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Dallas and San Antonio Launch Paid Sick Day Ballot Initiatives

April 19, 2018
All Texans deserve the security and dignity that comes with access to earned paid sick days. Austin was the first Texas city to ensure this basic standard — Dallas and San Antonio are next.
 Dallas and San Antonio Launch Paid Sick Day Ballot Initiatives

New Poll: Millennials, Generation X can help Beto O'Rourke Topple Ted Cruz in 2018

April 18, 2018
The path for Democrats to win will be through progressive voter mobilization
Beto O'Rourke

LGBTQ Texans Score Victory in Federal Court, As Texas Republican Party Continues to Discriminate

April 17, 2018
A federal court in Texas ruled that civil rights law protects LGBTQ Texans from workplace discrimination the same week the Texas Republican Party denied an LGBTQ conservative group a booth at their convention.
LGBTQ Texans Score Victory in Federal Court, As Texas Republican Party Embraces Discrimination

Today Is Equal Pay Day - And Pay Is Still Way Unequal

April 10, 2018
Equal Pay Day is no cause for celebration.
Equal Pay Day 2018

If you think the public schools won't go away, think again.

April 6, 2018
All the laws and all the court orders in our state’s inglorious history have failed to fix school finance

Stories of Humans Against Ted Cruz

April 2, 2018
Our state is full of humans who have been impacted by the terrible policy positions of Ted Cruz. These are some of their stories.
Stories of Humans Against Ted Cruz

Texas Republicans Mount Opposition to Paid Sick Days and Working Families

March 27, 2018
Austin's paid sick days law is already under attack. And the opposition is showing just how out of touch they are with the struggles faced by everyday working Texans.
Texas republicans mount opposition to paid sick days

Why the Citizenship Question on the 2020 Census Is Dumb

March 27, 2018
It's a blatant move by conservatives to scare immigrant communities and could undercount populations for congressional reapportionment.
2020 census citizenship

Empty thoughts, empty prayers

March 23, 2018
Glenn W. Smith turns to Austin songwriter Chip Dolan to ask why politicians offer only empty thoughts and empty prayers to victims of mass gun violence.

Democrats Shook Up the Texas Primaries. Now Finish the Job.

March 12, 2018
There are signs that Democratic candidates, voters, activists and operatives are ahead of the curve on this.
Democrats shook up the Texas primaries.