Carol Alvarado Turns Her Back on Texas School Children
Misses Key Votes That Would Have Allowed Democrats to Restore $5.4 Billion in School Funding
(Austin, TX) – While Republican leaders in Austin moved to block the restoration of $5.4 billion in education funding, Carol Alvarado was nowhere to be found at the State Capitol. In fact, she was nowhere near Austin. Carol Alvarado was over 160 miles away in Houston trying to save her failing campaign for the Texas Senate. As a result, Texas school children missed an opportunity to receive the money they rightfully deserve.
“By missing key votes, Carol Alvarado chose trying to save her failing campaign over standing up and fighting for our Texas schools,” said Terrysa Guerra, Campaign Manager for Sylvia Garcia for Texas Senate. “The $5.4 billion in education cuts by Rick Perry and his Republican colleagues severely hurt Senate District 6. And when the schools of this district needed Carol Alvarado the most, she failed to even show up, much less vote against Rick Perry and his Republicans.”
With Texas Legislative Session in full gear, Carol Alvarado clearly missed two key votes. The first vote took place on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, when the Calendars Committee passed
the rule for governing floor debate of H.B. 10, one of the bills in the supplemental appropriations package. Alvarado then failed to vote on the House Floor on Thursday, February 14, 2013, when the entire Texas House of Representatives voted on the same rule. Passage of this rule prevented Democrats from even submitting an amendment that would have restored the $5.4 billion in education funding that was cut by Republicans last legislative session.
“Carol Alvarado’s actions clearly show she cannot be trusted to fight for our schools and our working families,” added Guerra. “Carol Alvarado needs to apologize to the constituents of this district for failing to show up and do her job.”