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Rep. Mary González Announces “Positivity in Politics” Initiative

On Friday, State Representative Mary González announced the “Positivity in Politics” initiative, which seeks to highlight examples of positivity in grassroots leadership over the next two years leading up to the 2020 Presidential Election.

“After Donald Trump’s comments yesterday, anyone could be forgiven for feeling that divisive rhetoric and antagonism have taken the place of policy-making. But it doesn’t have to be this way. That is why today I am announcing the ‘Positivity in Politics’ campaign. Over the next two years, we will be recognizing communities across Texas coming together, in the true spirit of America, to reject negativity and work together for a better future.” Rep. González said.

“People of color, LGBTQ folks, and other marginalized communities deserve to have their voices amplified and their work recognized,” said Rep. González. “I am looking forward to helping share their stories through my ‘Positivity in Politics’ initiative.”

If residents know of a leader, organization, or community they would like to be recognized, they contact Representative González’s office at (512) 463-0613.

Gonzalez Files Bill To Create Illegal Tire Dumping Enforcement Program

On Monday, State Representative Mary Gonzalez filed House Bill 489 to create an illegal tire dumping enforcement program.

H.B.489 will allow for a fee to fund grants for local law enforcement agencies to enforce of illegal tire dumping laws.

“Illegal tire dumping is a health, safety, and environmental hazard. Thousands of tires are dumped in East El Paso County alone, providing an environment for Zika and other diseases to spread. By providing funds needed to truly address the problem, we can get closer to living in a cleaner and safer environment,” said Rep. Gonzalez.

“My office has been fortunate to have many partners in our Tire Clean-Up initiatives. While it is important that we organize projects to alleviate the problem in the short term, we need to work to create sustainable solutions for the long term” added Rep. Gonzalez.

Representative Gonzalez hosted her 4th tire clean-up event on Saturday, December 3rd in Agua Dulce/Horizon City.  In 2016, her office has removed over 7,000 tires from East El Paso County 

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