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Obstructing Scalia Successor Nothing New: 11 Federal Court Seats in Texas Are Empty

February 17, 2016
Texas has accumulated almost 19 years of judicial vacancies.
With 11 Judicial Vacancies, Texas Has Most Open Court Seats in Country

Obamacare Numbers Continue to Improve, Despite Republicans

February 17, 2016
The ACA’s full potential to benefit Texans has yet to be realized.
Obamacare Numbers Continue to Improve, Despite Republicans

Interview: Sen. Jose Menendez on His Comprehensive Medical Marijuana Bill

January 27, 2016
The science is in. Medical cannabis can provide relief for a variety of diseases.
Jose Menendez Interview on Medical Marijuana

SCOTUS Will Take Up Obama's Actions to Keep Immigrant Families Together

January 19, 2016
The court's ruling will determine the fate and future of five million undocumented immigrants,
SCOTUS Will Take Up Obama's Actions to Keep Immigrant Families Together

Why the Fight for LGBTQ Equality Isn't Over in Texas

January 17, 2016
There is no statewide law in Texas that protects Texans from being fired or discriminated against due to their sexual orientation or gender expression.
LGBT Rainbow Flag

VIDEO: Cornyn and Cruz Create Judicial Emergency by Slowing Nominations

December 15, 2015
All of the issues you care about - immigration, health care, rights of same-sex couples - languish in court.
John Cornyn and Ted Cruz Delay Justice

Why Abortion Access Is an Economic Equality Issue

December 8, 2015
Why equal pay, affordable child care, and paid family and sick leave are part of the same conversation

Raising the Minimum Wage Is a Women’s Equality Issue. Here’s Why.

December 1, 2015
Raising the minimum wage would go a long way towards the economic empowerment of Texas women
Raising the Minimum Wage in Texas Is a Women’s Equality Issue

Will Texas Get New Redistricting Maps for 2016?

November 2, 2015
Will the state be allowed to continue using maps that discriminate against Texas' growing minority population?
Will Texas Get New Redistricting Maps for 2016?

Four New Polls Added to Texas Polling Center

October 20, 2015
Track how an issue or candidate performs over time and easily look up polls by topic or pollster.
Four New Polls Added to Texas Polling Center

Harmful Impact of Texas Abortion Restrictions Confirmed: Increased Wait Times, Delayed Care

October 7, 2015
A new study reveals that widespread clinic closures are substantially increasing wait times for abortions, pushing women seeking abortion care later into their pregnancies.

Senators Cornyn, Cruz Respond to Their Lack of Female Judicial Nominees

September 23, 2015
Nationwide, the number of federal judges that are women is only 1-in-3.
Senators Cornyn, Cruz Respond to Their Lack of Female Judicial Nominees

Texans Need Paid Sick Days. Here's Why.

September 10, 2015
Texas families need paid sick days to promote economic security, healthy communities, and a robust state economy.
Texans Need Paid Sick Days. Here's Why.

Justice Suffers While Cruz Delays Judicial Nominations

September 9, 2015
It’s only fair that Cruz does the job he already has before he asks us for a new one.
Justice Suffers While Cruz Delays Judicial Nominations

What 5,000 Days Without Federal Court Judges Means for Texas

August 19, 2015
In the last few years, as many as 12,000 cases have been backlogged because we don't have enough judges.
What 5,000 Days Without Federal Court Judges Means for Texas

Momentum for Marijuana Policy Reform at Federal Level

July 29, 2015
High profile congressmen have called for an end to the prohibition on marijuana research, and several States may legalize marijuana in the coming months.

SCOTUS 2015: Freedom to Marry for Everyone

June 27, 2015
For now, for now, it's time to celebrate.
SCOTUS 2015: Freedom to Marry for Everyone

SCOTUS 2015: Health Care Survives

June 25, 2015
The fact that the Supreme Court heard the case at all was cause for concern.
SCOTUS 2015: Health Care Survives

SCOTUS 2015: Independent Redistricting Commissions Survive

June 24, 2015
The landmark decision is a remarkable push-back against political gerrymandering.
SCOTUS 2015: Independent Redistricting Commissions Survive

SCOTUS 2015: Housing Discrimination in Texas

June 23, 2015
The Supreme Court just upheld an essential tool that is needed to combat housing discrimination.
SCOTUS 2015: Housing Discrimination in Texas