Griggs Makes E-Appeal on Garcia’s Behalf
My friend (see below) Scott Griggs just sent out an appeal to District 33 voters, asking them to vote for Domingo Garcia in his July 31 runoff against Marc Veasey. If you’re not one of Griggs’ friends, here’s the pitch:
Domingo Garcia wants more economic development and more jobs in and near District 33′s neighborhoods.
In order to accomplish these priorities, he understands we need to:
- diversify transportation options on the major streets near where we live, and
- rethink the policies and incentives that are in place in order to encourage more neighbor-friendly businesses back onto our urban corridors.
A better-balanced transportation system will attract pedestrians and bicyclists. It will also establish safer connections between where we live, where we shop, where our kids go to school, and the parks we all want to enjoy.
Smaller, more entrepreneurial shops and businesses near our homes will attract more customers, bring life to unused buildings, create hundreds of jobs, and provide business ownership opportunities for residents.
Domingo Garcia understands how important this is for District 33.
He understands how a small and targeted approach to economic development can strengthen our tax base. He knows the positive effect a balanced transportation system will have on our physical and environmental health. And he wants to see our neighborhoods regain vitality.
That’s why I support and endorse Democrat Domingo Garcia for Congress.
The good ol’ boy way of doing business in Texas is about more gas-guzzling cars, more highways, more drilling, more pipelines, bigger parking lots on the biggest undeveloped pieces of farm land the furthest away from the center of our cities.
We no longer have to be that Texas.
We need a congressman who will help create a new Texas that benefits all Texans. We need a representative in Washington, D.C. who wants to bolster economic growth, improve safety, encourage more walking and bicycling, ease transportation woes, and improve air quality.
A new approach also makes better economic sense for taxpayers, even if it means the good ol’ boys don’t like it … and they don’t.
Which is all the more reason to vote for Democrat Domingo Garcia on July 31.
Griggs hits the the key issues for his North Oak Cliff base: pedestrian- and bike-friendly streets lined with businesses instead of parking lots. But will this message play in the rest of District 33, which stretches across Irving, Grand Prairie, and Arlington to Fort Worth?
Also of note: the use of the word “boy,” twice. Sure, “good ol’ boy” is not the same as “errand boy,” but I would think anyone associated with the Garcia campaign would steer clear of that word at this point.