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Ed Espinoza: We Need Sensible Gun Reform

November 10, 2017
Our executive director discusses why we must demand change or tragedies like Sutherland Springs will keep occurring.
Ed Espinoza

Give to These Local Organizations Working on the Ground After the Cameras Leave

August 30, 2017
Want to help Texans impacted by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey? Give to local organizations who will be working to support and rebuild impacted communities in the days, months, and years to come.
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The Troubling Casualness of Racism Among Texas Republicans

August 18, 2017
It doesn't take a statute to find out – a look at the history books shows a troubling pattern of behavior.
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Texas Lawmakers Denounce White Supremacy Rally

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.
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Texas Representative Works to Solve Maternal Mortality

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. 
Thierry

Here Are All the Awful Bills Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick Passed in a Week

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.
Dan Patrick

Peeking in Putin’s Bathroom Window, or Will Greg Abbott Get Serious About Election Integrity?

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.

Open Letter to Gov. Abbott and Texas Lawmakers: An Attack on Any Texan Is An Attack on All Texans

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.

Livestream: Dr. James Forbes Juneteenth Celebration

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.

Here’s Everyone That’s Suing Texas & Gov. Abbott Over ‘Papers Please’ SB 4

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.
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Progressives Scored Wins for Criminal Justice Reform This Legislative Session

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.
Justice

These Women Legislators Advanced ‘Rape Kit’ Reform Through the Texas Legislature

June 2, 2017
Reps. Donna Howard and Victoria Neave accomplished real reform for sexual assault survivors in a tough legislative session.
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TEXAS STRONG: Resistance at the 2017 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.

The Worst of the Worst Texas Legislative Session in Pictures, Annotated

June 1, 2017
This session was pretty awful and by most accounts, the worst in recent history

Houston Democrat Lays Out History of Voter Suppression

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."
Jarvis Johnson

Call Gov. Abbott Today to Stop Attacks on Texans' Fundamental Rights

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.
Call Greg Abbott Progress Texas number

Updated: Texas voter ID law allows gun licenses, not Student ID's

May 25, 2017
Republican Voter ID laws: better on a bumper sticker than they are in real life.

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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