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Texas Legislative Session 101

January 10, 2017
Texas has begun its 85th legislative session. Which means? 
lege session 2017

How Rick Perry Could Save the World as Energy Secretary

January 9, 2017
The last thing we want is Perry getting close to one button or another and asking a technician, “Hey, what does this do?”

Top 10 Videos & Graphics of 2016

December 16, 2016
Check out our staff's top 10 favorite images from 2016

Top 10 Worst Texans of 2016

December 14, 2016
It doesn't get any worse than this...

Privatizing schools reroutes public money to rich, cronies

December 12, 2016
This siphoning of money from public education for all is happening at a time when Texas still falls far short of adequate funding for our children’s education.
Dan Patrick Loves Vouchers, Hates Public Schools

The Fight for Progress in 2016

December 7, 2016
How YOU are helping us build a stronger Texas

Fate of the Golden Door--Trump and Immigration

December 2, 2016
Trump’s dreams, true or false, are real nightmares for Latinos, Muslims and other targets of his cruel and abusive threats.
Donald Trump Immigration Nightmare for America

The Fight Ahead in the Texas Legislature

November 14, 2016
Texas Republicans have already started filing some really bad bills. We need your help to kill the bad bills and pass the good ones. Join us in the fight.

The Right's Unholy Attacks on Nonexistent 'Sanctuary Cities'

October 3, 2016
At the moment there are no sanctuary cities in Texas. Makes one wonder what all the fuss is about, doesn’t it?

Hispanic Heritage: More Than Just Taco Trucks

September 29, 2016
Latino outreach is important all year, not just during Heritage Month or election season.
Hispanic Heritage Month Texas

Republican Wants to “Deny the Hispanics a Record Vote” on Racist Textbook

September 22, 2016
Chicano activists don’t want special treatment - they want equal treatment, which starts with equal exposure in schools.
Board of Education, SBOE, Mexican-American Heritage, Textbook, Education

Hide the Apple Pie: Texas Leaders Make Motherhood More Dangerous

September 10, 2016
GOP leaders have given Texas the highest maternal mortality rate in the developed world
Mothers Dying in Texas

Democrats’ positivity likely to win out over Trump ego

August 9, 2016
Whatever else might happen — and we’ve come to expect the unexpected — the themes set during the conventions will remain the focus of the campaigns.

How the Texas Media Screwed-Up a Voting Rights Story

August 4, 2016
Words matter - and when media use Republican message frames they then serve to promote that agenda

Pack the Courtroom: Books not Bullets

August 3, 2016
We have a chance to support our professors and students fighting for gun free colleges and universities.
I Support Gun Free Classrooms

Texas Hasn’t Raised the Minimum Wage in 7 Years. That's Pathetic.

July 29, 2016
It should go without saying: raising the minimum wage to a livable wage is long overdue.
Raise Minimum Wage Texas

RNC Convention Hate Detox Remedies

July 22, 2016
After four days of dystopian hateful speeches, our minds need a detox. Here are 10 things to make you restore faith in humanity.

SCOTUS Non-Decision on Obama’s Immigration Policies Shows Why Courts Matter

June 23, 2016
The SCOTUS vacancy stalls progress on one of country's most important issues
Immigration SCOTUS ruling

June is Gun Violence Awareness Month

June 2, 2016
Check out some of our partner organizations that fight for sensible gun reform all year long.

Twitter Celebrates the End of Ted Cruz's Presidential Campaign

May 4, 2016
To celebrate the end of Ted Cruz's presidential campaign, here's some of our favorite tweets from the night.
Ted Cruz Came In On a Wrecking Ball