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Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Boycott Macy's On Black Friday

Earlier this year Macy's signed a letter (read the letter here - see Page 3 of PDF) to Governor Rick Perry urging him to veto the equal pay law, HB 950. Continue reading this post »

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
37 Organizations Call on Cornyn, Cruz to Stop Obstructing Judicial Nominees
Take action! Contact Senators Cornyn and Cruz today and tell them we need to end the judicial emergency crisis in Texas!
 
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Texas Groups Respond to 5th Circuit Court Reversal of Abortion Law

Late Thursday night on All Hallow's Eve, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed an injunction on House Bill 2, the abortion law that would block access to healthcare to a third of all Texas women. Earlier in the week on Monday, District Judge Lee Yeakel ruled that part of House Bill 2 was unconstitutional because it places an undue burden on women who seek the procedure. This injunction was reversed on Thursday by the 5th Circuit, allowing for the bill to go into effect almost immediately. 

The Texas Tribune reported on Friday:

"After the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision Thursday to lift an injunction on new abortion regulations in Texas, at least nine abortion facilities — about a quarter of the state's abortion providers — have discontinued abortion services in light of the new law.

The court’s decision is “having an immediate impact starting today, and what that impact is depends on each woman and where she lives,” said Sarah Wheat, vice president for community affairs for Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas. Planned Parenthood has discontinued abortion services at four Texas locations: Fort Worth, Austin, Waco and Lubbock. Wheat said staff members began calling patients to cancel appointments Thursday evening soon after the appellate ruling came down."

Below are press statements from:

  • American Civil Liberties Union 
  • The National Council of Jewish Women
  • Whole Women's Health
  • Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas
  • NARAL Texas 
Continue reading this post »

Monday, October 28, 2013
Federal District Court Judge - Parts of Texas Abortion Law Unconstitutional
Friday, October 25, 2013
Rick Perry's Texas Enterprise Fund Gave $1.8 Million To Obamacare IT Firm

An interesting twist - turns out that Governor Rick Perry awarded a $1.8 million grant to CGI Group, the Montreal-based company that has been in charge of the website rollout of the Affordable Care Act. Our friends at Texans for Public Justice got the scoop: Continue reading this post »

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Federal Judge Hears Planned Parenthood Lawsuit

Yesterday marked the beginning of deliberations for the infamous lawsuit filed by Planned Parentood that attempts to loosen some of the strictest abortion regulations in the nation. The case is Planned Parenthood v. Abbott, and is in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. Continue reading this post »

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Progress Texas 2013 Constitutional Ballot Guide

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