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262. There have been 262 mass shootings in 2018, so far.

September 25, 2018
Lawmakers have done little to stop mass shootings across the U.S., especially in Texas.
Red Flag Law states in the US

The War on Texas Women Continues

September 25, 2018
Texas lawmakers are fighting to defund Planned Parenthood. Again.
Planned Parenthood vs. GOP

Immigrants deserve quality health care

September 25, 2018
Texas officials are more concerned with scoring political points on immigration than taking care of ailing patients.
Dialysis patient

Texans support Medicaid access

September 25, 2018
Texans support Medicaid access, yet Republican lawmakers continue to dismantle our health care system.
Medicaid approval with residents is at 60 percent

Slashing FEMA to separate families

September 18, 2018
Republicans are more concerned with illegally separating immigrant families than helping hurricane victims rebuild.
Republicans are more concerned with illegally separating immigrant families than helping hurricane victims rebuild.

Trust Women, Not Republican Tricks

September 18, 2018
Republican supported Crisis Pregnancy Centers attempt to trick pregnant women out of receiving quality health care.
Republican supported Crisis Pregnancy Centers attempt to trick pregnant women out of receiving quality healthcare.

Is deja vu covered under the Affordable Care Act?

September 18, 2018
Texas Republicans are in court, again, fighting to dismantle health care protections.
Ken Paxton vs. Your Health Care

Betsy Get Your Gun

September 17, 2018
Texas Republicans are seeking education grants for guns.
Betsy DeVos and Guns

How Texas Can Actually Help Special Education Students

August 4, 2017
Hint: It's not private school vouchers.
Texas disabled students vouchers

The Importance of Planting Lightning Rods

July 28, 2017
The ACA wasn't saved overnight – it happened after seven months of sustained progressive resistance.
ACA Saved

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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Reproductive Justice Group Challenges Legislature to Address Maternal Mortality of Black Women

May 26, 2017
Amidst inaction in prioritizing Texas’ maternal mortality crisis this legislative session, The Afiya Center released a groundbreaking report on the state of Black women in Texas with a briefing at the Capitol.

Reproductive Freedom *Still* Under Attack in Texas

May 17, 2017
This session, Republicans in the Texas Legislature filed A TON of anti-abortion bills — 39 to be exact. That’s more restrictions they want to pile on top of the mountain of barriers already on the books.
Attacks on women's health care

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

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

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.

The GOP Votes for Suffering

January 9, 2017
Congressional Republicans and their co-conspirators around the country are slobbering all over themselves at the prospect of repealing Obamacare.

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 Hasn’t Raised the Minimum Wage in 7 Years. That's Pathetic.

July 29, 2016
It should go without saying: raising the minimum wage to a livable wage is long overdue.
Raise Minimum Wage Texas