TOP Applauds Texas House Democrats Breaking Quorum

Our Democracy Is On The Line & We Must Utilize All Tools to Fight Back

The following statement is from Brianna Brown, Deputy Director of the Texas Organizing Project (TOP), in response to Texas House Democrats choosing to break quorum to block Gov. Abbott’s divisive special session agenda:

“Texas House Democrats are making clear they will fight tooth and nail in defense of access to the ballot box and Texans’ civil rights by once again breaking quorum.

“Knowing this was not a decision made lightly, TOP applauds these representatives for boldly stepping up to protect the voices and livelihoods of Black and Latino Texans.

“Their courageous action today brings us one step closer to derailing the right-wing dog and pony show that Gov. Abbott and his allies are trying to run in this special session.

“With not a moment to lose, we as progressives must utilize every tool at our disposal to safeguard our fundamental right to have a say in our democracy. TOP and partner organizations from across the state will convene at the Texas Capitol on Tuesday to reaffirm that these rights are non-negotiable, and we will fiercely defend them.” 


Texas Organizing Project organizes Black and Latino communities in Dallas, Harris and Bexar counties with the goal of transforming Texas into a state where working people of color have the power and representation they deserve. For more information, visit

This statement was sent out July 12, 2021.