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Marijuana Policy Reform in Texas Reached New Heights This Session

May 16, 2017
Significant steps forward this session give reason for high hope for the future of marijuana policy reform in Texas.
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Extremist Tea Partiers Traffic an Anti-Woman Agenda

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)
Rep Thompson

Texas Democratic Senator Rails Against GOP's For-Profit 'Baby Jails' Bill

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.

The movement to end campus sexual assault in Texas

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

Texas GOP Ruled Racist by Federal Courts for Third Time Since March

April 20, 2017
Republican-drawn maps were an indefensible exercise to deny people of color fair representation.

Why Texas' Mandatory Campus Sexual Assault Reporting Bill Could Do More Harm Than Good

April 14, 2017
College sexual assault groups and survivors are encouraging Texas lawmakers to oppose Senate Bill 576
Not on my campus

Sandra Bland's mother testifies for "The Sandra Bland Act"

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.
Sandra Bland Act

Sandra Bland Act Sets Stage for Major Criminal Justice Reform 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)
Sandra Bland Act

Distance Between House, Senate Leaves Key Bills in Doubt

March 20, 2017
The Session at the Halfway Point: GOP Lawmakers Can't See the Forest Fires for the Trees
Distance Between House, Senate Leaves Key Bills in Doubt

Texas Progressive Rep. Anchia Takes Incredible Stand on House Floor

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.
Rep. Anchia

“Jim Crow, June Crow, Jose Crow Laws”

February 24, 2017
The anti-gay marriage movement is just one way today’s Republican leadership is trying to divide America by law.
Jim Crow, June Crow, Jose Crow Laws

Sanctuary from GOP Lies About “Sanctuary Cities”

February 17, 2017
GOP leaders are misleading voters about so-called sanctuary cities and terrorizing Hispanic families and communities with unconstitutional actions.

Abbott and Co. are Disenfranchising Metropolitan Voters

February 6, 2017
What, local voters, made you think you could have a say in how good your schools are? Or whether or not your public hospitals remain open?

Texas Muslim Capitol Day

January 31, 2017
Texas Muslims gathered at the Capitol to meet with legislators for an advocacy day. Thousands of peaceful protectors of all faiths stood in solidarity. #nobannowall
Texas Muslim Capitol Day

Will Legislature be All Engine Noise and No Action?

January 23, 2017
Pedal to metal or slow ride, this session will be a wreck

Five Things to Know About Marijuana Policy Reform for the Texas Legislature

January 3, 2017
Previewing the #TXLege - here is the current state of marijuana policy in Texas.

Texas Veterans Fight For Marijuana Reform With Operation Trapped

November 16, 2016
Texas continues to criminalize Veterans who use medical marijuana to treat their post-service disabilities

Ted Cruz's Call to Shrink Supreme Court is Clear Attack on Our Democracy

October 31, 2016
Democracy is imperiled by Cruz and company’s cavalier attacks on its institutions. It’s further evidence that democracy is not their highest value. Power is.
Ted Cruz Court Vacancies

Texas Has Spent More to Defend Voter ID Than to Promote Voter Turnout

October 31, 2016
Texas Republican officials spend more to suppress voter turnout than promote it.