August 18, 2017
It doesn't take a statute to find out – a look at the history books shows a troubling pattern of behavior.
August 14, 2017
Texas lawmakers - led by State Representative Helen Giddings (D- DeSoto) – denounced racism and terrorism in Charlottesville and called on Texas A&M University to block a white supremacist rally planned for September 11.
August 1, 2017
For Texas Rep. Shawn Thierry addressing the state's maternal death crisis is a personal issue – she nearly died while giving birth to her daughter.
July 28, 2017
Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, at Governor Abbott’s behest, orchestrated a cruel act of political theater with very real and devastating consequences on Texans’ lives.
July 17, 2017
Shrugging acceptance by Greg Abbott and other Republicans of Russia’s hacking of the 2016 election betrays their real voter suppression intentions.
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 18, 2017
Monday, June 19, at 6 p.m. Central Time, Dr. Forbes will lead what should be a powerful, inclusive and heartening celebration of Juneteenth at Riverside. The event will be livestreamed.
June 17, 2017
Senate Bill 4 isn’t just anti-immigrant and racist, but unconstitutional too - and from El Paso to San Antonio, Texans are fighting back.
June 16, 2017
In a session full of pretty awful setbacks, progressives in the legislature took steps forward in advancing criminal justice reform in Texas.
June 7, 2017
Resistance at the 2017 Texas Legislative Session
June 2, 2017
Reps. Donna Howard and Victoria Neave accomplished real reform for sexual assault survivors in a tough 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 26, 2017
State Rep. Jarvis Johnson laid out the history of racially discriminatory, voter suppression laws in opposing Republican's newest voter ID bill, Senate Bill 5. "'The poll tax was not about race,' so they said. 'The literacy test was not about race,' so they said. 'The grandfather clause was not about race,' so they said."
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 25, 2017
Republican Voter ID laws: better on a bumper sticker than they are in real life.
May 16, 2017
Significant steps forward this session give reason for high hope for the future of marijuana policy reform in Texas.
May 11, 2017
All Republicans, their names are: Jonathan Stickland (Bedford), Matt Rinaldi (Irving), Matt Shaheen (Plano), Matt Schaeffer (Tyler), Kyle Biedermann (Frederickburg), and Tony Tinderholt (Arlington)
May 10, 2017
Texas Senate Republicans passed a bill that would license for-profit, immigrant family detention centers as child care facilities. Democrats railed against Senate Bill 1018, which would allow lower standards in order to license these "baby jails." The bill was written by GEO Group, the nation's second largest for-profit prison company.
May 9, 2017
Texas legislators and survivors of sexual assault are working to bring an end to sexual assault on college campuses throughout the state.X