Mo Jenkins for Texas House District 139

Championing Equality and Progress

A Voice for Inclusivity, Education, and Affordable Healthcare

Mo Jenkins, a Black Trans-woman and proud Texas native, is known for her unwavering dedication to social justice and community empowerment.

As the Committee Director for the House Corrections Committee, she has played a pivotal role in legislative successes, including defeating school vouchers and establishing the Open Burn Pits Registry Fund.

Overcoming personal adversities, Mo, who lost her mother at 13 and experienced homelessness, has shown remarkable resilience. Her journey through the foster system and her determination led her to earn an associate degree in high school and a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi.

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REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS

The decision regarding a woman’s right to choose is profoundly personal and should remain independent of State intervention. Mo will collaborate with fellow Texas House members to counter extremists and actively work towards fully reinstating a woman’s freedom of choice.

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

Our communities are entitled to a green, safe, and thriving environment. The environmental well-being of our neighborhoods faces jeopardy, given the threat of toxic spills and proposed hazardous concrete batch plant constructions. Mo is dedicated to spearheading the reinforcement of current environmental safeguards and advocating for the implementation of new legislation to combat this pressing crisis.

PROPERTY TAXES & HOUSING

Property taxes and rent prices have surged dramatically. The State’s persistent failure to contribute its equitable portion to education funding has placed an undue burden on local taxpayers. Mo Jenkins is committed to addressing this issue by advocating for the State to fulfill its responsibility in funding education adequately. Additionally, Mo will strive to identify and implement solutions to ensure affordable housing options for all.

FOSTER CARE

The Foster Care system is currently in a state of crisis, magnified by the State’s neglect to make substantial investments or mend the safety net’s gaps, resulting in numerous children slipping through the cracks. Mo Jenkins is acutely aware that resolving this crisis requires a pragmatic approach and is dedicated to confronting the issue directly. Mo’s understanding of this pressing need is deeply personal, as she herself experienced being overlooked by the system.

GUN VIOLENCE

Gun violence has regrettably morphed into a daily reality within our community, a reality that should never have been allowed to persist. The lack of action and meaningful solutions by the Republican party has endangered our children and families. Mo supports the right to bear arms; however, she firmly believes that our children deserve safety at school and our families should feel secure at church, shopping at the grocery store, and in day-to-day life.

PROTECTING ALL TEXANS

In Texas, radical elements are actively undermining the rights of the LGBTQIA+ community, Black and Brown individuals, and Women. Their actions include banning books by these authors, imposing restrictions on public expression and protests, and even dictating the type of medical care available. Mo Jenkins is steadfast in her commitment to champion the equity and equality of all Texans, firmly pushing back against these extremist measures.

ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE

Millions of Texans lack adequate insurance coverage, leaving them either uninsured or underinsured, and vulnerable to financial strain from just one medical emergency. Mo recognizes the pivotal importance of accessible, high-quality, and affordable healthcare. She is committed to advocating for the expansion of Medicaid in the State, alongside substantial investments in local hospitals to improve healthcare accessibility and affordability for all residents.

PUBLIC & HIGHER EDUCATION

An educated population is crucial for Texas’ continued success. Mo remains committed to challenging extremist Republicans who are adamant in undermining our public schools and universities. She will fight to secure full funding for our schools, allocate additional resources to our universities, and champion the welfare of our educators.

JOBS & ECONOMY

Mo is dedicated to fighting for working families who deserve good-paying jobs. Her primary focus revolves around crafting policies that stimulate job growth, support small enterprises, protect the rights of workers to organize, and foster investments aimed at strengthening the local economy.

Mo's life, shaped by her experiences and her mother's teachings, is dedicated to creating a Texas where everyone can thrive, regardless of their background.