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Best of the Week - May 27th

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

 

THINGS TO WATCH, LISTEN

Texas Democrat calls out GOP's separate-but-equal bathroom bill (Progress Texas)

Rep. Donna Howard Speaks Against Cruel Anti-Abortion Bill (Progress Texas)

Glenn Smith: School Finance Bill in Texas (Fox 7 - Progress Texas)

Rep. Jarvis lays out history of voter suppression (Progress Texas)

Hidalgo County Sheriff flipped on SB4, the "Show Me Your Papers" law (Neta) 

Special Session Standoff (Texas Tribune) 

Texas Civil Rights Project discusses Voter ID Law (Fox 7) 

 

THINGS TO READ

Texas GOP Passed A Scarily Cruel Bill to Force ‘Fetal Burial’ & Ban Abortion After 13 Weeks (Progress Texas)

Powerful Republican Donor & Notorious Bigot Threatens “Wicked State Legislators” Over Bathroom Bill (Progress Texas)

Texas Senate GOP Sneak Vouchers Into Bipartisan School Finance Bill (Progress Texas)

Trump Can Fire Comey But He Can't Fire Us (Progress Texas)

School Finance Is Dead. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Administered the Poison.  (Texas Tribune)

Reproductive Justice Group Challenges Legislature to Address Maternal Mortality of Black Women (Progress Texas)

Updated: Texas voter ID law allows gun licenses, not Student ID's (Progress Texas)

Texas Pushes Ahead With 'Bathroom Bill' as Others Shy Away (Associated Press)

Behind closed doors, Texas lawmakers strip funding for sex trafficking victims (Texas Tribune)

Texas Bill Could Send People to Jail for Driving a Woman to an Abortion, Lawmaker Says (Texas Observer)

 

WAYS TO ACT

Call Gov. Abbott Today to Stop Attacks on Texans' Fundamental Rights (Progress Texas) 

Texas Fights Back No SB4 (United We Dream – Rally)

Fix Texas Political Maps Now! (Progress Texas)

 

FACEPALM OF THE WEEK

Abbott's trying to be more like Trump every day. Sad! Disappointing!