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Beyond Bathrooms: Other Anti-LGBTQ Bills to Watch Out for This Session

March 10, 2017
Republicans have filed more than 20 bills that would target LGBTQ youth, override local control, and green light religious refusals.
LGBTQ Equality Texas Legislature

Prohibitions on Dues Deductions Punishes Professionals

March 5, 2017
Huffman's bill seeks to punish some union members because they sometimes challenge authority and authority doesn’t like that.
Bad Union Bill

4 Ways Progressives Are Fighting for Paid Leave for Texas Families

February 28, 2017
Texans deserve the security that comes with knowing they won’t lose their paychecks if they get sick, have a kid, or need to care for a family member.
Paid Leave Texas Legislature Bills

“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

The Fight for Equal Pay in the Texas Legislature

February 21, 2017
The forces that drive the pay gap are complex — but the good news is that we know there are effective solutions out there, and progressives in the Texas legislature are fighting for them.
Equal Pay for Equal Work Texas legislature

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.

The Fight for Women’s Economic Security in Texas Continues

February 14, 2017
Without economic security, women face unnecessary hardship as they work to provide for the needs of their families.

Texas Progressive Groups Bring Fight for Reproductive Rights and Justice to the State Capitol

February 9, 2017
The coalition envisions a Texas where everyone — regardless of their age, income, zip code, gender identity, immigration status, or whether they are incarcerated or detained — has access to all reproductive health care options.
Trust Respect Access Texas Reproductive RIghts

Will Legislature be All Engine Noise and No Action?

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

Progressive Lawmakers Lead with Fight for Equal Pay, Paid Leave, and Fair Wages

January 6, 2017
With the state’s legislative session starting this month, progressive lawmakers in Texas have taken the lead in championing fair and equal wages for all working Texans.
Lege preview Equal Pay

Uninsured Texans Fear the Worst from Texas Republicans This Session

January 3, 2017
Previewing the #TXLege - how health care coverage is going to change in 2017.
TX Lege Health Care

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.

Privatizing schools reroutes public money to rich, cronies

December 12, 2016
This siphoning of money from public education for all is happening at a time when Texas still falls far short of adequate funding for our children’s education.
Dan Patrick Loves Vouchers, Hates Public Schools

Texas Progressives Move to Eliminate ‘Tampon Tax’ in 2017 Legislative Session

November 22, 2016
Bills take aim at gender equity by eliminating unfair sales tax on feminine hygiene products.
Tampon Tax Texas

Texas Republicans Waste No Time Going After LGBTQ and Abortion Rights After Election

November 21, 2016
GOP in Texas Legislature started filing bills that would eviscerate abortion access and target LGBTQ equality.
Texas Republicans Waste No Time Going After LGBTQ and Abortion Rights After Election

Why One of the Most Important Races in Texas is a Local Race in Houston

October 19, 2016
Texas needs online voter registration - and a new Harris County Tax-Assessor Collector could change the future of elections in Texas
Ann-Harris Bennett for Harris County Tax-Assessor Collector

Colorado Sees $66 Million in Surplus Marijuana Tax Revenue

October 13, 2016
For many Colorado cities, the biggest quandary with marijuana legalization is how to spend the surplus tax revenue
Colorado Benefits from Extra Marijuana Money

Texas Democrat Donna Howard Discusses Sensible Budget Opportunities for Texas' Future

September 21, 2016
Austin-area Democrat lays out path forward for investing in our state's future
Texas Democrat Donna Howard Discusses Sensible Budget Opportunities for Texas' Future