June 21, 2017
16 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
April 20, 2017
Republican-drawn maps were an indefensible exercise to deny people of color fair representation.
April 14, 2017
College sexual assault groups and survivors are encouraging Texas lawmakers to oppose Senate Bill 576
April 12, 2017
HB 2702 or "The Sandra Bland Act", a bill introduced by Rep. Garnet Coleman, would transform the criminal justice system in Texas.
April 10, 2017
“Sandra Bland's traffic violation led to her death. This is not good for America no matter who you are.” - Rep. Garnet Coleman (D - Houston)
March 20, 2017
The Session at the Halfway Point: GOP Lawmakers Can't See the Forest Fires for the Trees