August 26 is Women’s Equality Day and Anna’s birthday. As a cancer survivor, community advocate and single mother, she vows to protect Texas’ children!
Contact: Anna Núñez ▪ E-mail: Anna@AnnaForTexas.com
For Immediate Release: August 26, 2019
HOUSTON – Native Houstonian and grassroots community advocate Anna Núñez humbly announces her candidacy for the Texas House of Representatives, District 148, representing constituents within the Houston, Spring Branch and Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School Districts. Election Day is Tuesday, November 5, 2019. The mayoral elections will be held concurrently with the special election called by Gov. Greg Abbott for the Houston seat in the Texas House.
Anna has a strong record of over two decades of community service and advocacy in civil rights, immigration, voter registration and voting rights, worker rights, criminal justice reform, environmental justice, education, LGBTQ equality, census, cancer prevention, and public health.
As a single mother, Anna is deeply committed to protecting children and families within #HD148 in the #TXlege. These are a just a few issues Anna vows to address in the Texas legislature:
- Study: Texas rate of uninsured children double national average (Houston Chronicle)
- Why Texas public schools are suffering. [Opinion] (Houston Chronicle)
- Texas Had A State Agency Tackling Institutional Racism. It’s Now Closed. (Texas Tribune)
- Rose: Raise the age for the juvenile justice system (Austin American Statesman)
- The fight to end Texas’ high maternal mortality rate (PBS News Hour)
- Vaccination rates show a dropoff (Houston Chronicle)
- Fearing deportation, undocumented immigrants in Houston are avoiding hospitals and clinics (Houston Chronicle)
- HPD chief announces decrease in Hispanics reporting rape and violent crimes compared to last year (Houston Chronicle)
- Immigrant Families Suffer Health Impacts, As Many Fear New Public Charge Rule (Houston Public Media)
- Danger in air near metal recyclers (Houston Chronicle) (Northside area impacted, too.)
- Air pollution poses health risk to Houstonians, study finds (Houston Chronicle)
- Despite progress, Houston air quality among worst in the nation, study finds (Houston Chronicle)
- As many call for tighter gun laws, Texas set to loosen up (NBC News)
“Today is a historic day, when women were granted the right to vote. Women’s Equality Day also happens to be my birthday,” said Anna Núñez. “As a cancer survivor, I honor the second chance of life God granted me by announcing my bid to run for public office. I want to be a voice for the voiceless. I promise to serve with integrity and work tirelessly to effect positive change, adhering to the highest ethical standards.”
Anna’s over two decades of community service includes serving on the Coalition for Higher Education for Immigrant Students in 2000, which was instrumental in passage of Texas House Bill 1403, allowing undocumented immigrant students access to Texas colleges and universities. Anna will stand against continued Republican attempts to end in-state tuition for undocumented students in Texas.