Betty Brown Brouhaha: Texas Lawmaker to Change Name to ‘Phu Qin Racist’

April 10, 2009

downwithbettybrownThe Texas Democratic Party is demanding an apology from Republican state Rep. Betty Brown, of Terrell, for suggesting Asian-ancestry voters should adopt names that are “easier for Americans to deal with.”

Brown made the comments Tuesday night as the House Elections Committee discussed voter identification legislation. Brown spokesman Jordan Berry said Brown was not making a racially motivated comment but was trying to resolve an identification problem.

  • Call or e-mail Rep. Brown and let her know how you feel: (512)-463-0458, betty.brown@house.state.tx.us
  • Sign a petition demanding Rep. Brown apologize for her remarks, http://www.aadt.us
  • NYC Councilman to Brown: “Apologize or resign.”
  • UPDATE: Under nationwide pressure April 9, Brown apologizes, HuffPo
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