Stay at home, effective March 26 at 11:59 p.m.

Robertson County About 17,000 people

Shelter in place, effective March 25 at 9 p.m.

Scurry County About 17,000 people

Shelter in place, effective March 27 at 11:59 p.m.

Tarrant County About 2.1 million people

Stay at home, effective March 24 at 11:59 p.m.

Travis County About 1.2 million people

Stay at home, effective March 24 at 11:59 p.m.

Willacy County About 22,000 people

Shelter in place, effective March 26 at 11:01 p.m.

Williamson County About 567,000 people

Stay at home, effective March 24 at 11:59 p.m.

“While cities are enacting shelter in place orders, more cities are adding to the list; it is time that the Governor orders a statewide shelter in place, just because there are no active cases in rural towns. Scurry County, Which I live in, enacted a stay at home order yesterday at 3 p.m., even with no confirmed cases. This is because they know that a shelter in place order will help protect citizens by cutting down the county’s amount of travel. It is now time for Governor Abbott to act and do this statewide, along with quarantining travelers from highly infected states,” stated Perry-Franks.

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Perry-Franks calls for Rent and utility freezes among other necessities concerning COVID-19

Let’s stand together through this crisis and get the help that we need.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 25th, 2020

Perry-Franks calls for Rent and utility freezes, among other necessities concerning COVID-19.

“During this time, We need protections for Texas’ workers, the workers being sent home because their employer is closing. The workers working only part-time due to cut hours and working double as hard in essential businesses. We need to help these people by enacting a rent/mortgage and utility freeze for the state ofTexas.” stated Perry-Franks

“Thousands of workers have been using their savings, home from work for weeks, maybe months, while Texas is battling the Coronavirus infection. Workers who have been sent home with no job, because their place of employment closed, or only someone who shows symptoms of COVID-19 and self quarantined. While they are not working, the monthly bills do not stop. We need to enact freeze policies for Rent, mortgage payments, utilities so people will not lose their house or lose their utilities for nonpayment.

“We need ordinances to maintain a safe state and stop the spread of COVID-19. We need to hold a special session, and get things enacted to protect Texans, help the currently unemployed and Texas workers. 

We need to also pass Expanded Medicaid in Texas, so thousands of uninsured will have access to the medical care they need. We also need to Help those with cut hours or unemployed to get food stamps or other means to buy groceries. ” stated Perry-Franks

We need to do this as a state, all of us working together, no matter which party we belong to, we need to work together and get common sense policies implemented to help and protect our citizen. Together, we need to stand and fight for what we need in Texas, and I will stand with the people in stating,

 “Texas Leaders, Please help us get past this crisis, and help us maintain our places to live. We ask that you do the right thing and pass common-sense policies to help us in this crisis,” stated Perry-FranksSincerely, Addison Perry-Franks for TX

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Perry-Franks calls for a Special Session to address Texas’ COVID-19 concerns

Now is the time to help out Texans and our hard workers; this is a time for us all to stick together.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 24, 2020

Perry-Franks calls for a Special Session to address Texas’ COVID-19 concerns.

Democratic candidate for Texas House District 83 Addison Perry-Franks calls on Governor Greg Abbott to reconvene the state legislature to address COVID-19 concerns across the state of Texas, also known as the coronavirus.

“Our Legislators and Governor Should hold a special session immediately to address the concerns of the Texas citizens regarding COVID-19, Leadership is drastically needed now, and the longer that we wait, the worse the situation will become. We need a clear directive of what our state intends to do, and what our state intends to do for our workers, for the people sent home, without a job, and for all the hard workers in the front lines (Grocery store worker, Gas station workers, and nurses). We cannot wait until special interest groups have crafted legislation that gets pushed through the legislation,” Perry-Franks Stated.

“What is also very important are the workers and business owners who cannot do their jobs because of something out of their control. Our legislators should enact ordinances that protect these workers; we need to freeze evictions, rent/mortgage payments, and freeze utilities. While these workers are not allowed to work, their living expenses continue to accumulate, and they will eventually run out of money to pay their housing costs. We need to protect these people from evictions and shut off utilities. Texans deserve a government that is accessible and responsive to them, and the longer all of our legislators wait, the more pain these people must endure through this crisis, along with expanding Texas’ Medicaid. Special sessions have been called for even far less of issues concerning Texans,” expressed Perry-Franks.

The Texas legislature is currently out of session until the governor calls it into a special session or in January of next year; by this time, the crisis will be over, and thousands of people will be hurt by the refusal to help from our state leaders

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Addison Perry-Franks wins primary with 54.03% of the vote

After several long months of campaigning, I was aiming for won tonight in the Democratic Primary.

Even though I had a Democratic challenger for this race, it has been fun, educational, and exciting. Mr. Barrick was a great opponent, and in the end, the people voted for me, and I couldn’t be happier. I want to thank everyone that voted for me in this primary. It has been a blessing meeting everyone I have met through this campaign, and I hope to meet even more of you during my campaign for the General Election.

One of many good things about this race is voter turnout; in 2018, Mr. Landry had a total vote count of 2450 voters in the primary, and currently, we have surpassed this by 2900 votes, with total votes for a primary of 5,354. This is great; together, we both got voters to the polls.

Now, all of us together, if we want to beat Burrows in November, must work to get even more voters to the polls, and I think all of us can achieve this if we all work hard!.

Thank you, everyone, who made this possible for me.

Addison Perry-Franks

Nominee for Texas HD83

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Election and Voter suppression in Texas 2020

When you vote Tuesday, do not let them bully you into voting Republican; if you have chosen Democrat, it is your right to vote how you choose.
I want to let people know what has happened at the polls during early voting from Feb 18th to Fen. 28th 2020, right here in Scurry County.

It did not personally happen to me, but it happened to friends, family, and acquaintances.

Several people have reported to me, and these are Credible sources, that when they went to vote at the Scurry County Courthouse polls, the election workers violated the law.

Texas law forbids an election worker from influencing or persuading voters in any way, but a worker violated this law several days during the voting process.

Reports from all over Scurry County have come in, all stating the same thins. “when they went to vote and asked if they wanted the Democratic or Republican Ballot, when they, in turn, told the worker, ‘Democrat’ that worker, instead of just merely getting the Democrat Ballot ready, exclaimed ‘There are no Candidates on the Democratic Ballot, you would need to vote Republican’ or they would tell the voter ‘the only ballot that has contested races in scurry county is Republican, so I would suggest that you vote republican’ or this one ‘no democrats are opposing Republicans in Scurry County, so vote Republican'”

All of which is against election laws; an election worker cannot persuade party votes, a vote for a particular candidate, or anything like that; it is also a 3rd-degree felony in the state of Texas.

Due to this happening, Several people, even if they claimed Democrat, voted in the Republican primary. They did not know it was republican until after they submitted the ballot and was told: “Thanks for voting republican” or when the voter asked why a particular candidate was not on the ballot, they were told, “you voted republican, they are on the democrat ballot” even though they had asked for the democrat vote to begin with.

Election security is a must for elections, and when election workers persuade voters at the polls, this is not allowing free votes and a choice for the ballot by the voter. This goes on in all Texas areas, but it is here in Scurry County, and I just wanted to inform the citizens of Scurry County what our election workers are doing.

When you vote Tuesday, do not let them bully you into voting Republican; if you have chosen Democrat, it is your right to vote how you choose.

Sincerely,
ADPF

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