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In 1869, a man was elected to the 12th State Legislature who would change Texas public education forever. This man was Matthew Gaines, a former slave, minister, and community leader, who aggressively advocated for FREE education for ALL Texans. Despite the perils of slavery, Gaines became a leader in the Senate whose accomplishments have been recognized by the House of Representatives as well as the Senate.
He compelled the members to pass Senate Bill No. 276, and those who supported the bill illuminated him as their leader.
Texas A&M University, Prarie View A&M University, and The University of Texas are all direct benefactors of his relentless dedication to public education; however he goes unmentioned in our histories.
Texas A&M, an amazing institution that prides itself on leadership, integrity, and many other things Matthew Gaines stood for, should be the first to recognize his contributions to our history as the first public higher education institution in Texas.
Members of the TAMU Student Senate have come up with a resolution opposing the candidacy of Dr. Spear for the position of Director of Health Services. The resolution has inaccurate "facts" and is bias against Pro-choice believers. The resolution basically says that some one advocating pro-choice "extremes" should not have an influential position such as Director of Healh Services in the conservative community of Texas A&M.
Many people have spoken out in petitions and e-mails supporting this resolution, but the voices of the people who are opposed to this resolution need to be heard also. Senators say they will vote according to what the majority of their constituents think, so we need to show the Senate that many people are opposed to this resolution and to also take that into consideration when it is time to vote.