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Texas GOP's Backwards Priorities Prevented Progress in Fight for Fair Wages

June 2, 2017
Despite a valiant effort by progressive Democrats, the Republican controlled Texas Legislature stifled any progress on raising the minimum wage, ensuring equal pay, and investing in paid leave.
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Voting Rights, Shmoting Rights: Updates To Texas Voting Laws

June 2, 2017
Texas does not have a great record when it comes to voter participation - and it seems that some politicians would like to keep it that way.
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The Worst of the Worst Texas Legislative Session in Pictures, Annotated

June 1, 2017
This session was pretty awful and by most accounts, the worst in recent history

Best of the Week - May 27th

May 27, 2017
A straight-to-the-point curation of this week's suggested content for progressives to read and watch.

Call Gov. Abbott Today to Stop Attacks on Texans' Fundamental Rights

May 26, 2017
With regular session wrapping up on Monday, the slew of bad bills passed by Republicans are heading to the Governor's desk to be signed into law.
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Reproductive Justice Group Challenges Legislature to Address Maternal Mortality of Black Women

May 26, 2017
Amidst inaction in prioritizing Texas’ maternal mortality crisis this legislative session, The Afiya Center released a groundbreaking report on the state of Black women in Texas with a briefing at the Capitol.

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

May 25, 2017
Republican Voter ID laws: better on a bumper sticker than they are in real life.

Texas Senate GOP Sneak Vouchers Into Bipartisan School Finance Bill

May 23, 2017
Republicans in Texas Senate hijacked a bipartisan school finance reform bill to add a special education voucher program… and cut $1 billion from House’s plan.
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Texas GOP Passed A Scarily Cruel Bill to Force ‘Fetal Burial’ & Ban Abortion After 13 Weeks

May 23, 2017
Republicans used the bill as a vehicle to pile on abortion restrictions so extreme they stalled during session, while Democrats fought to stop them from further restricting access and shaming women.
Texas Republicans Cruel Fetal Burial Abortion Ban Texas Senate Bill 8

Powerful Republican Donor & Notorious Bigot Threatens “Wicked State Legislators” Over Bathroom Bill

May 23, 2017
In a "prayer" that reads like a terroristic threat, Lt. Gov Dan Patrick backer Steven Hotze took aim at his political opponents.
Meet the Man Behind the Campaign to Repeal #HERO