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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Voter ID Back In Place For Election - What You Need To Know

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Texas voters will need to show ID at the polls this year – but not all forms of ID are accepted. Early voting begins next Monday, October 20th, and your vote can make a difference.

Visit our “Got ID Texas” website to learn what you need, how to get it, and where to vote this election.

The voter ID law has been up in the air in recent days. Here's a quick update on what's going on: Continue reading this post »

Monday, October 13, 2014
Fact Check: Abbott Denied Texans The Same Justice He Received

Wendy Davis' latest TV ad, "Justice," turned heads this weekend for its direct, honest portrayal of Abbott's blatant hypocrisy in denying other Texans the same justice he received.

The ad highlights that while Abbott will receive up to $10 million in his life for the tree that fell on him, he's denied justice to other Texans - including a woman with an ampuated leg Abbott ruled was not "disabled", a young mother raped by a sexual predator, and hospital victims maimed or killed by a surgeon high on cocaine.

Texas journalists have examined Abbott's potential hypocrisy by investigating whether or not someone today could receive the same kind of justice Greg Abbott received years ago. Continue reading this post »

Monday, October 13, 2014
Greg Abbott: Pays Women Less Than Men for Same Job

When it comes to denying women equal pay for equal work, Republican candidate for Governor Greg Abbott certainly practices what he preaches. 

You’ve probably heard by now that Greg Abbott doesn’t think an equal pay law making it easier for Texas women to fight back against pay discrimination is necessary, proudly proclaiming he’d follow in Rick Perry’s footsteps and veto any equal pay legislation.  Continue reading this post »

Friday, October 10, 2014
Court Strikes Down Voter ID As A Poll Tax - So Greg Abbott Vows To Defend It

Greg Abbott is going to court to defend a poll tax - just one more reason why your vote this election could make a difference.

Yesterday, a United States federal district court judge ruled that Texas' voter ID law is unconstitutional because it violates the Voting Rights Act. Furthermore, the court found that the costs required to follow the law constitute a poll tax. From the 147-page ruling by U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos of the Southern District Court of Texas: Continue reading this post »

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
New Polling Confirms Wendy Davis Is Within 6 Points of Abbott

Momentum continues to build for Senator Wendy Davis in her race for governor, as new polling shows she continues to close the gap against Greg Abbott.

According to a high-level donor for Senator Wendy Davis’ gubernatorial campaign, a new poll shows Davis within only 6 points of Abbott. As reported by Forrest Wilder of the Texas Observer:

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Greg Abbott Lets Bank of America Use Texas Taxpayers Like ATM

It’s bad enough that Attorney General Greg Abbott allowed the Texas Enterprise Fund to funnel millions in taxpayer dollar handouts to his big corporate donors. But turns out that even after he doled out this no-strings attached, taxpayer cash to his corporate cronies, he failed to do another part of his job and recover millions in misspent money from at least one of these companies—Bank of America. Continue reading this post »

Monday, October 6, 2014
Til Death do They Part Abbott, Cruz Vow to Block Marriage Equality

Today the Supreme Court gave a green light for same-sex couples to marry in five more states when it refused to hear the appeals of states that were seeking to deny their citizens the right to marry.

By refusing to hear the appeals, Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin have been added to a list of states that recognize and protect marriage equality, which now totals 25 as well as the District of Columbia. It is likely the decision not to hear these appeals will lead to the legalization of same-sex marriage in an additional six states. Continue reading this post »

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