Major California cities have seen ominous ads telling people not to “migrate to Texas” in response to the Uvalde school tragedy.
At the intersection of Folsom and 7th Street in San Francisco, a billboard was visible that FoxPoint Media advertising had rented, while several were visible in Los Angeles.
The advert showed a restrained guy wearing a hoodie and sunglasses and referenced the May school shooting in Uvalde which claimed the lives of two instructors and 19 pupils.
“In Uvalde, the miracle of Texas is dead.” The ominous sign advised people not to move to Texas.
The phrase “The Texas Miracle” refers to former Lone Star State Governor Rick Perry, who successfully “boosted” the state’s economy in 2008 amid the Great Recession.
Meanwhile, the brash slogan “Don’t mess with Texas,” from a 1986 anti-litter campaign, was crossed out on the billboard.
Do these people appreciate that Uvalde performed? Some slammed the post on social media, calling it a “disgusting use of political propaganda” that “used tragedy to their advantage”, which infuriated the critic.
Others wanted to know who posted the threatening ads.
As more people leave the Golden State, anonymous billboards are the latest in the competition between Texas Governor Greg Abbott and California Governor Gavin Newsom.
Big move south:
- You’re here
- Joe Rogan’s Production Company
- Aeromax Industries
- Astura Medical
- Charles Schwab
- Green Point
- Maddox Defense
- Pabst Brewery
In 2021, a long-term trend continued with about 280,000 more people leaving California and moving to other states than moving there.
According to US Census Bureau statistics, between 2018 and 2019, approximately 50,000 Californians moved to Texas each year. During those two years, an average of 35,000 people moved from Texas to California each year.
California is still the most populous U.S. state, with about 39,185,605 citizens at year-end, putting it well ahead of Texas, which comes in second with 29.5 million.
However, after years of rapid growth that brought California closer to the 40 million milestone, the state’s population has shrunk by 117,552 people this year, bringing it back roughly to its 2016 level.
Since Texas has one of the lowest corporate taxes in the country, at around 20%, more companies have joined the movement to locate there as well.
Texas is a desirable central hub for travel and communications as it is located in the heart of the nation. Compared to major US cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco, business rent is also cheap.
Since Governor Abbott took office, some 250 companies, including Tesla, Oracle and Joe Rogan’s production company, have moved to the Lone Star State.
As more Californians leave the state due to rising living costs, Newsom has stepped up his 2024 campaign by criticizing the Republican states of Texas and Florida for their abortion and childbirth laws. gun control.
In July, Newsom attacked Abbott by placing ads in major Texas newspapers claiming that California’s infant death rate was due to gun violence.
California can ban deadly weapons of war and save lives if Texas can ban abortion and put lives at risk. We want Governor Abbott to follow California’s lead if he is serious about defending the right to life, the ad says.
The Democratic governor’s business plea for people to move to the Golden State followed another in Florida.
The ad read, “I implore all of you Florida residents to join the fight – or join us in California, where we still believe in freedom.