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Best of the Week - June 10th

A straight-to-the-point curation of this week's suggested content for progressives to read and watch.

THINGS TO WATCH, LISTEN

Ed Espinoza: Texas Legislative Special Session (Fox 7 - Progress Texas)

Ed Espinoza: President Trump attacks London mayor hours after terror attacks (Fox 7 - Progress Texas)

Texas transgender girl, 8, says she shouldn’t be forced to use bathroom with boys (KXAN)

Wrap-Up of the Regular Session of the 85th Legislature (Center for Public Policy) 

Trump’s Ignorance Won’t Save Him (The Atlantic) 

 

THINGS TO READ 

The Comey Testimony Summarized in 13 Tweets (Progress Texas)

What Progressives Fought for this Legislative Session (Progress Texas)

Ted Cruz Attacks Net Neutrality - Opponents Respond with July 12 Action (Progress Texas)

Gov. Abbott calls special session on bathrooms, abortion, school finance (Texas Tribune)

Federal judge rules that immigration detainers at center of Texas’ sanctuary cities ban are unconstitutional (Houston Chronicle)

Texas Is Poised to Effectively Ban Second-Trimester Abortions (Slate)

Serving Dan Patrick Instead of Their Districts (Texas Monthly)

Will the Texas Legislature have a special session because of a Dan Patrick phone call? (Dallas Morning News)

In Texas, Abstinence-Only Programs May Contribute To Teen Pregnancies (NPR)

 

WAYS TO ACT

Fix Texas Political Maps Now! (Progress Texas)

Stand Against Islamophobes - Saturday, June 10 (Texans Against Islamophobia)

Texas Equality March for Unity and Pride - June 11th (Queer Rights ATX)

Resistance Happy Hour in San Antonio - June 12th (Progress Texas)

Resistance Happy Hour in Austin - June 14th (Progress Texas)

 

ICYMI

Fighting For You: Progressives in the 2017 Legislature

 

FACEPALM OF THE WEEK

Even the Faith & Freedom Coalition is tired of hearing Ted's voice. Watch Ted get played off in the middle of his speech (20-second mark)