July 19, 2017
State lawmakers came back to the Capitol yesterday to take up Gov. Greg Abbott's twisted special session agenda. On the agenda - attacking the rights and lives of Texans. Again. So let's dive into what makes this session especially messed up.
June 21, 2017
36 groups representing diverse voices across the state denounce the extreme politics driving the Texas legislative agenda and vow to fight back.
June 7, 2017
Resistance at the 2017 Texas Legislative Session
June 2, 2017
Progressives from around the state and our champions in the legislature fought hard this session. From immigrant and voting rights to LGBTQ equality and reproductive freedom - we will continue to resist attacks on our fundamental rights.
June 1, 2017
This session was pretty awful and by most accounts, the worst in recent history
May 30, 2017
On the last day of our regular legislative session, amidst a peaceful protest to resist racist “show me your papers” SB 4, Tea Party Republican Matt Rinaldi of Irving told a group of Latino lawmakers he called ICE to deport the protestors. And it didn’t stop there. Rinaldi — who barely hung onto his seat in 2016 — also threatened to “put a bullet in one of his colleague’s heads.”
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.
May 16, 2017
"Summer of Resistance” is a coordinated effort to fight back against the Texas GOP’s racist, anti-immigrant “show me your papers” law, SB4.
May 12, 2017
Ken Paxton wants legal protections for himself that he’d deny everyone else in his argument for the constitutionality of SB4
May 9, 2017
The ACLU issued a “travel advisory”, warning Americans across the country that their constitutional rights may be violated in Texas.
May 5, 2017
They know the measure's unconstitutional, so why bark about it?
April 27, 2017
The So-Called ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Bill Is Clearly Unconstitutional and the GOP Knows It.
April 27, 2017
As Republicans in the Texas House — emboldened by Trump in the White House — passed a racist, anti-immigrant "show me your papers" bill, Senate Bill 4, Democrats stood united to fight this hateful piece of legislation for 16 hours, while activists took over the Capitol throughout the day in resistance.
April 2, 2017
GOP is quick to abandon private-property rights
March 21, 2017
A federal judge in Austin says ICE officials told him a major ICE operation was ordered because of Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez's so-called "sanctuary city" policies at the county jail.
March 17, 2017
Watch 5 clips of brave testimony against the anti-immigration, Senate Bill 4, from the Senate hearing. Despite overwhelming opposition, Texas Republicans in the Senate passed the bill on to the House. Now we wait for a Texas House to take up the bill.
March 1, 2017
On the first day of debate on the Texas House floor, Rep. Rafael Anchia (D- Dallas) took to the mic to deliver an incredibly powerful speech blasting Texas Republicans’ anti-immigrant agenda. Watch his response to an amendment that would have barred Child Protective Services payments to any caregivers who are undocumented immigrants.
December 2, 2016
Trump’s dreams, true or false, are real nightmares for Latinos, Muslims and other targets of his cruel and abusive threats.
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?
August 19, 2016
In another example of why courts matter, a federal judge expressed enough skepticism with the case that the state of Texas agreed to settle